Sgt. Johnson’s funeral held at Cooper City’s Christ the Rock
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR Cooper City made national headlines on Saturday, October 21 as Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four U.S. Army soldiers killed during an ambush in Niger, was laid to rest at Christ the Rock Community Church on Stirling Road. With hands on their hearts and American... Read more
An island without a crutch: Puerto Rico in the wake of destruction
BY ANNABELLE ROSA The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico recently suffered a tough break. On the eve of September 6, Hurricane Irma scraped past Puerto Rico, resulting in the loss of power for a million of the island’s residents. Category 4 Hurricane Maria brought on the next assault on... Read more
New Horizon pumpkin patch has opened up
BY GENNA NORDLING AND ALEXANDRA SANSONE South Floridians don’t get to experience fall too often, so when volunteers unloaded the first of four tractor trailers full of pumpkins at the New Horizon United Methodist Church pumpkin patch on September 30, they knew that fall had begun. The day also... Read more
Broward County Public Schools makes changes after Hurricane Irma
BY NOAH CASTAGNA In light of Hurricane Irma and its accompanying damage, outages and extended period of time off school, many important school and district schedule changes have been put in place.   Open House has been moved to Tuesday, September 26 at 6:45 p.m. Parents are encouraged to... Read more
Atlantic atmospheric conditions cause an increase of hurricanes this season
BY GENNA NORDLING There has been a noticeable increase of hurricanes and named tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico this hurricane season because of the warmer water. These warmer conditions also cause more category three, four and five hurricanes to occur. The 2017 hurricane... Read more
Total solar eclipse awes the nation
BY NOAH CASTAGNA On the first day of school CCHS students got a fleeting taste of a cosmic anomaly that hasn’t graced the country for over a century: a total, coast-to-coast solar eclipse. For those on the path of totality, the sun was totally covered by the moon for... Read more
Fundraiser Cancelled after Restaurant Closes Over Health Violations
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR The National Honor Society’s weeknight food fundraiser came to an abrupt end when health inspectors ordered the popular Beverly Hills Café to close early. “We have no recourse except to assure everyone that food safety, cleanliness and sanitation is, and always will be, a priority,” Café... Read more
Puppy Palooza: Cooper City Teen Council Hosts First Annual Dog Adopt-A-Thon
BY KYLE NELSON On April 22, Cooper City’s memorial park was filled with dogs ready for a new home. Created by the Cooper City Teen Council and led by senior Nicole Pardon, the Dog Adopt-a-Thon was introduced as a way for Cooper City citizens to become involved with their... Read more
Broward County School Board Has Changed The Rules On Students Self-Administering Medication
BY LINDSEY HANNAH The medication policy for Broward County schools has changed, resulting in certain formerly-prohibited actions to be allowed under certain circumstances. Policy 6305, Administration of Medications/Treatments, has undergone the following alterations. First of all, students of every grade level can now carry and self-administer sunscreen and bug... Read more
CCHS Students Mourn the Loss of Club Penguin
BY KENDYL COUNTS Club penguin is in trouble – and this time, Herbert the polar bear has nothing to do with it. After facing a steady decline in web traffic for the past few years, the site has finally shut down, taking the fond memories of millions of players... Read more