President Barack Obama Wins Second Term
BY SABRINA VICTOR On Tuesday, November 7th President Barack Obama defeated Governor Mitt Romney and won a second term as President of the United States of America. This neck to neck and historically expensive race ended with President Obama winning the votes of almost all of the 12 crucial battle ground states. At... Read more
Coffee Crazy: Overconsumption Of Caffeine Is A Big Problem For Teenagers
BY RACHEL SHARPE After a long day of school and after school activities, the average teenager is exhausted by 11 p.m. They then look at their pile of homework and realize that they are going to be up for several more hours. Their solution? Caffeine. Caffeine is the most... Read more
Florida Doesn’t Make The Grade In National Education Rankings
BY BLUE KAUFMAN Education Week Magazine recently released its annual Quality Counts statewide education rankings, giving the state of Florida an overall grade of C+ for the school year of 2011. Every year Education Week judges each state in the following categories: chance for success, teaching, transitions and alignments,... Read more
The iPhone Influence
  BY HANNAH RAMESAR The multi-functional iPhone is taking over almost every aspect of life in the 21st century. Initially released by Apple on June 29, 2007, the iPhone has become ubiquitous with over 100 million iPhones sold to date worldwide. The iPhone has proved to be revolutionary, not... Read more
Post At Your Own Risk: Teens Need To Be More Concerned About Internet Privacy
BY KAYLA LOKEINSKY In an era run by technology, our lives are increasingly on display. Anyone in the world can know where you are, who you’re with, or what you’re doing just by checking your Facebook status or your latest Tweet. Whether by hacker invasion or our own ambivalence,... Read more
On Edge: Teen Anxiety On The Rise
BY RACHEL SHARPE When news reporter Holly Kammier was thirteen years old she experienced her first panic attack. Within a short period of time, her father threatened to hurt her, her parents filed for divorce and she found out she had two older brothers who were put up for... Read more
Florida Schools Implement New Test Requirements
BY BRANDON SLOANE The Florida Department of Education is implementing a new policy for all Florida high schools that will require each student to have a “college ready” score on either the SAT, ACT, or the new PERT (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test) exam by the end of their junior... Read more
Operation GLASSES Comes Into Focus
BY JOSLYN TOMBACK CCHS students Brianne Rogosin, Marissa Cohen, and Jessica Weaver collected used spectacle frames to redistribute to those in need across the world in December with a project named Operation GLASSES. GLASSES is an acronym that stands for Giving Light and Sight So Everyone Sees. “We first... Read more
Playing A Losing Game: Pre-gaming Can Turn Dangerous Fast
BY ALYSSA FISHER You only live once. This mantra is heard throughout Cooper City High School, but it’s also what Tampa, Fla. resident John Templeton thought during his high school years as he drank with his friends before football games and other events. Like many other students his age,... Read more
John The Baker Honored For S.M.A.S.H. Support
BY JACKIE WEISER On Friday, September 23, Cooper City High School geometry teacher Randi Glantz honored John Scinicariello, founder of John The Baker Italian Restaurant, at his restaurant for his contribution to the S.M.A.S.H. scholarship. S.M.A.S.H. stands for “spectacular meatballs are shared here.” Former CCHS guidance counselor Diane Wells... Read more