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
Florida SAT Scores Plummet
BY BLUE KAUFMAN Scores on the SAT in Florida plunged to the lowest level in five years last year due to a large influx of students taking the test. The Standardized Assessment Test (SAT) has a possible score of 2,400.  According to the Miami Herald, Florida’s graduating class of... Read more
Drowning In Plastic: The Dangers Of Plastic Bags
BY ALYSSA FISHER Thousands of people shuffle in and out of Publix Supermarket each day. Cooper City High School junior Louis Bremser estimates that hundreds of them go through his lane during a regular six-hour shift bagging groceries in the Countryside Shops. The sound of crinkling plastic throughout the... Read more
New Legislation Could Change Florida Education
BY RACHEL SHARPE Governor Rick Scott released his budget for next year and surprised many people by including billions of dollars in education cuts. The proposed cuts are estimated between $3.8 billion and $4.8 billion, which translates to a 10 percent decrease in per-student funding. In addition, the state... Read more
BY BEATRICE DUPUY Pondering the future often leads to many questions such as “Will I be successful? Will I be famous?” But before success and fame can be achieved, a career path is typically chosen. For high school students searching for potential majors, there are many options in the... Read more
  BY BEATRICE DUPUY CCHS student Bianca Alberti decided to bypass what is often portrayed as a rite of passage for American teenagers by graduating high school as a junior and forgoing her senior year. Alberti made the decision to graduate early after her sophomore year and met with... Read more
BY JESSICA WEAVER A growing number of colleges and universities in the United States are completely banning smoking on campus to make for a more healthy environment. 365 colleges and universities throughout the U.S have gone completely smoke free already, a few of which are located in Florida. The... Read more
Haitian Students Look Back One Year After Earthquake
BY BEATRICE DUPUY One year later, the colors green and black have a whole new meaning to six students attending Cooper City High School. On January 12, 2011, these six students chose green and black to signify the hope they have for their country of Haiti and to mourn... Read more