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
CCHS Unveils New Construction Plans
BY RACHEL SHARPE Cooper City High School is set to receive a campus makeover. Plans for CCHS’s new building are underway and construction is expected to begin between January 9th and February 6th of 2012. According to Principal Wendy Doll, the project is awaiting permit submittal. “In order to... Read more
Students Cook Up New Club
BY EMILY PERL Cooper City High School has recently introduced a new culinary club, where students can learn how to cook meals and better prepare themselves for life without parents to cook for them. This is the first club that CCHS has had that deals with food and cooking.... 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
Budget Cuts Still Affecting Students
BY JESSICA WEAVER Cooper City High School has seen many cutbacks this year as a result to a lack of funding from the state for education, as seen in the number of available supplies, larger class sizes and reduction in the amount of teachers. Governor Rick Scott and the... Read more
Learn The Rules: CCHS Enforces New Policies
BY EMILY PERL Cooper City High School has implemented new rules for the 2011 – 2012 school year, including the law against baggy pants, the use of cell phones during school, and the prohibition of items being dropped off by parents. One new rule that stands out is the... 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
CCHS Welcomes 172 Transfer Students From OSP Program
BY RACHEL SHARPE One hundred and seventy-two students transferred to CCHS at the start of this school year when the Florida Legislature revised the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), which gives students who attended a “D” or an “F” school a chance to attend a higher performing school in... Read more
CCHS Students Relive History In Israel
BY RACHEL SHARPE This past summer, four CCHS students experienced Israel through a unique study abroad program while earning high school and college credit.  The program is offered in two summer sessions and during the regular school year. Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) is a six-eight week... Read more