The Lariat Wins Seven FSPA 2012 Newspaper Awards
The Cooper City High Lariat recently won seven Florida Scholastic Press Association 2012 newspaper awards in five individual categories, including three “All Florida” awards, their highest honor. The following Lariat staff members won awards. Follow the links to read the articles that were honored. Alyssa Fisher received an “Honorable... Read more
CTV Places First At National Competition
  BY RACHEL SHARPE Nineteen CTV students attended the annual Student Television Network (STN) National Convention held from March 21st to March 24th in Dallas and brought home top awards in three categories. CCHS placed first against 99 other schools in the nation in the Sweet 16 Competition, for... Read more
Students Take FCAT 2.0 On Computers For The First Time
BY KYRA BACON Students will be taking the FCAT 2.0 test on computers for the first time this year to save money on testing materials and to rise to the expectations of the technology-based 21st century. 10th graders and those 11th graders who are taking the reading FCAT will... 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
Orphans Of Ghana Outreach Festival To Benefit African Children
BY JACKIE WEISER After traveling to West Africa last summer, Cooper City High School junior Camille Traslavina was inspired to establish a non-profit organization called Orphans of Ghana Outreach (OGO) in order to create awareness and raise funds for kids in Ghana whose parents have died from HIV/AIDS.  The... Read more
CCHS DECA Wins In Orlando
BY EMILY PERL On March 1st through March 3rd, CCHS”s DECA chapter attended the annual Florida Career Development Conference in Orlando. Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) is a business club in which students compete by either testing or creating a business plan. Students who compete in a testing... Read more
Cooper City High Remembers John McCall
BY GABI TABIB Longtime Cooper Cooper City High teacher John McCall passed away on February 21, 2012 after a year long battle with cancer. McCall taught American Government and Economics. At least, that was his job description. In reality, McCall taught more than the implications of government in a... 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