CCHS Students Prepare For The Polls
BY CHERINA EUDOVIQUE In preparation for the presidential election less than two months away, many students are focused on spreading support for their favored presidential candidate and some are excited about heading to the polls to vote for the very first time. Even though a majority of the Class... Read more
CCHS DECA Competes At International Career Development Conference
BY KYRA BACON Fifteen DECA members competed at the 66th annual International Career Development Conference (ICDC) from April 28th through May 2nd in Salt Lake City, Utah. DECA, a club for marketing students, had about 14,000 kids in attendance at the conference from all over the United States, and... Read more
CCHS To Switch to Seven Period Schedule Next Year
BY RACHEL SHARPE CCHS will switch to a seven period schedule next year as part of a recent mandate by the district to eliminate overcrowded classes and save money. Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie announced the news on Thursday April 19th, and said that the change will allow the... Read more
The Lariat Wins 15 Awards Including Best Overall At Sun Sentinel Awards
The Lariat won 15 awards, including “Best Overall” for the second consecutive year, at the Sun-Sentinel High School Journalism Awards on Thursday, April 26th at Hollywood Hills High School. The Sun-Sentinel High School Journalism Awards honor the the best student journalism in Broward County. The Lariat won the following... Read more
Cooper City High To Become The First School In Broward With An eLibrary
BY ALYSSA FISHER Cooper City High School is going to be the first school in Broward County to create an eLibrary, giving students the option to check out books and textbooks on their smart phones, tablets and eReaders. On Wednesday, April 11, Principal Wendy Doll, Media Specialist Brian Kelly... Read more
Senior Ashley Bishop Competes At The Baton Twirling World Championship In Switzerland
BY EMILY PERL Senior baton twirler Ashley Bishop and her teammates traveled to Zurich, Switzerland on April 1st to compete at the National Baton Twirling Association World Championship. Bishop has been working her way to the top of the twirling world for the past thirteen years. Team USA, Bishop’s... Read more
Student Elections Voted On Electronically For The First Time At CCHS
BY KYRA BACON On Thursday, April 19th, CCHS became the first school in Broward County to hold student elections electronically. For the first time at Cooper City High School and in Broward County, student election ballots and procedures were the same as a real election. Separated by booths, students... Read more
SAT And ACT Tighten Security Measures After Cheating Scandal
BY HANNAH RAMESAR The SAT and ACT college entrance exams have tightened security following a recent cheating scandal and these changes are scheduled to take effect in September of 2012. Extensive measures are being put in place to ensure that future attempts at cheating will be discovered immediately. As... 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