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
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