Returning to our Roots: Introduce Agricultural Classes to CCHS
BY LINDSEY HANNAH Today’s suburbia is the epitome of convenience, especially when it comes to food. Everything comes prepackaged or precooked. There are no such things as “seasons” for fruits and vegetables, and even the cows which once filled the fields between developments have gotten the boot to make... Read more
Sick at School? Stay Home Instead
BY DARIAN SABLON It’s a nightmare being sick. Your body is constantly tired and any energy for productivity is completely gone; the most you ever want to do is sleep for hours in the comfort of your bed. Yet, despite you not wanting to, school calls and if you... Read more
Teacher Pay by Performance: An Education Based Malpractice
BY ZACHARY PERROTTA Without engineers, our infrastructure would fall apart, just as without teachers, our society would fall apart. So many elucidate that teachers have the most important occupation in the world, yet so few understand what makes a teacher effective at that job. Could it be measured through... Read more
Deadlines for Projects Before AP Exams Don’t Help Anyone
BY SAVANNAH KEYSER AP season has officially begun, and students and teachers alike know that having an adequate amount time to study is important for going for that 5 on the exam. This time can be limited, however, when teachers pile on the projects right before the exam, forcing... Read more
Boys Called Men, Women Called Girls
BY LINDSEY HANNAH When reading the terms “boy” and “girl,” what comes to mind? Children, likely. Even teenagers navigating the complexities of growing up. But put them in a different context and these harmless words take on a very different meaning. Prior to the Civil Rights Movement, African American... Read more
Leave The Clocks Alone: Stop Saving Daylight
BY SAVANNAH KEYSER “Spring forward, fall back.” Daylight Savings is the practice of advancing the clocks by one hour at the start of spring, so that evening daylight lasts for an hour longer than normal. “Daylight savings is pointless,” junior Maya Smilen said. “It’s really hard to adjust to,... Read more
Congratulations! You’re in (for two straight weeks of anxiety and existential crises)
BY KARINA BLODNIEKS Welcome to the real March Madness. No, this one isn’t about basketball – it’s time for college decisions. As CCHS students wait in anticipation of doomsday, one thing is clear: rejection doesn’t say anything about talent, skill or achievement. Sometimes, rejection can even be a blessing... Read more
A Guide to College Applications, to Underclassmen
BY LINDSEY HANNAH The year is nearly over. As seniors like myself commit to their respective universities, a daunting chalice is passed down to the next class: college applications. After a year of applications, tests, essays, and expos, I have compiled everything I’ve learned here in an effort to... Read more
Why Mandatory Fundraisers Are a Good Thing
BY LINDSEY HANNAH It is seldom, if ever, voluntary. No matter if it’s car washes, chocolate boxes, Valentine plush toys or matchmaking quizzes, odds are that every club member has, at one time or another, taken part in fundraising. Despite the common reluctance to participate, however, fundraising is one... Read more
The Issues With Limiting Bathroom Passes
BY SAVANNAH KEYSER The topic of bathroom passes seems to be a sensitive subject here at Cooper. Some teachers feel that the students have the right and the maturity to manage their class time in a productive way and do not feel the need to limit their use of... Read more