Political Polarization: What it Does, Why it’s Here and How to Stop it
BY ZACHARY PERROTTA Marine Le Pen was a symbol. Not just of change in French politics, but of a far larger morph in global political identity. Moreover, her place on the world stage is not solitary; she stands shoulder to shoulder with leaders who could not be called pragmatic,... Read more
7 Ways to Make the Most out of Your Summer Vacation
BY LINDSEY HANNAH Summer. A time to sleep in late, go to the beach or just do nothing for a solid two months before school starts again in the fall. With college admissions growing ever more selective, however, students hoping to compete with others nationwide might not be able... Read more
Reading Still Matters
BY TAMARAH WALLACE Prehistory. It was a time when caves housed bats as well as people, wearing real fur was far from controversial and humans had not yet developed a coveted literary ability that would progress them into what we know as “history.” It is known that historians deemed... Read more
Required Reading, Ranked
BY LINDSEY HANNAH 12. “Frankenstein” I will always cherish “Frankenstein” as the book that ruined the word “countenance” forever. Sluggish plot, unlikeable characters and convoluted storytelling abound in this novel, which is at once depressing and disgusting. It is undeniably cool that it is the first ever sci-fi book... Read more
Start Shopping at Local Farmer’s Markets
BY KENDYL COUNTS Summer is just around the corner, and that means plenty of free time to unleash your inner foodie. But, before taking a long romantic stroll through the supermarket aisles, consider stopping at the farmer’s market instead – not only does the experience build community by supporting... Read more
Coding as a Language Credit?
BY ZACHARY PERROTTA Florida state Senator Jeremy Ringer is an anomaly. In a political climate where the need for educational reform has taken a major backseat to other issues, this former Yahoo executive saw the necessity for a skill which so few employees possess yet so many professions require:... Read more
Bored of Board Games? Don’t Be
BY CHRISTINA FLUEGEL As a result of the modern digital age, the general population is gravitating towards new apps and electronic games rather than board games, which have been around for many millennia. Because of this, board games are increasingly neglected and often left in attics collecting dust. We... Read more
13 Reasons Why: Success or Stumble?
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR AND TAMARAH WALLACE This article deals with depression, self-harm and suicide. It may be triggering to some. The Netflix Original “13 Reasons Why” was recently released and has been the center of debate since because of its trivial depiction of various complex, dark topics. Based on... Read more
AP Students Shouldn’t Have to Take Finals
BY SAVANNAH KEYSER As finals week approaches, CCHS students are beginning to think about which finals they will take and which they will use an exemption for. These decisions can be hard when students were counting on not having to take finals for their AP classes. However, this is... Read more
Negative Impacts Drugs Have in Sports
BY HANNAH EUBANKS Drugs can have lasting effects on the brain and body. Using drugs often compromises judgment and physical abilities, and make a person unable to perform in a variety of contexts. Sports and injuries go hand and hand, but what sports do not account for are or... Read more