How to not be “that guy”: A guide to spoiler alerts
BY JULIA WENGIER Darth Vader is Luke’s father. Snape killed Dumbledore. Dr. Crow was dead for all of “The Sixth Sense.” Usually, these statements have no impact on any given person, as they are well-known movie endings. Even though they were shocking and had impact when they were first... Read more
Should professional women athletes be paid less than men?
BY HAILEY BROWN Dating as far back as the dawn of modern humans, women have always been thought of as the lesser gender. Women in the past have worked in the kitchen rather than outside because they “can’t handle” the manual labor because they “aren’t strong enough.” Women have... Read more
Opinion: Fall break should be extended
BY JULIA WENGIER Summer, winter and spring break give relief to students of all ages across the nation every single year. With a significant amount of time off of school, periodic breaks allow for a “regrouping” of the mind. After months of working everyday, it is necessary for students... Read more
Opinion: The Iran deal and the Trump administration
BY ANNABELLE ROSA President Donald Trump is notorious for his startling assertions and overall animosity for his predecessor, former President Barack Obama. In recent history, we have seen his attempts to eradicate anything of or pertaining to the Obama administration. One of Trump’s greatest grievances happened to be the... Read more
School clubs should support each other
BY SOPHIA WENGIER Being involved in a club in high school can be one of the most defining events of a person’s teenage years. Dedicating time to something that one is passionate about and the feeling of pride and recognition in what is accomplished can arguably be one of... Read more
The SAT is an outdated tradition unfit for measuring success in today’s world
BY NUHA ISLAM As students move up the high school hierarchy, one of the many things they juggle are college entrance exams, specifically the SAT. Originally known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, it was established by the newly formed College Board in 1926 to provide a singular assessment to... Read more
Opinion: High school relationships should not be a priority
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN Elaborate posters, themed days and after school competitions between grades all point to one conclusion: it’s Homecoming week at CCHS. It’s the time of the year to show off costumes, display school spirit and coordinate colors with your date for Saturday night. For those Cowboys that... Read more
Opinion: How old is too old to Trick-Or-Treat?
By ALEXANDRA SANSONE October 31 is a night filled with joyous squeals coupled with sugar highs as children run around in itchy costumes knocking on doors in search of sweet treats. Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in the United States, with the country spending about 8.4... Read more
The perks of being a wallflower: Going to homecoming alone
BY ANNABELLE ROSA For every high schooler, there seems to be a newfound fear when the month of October rolls around. Amongst thoughts of passing APs and getting a reasonable score on the PSAT, SAT and ACT, homecoming enters the periphery of most students, bringing with it the ever... Read more
Opinion: Freedom to costume?
BY TAMARAH WALLACE Creak. The weak fluorescent lighting flickers ominously, deciding to illuminate the desolate hallway only every other second. Footsteps are heard, softly at first, but they soon intensify. A figure appears on the other end of the expanse, shrouded in a long, dark cloak. As they come... Read more