FEMA and the government should not be allowed to abandon areas in need
BY GENNA NORDLING The U.S. government has a tendency to ignore areas struggling from disaster after a catastrophe has become “irrelevant” in the eyes of the media and popular culture. This makes repairing damage and caring for the injured after a natural disaster extremely difficult. Last hurricane season, Puerto... Read more
Boundaries: How far is too far when idolizing a media figure?
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE Modern media sites have made it possible that everyone is a celebrity in some respect. Now, it is easier than ever before to follow someone’s every move without their knowledge. Few are truthfully able to say they are innocent of spending a little too much time... Read more
Lamar Jackson is a better fit at QB than WR
BY ETHAN MUNCAN Lamar Jackson was recently drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2018 NFL draft. As a quarterback for the Louisville Cardinals, Jackson won the Heisman trophy and threw for 3,543 passing yards, rushed for 1,571 yards and finished with 30 touchdowns. Jackson only threw nine interceptions... Read more
School exams don’t define a person’s intelligence
/BY JULIA WENGIER It’s exam season, and whether students are studying for a final, AP exam, EOC, SAT or ACT, they are doing so to ensure they receive high scores. The modern-day student’s success is measured by their exam scores. Comprehension of advanced placement classes is measured by AP... Read more
Unpopular Opinion: Standardized testing is good for students
BY NOAH CASTAGNA It’s that time of year again. The time of year that brings back the nail-biting habit once thought to be overcome. The time of year  defined by desperate last attempts at cramming an entire year’s worth of information into one night of studying. Of course this... Read more
Students or sponsors? Examining the club leadership structure at CCHS
BY TAMARAH WALLACE School is often seen as a sort of trial period before students are able to progress into the “real world,” where the skills they acquired in adolescence are utilized in more mature situations. There are many mediums through which to attain these attributes including classes, basic... Read more
Sleep: Students don’t get enough of it
BY THOMAS CAETANO As the end of the school year approaches, it’s difficult not to notice the bags and dark circles under the eyes of sluggish teenagers. The students of CCHS are lacking something that everyone craves and not always gets: sleep. Newsflash: the homework isn’t helping. In the... Read more
Color guard should count for a P.E. credit
BY JULIA WENGIER CCHS’ Sound of Pride Marching Band and Color Guard is one unit which works together at the beginning of the school year and apart after November. Then, the band shifts from outdoor, athletic activities to indoor, non-athletic activities, while the color guard shifts from outdoor, athletic... Read more
Self-driving cars are the way to a future of safer transportation
BY JULIA WENGIER Self-driving cars have been a topic of discussion ever since cars themselves became fully integrated into American transportation. Although originating as a dream for the distant future, self-driving cars have been in the works for almost ten years now and will inevitably be introduced to the... Read more
Mental health awareness is more than helping the depressed and anxious
BY ELENA VALDEZ Mental health awareness has skyrocketed in recent years, as the conversation has turned to struggles which have previously been considered taboo. Depression and anxiety are household terms that affect roughly 6.9 percent of the world’s population. These mental illnesses inhibit everyday life in ways those without... Read more