Too Many Teens Take Their First Amendment Rights For Granted
BY RACHEL SHARPE   Most teens and young adults in today’s society simply do not take their First Amendment rights seriously. Furthermore, too few are willing to stand up and voice their opinions when they feel injustice has occurred. I learned how very important this issue is from three... Read more
The Fantastic Four: Are Four-Day School Weeks Beneficial?
BY VIRGINIA PENIAS We’ve all dreamt about it, but never thought it would actually happen (Most of us didn’t even think it existed). Four-day school weeks seem too good to be true, but they are slowly sweeping the nation. In Broward County, Pompano Beach High School is currently on... Read more
Does Google Know Too Much About You?
BY BRANDON SLOANE In today’s internet-driven world, no website is more valuable than Google.com. Google, the world’s largest search engine, is utilized on a daily basis by millions of people around the globe to access information on a wide array of topics. Google has also begun to expand its... Read more
The Pros And Cons Of The Seven Period Schedule
The seven class change has many benefits to the students of CCHS. BY JEREMY HAAS Cooper City High School has built its reputation around the use of block scheduling, allowing students four classes each semester, totaling up to eight credits per year and thirty two credits by the end... Read more
We Need To Watch What We Say
BY BLUE KAUFMAN Throughout history, immigrants from across the world have traveled to the United States because it is characterized by freedoms that aren’t found in many other places around the world. However, there are times when these liberties extend further then they ought to. Take the first amendment... Read more
Students Need To Learn To Protest Effectively
BY BRANDON SLOANE Historically, whenever American students have faced a crisis in their lives that needed resolving they have turned to protesting. An early example of this was in the 1960’s when students protested racism in the United States through picketing and civil disobedience during the civil rights movement.... Read more
More Comprehensive Sex Education Is Needed In High School
BY JESSICA WEAVER In 5th grade kids are first exposed to the strange concept of “the birds and the bees”. Then, throughout middle school, there are more advanced presentations that detail the consequences of unprotected sex. But for some reason, by the time student’s reach high school the only... Read more
Are SAT Prep Courses Really Worth It?
BY BRANDON SLOANE In high school, there are few tests more crucial to a student’s future success than the SAT. It can be a make or break part of the college acceptance process. That is why it is of the utmost importance to make sure you are fully prepared... Read more
PETA Hurts Their Cause By Going Too Far
BY HANNAH RAMESAR People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is a non-profit organization with the motto: “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.” Though their cause is honorable, PETA goes overboard at times, disrespecting, slandering, and tarnishing the reputations of people... Read more
Dual Enrollment Classes Should Not Count Towards A Student’s GPA And Class Ranking
BY BRANDON SLOANE In Etowah High School in Cherokee County, Georgia, the academic race to be the valedictorian was extremely competitive and even more controversial. Recently, senior Kelly McCahill surpassed senior Sydney Perlotto for the valedictorian position. The reason for the controversy is that while Perlotto spent all of... Read more