Technology In Education Needs An Upgrade
  BY JACK BRADY In the near future, today’s students are going to become tomorrow’s workforce, inhabiting an ever-mutating workplace where technology rules the day, stability is forgotten and adaptation is the key to success. Almost every aspect of the future workplace will revolve around some form of technology.... Read more
Voting Is More Than A Right Of Passage
BY SARAH ROUSSELL On November 6, 2012, America will be voting for the next president of the United States.  This day will not only be a determining factor of the next four years of our country’s future, but it will also be a turning point for many Cooper City... Read more
Baggy Pants Vs. Death

Baggy Pants Vs. Death

Opinions September 19, 2011

BY ALYSSA FISHER Cooper City High School’s Key Club spent the 2010-2011 school year dedicated to making texting and driving illegal in Florida with an organization called X the Txt. After hearing a 2010 state traffic-crash data report that careless driving was the cause of most fatal crashes in... Read more
There Is Still A Need For Affirmative Action In College Admissions
BY ARIEL SMILOWITZ In 1973, Allan Bakke applied to the Medical School of the University of California at Davis and was denied admission. At the time, the medical school had a special program that allotted sixteen of the one hundred spots to minorities, and although Bakke had better grades... Read more
  BY BEATRICE DUPUY The end of senior year is when the waiting game for college is finally over. It’s when seniors have decided where they’re spending the next four years of their lives. However, for some seniors, that decision may not involve college. Many students are deciding to... Read more
Harmful Speech Shouldn’t Be Free
BY JESSICA WEAVER Every American would agree that one of the greatest benefits of living in the United States is our freedom of speech.  To be able to freely speak your mind and protest your beliefs is a great aspect of the country we live in. But where is... Read more
  BY ARIEL SMILOWITZ In 1837, a very young Henry David Thoreau joined the faculty of a Concord public school in Massachusetts. After a few weeks, the author, abolitionist, and philosopher resigned his teaching position at the school and opened his own grammar school, where he introduced several progressive... Read more
No Need To Fear Changes In AP Program
BY JACK BRADY The AP program has long been held as an incredible opportunity for students, allowing them to pursue college courses while still attending high school, benefiting their GPA and potentially saving them thousands in college tuition. Courses range from everything from Geography to Calculus, and are all... Read more
Merit Pay For Teachers Is Not The Answer
BY RACHEL SHARPE Florida’s teacher merit-pay bill is a polarizing piece of legislature and has become one of education’s most burning issues. Advocates of the bill, which was recently signed by Governor Rick Scott, believe that merit-pay will help to strengthen our education system and reward teacher effectiveness by... Read more
  BY BEATRICE DUPUY Seas of blue tarp tents are sprawled out in rows along a section of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Families lay inside, shading themselves from the heat beating down on their temporary home.  Their thirst remains unquenched for fear of catching the disease that has taken the lives... Read more