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The key health differences: An infographic on COVID-19 versus the flu
Friday October 23, 2020
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ AND SOFIE KAHLIG In the early stages of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, tens of thousands of Americans were under the impression that the virus was comparable with that of influenza, the seasonal flu, and no more harmful. A National Public Radio (NPR) poll from March 2020 reveals...

Remembering the people behind the politics: The case against dehumanizing politicians and politics
Friday October 23, 2020
BY ADDISON ROBERTS With politics in America growing increasingly divisive, it’s becoming difficult for Americans to remember that our politicians in power are still people. Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and President Donald Trump contracting COVID-19, the response from opposing party lines has been far...

Keeping “someplace special”: Here are the candidates for Cooper City’s District 4 Commissioner race
Thursday October 22, 2020
BY EMMA HUERTA While the November 3, 2020 presidential election is already creeping up on voters throughout the entire country, many municipal, local and state races are simultaneously building up traction within Florida. In Cooper City, the mayoral position and two commissioner seats– District 3 and District 4– are up...

The perfect amount of spooky and silly: A review of Netflix’s movie “Hubie Halloween”
Thursday October 22, 2020
BY SOFIA MENDEZ With Halloween right around the corner on October 31, the time of year affectionately known as “spooky season” has made its way into pop culture. The streaming service Netflix has provided a variety of movies and series that fall into the horror, crime and mystery categories in...

The happenings with homecoming: CCHS SGA weighs possible options for this year’s homecoming
Wednesday October 21, 2020
BY NICOLE NADLER The coronavirus has impacted the plans of CCHS in several ways, with one big faction being school spirit. Homecoming is undoubtedly one of the most spirited events, as well as one that students look forward to every year. This event helps bring all of the school together...

Celebrating during COVID: A guide on how to celebrate the upcoming holidays safely
Monday October 19, 2020
BY SOFIA MENDEZ As 2020 comes to an end, the holiday months start to approach. However, the country must prepare to likely spend the rest of the year living with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s October, November and December celebrations will look somewhat different. September has ended...

A rude awakening: Review of Netflix’s documentary “The Social Dilemma”
Wednesday October 14, 2020
BY ALYSSA KHAN It’s no secret that society nowadays is consumed by the temptations of social media. From kids to adults, social media has without a doubt become one of the largest influences on humanity. The main issue with social media is that its very users are unaware of the...

Los Angeles Lakers clinch 2020 NBA Championship over Miami Heat
Wednesday October 14, 2020
BY CHRIS GOMES The Los Angeles Lakers have revived their franchise following the retirement and later passing of legendary player Kobe Bryant. On Sunday, October 11, the Lakers won the championship for the 2019-2020 National Basketball Association (NBA) season, with players LeBron James and Anthony Davis at the helm, in...

Filling the seats: CCHS Class of 2024’s eccentric elections
Tuesday October 13, 2020
BY NICOLE NADLER To bring back some normalcy for the school year and prepare for when students eventually return to school, CCHS hosted freshmen elections. The time had come to have these elections in order to get the ball rolling on several important traditional plans, such as class shirts and...

A game ‘Among’ many that took ‘Us’ by storm: New game “Among Us” goes viral
Monday October 12, 2020
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ “Join your crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal!” “Among Us” is the newest trendy social deduction game that has taken over smartphones everywhere. Although it was originally released on June 15, 2018, it has taken off in light of the increased digitization of the...

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