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Senior superlatives: Super sweet or superficial?
Thursday February 11, 2021
BY KAREN SUROS As seniors, there is a lot to look forward to—or at least, there is supposed to be. The coronavirus pandemic has done away with many traditional high school activities like homecoming, spirit week, step-up day and more, but senior superlatives is one tradition that COVID-19 could not...

Round two: Seniors give their ideas for graduation during the pandemic
Wednesday February 10, 2021
BY ALYSSA KHAN As the 2020-2021 school year rapidly approaches its end, seniors are waiting to hear what will happen in regards to their long-awaited graduation ceremony. Many are hoping that a safe, social  distanced graduation is possible. The class of 2021 seniors have loads of ideas for a possible...

Um…AWKWARD!: CCHS students and staff share strange interactions
Monday February 08, 2021
BY NINA RAMIREZ As students experience and ultimately leave high school, they will at some point think back on some odd and entertaining encounters they’ve had with their instructors. It’s likely safe to say that the staff can recall the same. Whether they can chuckle about it now or not,...

Six more weeks of winter: Groundhog Day 2021 held virtually
Wednesday February 03, 2021
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ America’s favorite groundhog emerged from his burrow in Pennsylvania on  the snowy morning of Tuesday, February 2nd, to keep the classic Groundhog’s Day tradition alive. This year marked the holiday’s 135th anniversary. Punxsutawney Phil was awakened around 7:25 a.m. by his handler to check if he would...

Money, money, money: The best financial decisions students should make in college
Monday February 01, 2021
BY SOFIA MENDEZ Throughout our lives, we must make decisions that are key to our finances. Each financial decision we make will impact us and shape our future, so having an analysis about what to do at an early stage is very significant. Understanding how to make the best financial...

2/1/21 has begun: Class of 2021 team reveals senior year kickoff
Monday February 01, 2021
BY EMMA HUERTA On the early afternoon of Friday, January 22, CCHS senior students and parents alike were flabbergasted at a notification on their screens. “2/1/21! Save the date!” read the caption, as was published on the Class of 2021 Instagram, CCHS Class of 2021 Celebration Facebook group and Class...

School board lawsuit: Was it a violation of the teacher’s rights?
Tuesday January 26, 2021
BY NICOLE NADLER On January 11, 2021, at the beginning of a new semester, teachers were instructed to return to school. This mandate was in order to accommodate all of the new kids now going to be entering school after the release of the recent form to see who was...

CCHS brings it on: Cheer team places second at state championships
Monday January 25, 2021
BY KAREN SUROS After a long, challenging season, CCHS cheerleaders competed at the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) state championships in Lakeland this past weekend. For the first time in Cowboy history, the team not only made it to finals, but placed second at the state competition.  “It was...

Cliche club: Netflix’s live-action “Winx Club” adaptation continues the platform’s saga of mediocrity
Monday January 25, 2021
BY EMMA HUERTA Most of Gen Z remembers switching on the TV after school and viewing the vibrancy of both animated and live-action shows on beloved channels like Nickelodeon, Disney and Cartoon Network. “Winx Club” (2004) was one such show, complete with upbeat characters, exciting clashes between heroes and villains,...

Hope for the best: The NBA should choose to just continue the season as is
Wednesday January 20, 2021
BY RYAN MERARD With games getting postponed left and right and multiple players testing positive for COVID-19, the National Basketball Association (NBA) seems to be struggling to keep the coronavirus under control, despite having a limited number of fans in the arenas.  Teams have frequently been forced to play with...

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