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CCHS Press

The student news site of Cypress Creek High School

CCHS Press

The student news site of Cypress Creek High School

CCHS Press

CFISDs clear backpack policy is one measure aimed at promoting safe schools. Photo by Leo Biggerstaff.

Cy Creek insitutes new safety measures following Uvalde tragedy

Story by: Corey McLaurin, Staffer January 30, 2023

Following the tragic events in Uvalde, school safety is once again a highly-debated topic in America. Lawmakers, school districts, and parents search for the most effective way to protect students,...

English teacher plans to impact education

Story by: Corey McLaurin, Staffer October 19, 2022

After years of teaching at other schools, Jennifer Morgan is now at Cy Creek as a new English III teacher. Morgan graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, but it wasn’t until she...

Students attend the 2021 National Honor Society Induction ceremony. Photo by Tea Scarcelli.

National Honor Society celebrates excellence and service to others

Story by: Corey McLaurin, Staffer September 23, 2022

National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization sponsored by teacher William "Buck" Lally. NHS holds member-only meetings the first Monday of each month. The NHS requires members to meet certain requirements...

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Students, Staff Find Fellowship in Cougars for Christ

Story by: Corey McLaurin, Staffer September 19, 2022

It’s 6:50 a.m. on a Friday morning. While some students are hitting snooze for the third time or barely climbing off the school bus, 20 students gather in room 2213 and begin singing. After the song...

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New Environmental Science Teacher Aims to Make a Difference

Story by: Corey McLaurin, Staffer August 29, 2022

Aug. 22nd marked the first day of school for Nicholas Helgerson, the new environmental science teacher at Cy Creek. It was also his first day as a teacher. Helgerson’s biggest goal for this year is...

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Markwood named Teacher of the Year

Story by: Corey McLaurin, Staff May 4, 2022

Julie Markwood, English IV Dual Credit and K-level teacher, is the 2022 Cypress Creek High School Teacher of the Year. The award is a long time coming for Markwood, as she has taught 23 years at Cypress...

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2022 NBA Playoffs Predictions

Story by: Corey McLaurin and Staff May 4, 2022

After an exciting regular season, the NBA playoffs have finally arrived. Just two games into the majority of the first round series, there are several teams playing at a high level. The real question is,...

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“Bel-Air” Season One

Story by: Corey McLaurin, Staff April 21, 2022

The “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'' spin-off series, “Bel-Air”, had its first season end on March 31. The first season included 10, hour-long episodes. Unexpected changes “Bel-Air” completely shocked...

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Monster book versus movie review

Story by: Corey McLaurin, Staff April 5, 2022

Monster is a story by Walter Dean Myers about 16-year-old Steve Harmon and his alleged involvement in a robbery that led to a man being killed. Monster was first a book that was later turned into a movie...

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