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CAP the AP

CAP the AP

Fiona Koshy, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Studying through the night, stressing out during the school day and having limited free time are some of the many obstacles faced by students taking multiple of AP classes. AP, or Advanced Placement, is a program through The College Board that most schools in the United States and Canada have available...

Where my passion and I collide

Where my passion and I collide

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Elza van den Heever was the toughest opera singer I had ever met. But there she was, moved to tears. After missing only one day of rehearsal to mourn the sudden loss of her triplet brother, she had returned to the stage of the Dallas Opera to sing the role of Norma to a packed audience. But when sh...

A decade of dance; a reflection on being a young Bharatanatyam dancer

A decade of dance; a reflection on being a young Bharatanatyam dancer

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Ten years ago, I walked into an old, blue-speckled, tiled floor room not expecting the course of my life to take a new direction. I am a Bharatanatyam dancer. Bharatanatyam is a form of Indian classical dance originating in South India centuries ago. I have practiced this art form for most of my childhood,...

Letter to the Editor: Associated Press mainstreams delusion

Letter to the Editor: Associated Press mainstreams delusion

April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

Re: Associated Press mainstreams delusion, By Emma Cummins, April 7 As transgender issues become more prominent in the media, journalists have found them hard to address, as there is no protocol for reference to a transgender person. Most of this issue seems to come from the idea that addressing someo...

8 things being single in high school taught me

8 things being single in high school taught me

Saira Haque, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

As senior year almost comes to end, these last weeks will sure be bittersweet. As I look through photos on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and my phone I realize despite my many friends, I had never thought about committing to a romantic relationship. With movies such as Pretty in Pink and 16 Candles and other high school romantic come...

In the eye of the hurricane: Convention serves as reminder that in the toughest of times, journalism is stronger than ever

In the eye of the hurricane: Convention serves as reminder that in the toughest of times, journalism is stronger than ever

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

SEATTLE - In the eye of the hurricane there is quiet. For journalists in this day and age, living up to your credentials may seem a daunting task. With anyone from your neighbor to your president ready to pull you down to the realm of fake news, it can be difficult to remember that what you pub...

Associated Press mainstreams delusion

Associated Press mainstreams delusion

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

The week before last, Associated Press sent out some revised guidelines on how to refer to sex and gender.   They are as follows:   “Not all people fall under one of two categories for sex or gender, according to leading medical organizations, so avoid references to both, either or opposite ...

Living pink: how changing my hair color changed my perspective

Living pink: how changing my hair color changed my perspective

Rachel Choi, Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

  “It’s now or never,” I breathed, as I applied the bleach onto my hair. A few days later, I dyed it pink. I had originally decided to dye my hair pink because I didn’t want to wonder about how it would feel to have an unnatural hair color and I knew having an “unprofessional” hair color as an adult would be impossible....

Popping the bubble: What teens will remember about their great city

Popping the bubble: What teens will remember about their great city

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Growing up in Coppell (or as it’s more commonly known, Boppell) is the greatest experience a growing kid can have. What if not a like minded small town could a cultured millennial want?   It is with heavy hearts that high school students leave Coppell, like birds pushed from the nest. B...

Being raised a collectivist in an individualistic society

Being raised a collectivist in an individualistic society

Fiona Koshy, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinions

When I was young, I remember coming back from vacation one summer to be greeted by neighbors playing in our backyard. As my family pulled into the driveway, the sight of volleyballs flying through the air and sounds of laughter welcomed us home.   Excited, I dropped my suitcases and sprinted...

Call me princess: Why I am an only child and absolutely love it

Call me princess: Why I am an only child and absolutely love it

Akila Muthukumar, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Like not using the right fork when at dinner in a fancy restaurant or wearing mismatched neon clothes, being an only child can get a bad rap. Only children are often characterized as selfish, socially awkward hermits, waiting on the desolate island of self-centeredness amongst their imaginary admirers...

Spring break spent without my phone introduced many benefits

Spring break spent without my phone introduced many benefits

Tara Ansari, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Opinions

This spring break was the most memorable for me because of going on an adventurous trip with my best friend, technology free.   You would think having your phone break in the middle of your spring break vacation in Colorado would be unimaginably inconvenient, but it was the most eye-opening ac...

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