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Good to go: Why traveling broadens the mind and changes perspective

Good to go: Why traveling broadens the mind and changes perspective

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Student Opinions

We see a lot of the same people, deal with the same situations and interact with similar beliefs in our Coppell bubble. Though Coppell has become increasingly diverse over the years, it is no secret that we tend to surround ourselves around like-minded people. We become comfortable; we become closed of...

A career in social work: Haque devotes her life for the causes of the greater good

A career in social work: Haque devotes her life for the causes of the greater good

Saira Haque, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

“With your genuine and pure heart you won’t get anywhere, one day you will get bored of this social work and helping people and go into something that is more socially acceptable “ Those were almost the exact words I heard more than a year ago from someone at a gathering when I shared that I decided to pursue a career of s...

When two roads diverged in a wood

When two roads diverged in a wood

Meha Srivastav, Social Media Manager
May 16, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

When reporting your first news story for a high school newspaper, it is probably best to start small. Maybe a student club meeting or a dissection being performed by an anatomy class, but definitely not interviewing a United States representative and vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee. ...

Taking big dreams to big apple: Venkatraman trades suburban life for city of dreams

Taking big dreams to big apple: Venkatraman trades suburban life for city of dreams

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Sakshi

I don't know how to start this column. I have attempted four or five different intros and I can’t find a single one I am satisfied with. Because to me, beginning this article means ending my senior year. I don't know if I'm ready for that.   For the past six months, I have been itching to start the next p...

Bathroom stalls see aggressive underground, student tensions

Bathroom stalls see aggressive underground, student tensions

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

Rushing to use the bathroom and still be on time, students pick a bathroom stall to use before 52 minutes of instruction. Once situated, the student looks to their right: swastikas are drawn in black sharpie on the rouge-red walls.   They look to their left: racial slurs and even death threats are...

A reflection on fleeting emotion; the struggle of converting empathy into action

A reflection on fleeting emotion; the struggle of converting empathy into action

Briana Thomas, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

You press play on a video to view a woman narrating her experience as a victim of domestic violence. You see her tears. Her bruises. The way she holds herself firmly, as if at any moment, someone would tear away another piece of her. At a restaurant, you see another woman. She shares the same emotionles...

Six things I learned about bullying

Six things I learned about bullying

Sofia Guerrero, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Bullying is something that people should not have to go through, yet something that is often difficult to stop. I have had experience with bullying and feel like I can give advice about the topic. Hopefully, these pieces of advice will help you if you are feeling upset about bullying you may have...

Pledge deserves to be respected, not muttered under breath

Pledge deserves to be respected, not muttered under breath

Editorial Staff
May 5, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinions

The next time the United States Pledge of Allegiance booms over the speakers during daily announcements, take a look at the classroom around you. Odds are, most of your peers are mumbling the pledge under their breath, if not completely silent.   There are plenty of possible reasons for thi...

CAP the AP (with video)

CAP the AP (with video)

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...

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