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  • George Coffee + Provisions set to open this spring in Old Town Coppell.

  • 2017-18 Teen Leadership Coppell applications now available at www.teenleadershipcoppell.com.

  • Coppell boys and girls soccer teams take on Lakeview Centennial in bi-district playoffs on Friday at Highland Park

Being a leader requires more than good ideas in our society

Being a leader requires more than good ideas in our society

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor
September 19
Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

During a class discussion of The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli, my teacher posed a question to myself and my classmates: are we responsible for the leaders we have?   We all understand what it takes to be a politician in America. Behind closed doors meetings, compromises and pandering ar...

Exploring international classroom dynamics

Exploring international classroom dynamics

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer
September 16
Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

The problem is that while there are benefits to staying in school, most students do not benefit very much from working hard while in school.

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Pep rally minus the pep

Pep rally minus the pep

Farah Merchant, Staff Writer
September 13
Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

  “C-O-P-P-E-L-L, we are Cowboys hear us yell!”   Coppell High School assistant principal Sean Bagley bellows in his microphone waiting for the crowd to interrupt into cheer, screaming for their class. Instead, most of the students sit still as the Plunger Boy looms, “Come on gu...

Coppell Farmers Market broadens Cummins’ perspective

Coppell Farmers Market broadens Cummins’ perspective

Emma Cummins, Editorial Page Editor
September 10
Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

Many times, people find themselves discovering parts of their city they never knew existed. For me, I always assumed I had experienced everything there was to experience in Coppell.   My trip to the Coppell Farmers Market last Saturday morning changed that assumption.   As part o...

Policemen are people too, not just headlines

Policemen are people too, not just headlines

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor
September 2
Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

It is easy to form an opinion about cops by reading the news. In fact, it is even easier to decide whether or not racist cops plague cities by skimming the daily headlines of major news sites.   It is, however, harder to form an accurate opinion by just looking at what social media ...

The evolution of the English language

The evolution of the English language

Elena Gillis, Staff Writer
May 31
Filed under Opinions

“Lol.”   The phrase once meant what it literally stood for- “laugh out loud.” It has now taken on a whole new meaning of simply a filler, or an acknowledgement that something was mildly amusing.   It is not the only acronym or word that has taken on a new meaning. A simple exclam...

College is a place to grow up, not be more coddled

College is a place to grow up, not be more coddled

Emma Cummins, Executive Opinions Editor
May 28
Filed under Editorial, Opinions

As the year comes to a close, seniors find themselves in the position they had seen those before them take. Their time in high school and at home is over; college, real life and adult responsibilities are the new mantle every young person must take up and hopefully master.   But, in the year ...

Public addressing wrong issues on bathroom debate

Public addressing wrong issues on bathroom debate

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer
May 27
Filed under Opinions

It is important that we, the public, do not get too comfortable avoiding the issue by creating superfluous legislation...

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Being triggered not the same as being uncomfortable

Being triggered not the same as being uncomfortable

Jasmine Sun, Staff Writer
May 27
Filed under Opinions

In February 2014, students at Wellesley College protested a sculpture of a man in his underwear, because the sculpture acted as a source of “triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault”.   This seems an odd logic, especially for those not conscious of the meaning of “triggering” or...

What 4 years in D115 has shown me

What 4 years in D115 has shown me

Gabby Sahm, Staff Writer
May 27
Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

Going into high school I was very confused. I had just spent three years in band playing the flute but had realized that I did not want to continue playing in high school. Since I was not a part of anything else, I felt lost.   I knew I liked little things like reading and writing but I did ...

An open letter to my 12-year-old self

An open letter to my 12-year-old self

Sakshi Venkatraman, News Editor
May 27
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Dear Sakshi,   Twelve is a hard age, especially for you. I know, in your mind, you feel older than you really are, and justifiably so. You hate when people hide things from you to try to protect you, you hate that you do not have the means to take care of the ones you love, and you hate ...

Brain Boost: How Exercise Improves Academic Success

Brain Boost: How Exercise Improves Academic Success

Joy Peng, Guest Columnist
May 27
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Whether it’s the SAT, Advanced Placement exams, or a daily-grade quiz, testing looms large in every high schooler’s mind. It’s near the end of the school year, and final exams are just around the corner. Students desperately cram in as much information as possible before their exams, often forg...

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