Coppell Student Media

Letter in the mail isn’t your future

Letter in the mail isn’t your future

Editorial Board

May 20, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

“Hey, did you get into the college you wanted?”   Everyone gets asked this question from the moment the letters come in. Some may answer with a prideful smile, recounting the exact moment they realized they were accepted into such-and-such university. Others’ smiles may falter, as they re...

How the beauty of my culture helped me embrace it

How the beauty of my culture helped me embrace it

Pramika Kadari, Executive News Editor

May 18, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Nine years ago, my 7-year-old self excitedly climbed onto a school bus for the first time and sat next to a friendly-looking boy. While introducing ourselves to each other, he made a face and said, “your name is really weird”; being the dramatic child I was, I cried to my mother upon returning home that day. I have been embarrassed about my name ever si...

Becoming myself again

Becoming myself again

Umama Suriya, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Quiet. She sits there on a desk surrounded by her classmates, silent and looking at her laptop. Trying to work, can’t focus, constantly nodding her head yes to every person who asked her if she was OK. I was born in Pakistan in 2002 and moved to California in 2004, when I was only about 18 months old. Fr...

Saying “I love you” should be embraced, not discouraged

Saying “I love you” should be embraced, not discouraged

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

May 14, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

I love saying “I love you.” I say it to my friends and family, my classmates and peers and they always give me, at the very least, a bright smile. It makes them happy to hear. When I hear someone say they love me back, a similar feeling ensues. Yet somehow, people find an issue with the phrase....

A dual identity

A dual identity

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

May 10, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The December drive back from College Station after a night out caroling with my youth group is an unforgettable one.   Little to nothing is seen on the road, besides the occasional stop sign or roadkill. But it isn’t difficult to hear the lively chatter and guitar riffs in the van that didn’t m...

Political gains for women providing promise for America’s future

Political gains for women providing promise for America’s future

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019


Filed under Opinions

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln described the U.S. government as “for the people and by the people,” a valiant vision for a country founded on freedom and liberty. In 2018, America came closer to that vision. One hundred and seventeen women were elected to Congress in 2018: 102 to the House of Representatives a...

Winging it

Winging it

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

It was not the turbulence, it was not a weird guy sitting next to me. It was not airport security, it was not even having to wake up at 4 a.m. The strangest thing about my recent flight to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Cailf. was the looks on people’s faces when I told them I am 17 and had nev...

Celebrating teachers as literal superheroes

Celebrating teachers as literal superheroes

Claire Clements, Editorial Page Editor

May 6, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

First things first. Teachers deserve the pay of doctors.   Of course, I have to disclose something that just might affect this viewpoint: I have two grandparents, three aunts, three cousins and, perhaps the biggest influence, my mom, April Clements, who are all involved or were involved with edu...

We are our biggest fear

We are our biggest fear

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Opinions

That will not happen to me. That is what most of us say -  until it does. There is an assumption that everything will solve itself and that a safety net will catch us if something were to happen. This mindset is nothing new, it exists within every person. Our parents were just as carefree a...

Mental health should be priority, not an afterthought

Mental health should be priority, not an afterthought

Editorial Staff

April 9, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Modern adolescents are known for their sporadic attitudes, desire for independence and raging hormones. Many teens have seen the familiar picture of adults rolling their eyes, humored smiles on their faces, sighing, “teenagers,” with a shake of their head. Often, we are suppressed by this cliche...