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How to turn your frown upside down

How to turn your frown upside down

Tara Ansari, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Bad moods tend to sneak up on us and trying to maintain a positive attitude can feel like an uphill battle at times especially, when all of the negative energy has completely drained you.   Whether it is a stressful day at work, a bad test grade or an argument with a friend, there are many...

Traveling leads to stepping out of bubble, awareness

Traveling leads to stepping out of bubble, awareness

Tanya Raghu, Enterprise Editor

September 14, 2017


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Traveling is the best form of education. The experience of seeing and interacting with places and monuments as they become tangible and real cannot be recreated.   This summer, I visited Canada; my family flew into Vancouver and drove over 600 miles to Calgary. My image of the country as a peac...

Defining a country

Defining a country

Amelia Vanyo, Editor-In-Chief

September 14, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Tiki torches, confederate flags, the KKK, police, sirens, guns. Jokes about civil wars and world war three that sting more in hearts than they do in bellies because they’re not as funny as they are real. Anger between families, between friends. Fighting on every media front, between the president an...

How music unites people, tackles universal issues at VMA show

How music unites people, tackles universal issues at VMA show

Anthony Cesario, Staff Writer

September 6, 2017


Filed under Opinions

On Aug. 27, popular singer Katy Perry hosted the 34th annual MTV Video Music Awards to an audience of 5.4 million people of all different ages, ethnicities and walks of life. This year, the VMAs did not shy away from discussing the influx of political and social issues unfolding around the world....

A future for myself: Taking control of what’s next

A future for myself: Taking control of what’s next

Kathryn Rudd, Entertainment Editor

May 28, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

I do not think I am a selfish person. At least I don’t want to be. Constantly battling with myself over what I want, what others need and what I am willing to do to please everyone.   But I am human and I cannot do everything.   From doubt and rejection to hope and redemption, I have ...

10 things to remember before you leave Coppell High School

10 things to remember before you leave Coppell High School

Jessica Jun, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


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Nap time, recess, dress up days, ABC songs.   Overalls, senior pictures, cap and gown, grad parties.   In the blink of an eye, 12 years have passed.   One moment, we are kindergarteners, too scared to let go of our mom’s hand and too nervous to make friends for the first time. The next...

A letter to the creative: your art has never made you empty

A letter to the creative: your art has never made you empty

Briana Thomas, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

A letter of reflection,   Jathiswaram. It was to this Indian Classical piece, despite all its intricacy and required mastery, that I with admirable effort performed a few minutes of footwork for my quickly intrigued fifth grade classroom. Presenting after me was a student who had completed a...

Standardizing a slur: Use of “retard” in its pejorative form turns word into derogatory term

Standardizing a slur: Use of “retard” in its pejorative form turns word into derogatory term

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


Filed under Opinions

The sign hanging in Montgomery High School in Montgomery, Texas stared at me, its message drilling into my mind.  “I pledge to stop using the ‘R’ word.”   The r-word may not yet be known universally as a slur, but surely - or hopefully - it is well on its way.   “It...

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...

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