Coppell Student Media

CHS Speaks: Administration eliminates final exams (video)

CHS Speaks: Administration eliminates final exams (video)

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor

November 15, 2019

Spilling the Tea about Tea

Spilling the Tea about Tea

Sarah Habib, Writer

November 15, 2019

 As the saying goes, “A bad day with coffee is better than a good day without it.” But what if one knew about the health risks and the individualized culture of coffee, would any day be a good day to drink it? That’s where tea comes in. A remedial for days under the weather or an elixir for y...

Let your organs save lives instead of rot

Let your organs save lives instead of rot

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Their loved one died, but mine did not have to. They chose to leave my grandpa out in the cold. The immediate family of the deceased had promised they would donate the organs of their fallen loved one. But as more family members decided to interject, they decided to recant their vows. I do not k...

Vegans living in a world of meat eaters

Vegans living in a world of meat eaters

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

The lifecycle of farm animals begins with their birth; after they have grown strong, they are used as labor, and the animals are then worked until they become weak.  Finally, they are slaughtered and end up on your plate.  The entire life of a farm animal, from the moment it is born until after its death,...

Letter from the Editor: Celebrating traditions

Letter from the Editor: Celebrating traditions

Christie Hernandez, Videographer/Staff writer

November 8, 2019

Forgiving in the face of hate

Forgiving in the face of hate

Editorial Staff

November 5, 2019

On Oct. 3, former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder of her neighbor, Botham Jean.   The most shocking moment in the courthouse, however, was not the sentence or even the fact that she was convicted for murder and not manslaughter. It was when the 1...

We have the right to know

We have the right to know

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

Under the deceptive layer of the name brand hand sanitizer lies the Drug Facts section, skimmed by many like the terms and conditions of websites.  Through the seemingly foreign ingredients of Isopropyl Alcohol, Acrylates, Tocopheryl Acetate and more, the simple word “Fragrance (Parfum)” alleviates ...

Bring back robust civics education to strengthen democracy

Bring back robust civics education to strengthen democracy

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

In a deeply fractured America, sound knowledge of facts and how our democracy functions are crucial. However, polarization and divides continue to deepen, in part due to the waning presence of civics education.  Young voters have historically had some of the lowest rates of voter turnout in the Uni...

Gaining perspective through celebratory Hindu festival

Gaining perspective through celebratory Hindu festival

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

The steady rumble of a moving crowd fills the hall, merging with chanting and the telltale ring of temple bells. Incense curls around the hall, filling the air with a musky sandalwood and jasmine.  This is the temple during Navaratri.  Navaratri is the nine-night, 10-day Hindu festival celebratin...

Claire’s Corner: Struggling with college burnout

Claire’s Corner: Struggling with college burnout

Claire Clements, Executive Editorial Page Editor

October 24, 2019

Claire’s Corner: executive editorial page editor Claire Clements spills the tea on the latest happenings in the world, ranging from pop culture to politics.  Sitting in my English class, I hear for what seems like the billionth time, talk about colleges, college applications, which colleges will acce...

Calling Columbus Day Indigenous Day is not just a preference

Calling Columbus Day Indigenous Day is not just a preference

Neha Desaraju, Student Life Editor

October 14, 2019

Most people in Coppell do not know we live on land that was taken from the Comanche and a collection of other southern American tribes. America isn't only a land of immigrants; it is a land that was stolen from millions of people violently and unfairly. It is also the reason why my family and I...

Unseen, but deeply felt

Unseen, but deeply felt

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

My heart pounded as my vision blurred, knees shaking as my body weakened and blood rushed to my feet.  I remember thinking I had a concussion, but not being able to explain the actions of my heart or blood. I was used to my daily run presenting me with some difficulty, but I had never experienced such struggl...