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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...

Changing climate requires first step

Changing climate requires first step

Editorial Staff

September 26, 2019

Our climate is changing due to human activity. But which activities are most responsible for this change? Some environmentalists advocate for individually using less plastic, especially single-use plastics such as straws and water bottles, and encourage people to use reusable materials instead. Howev...

Letter in the mail isn’t your future

Letter in the mail isn’t your future

Editorial Board

May 20, 2019

“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...

Mental health should be priority, not an afterthought

Mental health should be priority, not an afterthought

Editorial Staff

April 9, 2019

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...

Seek positive relationships, not purely romantic ones

Seek positive relationships, not purely romantic ones

Editorial Staff

February 14, 2019

The exchange of secrets among tight-knit friends, the random nicknames and laughter and quickened heart palpitations. The fleeting eye contact and failed attempts at grabbing attention.   That dizzying feeling of having crushes, construct of “wanting someone to care” and “relationshi...

Taking advantage of New Year’s Resolutions

Taking advantage of New Year’s Resolutions

Editorial Staff

January 9, 2019

One of the highlights of the holiday season is New Year’s Day, and with it comes the time for New Year's resolutions. Whether it is hitting the gym everyday, spending less money on unnecessary items or simply complimenting others more, people should embrace New Year’s resolutions, despite certain...

Despite looming threats, history acts as mirror for ourselves

Despite looming threats, history acts as mirror for ourselves

Editorial Board

November 1, 2018

The long trail of human history has many things upon it: the bridges of innovation, the boulders of civilization and the rich soil of culture.   Naturally, it is also littered with human trash.   The discarded wrappers of racism, the empty bottles of sexism and the used tissues ...

School safety should be appreciated, not shamed

School safety should be appreciated, not shamed

Editorial Board

October 11, 2018

Students have to walk across campus in order to get into the only school entrance. Students are required to be off campus during release periods. Guests may only bring small bags into Buddy Echols Field, and all large school events now require outside security, campus administration and police offic...

What is the right way to spend summer?

What is the right way to spend summer?

Editorial Staff

May 27, 2018

The final bell rings, and it feels like the beginning scene of High School Musical 2. It is finally summer.   Some Coppell High School students are rushing home, ready to start binging on the latest Netflix show, and others head straight to the neighborhood pool, ready to cool off from the...

Broadening our scope, considering non-traditional paths post graduation

Broadening our scope, considering non-traditional paths post graduation

Editorial Staff

April 11, 2018

Often, the idea of attending traditional college after graduation is drilled into high school students’ minds by parents, peers and teachers as a fixed expectation, the only respectable option.   But dropping that presumption and encouraging open mindedness would greatly benefit many students. F...

Taking our beliefs to the ballot

Taking our beliefs to the ballot

Editorial Staff

February 27, 2018

From the inauguration of a new president and the Charlottesville protests to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and uncovering sexual assault and harassment, 2017 was a year of change. These changes did not go unnoticed. On Jan. 20, people around the world took to the streets for the second annu...

#MeToo, old and new: Recent sexual assault allegations bring light to power of people

#MeToo, old and new: Recent sexual assault allegations bring light to power of people

Editorial Staff

December 20, 2017

On Oct. 5, The New York Times published an article that exposed accusations of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s of rape, sexual assault and harassment of dozens of women. A day later, Defy Media Senior Vice President Andy Signore was accused of sexual assault and harassment. Less than a week after that, Hea...