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A letter to the classes behind seniors: Appreciate each year

A letter to the classes behind seniors: Appreciate each year

Editorial Board

May 15, 2020

Sparkling prom dresses with matching bow ties, graduation caps thrown in the air and the best year of high school. These all have come to define senior year, since the days where we were watching High School Musical on Disney Channel, for every class of seniors across the United States.  The class of...

Editorial: Remembering others during panic

Editorial: Remembering others during panic

Editorial Board

April 20, 2020

On March 15, TikTok user Lauren Whitney posted a TikTok that has since gone viral regarding a diaper shortage. “To all you crazy people buying out all the diapers - how am I supposed to diaper my child if I can't afford to buy 20 [boxes] at a time like you can?” Whitney said through tears.  ...

Editorial: Teach us something we actually need

Editorial: Teach us something we actually need

Editorial Board

February 13, 2020

If Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer had not taken the initiative to establish a #Adulting experience for the seniors of the school, nearly 900 young adults could have graduated and entered the world without acquiring some essential life skills.  According to the survey Springer emailed o...

We can be the change

We can be the change

Editorial Board

December 14, 2019

Almost 60 years ago, America was in a state of transition and generational challenges, defined by counterculture movements led by the youth. As those in power drafted them to a war most did not believe in and the Civil Rights Movement reached its climax, the youth stood up against what they felt was u...

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...