Coppell Student Media

Math, science are not the only indication of intelligence

Math, science are not the only indication of intelligence

November 11, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Showcase, Student Opinions

By Emma Cummins Editorial Page Editor At Coppell High School, we are recognized for our academic rigor. While CHS may offer students an excellent education, this however, does not mean that the areas of emphasis within the school are balanced.   The maths and sciences are especially em...

Books are a necessity when growing up

Books are a necessity when growing up

October 15, 2015


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By Emma Cummins Editorial Page Editor   While movies and music have their benefits, books are often forgotten in this day and age. Reading is extremely important to a person's development and should never be forgotten. No matter the book, it is always salubrious to sit down and read, even...

Twitter sends a mixed message with news

Twitter sends a mixed message with news

Editorial

September 14, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

You unlock your iPhone; you slide over to Twitter and you open up the oh-so familiar app. Why do you open it? To see your friend's tweets, see the newest celebrity Twitter rant, or to read about current events? If this last option seems out of place, perhaps we should discuss why Twitter is a news so...

Celebrity advice deserves no special attention

Celebrity advice deserves no special attention

September 6, 2015


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By Emma Cummins Editorial Editor   As teenagers, we tend to draw advice from a variety of sources. Our family, teachers, and most importantly, the people we look up to, which for teenagers can more often than not be a celebrity. For me, I have a lot of celebrity favorites, but sometimes ...

Editorial: Memorization trumps life skills in classroom under pressure

Editorial: Memorization trumps life skills in classroom under pressure

February 13, 2015


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Pressure applied can put a student into one of two categories: trying too hard and being pushed until one’s mentality suffers, or allowing oneself to be fearful of hard work and never knowing what it’s like to be pushed so hard. This creates a double edged sword of disadvantages for society. A...

Editorial: Staff encourages reciprocating thankfulness through giving

Editorial: Staff encourages reciprocating thankfulness through giving

November 17, 2014


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Video by Taylor Bryson. http://vimeo.com/116798386 Though the turkeys may no longer gobble gobble on the fourth Thursday of November, millions of families will be celebrating the largest feast of the year. Family, friends and fortuity is what the holiday is centered around. However, in a ti...

Recruitment pressure takes away from healthy college experience

Recruitment pressure takes away from healthy college experience

April 15, 2014


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By Tolu Salako Editorial Page Editor Though I have lived in the states for more than eight years and should be fully accustomed to the American culture and all aspects of it, I am not, especially when it comes to college Greek life and all that comes with it. Claiming to promote volunteerism, self...

Affirmative action promotes diversity, not discrimination

February 2, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Pro-Con Columns, Student Opinions

By Tolu Salako Editorial Page Editor I plan on going to Southern Methodist University to major in biology and journalism, but the only thing that is in the way of this dream I hope to obtain comes down to one thing: money. We all need it, and we all hope to receive acceptance from our top colleges...

Women’s priorities misplaced, pursue men over degree

Women’s priorities misplaced, pursue men over degree

January 8, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

By Tolu Salako Editorial Page Editor “I just want to go to college to find a guy”. My head made a 180 degree quick turn as I tried to find who exactly uttered those stupid words. “Go to college just to find a guy? Haven’t feminists around the world for years wanted girls not be so depende...

Community service without incentives makes experience more worthwhile

Community service without incentives makes experience more worthwhile

November 5, 2013


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By Tolu Salako Editorial Page Editor My small black knit gloves refuse to let the blood flow through my fingers since I refuse to buy new ones for the five days that Texas has remotely cold weather I check my phone: 42 degrees. I wanted so desperately to go home. It was the day before Thanksgivin...

Privacy fails to be recognized domestically

Privacy fails to be recognized domestically

October 22, 2013


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By Tolu Salako Editorial Page Editor It is as if someone is always watching me 24/7, and in a nutshell, someone always is. It was first with the National Security Agency and hearing about its capability to listen to our phone calls and read our text messages at any time, and then hearing Edward Snowden m...

Stability outweighs passion regarding future careers

Stability outweighs passion regarding future careers

September 6, 2013


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By Tolu Salako Editorial Page Editor I like finding derivatives, not learning about the different parts of the cell. I like finding the area under the curve and not the different structures of viruses. I like journalism and not learning about how enzymes help break down proteins. But sometime in th...