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  • Coppell ISD Board of Trustees approves Brad Hunt as new superintendent

  • Dr. Nicole Jund has been named Coppell High School's new principal.

  • Jill Popelka has formally resigned from her Place 2 seat on the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees

Power of appreciation: Empowering yourself, fostering strong relationships with regular expressions of gratitude (with video)

Power of appreciation: Empowering yourself, fostering strong relationships with regular expressions of gratitude (with video)

Akila Muthukumar, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

In the middle, of a stressful week filled with tests for students or office meetings for adults, gratitude might be the last priority for most people. Being thankful, and more importantly, expressing thankfulness, is something people have reserved for that special fourth Thursday in November.  ...

Looking Forward: Former president Barack Obama leaves behind legacy in White House

Looking Forward: Former president Barack Obama leaves behind legacy in White House

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

Just two weeks ago, a new president was inaugurated into the White House - President Donald J. Trump. The entering of a new president often results in a bittersweet leave for his predecessor. In 2017, President Barack Obama left the White House, leaving his supporters greatly emotional. It is un...

In death Killer Whale Tilikum finds freedom, raising awareness for whales in captivity

In death Killer Whale Tilikum finds freedom, raising awareness for whales in captivity

Briana Thomas, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinions

In November 1984, yet another whale was added to the growing statistic of orcas forced into cruel captivity.   In a matter of seconds, sharp, foreign objects invaded the peaceful blue waters of Iceland. Hunters violently threw slings and nets into the sea in hopes of capturing their next bi...

The importance of downtime: how to make time for yourself during a hectic day

The importance of downtime: how to make time for yourself during a hectic day

Rachel Choi, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinions

  It was the night that I sat awake at my desk frustrated with my textbooks sprawled out in front of me when I realized I couldn’t tackle my problems all at once. Taking breaks in between studying and making sure I had enough time to do that would ensure much more success, but I failed to do that.   Timekeeping is an important...

Big protest brings bigger success: March succeeds in giving women strength for next four years

Big protest brings bigger success: March succeeds in giving women strength for next four years

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Pro-Con Columns, Showcase

While the pink hats, shirts, scarves and faces that filled the streets of our nation on Jan. 2 were a lovely shade of peaceful rebellion, the pink understated the red hot anger that filled the hearts of women and men across the globe. Women filled the streets to protest the inauguration of Presiden...

Why there is no straight pride: pride is to celebrate progress and bravery, not to please others

Why there is no straight pride: pride is to celebrate progress and bravery, not to please others

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer
January 27, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

Pride is not a trend, but rather a practice based in a traumatic history of multiple social minorities.

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Politicians’ alienation of media unwarranted, unhealthy for democracy

Politicians’ alienation of media unwarranted, unhealthy for democracy

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Student Opinions

  To say President Donald Trump’s relationship with the mainstream media is rocky would be a understatement.   From his divisive and intense year of campaigning to his first few days in office, a cornerstone of the 45th president’s political career is the denouncing of the “biased, fake” news media.   W...

Responsibility comes in all shapes, sizes but provides similarities (with video)

Responsibility comes in all shapes, sizes but provides similarities (with video)

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

Introspection is hard. As teenagers, it is decidedly easier to ignore the flaws in ourselves and focus on others. However, there comes a point in our lives when we have to ask ourselves what falls under our umbrella of responsibility.       This is a difficult question to answer. As we grow up, those res...

Letting go of fear to explore something new

Letting go of fear to explore something new

Fiona Koshy, Staff Writer
January 14, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Showcase, Student Opinions

We have all, at some point or another, picked up a new hobby or explored a different interest. Whether it has stuck or not, pursuing something different pushes one's boundaries, encouraging them to go outside their comfort zone.   As people grow older, however, this can become a daunting task. ...

New year, same you: why setting resolutions is a waste of time

New year, same you: why setting resolutions is a waste of time

Kelly Wei, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

My dad and I regularly work out together three times a week.   On the first Saturday of the new year, we drove to our local gym and traveled through a parking lot hosting almost double the amount of cars it had seen just the week before. While waiting in a healthy-sized line at check-in, I ...

Generation Z not inherently self-centered, just conditioned by generational strife

Generation Z not inherently self-centered, just conditioned by generational strife

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

Each generation of youth has faced its fair share of disagreement from the older demographic. Technology has only become a new format in which to aim the blame.

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Ride along brings new light to Cummins’ perspective (with video)

Ride along brings new light to Cummins’ perspective (with video)

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor
January 13, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

DALLAS - Riding along on Harry Hines Boulevard with Dallas Police lieutenant Gerald Smalley, I felt the phrase “one of our men in blue” to no longer be a cliche, but a phrase that could not accurately sum up our debt to policemen.   Many times, police officers will give citizens what they c...

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