Coppell Student Media

Let’s be more aware in 2019

Let’s be more aware in 2019

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Some people may describe 2018 as rough.   I will admit, it was a mostly rough year for politics, environment, culture and Twitter, which was alight with commentary (read: close-to-vicious debate) on everything from Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing to James Gunn’s dismissal, not to mention deva...

Unheard and unknown: my experience with dance

Unheard and unknown: my experience with dance

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

“You’re a dancer? What type of dance do you do?”   “I’m a classical dancer. I do Kuchipudi.”   All of a sudden, their smile fades and with it, their intrigue.   “Oh.” For as long as I have done Kuchipudi, this is the same reaction I usually receive...

Beauty from within

Beauty from within

Umama Suriya, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Society. It tells you that a perfect girl needs to be skinny like a twig, have pronounced curves and wear layers of makeup to cover the scars and acne naturally on her face. Who made society this way? Why is the ideal and perfect girl the most beautiful? I am a short, average-weighted girl with glasses...

Don’t dress to oppress

Don’t dress to oppress

Charlotte Vanyo, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under Opinions

My mission in life is to make a difference - even a small one. Because of this, I try to be politically active in any way a 16-year-old can. I can often be found at town halls, rallies and marches. Many people laugh at my activism and ask, “Does she really think she’s making a difference?” In a...

Ringing in new year with resolutions

Ringing in new year with resolutions

Christie Hernandez, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Time is ticking until the clock strikes midnight, and the new year is about to begin. Minutes later, it is 2019 and time to make the next 365 days better than ever.   With a new year comes new beginnings and most of all, a fresh start. Many like to reflect on the previous year and set new g...

Taking advantage of New Year’s Resolutions

Taking advantage of New Year’s Resolutions

Editorial Staff

January 9, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

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...

Do what you are good at

Do what you are good at

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinions

As a kid, I was always clad in Spiderman shirts garnished with hints of mud and paired with scattered marker stains and scraped knees. I wanted to be many things. For one, taller. Maybe an astronaut. Then, one day, I went home and proclaimed I would be a painter. With a smug little grin, I presented...

Rejuvenate over break for a better you

Rejuvenate over break for a better you

Shravya Mahesh, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinions

The smell of peppermint, twinkling serial lights, fuzzy winter coats and scarves: all of these things characterize the holiday season, a staple of late December.   However, December is not just these items. December is the end of the the first semester, meaning last-minute grades, crammin...

“Kids these days”: why older people should stop judging our generation as lazy

“Kids these days”: why older people should stop judging our generation as lazy

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions

As long as the Earth continues to turn, older generations will continue to look down upon their posterity, maybe with a look of disgust or a cliche “In my day…”. Though such thoughts are often expressed in agitation, it is important to look at the significance behind them.   Are we real...

As loyal students, help out by picking up the trash

As loyal students, help out by picking up the trash

Umama Suriya, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Opinions

There is a piece of trash on the ground by many brown empty tables in the Coppell High School cafeteria. What would you do?   I would pick it up. Many in this school do not pick up their trash, and it only increases the amount of work for our hard-working custodians.   Custodia...

Ending “smart Asian” stereotypes

Ending “smart Asian” stereotypes

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Showcase

I am Indian, and I am not enrolled in six AP classes. I am Indian, and I did not score well on the SAT my first try. I am Indian, and I struggle so much in calculus that I study for hours outside class just to understand basic concepts, because I cannot keep pace with the teacher’s lectures. ...

From sunny Florida to frigid Virginia to dry west coast

From sunny Florida to frigid Virginia to dry west coast

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Living on the southern tip of the northeast for most of my life, I grew up in what is the ideal holiday atmosphere. Christmas Day, it would be below freezing, with a few exceptions, with a light layer of snow covering the ground like a blanket.   However, as my family traveled more during t...