Coppell Student Media

Coppell Observer: How to spring clean like a pro

Coppell Observer: How to spring clean like a pro

Fiona Koshy, Editorial Page Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Coppell Observer, Opinions

 Coppell Observer is a humorous weekly column about life as a teenager. Please be warned that any and all sass is due to the writers’ similar situation as teenagers (even though we feel so much older). You, the reader, should not take any of the words seriously. Seriously. If this article makes you laugh,...

School overextension: do not spread yourself too thin

School overextension: do not spread yourself too thin

Christine Zacuai, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Having too much on your plate. Biting off more than you can chew. To go to extremes.   These well known expressions at a glance seem overused and meaningless, but as a student facing the obstacles of school involvement, it is quite scary.   There is no doubt that high school ca...

Broadening our scope, considering non-traditional paths post graduation

Broadening our scope, considering non-traditional paths post graduation

Editorial Staff

April 11, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

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...

Searching for enlightenment, finding peace through meditation (with video)

Searching for enlightenment, finding peace through meditation (with video)

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Showcase

Four years ago, my father spent 10 days at a meditation camp in Delaware without access to technology and without speaking to anyone, including the other campers. He came back and said it was the best time of his life.   Within the next year, my mom went to the same camp in Delaware and my...

Curbing political ignorance

Curbing political ignorance

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

Throughout American history, the power to vote has been fiercely fought for, with demonstrations and protests demanding the right to be granted to all citizens.   However, recent exposés of the public’s political ignorance are concerning, and prove voters need to be more political...

Pursuing passions: Finding your niche in high school

Pursuing passions: Finding your niche in high school

Anthony Cesario, Co-Student Life Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Dropped into an unfamiliar building with thousands of other kids and an overwhelming amount of activities to participate in, it can often be difficult to find a place where you truly belong in high school.   The majority of my freshman year at Coppell High School was spent adjusting to this...

Snapchat update creating discontent among users

Snapchat update creating discontent among users

Renata Barona, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinions

It has been seven years since Snapchat came out. Throughout the years, the app has been able to surprise us with its funny filters and new updates, but on Feb. 6 the Snapchat company made significant changes to the app, making many Snapchat users very angry.   The Snapchat support account ...

It could have happened to us

It could have happened to us

Amelia Vanyo and Kelly Wei

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinions

They are teachers, friends, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. They had futures, lives filled with success and love. Now they are frozen in a heartbreaking memory, trapped between the thick pages of a life that will never be lived.   Parents will bury their children.   Younger siblings...

Planning ahead: How my Passion Planner keeps me on track

Planning ahead: How my Passion Planner keeps me on track

Jessica Hernandez, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinions

For some students, staying organized can be among the most difficult tasks when balancing homework, standardized test preparation, in-school activities and extracurriculars.   Need a simple solution? Invest in a Passion Planner.   During the summer before my junior year as I was...

CHS speaks: Students, staff move to a traditional block schedule

CHS speaks: Students, staff move to a traditional block schedule

Fiona Koshy, Editorial Page Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinions

This school year, Coppell High School made the transition from a seven period daily schedule to a modified block schedule. This current schedule consists of two skinny periods, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, daily. The middle three classes are block periods that alternate with another thr...