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Taking our beliefs to the ballot

Taking our beliefs to the ballot

Editorial Staff

February 27, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

From the inauguration of a new president and the Charlottesville protests to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and uncovering sexual assault and harassment, 2017 was a year of change. These changes did not go unnoticed. On Jan. 20, people around the world took to the streets for the second annu...

Redefining leadership: The difference between loud and confident

Redefining leadership: The difference between loud and confident

Lili Lomas, Executive Digital Content Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Our society hails teen leaders...just not always the right ones.   Schools and communities love those with the loudest enthusiasm, those who scream for attention. Additionally, there is no quality more lauded by college admissions than leadership. However, the way we define “leadership...

Unnecessary obstacles in the brutal climb to a perfect GPA

Unnecessary obstacles in the brutal climb to a perfect GPA

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

Despite the fact that only 6.9 percent of the United States is clinically depressed, 26 percent of high school students are depressed to the clinical level, which could be an indication that teens live in an unhealthy environment.   At Coppell High School, even after studying hard and receiving an A in their class, many students remain disappointed in themselves due to the fact that their A grade fails to earn them the highest possi...

Damaging, unrealistic portrayals of mental health in “13 Reasons Why”

Damaging, unrealistic portrayals of mental health in “13 Reasons Why”

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Opinions

In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, killing nearly 45,000 Americans annually. Despite this, the Netflix original show “13 Reasons Why,” which correlates with an increase in the number of times people searched “how to commit suicide” by 26 percent, has a second se...

Anxiety by diagnosis: where to draw the line between stress and mental illness

Anxiety by diagnosis: where to draw the line between stress and mental illness

Kelly Wei, Art Editor, Entertainment Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Opinions

When asked to speak on the casual culture of misused mental health terminologies, Coppell High School junior Rishi Lekkala almost rolls her eyes.   “It’s not a crime,” Lekkala said. “I’ve probably done something like that. It’s just a matter of ignorance, and not knowing the diff...

Flowing into the new year: Reflecting back on 30 days of daily yoga

Flowing into the new year: Reflecting back on 30 days of daily yoga

Jessica Hernandez, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

At the end of last year, I made it one of my goals for the new year to wake up earlier and spend time doing something that I love before starting my day: yoga.   In the past, I have done yoga whenever time has allowed for it, and more often than not, I would go days, sometimes weeks, without practicing. ...

I was bullied because of my anxiety (with video)

I was bullied because of my anxiety (with video)

Amelia Vanyo, Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Showcase

The honest truth   I used to self harm. It started in the seventh grade, shortly after I began taking medication for anxiety.   There was a girl in my seventh grade class who would check my wrists every day, making a show of how she was trying to help me.   She did no...

Fighting for justice

Fighting for justice

Anika Arutla, staff writer

January 27, 2018


Filed under Opinions

"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men," world acclaimed talk show host Oprah Winfrey said at the 75th Golden Globes Awards on Jan. 8, "but their time is up. Their time is up."   In the 1840s, Susan B. Anthony fought among...

Turning a new page: Living in an age where reading about tough issues is the new normal (Part III)

Turning a new page: Living in an age where reading about tough issues is the new normal (Part III)

Jessica Hernandez, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Opinions, Showcase

Editor’s note: This story is a part of The Sidekick series on the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment.   It is uncomfortable, sensitive and difficult to talk about in everyday life, but in the end, it is real and we as a society need to talk about it.   Sexual harassment and...

Respecting all forms of storytelling

Respecting all forms of storytelling

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

  As children, many are repeatedly told by their parents to stop wasting their time watching television, to switch out the screen for a book.   In school, teachers often refuse to accept graphic novels as “real books,” saying that students must choose something different to rea...

CHS speaks: Ranging from business to medicine, students exploring future endeavors

CHS speaks: Ranging from business to medicine, students exploring future endeavors

Sofia Guerrero, Staff Writer

January 4, 2018


Filed under Opinions

As teenagers grow into young adults, interests, jobs and college come into play. Many students start getting part time jobs from as early an age as 15 to earn money from their paycheck and possibly save for college.   Students have the opportunity to visit colleges during their junior and senior ...

#MeToo, old and new: Recent sexual assault allegations bring light to power of people

#MeToo, old and new: Recent sexual assault allegations bring light to power of people

Editorial Staff

December 20, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

On Oct. 5, The New York Times published an article that exposed accusations of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s of rape, sexual assault and harassment of dozens of women. A day later, Defy Media Senior Vice President Andy Signore was accused of sexual assault and harassment. Less than a week after that, Hea...