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Letter From the Editor: Issuing the truth in midst of confusion

Letter From the Editor: Issuing the truth in midst of confusion

Anthony Cesario, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2020

In the span of weeks, our lives as students — and as citizens in general — have quickly been thrown into confusion and uncertainty. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has gone from an overseas issue to one that has rapidly spread across our home country, directly impacting the things we do, the places we g...

Journalism satisfying the inquisitive by presenting me with opportunity to give back

Journalism satisfying the inquisitive by presenting me with opportunity to give back

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

When I was in elementary school, I would peer out of the foggy window from my booster-seat, listening to the quiet, calm, filter of NPR’s “Morning Edition” from the car’s radio.  Fast-forward to summer break, and I would spend the days of sweltering Indian summer heat splayed on the marble ...

Being a student journalist connects writing to my world

Being a student journalist connects writing to my world

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

February 25, 2020

Like most students, I participated in many classes and camps growing up, determining possible interests. One of them was a writing class at University of California, Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) in the summer of 2012.  We’d practiced writing poetry in third grade, and my haiku abo...

Letter From the Editor: Living in the shadow of our own expectations

Letter From the Editor: Living in the shadow of our own expectations

Anthony Cesario, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2020

So I started writing a novel again. For friends and family keeping count, this is approximately the 100th time I’ve said that. Since I was a child, it has been my dream to publish a book. However, being the impatient person and perfectionist I am, I would plan and plan and picture myself as a wor...

Letter From the Editor: Reflecting upon experiences before decade ends

Letter From the Editor: Reflecting upon experiences before decade ends

Anthony Cesario, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

My parents finally sold our piano last month. I can’t pretend I’m all that upset it’s gone. I started off loving the instrument, but the practice requirements, lessons every Saturday morning and the competitions I begrudgingly participated in eventually caused me to resent it. So, after eight yea...

Dear “Real Man”:

Dear “Real Man”:

Yash Ravula, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

“You don’t look like your age at all!” is one of the most awkward comments when you are short. Standing at about five feet, four and a half inches and very skinny with a prepubescent-looking face, it has been a part of all the family get-together conversations since I can remember.  This is t...

Unseen, but deeply felt

Unseen, but deeply felt

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

My heart pounded as my vision blurred, knees shaking as my body weakened and blood rushed to my feet.  I remember thinking I had a concussion, but not being able to explain the actions of my heart or blood. I was used to my daily run presenting me with some difficulty, but I had never experienced such struggl...

My pain is invisible, not imaginary

My pain is invisible, not imaginary

Angela Yuan, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

The biggest thing I remember about being undiagnosed is thinking I was perfectly fine when my symptoms were staring me right in the face. Over the summer, I alternated between 12 hours of sleep and 12 hours of sluggishness for days on end, and I saw no problem. Thankfully, my mother did; she ...

Letter From the Editor: Appreciating hometown during final year in Coppell

Letter From the Editor: Appreciating hometown during final year in Coppell

Anthony Cesario, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2019

According to my parents, I am very predictable. I groan about the unbearable Texas heat each time I burn my hand on the car seat belt buckle. I sigh dramatically every Sunday evening because “I don’t want to go to school tomorrow.” I stress every day about what will happen to me if I don’t end up at o...

Facing identity crises as a student who moves, reaching out to those who relate

Facing identity crises as a student who moves, reaching out to those who relate

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

August 30, 2019

Coming back to the United States after spending several years out of the country made me feel like a foreigner at home. The daughter of diplomats, I frequently moved in and out of the country, struggling with adapting to my own culture and what it really meant to be an American.  I lived in Washi...

A scorching experience

A scorching experience

Shravya Mahesh, Entertainment Editor

August 26, 2019

Vacation. I have always related the word with paradise, such as a sunny summer getaway to the Bahamas or the shining sands of Cancun. However, this summer brought me a starkly different definition of the word.  Truthfully, I was excited to go to India. I would finally see my cousins and relati...

How the beauty of my culture helped me embrace it

How the beauty of my culture helped me embrace it

Pramika Kadari, Executive News Editor

May 18, 2019

Nine years ago, my 7-year-old self excitedly climbed onto a school bus for the first time and sat next to a friendly-looking boy. While introducing ourselves to each other, he made a face and said, “your name is really weird”; being the dramatic child I was, I cried to my mother upon returning home that day. I have been embarrassed about my name ever si...