Coppell Student Media

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...

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...

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...

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...

Screen for thought

Screen for thought

Fiona Koshy, Editorial Page Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

It may seem silly, but as teenagers growing up in this day and age, we consider phones one of our ultimate necessities. As in, if we could only bring three things to a desert island, our phones would most likely be one of them (assuming there’s service).   I feel off when mine isn’t within hands re...

Traveling leads to stepping out of bubble, awareness

Traveling leads to stepping out of bubble, awareness

Tanya Raghu, Enterprise Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Traveling is the best form of education. The experience of seeing and interacting with places and monuments as they become tangible and real cannot be recreated.   This summer, I visited Canada; my family flew into Vancouver and drove over 600 miles to Calgary. My image of the country as a peac...

A future for myself: Taking control of what’s next

A future for myself: Taking control of what’s next

Kathryn Rudd, Entertainment Editor

May 28, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

I do not think I am a selfish person. At least I don’t want to be. Constantly battling with myself over what I want, what others need and what I am willing to do to please everyone.   But I am human and I cannot do everything.   From doubt and rejection to hope and redemption, I have ...

A letter to the creative: your art has never made you empty

A letter to the creative: your art has never made you empty

Briana Thomas, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

A letter of reflection,   Jathiswaram. It was to this Indian Classical piece, despite all its intricacy and required mastery, that I with admirable effort performed a few minutes of footwork for my quickly intrigued fifth grade classroom. Presenting after me was a student who had completed a...

A career in social work: Haque devotes her life for the causes of the greater good

A career in social work: Haque devotes her life for the causes of the greater good

Saira Haque, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

“With your genuine and pure heart you won’t get anywhere, one day you will get bored of this social work and helping people and go into something that is more socially acceptable “ Those were almost the exact words I heard more than a year ago from someone at a gathering when I shared that I decided to pursue a career of s...

When two roads diverged in a wood

When two roads diverged in a wood

Meha Srivastav, Social Media Manager

May 16, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

When reporting your first news story for a high school newspaper, it is probably best to start small. Maybe a student club meeting or a dissection being performed by an anatomy class, but definitely not interviewing a United States representative and vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee. ...

Taking big dreams to big apple: Venkatraman trades suburban life for city of dreams

Taking big dreams to big apple: Venkatraman trades suburban life for city of dreams

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

I don't know how to start this column. I have attempted four or five different intros and I can’t find a single one I am satisfied with. Because to me, beginning this article means ending my senior year. I don't know if I'm ready for that.   For the past six months, I have been itching to start the next p...