Coppell Student Media

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...

A reflection on fleeting emotion; the struggle of converting empathy into action

A reflection on fleeting emotion; the struggle of converting empathy into action

Briana Thomas, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

You press play on a video to view a woman narrating her experience as a victim of domestic violence. You see her tears. Her bruises. The way she holds herself firmly, as if at any moment, someone would tear away another piece of her. At a restaurant, you see another woman. She shares the same emotionles...

Six things I learned about bullying

Six things I learned about bullying

Sofia Guerrero, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Bullying is something that people should not have to go through, yet something that is often difficult to stop. I have had experience with bullying and feel like I can give advice about the topic. Hopefully, these pieces of advice will help you if you are feeling upset about bullying you may have...

Where my passion and I collide

Where my passion and I collide

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Elza van den Heever was the toughest opera singer I had ever met. But there she was, moved to tears. After missing only one day of rehearsal to mourn the sudden loss of her triplet brother, she had returned to the stage of the Dallas Opera to sing the role of Norma to a packed audience. But when sh...

A decade of dance; a reflection on being a young Bharatanatyam dancer

A decade of dance; a reflection on being a young Bharatanatyam dancer

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Ten years ago, I walked into an old, blue-speckled, tiled floor room not expecting the course of my life to take a new direction. I am a Bharatanatyam dancer. Bharatanatyam is a form of Indian classical dance originating in South India centuries ago. I have practiced this art form for most of my childhood,...

8 things being single in high school taught me

8 things being single in high school taught me

Saira Haque, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

As senior year almost comes to end, these last weeks will sure be bittersweet. As I look through photos on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and my phone I realize despite my many friends, I had never thought about committing to a romantic relationship. With movies such as Pretty in Pink and 16 Candles and other high school romantic come...

In the eye of the hurricane: Convention serves as reminder that in the toughest of times, journalism is stronger than ever

In the eye of the hurricane: Convention serves as reminder that in the toughest of times, journalism is stronger than ever

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

SEATTLE - In the eye of the hurricane there is quiet. For journalists in this day and age, living up to your credentials may seem a daunting task. With anyone from your neighbor to your president ready to pull you down to the realm of fake news, it can be difficult to remember that what you pub...

Living pink: how changing my hair color changed my perspective

Living pink: how changing my hair color changed my perspective

Rachel Choi, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

  “It’s now or never,” I breathed, as I applied the bleach onto my hair. A few days later, I dyed it pink. I had originally decided to dye my hair pink because I didn’t want to wonder about how it would feel to have an unnatural hair color and I knew having an “unprofessional” hair color as an adult would be impossible....

Call me princess: Why I am an only child and absolutely love it

Call me princess: Why I am an only child and absolutely love it

Akila Muthukumar, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Like not using the right fork when at dinner in a fancy restaurant or wearing mismatched neon clothes, being an only child can get a bad rap. Only children are often characterized as selfish, socially awkward hermits, waiting on the desolate island of self-centeredness amongst their imaginary admirers...

Dressing nice to observe changes in attitude, feeling, outlook on life

Dressing nice to observe changes in attitude, feeling, outlook on life

Farah Merchant, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

“The first day is the hardest,” I think to myself as I sit on my closet floor surrounded by my dresses and skirts hoping to find something fancier than my normal dress, yet simple enough not to draw too many eyes. As someone who has lacked confidence from an early age, I have always attempted t...