Coppell Student Media

Celebrating self love on Valentine’s Day

Celebrating self love on Valentine’s Day

Briana Thomas, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

  A holiday that celebrates romantic love can often be brutal for those who are single.     A statement that with just a little courage, a little chocolate and lots of self love I was able to prove wrong.   As a woman who proudly flaunts single life, the idea that singles wou...

One step back, two steps forward: How to be okay with not being in control

One step back, two steps forward: How to be okay with not being in control

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

  In elementary school I played a game where all the kids in physical education would line up and face the coach on the opposite end of the gym. The coach would then call out a quality, “red hair”, “two siblings”, “plays piano”, and if the description applied to you, you took a...

New Priorities: As Coppell High School seniors enter their last semester in high school, focus shifts to family and friends

New Priorities: As Coppell High School seniors enter their last semester in high school, focus shifts to family and friends

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

  I remember in my freshman year when I set up a countdown to graduation and it measured over 1000 days. Now, I see just over 100.   As seniors enter their second and last semester of high school, a wave of emotions hits. Years ago, I awaited the time when my GPA and rank would freeze. I awaited the time when...

Power of appreciation: Empowering yourself, fostering strong relationships with regular expressions of gratitude (with video)

Power of appreciation: Empowering yourself, fostering strong relationships with regular expressions of gratitude (with video)

Akila Muthukumar, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

In the middle, of a stressful week filled with tests for students or office meetings for adults, gratitude might be the last priority for most people. Being thankful, and more importantly, expressing thankfulness, is something people have reserved for that special fourth Thursday in November.  ...

Why there is no straight pride: pride is to celebrate progress and bravery, not to please others

Why there is no straight pride: pride is to celebrate progress and bravery, not to please others

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

Pride is not a trend, but rather a practice based in a traumatic history of multiple social minorities.

Letting go of fear to explore something new

Letting go of fear to explore something new

Fiona Koshy, Staff Writer

January 14, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Showcase, Student Opinions

We have all, at some point or another, picked up a new hobby or explored a different interest. Whether it has stuck or not, pursuing something different pushes one's boundaries, encouraging them to go outside their comfort zone.   As people grow older, however, this can become a daunting task. ...

New year, same you: why setting resolutions is a waste of time

New year, same you: why setting resolutions is a waste of time

Kelly Wei, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

My dad and I regularly work out together three times a week.   On the first Saturday of the new year, we drove to our local gym and traveled through a parking lot hosting almost double the amount of cars it had seen just the week before. While waiting in a healthy-sized line at check-in, I ...

Generation Z not inherently self-centered, just conditioned by generational strife

Generation Z not inherently self-centered, just conditioned by generational strife

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

Each generation of youth has faced its fair share of disagreement from the older demographic. Technology has only become a new format in which to aim the blame.

Ride along brings new light to Cummins’ perspective (with video)

Ride along brings new light to Cummins’ perspective (with video)

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

DALLAS - Riding along on Harry Hines Boulevard with Dallas Police lieutenant Gerald Smalley, I felt the phrase “one of our men in blue” to no longer be a cliche, but a phrase that could not accurately sum up our debt to policemen.   Many times, police officers will give citizens what they c...

Smartphones discourage smart living

Smartphones discourage smart living

Kelly Wei, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Some weeks ago, I attended a birthday party and at one point found myself sitting at a table full of people I had never spoken to in my life.   By the extremely awkward silence that had wedged itself between the cracks of a dying conversation, it was obvious we were all strangers. At that...

The Dark Side of Good Stereotypes

The Dark Side of Good Stereotypes

Rachel Choi, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Showcase, Student Opinions

Austin Banzon   What may be seen as an advantage or a good stereotype of a group of people can also sometimes backfire. I used to think that the stereotype that Asians are smart was good and, at times, I still do.   Now, however, I am much more aware of the baggage that come...

LGBT+ community should find more strength in coexistence

LGBT+ community should find more strength in coexistence

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

In the end, we all have a common goal which brings us together: equality.