Coppell Student Media

Numb to the News

Numb to the News

Alishba Javaid, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Dazzling clothes on display, jewelry galore, the sounds of bargaining, exchange of cash—and within it all are beggars. This is not an uncommon view of a bazaar in Pakistan. My heart would immediately feel horrible for the children, the mothers, the elderly, the deformed. But what would make me feel...

American foreign policy destabilizing world safety

American foreign policy destabilizing world safety

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

I was constantly told as a child that the United States was the greatest nation in the world and never faltered in its dedication to democracy. I saw my country as a force for good, selfless in its commitment to promoting peace and stability across the globe. I was quickly disillusioned. My view of Amer...

Kill capital punishment in pursuit of ethical society

Kill capital punishment in pursuit of ethical society

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Death is final. Different from convicted felons sentenced to life in prison, death row inmates cannot appeal if new exonerating evidence comes to light after they are executed.  They are already dead. A conservative estimate by the National Academy of Sciences found that at least 4.1% of deat...

Lack of climate change education in schools spelling Earth’s doom

Lack of climate change education in schools spelling Earth’s doom

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Deep green mountains created a backdrop to my view of beggarly houses lining the road to the compost hut. Nearby dogs dipped their muzzles into waste, their spines drastically poking out of their bodies, a reminder of the crippling poverty I was immersing myself in.  The compost hut did not seem like much. In p...

CHS Speaks: Students experiencing growth through enriching curriculum

CHS Speaks: Students experiencing growth through enriching curriculum

Fiona Koshy, Editorial Page Editor

April 12, 2018

Throughout a student’s high school career, there is bound to be at least one class that makes a lasting impact on the student from an academic or emotional standpoint.   Not only do classes engage students’ minds with valuable information, but they can teach them important lessons about ...

Curbing political ignorance

Curbing political ignorance

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018

Throughout American history, the power to vote has been fiercely fought for, with demonstrations and protests demanding the right to be granted to all citizens.   However, recent exposés of the public’s political ignorance are concerning, and prove voters need to be more political...

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

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...

Good to go: Why traveling broadens the mind and changes perspective

Good to go: Why traveling broadens the mind and changes perspective

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017

We see a lot of the same people, deal with the same situations and interact with similar beliefs in our Coppell bubble. Though Coppell has become increasingly diverse over the years, it is no secret that we tend to surround ourselves around like-minded people. We become comfortable; we become closed of...

Bathroom stalls see aggressive underground, student tensions

Bathroom stalls see aggressive underground, student tensions

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

Rushing to use the bathroom and still be on time, students pick a bathroom stall to use before 52 minutes of instruction. Once situated, the student looks to their right: swastikas are drawn in black sharpie on the rouge-red walls.   They look to their left: racial slurs and even death threats are...

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

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...

Letter to the Editor: Associated Press mainstreams delusion

Letter to the Editor: Associated Press mainstreams delusion

April 19, 2017

Re: Associated Press mainstreams delusion, By Emma Cummins, April 7 As transgender issues become more prominent in the media, journalists have found them hard to address, as there is no protocol for reference to a transgender person. Most of this issue seems to come from the idea that addressing someo...

Working with a team when you hate team spirit

Working with a team when you hate team spirit

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

As students, we often learn about teamwork and its complexities. There will always be the group leader and there will almost always be one person whose laziness drags the whole group down.   Some students really prefer working in teams and some do not. So what if you are part of the group...