Coppell Student Media

Right, wrong can’t be applied to shape, size

Right, wrong can’t be applied to shape, size

May 15, 2015

By Kara Hallam Enterprise Editor @KaraHallam I pull up Facebook and my news feed fills with campaigns for body peace and body shaming. One thing out of all the posts suddenly catches my eye; it's a photo of an extremely thin girl and overweight woman with the phrase "both of these are unhealthy...

Students learn strategies for having healthy relationships

September 26, 2013

By Henriikka Niemi Staff Writer Everyone has at some point in their life witnessed bullying or sexual violence, been the target of it or inflicted it upon someone else. Throughout many high schools in the country The Be Project is attempting to spread awareness about how to have healthy relationships, both romantic and fr...

Fathers, sons called to action against bullying

February 5, 2013

By Christina Burke Features Editor As bullying remains a serious problem in the school system around the country, author and speaker Paul Coughlin has created an interactive way for kids to learn how to deal with bullies. In 2005, Coughlin founded 'The Protectors', an anti-bullying effort formed from per...

Coughlin visit protects future students from bullying

January 28, 2013

By Corrina Taylor Staff Writer Some older boys in class are bullying a child; the other students watch. They know it is wrong but none of them step up in his defense. This child needs The Protectors, an organization founded in 2005 by Paul Coughlin. This program provides personal experience and helps p...

Kind campaign returns to Coppell with documentary screening

November 6, 2012

By Christina Burke Features Editor Bullying is not a subject that is taken lightly in Coppell, let alone anywhere. More recently, the denomination of bullying within the world of females has begun to be looked into more than ever before. In 2012, two students at Pepperdine University, Lauren Parsekian...

Bullying isn’t the victim’s fault

Bullying isn’t the victim’s fault

October 26, 2012

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer Amanda Todd, 15-year-old student in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia was found dead in her home on Oct. 10 after posting her video called “My story: Struggling, bullying, suicide, self harm” on Sept. 7. The video featured her holding up cue cards that chroni...

What I missed about Coppell

What I missed about Coppell

October 26, 2012

By Jordan Thompson Staff Writer There is nothing wrong with a restless heart- if you are excited to get out of this town because you are ready for change, ready to see the world and discover yourself, by all means feed that ambition. But until graduation day comes, sit back and enjoy where you are-because...

District’s strategic plan to include anti-bullying focus

October 3, 2012

By Michelle Pitcher Editor-in-Chief I have always been of the opinion that bullying prevention should never be left to the students. Although I wouldn't say bullying is an epidemic at any CISD campus, there is no harm in creating awareness and putting the solution to the problem in capable hands. As...

Guerry to lead cyber-crime seminar at CMSW

May 9, 2012

By Jordan Bickham Staff Writer Coppell citizens now have the opportunity to see the award-winning live event that explains various methods of reducing the risk of becoming a victim of cyber-crimes such as cyber or digital bullying.  This Thursday, May 10th, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, the seminar, Publ...

Silence louder than words

April 20, 2012

By Kelly Stewart Opinions Editor Today the CHS Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) club will be calling attention to the bullying of LGBT youth in America’s schools by participating in the Day of Silence. Several CHS students have decided to be silent all day to protest the silence forced on LGBT...

Finding Kind exposes hardships of girl world

Finding Kind exposes hardships of girl world

March 26, 2012

By Christina Burke Staff Writer Hundreds of teenage girls and their mothers poured into the Coppell Middle School West Auditorium on March 20 to find kindness and stand together against girl on girl bulling. The smell of popcorn wafted through the room as it filled with anticipation for a docu...

CHS students face the harsh online realities that plague high schools across the nation

February 14, 2011

by Divya Kumar News Editor Are you Facebook friends with Lauren Taylor? Think back to how you know her. Did you meet her at a football game? Or maybe she was in one of your classes at school? She is a sophomore at CHS and the two of you have mutual friends online, so there’s obviously no harm in...