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On the Spot: Zuckerberg hearing raises privacy concerns, speculation

Facebook users at Coppell High School find ways to protect their online information on their devices. After discovering that Facebook has been collecting personal information and data from their users, both students and staff feel they should take safety precautions when dealing with online media.

Christine Zacuai, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

The Congressional hearing of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg concerning the Facebook’s release of personal data to Cambridge Analytica today raises speculation about the security of personal information handled on the app.   The ongoing investigation by members of Congress bring facilitat...

Finding the value; social media is for bringing people together

Graphic by Joshua Martin

April 15, 2015

By Gabby Sahm Staff Writer @gabbysahm It is no shock that we have become a technology driven society. You cannot go anywhere without seeing multiple people on a device, whether it be a smart phone, tablet or laptop. This technology has brought people closer together, but it has also become a new way of bringing people down and...

Wait, when did my Facebook status become part of my college admission?

Graphic by Julia Bordonaro

November 14, 2013

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer You have probably been warned about how colleges may be monitoring Facebook activity in an attempt to learn more about an applicant. A recent New York Times story titled “They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets” brings up the issue of how colleges are incorporating social media into college admissions. Everytime I tweet, put a picture on Instagram or update my Facebook status, I now think a...

Social media highlights growing political awareness in teens

February 13, 2013

By Michelle Pitcher Editor-in-Chief Amid the tweets about the rumored Free Burrito Day at Chipotle (Feb. 14 if you kiss someone in the restaurant), I saw something rather surprising on my twitter feed. Several of my peers were live-tweeting last night's State of the Union Address, and, much to my surprise, they were not just commenting on the slip-...

New Facebook “Graph Search” feature raises questions, concerns

February 5, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Facebook has evolved a lot since the days when it was based out of Mark Zuckerberg's house as a network for college students. With more and more competitors popping up in the social networking marketplace, Facebook must constantly come up with new, innovative features...

Dog lovers work their “paws off” for new dog park

Print screen of the Facebook group: Coppell Dog Park.

November 17, 2012

By Corrina Taylor Staff Writer Video by Keith Kellenberger The City Council room was adorned with seats filled with Coppell citizens wearing grey shirts with green paw prints, eager for the meeting to start. The glass walls peer out into a finely polished waiting room. The council took their...

Social media and the election

November 7, 2012

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer As of now, almost everyone knows that Barack Obama (D) defeated GOP candidate Mitt Romney to be re-elected as President, to go on with his agenda in the second term of his presidency. As the election unfolded and the electoral college votes were announced to the public through media outlets, the students of CHS logged into social media sites suc...

Facebook becoming necessary

November 1, 2012

By Tina Huang Staff Writer Lately, I have found it more and more difficult as a person without Facebook. Activities I am involved have almost made it a necessity. NHS's volunteering opportunities and announcements are all made known through a Facebook group. Business Professionals of America, t...

‘Not everything you enjoy is bad’ Stewart says

Graphic by Brian Hwu.

November 17, 2011

By Kelly Stewart Opinions Editor I will be honest: whenever I sit down at my computer to check my e-mail or Facebook - my homework is done of course - a part of me feels strangely guilty for wasting time not doing anything productive. I know this is not just me; it seems like doing something pointless...

Coppell student quickly developing as a rapper

Aspiring rapper Raymond Hart, commonly known as “Lil' Ray”, poses for the camera. Hart released his first album “Relentless” last October and is continuing to release new rap singles every couple of weeks. Photo by Trevor Stiff.

November 10, 2011

By Seth Slover Staff Writer In a country where musical talent is abundant, it can be difficult for young musicians to succeed.  Coppell junior Raylon Hart knows that, but it is by no means stopping him. Hart, a rapper under the name of “Lil’ Ray,” has been rapping since age 12. “I...

Social networking defining a generation

Social networking sites such as Facebook are blurring the identities of many people in this generation. Graphic by Brian Hwu

October 25, 2011

By Seth Slover Staff Writer How many times have you checked Facebook today?  What about Twitter?  Many people in our generation seem to be defined by social networking. Perhaps far too over-hyped and over-discussed, social networking has a remarkable impact on society.  The obvious effects consist ...

Gay-Straight Alliance given green light

October 14, 2011

By Kelly Stewart Opinions Editor After years of trying to get a Gay-Straight Alliance established at CHS, the students have finally gotten the okay from the right people to get it started. For a minute it looked like it was going to be denied again, but armed with a Facebook group, and a petition...