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

Straight pride seen as equilibrium rather than for ignoring the real reasons of LGBT+ pride.

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

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

Gay Straight Alliance speaks out about Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage

Coppell High School senior secretary, historian and treasurer of the gay straight alliance (GSA) club Jessica Mellville shares her opinion on the recent legalization of equal marriage in the United States at the GSA club's meeting on Sept. 28. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution guarantees the right to equal marriage, and legalized it in all 50 states on June 26. Photo by Maggie Theel.

October 14, 2015

By Wren Lee Staff Writer @Leelaurenwren   Back in the mid-1900s, interracial marriages were taboo. An Asian woman and Caucasian male getting married was looked down upon but the times have changed.   Coppell High School Gay Straight Alliance sponsor Jessica Short said, "The tab...

GSA to hold day of silence for suicide prevention

GSA to hold day of silence for suicide prevention

April 11, 2014

By Kara Hallam Staff Writer Offering housing to students in need and hosting a variety of charities even in the rain, the Coppell High School Gay-Straight Alliance is more than just a club; it is a safe haven for students questioning their sexuality during a pivotal point of their lives. “I think [t...

GSA pushes for more acceptance in 2nd year of club

September 26, 2012

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer After several years of debate and rejection, Coppell High School approved the Gay-Straight Alliance in 2011. This year is the second year of the club's existence, and the students in charge are ready to plan another year working towards the end of homophobia. La...

Year in review

May 25, 2012

By Christina Burke Staff Writer The 2011-2012 school year has been a great one at CHS full of new faces, new activities and recognitions. Looking back on the highlights, it has been a pretty eventful year in the Coppell bubble that will not be forgotten just because it is summer vacation. Aug 22- Jas...

Spirit day for GSA

November 16, 2011

By Kelly Stewart Opinions Editor Tomorrow, CHS might be seeing more purple in the hallways than usual. The GSA is having its first event, a ‘Spirit Day’ for all LGBT students and everyone who supports them, a chance to show their pride for who they are by wearing purple on Thursday. Sp...

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...

Gay-straight alliance put on hold

Graphic by Brian Hwu

October 5, 2011

By Kelly Stewart Opinions Editor The latest of many attempts to get a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) started at CHS has again been put on hold by the administration, due to concerns about the intentions of the club. Assistant principal Sean Bagley said the reason for the hesitation is that school officials are concerned that allowi...