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The Art of Respect: Learning not to take everything for granted

Graphic by Manu Garikipati

Gabby Sahm, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

It is easy to take the smaller things in life for granted. From having a place to call home to simply being able to have a good dinner, people often forget that these things are rare to families in many cities and other countries.   Living in a place like Coppell, I feel like many teens have forg...

Meninism: Adding fuel to the fire of sexism?

Men and women should be considered equal and meninism defies those feminist ideals. Graphic by Rachel Bugias-Lopez

February 27, 2015

By Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer @alexdalton04  Women belong in the kitchen. You fight like a girl. At least you are pretty. Man up. These sayings are commonplace in our culture and have underlying sexist sentiments. They perpetuate superiority of men; and the ultimate weakness of women. Most ...

Quantity over quality, critical thinking nixed in favor of grades

November 14, 2014

Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer @alex_dalton04 As I scurry through the hallways in between classes I can always count on one thing; complaints. One of the best talents of teenagers is to find absolutely any topic on this earth and rant to their friends about how irritating it is to them. Because...

Turning the cheek results in guilty verdict for gossiping

Graphic by Christianna Haas. People more inclined to ignore the pain of others.

October 24, 2014

By Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer @alex_dalton04  People like to believe that they do the best of their ability to be a good friend; teenagers being the ultimate representation of this. They will go to great lengths to make their sincerity appear on the surface yet behind closed doors they will...

Teens’ identities dependent on their activities

Once one door closes another one always opens. Graphic by Manu Garikipati and Josh Martin.

September 5, 2014

By Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer @alexdalton04 Everyone has a different sport, club or hobby - a niche. This leads  one to select friend groups, lunch tables and study buddies. What makes high school high school and makes the school run so well is students are all able to share the same general...

Unprepared teens choose life career

Graphic by Josh Martin

February 28, 2014

By Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer In today’s age, as a 16-year-old student, I am allowed to dictate what college I think fits me the best. If I were born on a leap day, I would be exactly four years old, pressured to take the world by storm but not allowed to decide on the president that might decide my future. ...

Racial ignorance hurts students, adults nationwide

February 18, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer Recently, I went to a Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition and I was quite surprised during the awards ceremony. When I was called onto the stage, the announcer failed to correctly pronounce my last name. She soon asked me to correct her and tell her...

Economic factors: marijuana

U.S. map shows status of marijuana decriminalization laws across the states; Colorado has become the first state to sell the drug for recreational use. MCT 2014

February 5, 2014

By Alex Dalton Staff Writer Marijuana in Colorado is a controversial debate that has been ongoing since 2013 when the law passed to legalize the practice. Only behind Washington, Colorado is one of the first states to hop on this new trend. Texas conservatives are not on board with this new way...

Twins share high school experience

November 15, 2013

By Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer  Coming into high school having a twin brother can be both comforting and suffocating. There will always be someone there for you when feel upset and need someone to count on, but there will also be someone there when you mess up; someone that will see all of your...

Honest truth: Girls deserve more respect from guys

Honest truth: Girls deserve more respect from guys

November 5, 2013

By Alex Nicoll Staff Writer “Guys are oblivious.” When one of my female friends was venting to me about how a guy she had a crush on never noticed the “signs” she gave, I took offense to it. I thought to myself, “Not all guys are that incompetent. We are smarter than girls give us credit ...

Senior column: Hair reflects on high school, future

Senior column: Hair reflects on high school, future

May 15, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor For the past four years, I’ve been climbing endlessly, longing to reach the top the mountain that is Coppell High School. But now that I’m pulling myself up onto the summit, I am not experiencing the glorious triumphant feeling that I expected. From the top of th...

What gets in my Hair: Golden age of music upon us

What gets in my Hair: Golden age of music upon us

April 24, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor What gets in my hair? People who spout off about how modern music is trash or how nothing will ever compare to the “classics” or how the art of music has hit an all time low. I’m not a fan of modern music. I’m a fan of good music. It is for that reason tha...