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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...

Do you follow my PT?

Do you follow my PT?

October 10, 2014

By Shruthika Pochampally Staff Writer @shruthreddy In the past decade there has been a rise in the utilization and impact of social media, both globally as well as locally in Coppell. The inability to closely track a young student’s internet usage has had an adverse effect on the community as...

Tweeters too quick to cry ‘racism’

Graphic by Rachel Buigas-Lopez.

September 9, 2014

By Sakshi Venkatraman Staff Writer @oompapa1 In America, it is a known fact, that even 50 years after the movements for civil rights, racism is still rampant on the streets of even the most diverse cities. Each day, people are put down and categorized unfairly because of the color of their skin;...

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-...

Petition for Texas secession gains national attention

November 14, 2012

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer After the reelection of President Barack Obama, many Americans have started petitions in their state to secede from the union, while many states have petitions, not as many have exploded as much as the petition that was started for the state of Texas to secede. The petition, that was started in the "We The People" section of the White Houses website, has now gained over 104,000 signatures, all trying to get the state...

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...

EMAC Academy holds the second film showcase of this year

May 1, 2012

By Jordan Bickham Staff Writer Tomorrow, the Emerging Media and Communications (EMAC) Academy students will be spending an entire today polishing up their journalism skills at the second short film showcase this year.  Students will be expected to participate the entire school day, working on various...

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 ...

Social Networking-Pro

February 22, 2011

by Shelby Jurca Staff Writer You need a friend’s help on homework—you get on Facebook. You need to know what time to be somewhere—you get on Facebook. You hear a dating rumor—you get on Facebook. You’re bored—you get on Facebook. It is more than just a social networking site; it is...

StumbleUpon is a thing to Stumble Upon

October 16, 2009

By Allie Perison Editor-in-Chief For those of you as bored with Twitter and Facebook as I am, I have found a new site that is about more than stalking your peers. StumbleUpon is catered to finding sites that intrigues internet users. When you first get started on the site, it asks what interests...