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It’s never too late to vaccinate
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Jillian Moore | January 17, 2020

“They have turned our children into the largest human experiment in history — all of history,”  Del Bigtree, CEO of anti-vaccination group Informed Consent Action Network, says as supporters of…

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Gomez’s ‘Rare’ fails to live up to title
Arts & Entertainment

Anthony Cesario | January 15, 2020

One would think that Selena Gomez, having gone through publicized breakups with high-profile ex-boyfriends Justin Bieber and The Weeknd, dealt with ongoing health struggles including lupus and depression…

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Claire’s Corner: Don’t say never mind
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Claire Clements | January 14, 2020

Have you ever been left out of an inside joke? You’re with a group of friends, and they’re all laughing about some joke that you do not understand.

It hurts, right? Or maybe it is not super hurtful,…

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Coloring in the lines
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Sally Parampottil | January 6, 2020

Throughout the world, about 200 sports are internationally recognized. In total, there are an estimated 800 sports throughout the world, including regional and specialized sports. Just as those smaller-scale…

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Supporter shirts building supportive tradition
Features

Tracy Tran | December 27, 2019

“Go Cowgirls, go Coppell!”

The crowd cheered enthusiastically. A sea of blue rose on the home bleachers in the CHS Arena. The Digs for Dogs volleyball match, as well as many other games, were highlighted…

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Coppell joins lawsuit against bill cutting telecom company fees
News

Anjali Krishna | December 26, 2019

Texas municipalities are suing to protest Senate Bills 1152 and 1004. These bills cut the fees cities receive from telecom companies running phone and cable lines through city property and cap the money…

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Beyond the numbers
Sports

Sally Parampottil | December 20, 2019

The year after I was born, former quarterback Tony Romo signed for the Dallas Cowboys, launching his 13-year career in the NFL. He retired two years ago, taking on a new role as a sportscaster with CBS.

While…

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Decade Wrap-up: How internet culture evolved society
Arts & Entertainment

Nanette Pottoore | December 20, 2019

Rise and Shine.

In this story, I’m going to spill the tea on why the 2010s was an exciting decade for online trends and fads. The internet brought together many people through dances and memorable…

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Decade Wrap-Up: Streaming services dominate decade of change in entertainment
Arts & Entertainment

Anjali Krishna | December 19, 2019

Today, the idea of settling in to watch television at its programmed time seems odd. Streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu rule television, allowing us to watch whenever we want, wherever we want…

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Decade Wrap-Up: World of film transformed during 2010s
Arts & Entertainment

Pramika Kadari | December 19, 2019

With black actors nominated in each acting category and the LGBT film Moonlight making history by winning Best Picture, the 2017 Academy Awards represented a culmination of numerous progressions occurring…

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Arts & Entertainment

Blanche Harris | December 19, 2019

The 2010’s have been defined by the changes in how we eat and what we eat. People are focused on eating right, cutting carbs, protecting animals by going vegan and sharing everything on social media….

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Decade Wrap-Up: Modern media creates personalized listener experience
Arts & Entertainment

Shravya Mahesh | December 18, 2019

In September 2012, Apple released the first ever EarPods – a redesign of the standard earbuds the company had offered since 2001. In October 2019, Apple announced the AirPods Pro – wireless, noise cancelling…

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Decade Wrap-Up: Literary look back at decade’s growth
Arts & Entertainment

Anika Arutla | December 18, 2019

As a recently turned 18-year-old, the past decade is what I consider to be the growing point of my life. Throughout these years, I have learned more about myself and about the world, mostly thanks to the…

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From supercity to southern suburbs: McLaren Automotives shifting North American headquarters to Coppell
News

Akif Abidi | December 17, 2019

Coppell’s business sector has progressively made a bigger name for itself in the Dallas-Fort Worth business market, something validated by companies such as McLaren Automotive leaving New York City for…

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Juice WRLD leaves mixed legacy after untimely death
Arts & Entertainment

Anjali Krishna | December 11, 2019

Forty-one bags of marijuana, six bottles of prescription codeine syrup and one dead rapper were the result of Chicago Police’s search of the rapper Juice WRLD’s luggage at a private hangar at Midway…

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Moussa completes family trend on Egyptian national team
Sports

Sally Parampottil | December 9, 2019

As the third sibling to play basketball for an Egyptian youth national team, Coppell senior guard Adam Moussa comes from a basketball-oriented family.

His father, Hesham Moussa, played professional…

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Survey says Bautista’s are winners
Features

Sarah Habib | December 6, 2019

It seems just like yesterday when the Baustista family turned on its camera to record its audition. Jumping up and down, the family members introduced themselves and started cheering as they all acted…

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European champ to Coppell coach
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Shivi Sharma | December 6, 2019

A typical day for Coppell swim Coach Marieke Mastebroek starts early. At 6:45 a.m., she greets her varsity swimmers at the Coppell YMCA, pacing the pool as they practice sets. As Dutch record holder in…

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Dear “Real Man”:
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Yash Ravula | December 5, 2019

“You don’t look like your age at all!” is one of the most awkward comments when you are short. Standing at about five feet, four and a half inches and very skinny with a prepubescent-looking face,…

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Alumna addresses college homelessness through foundation Trojan Shelter
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Jillian Moore | December 3, 2019

Sleeping bags and blankets line the streets of Southern California as temperatures dip and winter approaches. Among the homeless are thousands of college students.

Coppell High School 2017 alumna and…

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Activism to poetry: Mazumdar’s collection inspired by struggle of adolescence
Features

Anvitha Reddy | November 25, 2019

Each page covered in sparkly pen, journals filled with nearly a decade’s worth of emotion sat untouched in Coppell High School senior Roma Mazumdar’s room. Through all of her frustrations and joys,…

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Palavali siblings paint aid for Doctors Without Borders
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Sreeja Mudumby | November 25, 2019

The green cacti and pink flowers shine with wet paint as the card is placed it on a table, consisting of a plethora of cards, paints and brushes. Another finished card for a customer and another donation…

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Howdy, dude: Californians migrating east to affordable opportunities of the Lone Star State
News

Shreya Beldona | November 25, 2019

Don’t California my Texas.

The bold statement aimed at the increasing rates of Californian migration to Texas seems to refer to one issue — red versus blue. However, the issue and tensions spawn…

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On the Spot: California school shooting hits close to home for Bowden
News

Karen Lu | November 18, 2019

A quick search on Twitter reveals “two killed, three injured”. On Thursday morning, a school shooting occurred at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif.

Coppell High School English teacher…

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Kinley passes, marches with equal passion
Features

Sreeja Mudumby | November 12, 2019

Halftime starts. He is pouring sweat as he races out of the football field. He runs back with his trumpet in his band uniform and joins the rest of the band to perform.

As soon as they are done delivering…

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CPD sheds light on police brutality
News

Camila Villarreal | November 6, 2019

Compared to decades prior, more cases of police brutality have restocked the media headlines on a routinely basis, and the effect on Americans can be seen by looking at the numbers.

In the last fifteen…

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Teenagers developing unconventional businesses
Features

Shivi Sharma | November 4, 2019

The new workforce
Coppell High School junior Vijay Sridharan carefully unscrews the screen of an iPhone and assesses the damage inside. He deftly replaces the camera module and uses a small screwdriver…

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Hail to the chief: Class president takes on plunger boy role
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Sally Parampottil | November 4, 2019

“I believe that we will win!”

With that line, an eruption of baby powder explodes from the student section in one of Coppell High School’s many traditions, led by CHS senior Leo Swaldi.

Clothed…

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Part 2: Tornadoes wreck area around Walnut Hill Elementary but unite community (with video)
News

Pramika Kadari | November 4, 2019

This story is part of a Sidekick series about the tornadoes that affected Dallas on Oct. 20, 2019. 

DALLAS – When Walnut Hill Elementary students left school on Friday, Oct. 18, they had no idea they…

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Video: Trump ignites support in Dallas rally
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Alishba Javaid | October 31, 2019

This story was originally published on Coppell Student Media on October 30, 2019.

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Aspiring actress makes debut on big screen
Features

Angela Yuan | October 29, 2019

A young girl with a spark in her eyes stands on a stage, putting her soul into a performance that will change her life. She knows she loves acting, but she doesn’t know her passion will take her from…

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Dallas tornadoes leave devastation in their wakes
News

Karen Lu | October 24, 2019

DALLAS – A light flickers from a fallen traffic light. Telephone poles, bent 45 degrees, lay across the intersection, forcing passers-by to step over their twisted wires. Windows are shattered, and roofs…

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O’Rourke holds “Rally Against Fear” to counter Thursday’s Trump rally
News

Akansha Singh | October 21, 2019

GRAND PRAIRIE – As President Donald Trump held a campaign rally at American Airlines Center Thursday night, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke held an opposing rally, dubbed the “Rally…

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Trump supporters overflow American Airlines Center for Dallas rally
News

Pramika Kadari | October 21, 2019

DALLAS – A sea of red filled the American Airlines Center in Dallas yesterday for President Donald Trump’s political rally, where he dragged the impeachment inquiry through the mud, emphasized economic…

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First National Period Day rally mobilizes Gen Z to take on period stigma, tampon tax
News

Anjali Krishna | October 21, 2019

DALLAS – Youth activists bested the Texas heat at Dallas City Hall for the first National Period Day rally to end the stigma surrounding periods and petition to end the luxury tax on menstrual products.

“It’s…

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Flipping the narrative, Band receives unexpected support at local competition
Features

Alishba Javaid | October 18, 2019

CARROLLTON – Surprised smiles and sparkling eyes of Coppell Band members could be seen as shouts of support from varsity football players from the stands pierced the air.

The Coppell varsity football…

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Calling Columbus Day Indigenous Day is not just a preference
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Neha Desaraju | October 15, 2019

Most people in Coppell do not know we live on land that was taken from the Comanche and a collection of other southern American tribes.

America isn’t only a land of immigrants; it is a land that was…

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Unseen, but deeply felt
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Emma Meehan | October 11, 2019

My heart pounded as my vision blurred, knees shaking as my body weakened and blood rushed to my feet.

I remember thinking I had a concussion, but not being able to explain the actions of my heart or…

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Point leaves behind legacy of love, connection
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Karen Lu | October 7, 2019

After only three months of returning to Coppell High School, CHS Principal Laura Springer has already hugged, loved and developed a relationship with student Preston Point, who will always hold a special…

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My pain is invisible, not imaginary
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Angela Yuan | October 4, 2019

The biggest thing I remember about being undiagnosed is thinking I was perfectly fine when my symptoms were staring me right in the face.

Over the summer, I alternated between 12 hours of sleep and…

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Park highlights enthusiasm for makeup with Instagram account
Features

Shravya Mahesh | October 2, 2019

A dab of blush, a swipe of lipstick, a touch of highlighter. Just 10 minutes, and Coppell High School junior Jamie Park is out the door, makeup done and confidence at a high.

To Park, makeup is more…

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Making politics easy, one post at a time
Features

Anthony Cesario | October 1, 2019

Scrolling through news channels in April, Coppell High School senior Ram Castro finds himself growing frustrated as he struggles to find unbiased stories. This is the moment he decides to start his Instagram…

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Bringing the community together: Coppell’s TEDxYouth Talk spreads new perspectives
Features

Akif Abidi | September 27, 2019

As the clock hit 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the Coppell High School auditorium slowly filled up as students, parents and teachers trickled in to attend Coppell’s first TEDxYouth Talk in four years.

The…

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Love for taekwondo creates national recognition for Sullivan
Sports

Arman Merchant | September 26, 2019

For most athletes, making it to a national level of any sport can be difficult, but for New Tech High @ Coppell sophomore Arwyn Sullivan, it is a reality. Sullivan qualified for the Amateur Athletic Unit…

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Made from kindness, for kindness
Features

Camila Villarreal | September 25, 2019

In a world so often divided by negativity, good deeds can often depend on groups of people seeking to make a difference through kindness. Coppell High School has found itself extremely lucky to have such…

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Canyon Ranch grand opening gives community glimpse at new era of teaching (with video)
News

Nishant Medicharla | September 24, 2019

IRVING – The sight of the luminous energy of second graders welcoming attendees filled the hearts of many at the Canyon Ranch Elementary grand opening ceremony. 

On Wednesday, CRE hosted its grand…

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Growing up on the court, Engler follows mother’s footsteps in volleyball
Sports

Emma Meehan | September 23, 2019

Coppell freshman outside hitter Reagan Engler is taking on her first year of varsity volleyball this year. Coached by her mother, Coppell Middle School North coach Abby Martens in seventh and eighth grade,…

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Part of modern culture is normalizing lack of privacy
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Camila Villarreal | September 23, 2019

The World Wide Web has always been at the tip of your fingers. 

In 1983, when the internet was introduced, computers were the size of a small suitcase. Today, they slide into your pocket and are thinner…

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Lack of climate change education in schools spelling Earth’s doom
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Nicolas Reyes | September 18, 2019

Deep green mountains created a backdrop to my view of beggarly houses lining the road to the compost hut. Nearby dogs dipped their muzzles into waste, their spines drastically poking out of their bodies,…

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Dear America
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Nicolas Reyes | September 17, 2019

Dear America,

Your loved ones are dying.

Six months ago I concluded my article on the anniversary of the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. shooting, “Remembering Parkland”, with…

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