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Holmes places first chair in state, keeps up with dynamics of music
Arts & Entertainment

Sofia Guerrero | April 19, 2019

Coppell High School senior Trevor Holmes sat anxiously in the lobby as he waited for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Convention chair placements to be released.

Finally, the results…

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Dismantling mistruths
News

Christine Zacuai | April 19, 2019

Disheartenment and anger faced the nation when admissions into numerous top-tier universities across the nation involved crimes such as bribery and fraud.

In all its unethicality, the FBI’s “Operation…

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Han Gil Hotel brings drug discussion startlingly close to home
Opinions

Anthony Cesario | April 19, 2019

When I heard we were going to spend sixth period in the Coppell High School arena for a talk about drugs, I, like my friends, was less than enthusiastic.

But within minutes of when Assistant U.S. Attorney…

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An exhilarating finish: Cowboys triumph over Guyer in penalty shootout
Sports

Akif Abidi | April 9, 2019

LAKE DALLAS – The penalty shootouts score stood 4-3 with the Cowboys in the lead and the Wildcats on their last penalty shot. If they missed now they would be eliminated from the playoffs.

A single…

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Introducing Charlotte Vanyo: Getting to know my own headspace, realities of living with mental illness
Opinions

Charlotte Vanyo | April 4, 2019

An overdue realization

I was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in seventh grade.

My diagnosis was like a business transaction: I was in the door with symptoms…

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Four languages and beyond: Schoen experiences culture past physical borders
Features

Sarah Woo | April 3, 2019

From living in Germany to Sweden to Costa Rica, Coppell High School sophomore Jessica Chaska Chuquichampi Schoen has experienced more than the typical high school student.

At just age 16, Schoen is…

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From Colombia to the U.S.: Not exactly the American dream
Opinions

Laura Amador-Toro | March 22, 2019

Since moving to the U.S., I can’t help but miss Colombia every single day.

I remember getting to school early and hearing the birds chirp so pleasantly, as if you were alone in the middle of the forest.

There,…

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Citizens experience sense of community with Spring Music Series
News

Karen Lu | March 21, 2019

On Friday night, the Square at Old Town was filled with activity; from children running around dancing to families enjoying live music under the stars, the Spring Music Series transformed the field into…

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Leadership through legislation
Features

Sally Parampottil | March 18, 2019

As the only student who competes in congressional debate at Coppell High School, junior Bhavik Reddy faced an uphill climb from the start. To earn his spot in the Tournament of Champions, the most prestigious…

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Coppell’s newest tradition: STEM seniors introducing podcast
Arts & Entertainment

Ryan Dyke | March 18, 2019

Podcasting is a rising form of media consumption, and now it has spread to Coppell High School. In CHS engineering teacher Mike Yakubovsky’s Engineering IV class, three CHS seniors, Paola Iseley, Alexander…

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Despite the name, micro schools have big aspirations
Features

Neha Desaraju | March 17, 2019

IRVING – The white tiles are familiar, as are the painted green walls. A large poster of smiling children hangs in the small lobby. The halls are narrow and just as unassuming as the outside of the building….

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Setting a new trend
Features

Claire Clements | March 4, 2019

Walking into a large thrift store packed with clothes, furniture and everything in between, it can take a long time for someone to find that perfect article of clothing; cheap, stylish and fitting.

For…

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A sweet surprise: long-term CHS9 custodian receives jersey from students
News

Christine Zacuai | March 1, 2019

After being given a class wordle and poster in an gratitude activity by students in CHS9 Spanish II teacher Christie Nelson’s sixth period class, CHS9 custodian Jose Rodrigues didn’t expect his next…

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Ending the glorification of toxic romance in media
Arts & Entertainment

Pramika Kadari | February 27, 2019

While I am an avid reader, it may seem like I do not enjoy romance-centered stories, whether it be in the form of books, films or shows. I criticize many of them because a slew of fictional relationships,…

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Student Council spreads message of inclusivity with personalized paper hearts for student body
News

Shravya Mahesh | February 22, 2019

Valentine’s Day. A special day to celebrate love, characterized by roses, teddy bears, candy hearts and the color pink.

However, since not all have a special someone to enjoy the day with, the Coppell…

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Minnesota minnow to state shark
Sports

Sally Parampottil | February 22, 2019

To automatically qualify for state championships, a swimmer must finish in the top two places for his/her event in the finals at regionals. Coppell High School junior Aurelie Migault placed fourth in the…

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Feminism as a living entity
Features

Pramika Kadari | February 22, 2019

DALLAS – Clutching a sign featuring a photo of Christine Blasey Ford, and beside it the words: “Of course I believe her, the same thing happened to me”, Dallas resident Amy Bennett stomped through…

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Attention stance: Hayakawa punches through challenges, perseveres
Sports

Andrés Bear | February 14, 2019

Movement is present at every step in Coppell High School sophomore Jessica Hayakawa’s life. She punches and kicks opponents with such finesse and aptitude that her talent has brought a major opportunity…

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The magic of impractical passions: how making time for frivolity keeps us close to our true selves
Opinions

Kelly Wei | February 12, 2019

I’ve often felt, rather than growing into the girl I am today, I plucked her out from between the folds of a crisp, clinical pamphlet and put her on.

Before GPAs and SAT scores littered each…

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CPD’s self defense class provides important learning opportunities for senior girls (with video)
Features

Sarah Woo | February 12, 2019

Coppell police officers disperse along the room’s perimeters with large self-defense bags as girls line up behind each one. As soon as the drills begin, resonating sounds of girls yelling “Fire!” with…

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My pink skirt doesn’t define me, and it shouldn’t define you
Opinions

Claire Clements | February 6, 2019

I used to hate the color pink.

It wasn’t that I hated the color itself, but the fact that growing up, pink was associated with girlinesss. And growing up, girliness was bad.

I don’t…

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Building for education: buildOn works towards fundraising, advocating for schools in developing nations
Features

Sally Parampottil | February 5, 2019

With 10 elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, one ninth grade center and one alternative campus, Coppell ISD has not felt the lack of proper education facilities that developing nations…

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CHS no longer offering GT/AP courses for the 2019-20 school year
News

Nishant Medicharla | February 5, 2019

The Coppell High School administration will no longer offer the Gifted and Talented Advanced Placement (GT/AP) courses for the 2019-2020 school year.

According to CHS associate principal Melissa Arnold,…

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Passion makes perfect
Opinions

Camila Villarreal | January 31, 2019

Scientists define happiness as having satisfaction or meaning in your life. Studies show after post-war depressions, an increase in household incomes correlated to growth in happiness, but only for a limited…

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Changing lives with one button: spread of Instagram positivity
Features

Karen Lu | January 31, 2019

Coppell High School sophomores Natalie Adams and Jordyn Morris have taken to spreading wisdom and inspiration through their Instagram stories (@natalie.michelle_ and @jordynmorris). With short messages…

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What the government shutdown means for Coppell
The Shutdown

Nicolas Reyes | January 29, 2019

Uncle Sam has been tagged by a kid named Government Polarization in a game of freeze tag that affects every American. As Washington D.C stands still, the rest of the nation is teeming with uncertainty.

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Aguilar finds passion in film making, uses movie to convey social issues
Features

Laasya Achanta | January 28, 2019

After initially having an interest in broadcast journalism in high school, more than 20 years later, filmmaker Danny Aguilar returned to his passion and started producing movies. His first narrative feature…

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Hollywood casting associate visits CHS select theater students
News

Charlotte Vanyo | January 28, 2019

Last Thursday and Friday, Hollywood casting associate Coco Kleppinger visited Coppell High School’s select theater class for juniors and seniors, Studio Premiere.

Kleppinger attended graduate school…

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Unheard and unknown: my experience with dance
Opinions

Shreya Beldona | January 28, 2019

“You’re a dancer? What type of dance do you do?”

“I’m a classical dancer. I do Kuchipudi.”

All of a sudden, their smile fades and with it, their intrigue.

“Oh.”

For as long…

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Storch outlives herself, new organization helps others do the same
News

Akansha Singh | January 24, 2019

It has been nine years since the founding of Taylor’s Gift – years in which the Storch family’s perseverance and desire to make a change through advocacy for organ donation has captivated the community…

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