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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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Curtains open: de León puts passion on full display
Arts & Entertainment

Andrés Bear | January 23, 2019

Sydney de León is a sophomore at Coppell High School and budding amateur in the world of theater. However, she is only an amateur by definition.

Her name has been plastered on playbills left and right….

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“Kids these days”: why older people should stop judging our generation as lazy
Opinions

Shivi Sharma | January 17, 2019

As long as the Earth continues to turn, older generations will continue to look down upon their posterity, maybe with a look of disgust or a cliche “In my day…”. Though such thoughts are often expressed…

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Do what you are good at
Opinions

Nicolas Reyes | January 17, 2019

As a kid, I was always clad in Spiderman shirts garnished with hints of mud and paired with scattered marker stains and scraped knees. I wanted to be many things. For one, taller. Maybe an astronaut. Then,…

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Beauty from within
Opinions

Umama Suriya | January 16, 2019

Society.It tells you that a perfect girl needs to be skinny like a twig, have pronounced curves and wear layers of makeup to cover the scars and acne naturally on her face.

Who made society this way?…

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Shattering group stereotypes: the duality of acting and athletics
Features

Sally Parampottil | January 15, 2019

In a generic high school movie, stereotypes run rampant, from the pink clad popular chicks to the acne prone nerds. They are all stuck in their roles, and those who dare to step out of that role face severe…

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Bracho relocates to Coppell, settles in soccer
Sports

Pramika Kadari | January 7, 2019

Many consider moving once during high school difficult, but Coppell High School junior Richard Bracho had to do it twice – from Venezuela to Kentucky two years ago, then from Kentucky to Coppell in…

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Best SpongeBob moments
Arts & Entertainment

Ryan Kim | December 27, 2018

On Nov. 26, Stephen Hillenburg, a former marine biologist and the creator of the beloved cartoon series “SpongeBob Squarepants”, died after losing the battle to ALS, diagnosed in March 2017.

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Disney is a Broken Record
News

Ryan Dyke | December 27, 2018

In recent years, Disney has been releasing more realistic versions of its classic animated “Disney Renaissance” films. Many of these movies we remember watching as kids and still see as good movies…

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“Dear Santa”: 28 years of letter writing tradition bonding all walks of life in education
Features

Christine Zacuai | December 27, 2018

Despite the boisterous and lively clamor, Coppell High School senior Sam Madhanmohan remains quiet.  

“It feels like just yesterday,” Madhanmohan said.

Remembering his first-ever visit…

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Fully immersed
Sports

Sally Parampottil | December 18, 2018

It started with a toddler’s size seven pair of skates which had been worn by her two older brothers. When 2-year-old Romy Thibeault pushed off for the first time on the ice, she also pushed off into…

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A fireproof heart: Beyer continues to serve others through health science department
Features

Andrés Bear | December 17, 2018

Disregarding his past profession, Gary Beyer is quite prone to spark fires – those in the hearts of his students at least. With a background as a hardened firefighter, his story stands out as an inspiring…

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Ora is reborn on ‘Phoenix’, but she does not quite soar
Arts & Entertainment

Anthony Cesario | December 11, 2018

It has been six long years since Rita Ora released her debut album Ora. In that time, a contract dispute/legal battle and breakup with producer Calvin Harris left her unable to release hardly any music….

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Sandy Lake Amusement Park closes gates after almost five decades of memories
News

Sydney Rowe | December 5, 2018

After 48 years of hot summer day picnics, squealing kids on amusement rides and paddle boat rides, Sandy Lake Amusement Park in Carrollton has shut its doors for good. The owners announced the park’s…

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The Korean Wave
Arts & Entertainment

Sarah Woo | December 3, 2018

Blasting K-pop, laughing students and illegible tally marks on a small whiteboard describes a small glimpse of the atmosphere of Korean Culture Club (KCC).

Every Monday in room F101, the club welcomes…

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