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Life’s a “Picnic”: Theatre department debuts UIL One Act play

Life’s a “Picnic”: Theatre department debuts UIL One Act play

Sruthi Boppuri, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Without leaving modern streets of Coppell, the audience members sitting the CHS auditorium were transported to the 1950s countryside of Kansas.   On Thursday night in the CHS auditorium, the theatre department performed its UIL One Act play “Picnic”, which will be also be performed at ...

Are the Oscars still #SoWhite? A look at the progress diversity made this year

Are the Oscars still #SoWhite? A look at the progress diversity made this year

Briana Thomas, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

“We will not forget you.”   Five words that characterized the 89th Academy Awards.   Barry Jenkins, film director of Oscar nominated Best Picture Moonlight, alongside writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, delivered these final words on Sunday addressing people of color, during a shell shocke...

North Texas Teen Book Festival brings stories to fans in unique ways

North Texas Teen Book Festival brings stories to fans in unique ways

Wren Lee, Staff Designer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

IRVING - The North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF) began with many excited attendees lined up to receive free merchandise. By the end of the day, they went home happy, books in tow. NTTBF is an annual, day-long gathering of readers and authors at the Irving Convention Center in the spring. Attendees v...

Local production of Little Mermaid is a sea of costumes, stage makeup (with video)

Local production of Little Mermaid is a sea of costumes, stage makeup (with video)

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Heelys may be long out of style for the rest of us, but a whole new world of fashion took shape at First United Methodist Church of Coppell’s production of “The Little Mermaid”.   The musical, which ran from Thursday to Saturday, was directed by Music Ministry Director Ricky Mitchell an...

Book lovers to attend North Texas Teen Book Festival

Book lovers to attend North Texas Teen Book Festival

Wren Lee, Staff Designer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Signed books burst from bags as attendees will walk around the Irving Convention Center, leaving one panel and heading towards another. The North Texas Teen Book Festival has arrived for its third year. The admission-free festival is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Irving Convention Center. Atte...

Swim over to First United Methodist Church’s production of “The Little Mermaid”

Swim over to First United Methodist Church’s production of “The Little Mermaid”

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Tonight through Saturday night, First United Methodist Church of Coppell will be putting on a dazzling production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”.   The show, filled with Coppell High School and Booker T. Washington HIgh School in Dallas students, elementary and middle schoolers, will ...

Eight songs to add an international sound to your everyday music

Eight songs to add an international sound to your everyday music

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Sometimes music in English can become a little repetitive; it does for me. So, I have created an “international playlist” with music from several different countries to add a little variety. French: 1. “Ici & Maintenant (Here and Now)” by Yelle A soft blend of electro pop and disc...

Stories on the silver screen: journalism classics in entertainment

Stories on the silver screen: journalism classics in entertainment

Kathryn Rudd, Entertainment Editor
February 25, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

In honor of Scholastic Journalism Week, we celebrate student journalists and their ability to share news, entertainment and stories with the people in around our communities. In entertainment, examples of journalists and writers who work to make a difference have often hit the silver screen. &nbs...

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas: Ranging in price and adventure levels, have a new experience this Tuesday

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas: Ranging in price and adventure levels, have a new experience this Tuesday

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer
February 13, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching on Tuesday. As people await the romantic day, couples look for creative ideas to treat their significant others.   For the adventurous and those willing to splurge this Valentine’s Day, try indoor skydiving at iFLY in Frisco (8380 TX-121, Frisco 75034) for a truly unforgettable e...

Conquer an exciting meal: unique Mongolian dining experience at Genghis Grill

Conquer an exciting meal: unique Mongolian dining experience at Genghis Grill

Akila Muthukumar, Staff Writer
February 13, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Genghis Khan established the largest land empire in history during his time leading the Mongols. Perhaps this was due to his ability to unite nomadic tribes or his ruthless, fierce nature during battle.   But maybe, just maybe, a small part of his grand success can be attributed to eating s...

Blend your way to healthy: three smoothies for three occasions (with video)

Blend your way to healthy: three smoothies for three occasions (with video)

Fiona Koshy, Staff Writer
February 13, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Recipes

Often times, eating healthy is associated with diets, restrictions and bland tasting foods. Preparing healthy dishes, however, does not have to happen at the expense of flavor. Below are three smoothie recipes, which span across a wide variety of tastes, providing anyone with at least one smooth...

Rings falls short of expectations with predictable plotline, sub-par acting

Rings falls short of expectations with predictable plotline, sub-par acting

Rachel Choi, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

  Considering the wide appraisal of the 2002 film The Ring, my expectations were high before watching the 2017 reprisal Rings, directed by F. Javier Gutierréz.   The movie opens with the protagonist, Julia (Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz), who decides to take on a curse that has been inflicted upon her boyfriend Holt (Alex Roe) thr...

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