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National Merit semifinalists honored

October 2, 2009
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By Hubert Adjei-Kontoh Staff Writer Twenty was the magic number this year at the city meeting to honor National Merit Scholars on September 28. This year, Coppell High School had a record number of 20 National Merit semifinalists, a prestigious honor not just for the school but also the whole district. “We...

Senior Class discusses upcoming year

October 2, 2009
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By Satvika Ananth Staff Writer On Wed. Sept. 30, the class of 2010 had its first official meeti ng in the auditorium, with mixed responses from students and officers. The first portion of the meeting consisted of an associate from Jostens discussing traditional senior year activities that t...

What is Twitter? Image and video hosting by TinyPic

October 2, 2009
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By Wren Culp Staff Writer Video by Emily Mankin What is Twitter? Is it really a streaming site where you can see what someone is consistently doing, or is it just a watered-down version of the Facebook status? In the last 10 years, there have been two major Internet fads that have been gluing...

MAP aims to strengthen bond amongst CHS students

October 2, 2009
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By Peter Sblendorio Staff Writer One of the biggest changes at CHS this year has been the implementation of the My Advisory Program (MAP). Students of all grades meet every other Thursday to discuss pressing social issues in Coppell.  The MAP program was instituted this year by administrators...

Celebrating 140th Birthday of Gandhi

October 2, 2009
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By Luciana Mendes Staff Writer Video by Keely Leonard and Matt French Although today may seem just like every other day, October 2 actually marks the birthday of deceased Indian independence movement leader Mahatma Gandhi. In India, October 2, is a national holiday known as "Gandhi Jayanti"....

Recycling Club back for third year Image and video hosting by TinyPic

October 2, 2009
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Once again, CHS is playing a dynamic role in the reduce, reuse, recycling revolution through its Recycling Club. Active for now its third year, members of the club spend one day a week emptying out the big blue recycling bins of the hallways into the metal recycling dumpsters outside. And that’s it....

Carnival’s light dimmed by rain Image and video hosting by TinyPic

October 2, 2009
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By Melissa Brisco Staff Writer Video by Brian O'Connor, KCBY Each year the bright lights and joyous sounds of the St. Ann’s Community Carnival signify a great beginning to fall. This year, however, the lights were dimmed and the music was muted by the sound of the weekend’s torrential downpour. The...

Homecoming Parade boosts student spirit Image and video hosting by TinyPic

October 2, 2009
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By Divya Kumar News Editor Photos by Viviana Trevino, Staff Photographer The Homecoming Parade helped to generate excitement for the rest of the week and big game for the high school among Coppell students and citizens alike. The parade, extending from the Verizon Center to the end of Parkway Lane,...

Rachel’s Challenge inspires students to start a reaction

October 1, 2009
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By Divya Kumar News Editor On Oct. 1, a program called Rachel’s Challenge was presented to the students of Coppell High School in the large gym.  What seemingly began as just an average assembly for the school developed into a inspirational experience for the student body, followed by a standing ovation from juniors and seniors....

No. 8 in the area, No. 1 in our hearts

September 30, 2009
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By Mary Whitfill Staff Writer Coppell High School was made proud when it ranked among the best in North Texas. A non-profit organization, Children at Risk, rates the best public schools in the state, based on everything from class size to test scores. Though many organizations rank top schools, Child...

Rachel’s Challenge to challenge CHS on Oct. 1

September 29, 2009
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By: Loren Hughes On Oct. 1, an inspirational program called Rachel’s Challenge is coming to Coppell High School. The meaning behind Rachel’s Challenge originated when student Rachel Scott, 17, was murdered during the shootings at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Rachel’s Challenge...

Irony abounds in this week

September 29, 2009
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By Ellen Cameron Staff Writer This week, September 26 to October 3, is Banned Books Week. It’s also National Chimney Safety Week; the juxtaposition of these two conjures images of Fahrenheit 451. Important religious holidays this week are Yom Kippur and Dussehra. Yom Kippur is also known as...

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