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Hope for Africa to sell homecoming buttons next two weeks

September 13, 2009
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By Chris Nguyen Features Editor Hope for Africa will be selling homecoming buttons, raising money for Water is Basic, for the next two weeks during all lunches. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on mums and garters, the buttons are a simple way to celebrate homecoming, remove the excess and...

Students launch into their future with Saturday morning ACT

September 11, 2009
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By Luciana Mendes Staff Writer Football stands may not be as crowded as usual in the student section at tonight’s game against the Highland Park Scots due to many students' early-morning wakeup calls on Saturday to take the ACT college entrance exam. For many seniors, this is one of the last...

Manara Academy opens with no major traffic issues

September 11, 2009
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By Satvika Ananth Staff Writer The Manara Academy, a new charter school in Coppell, faced many issues while being approved by the Coppell City Council, and one of the most pressing was the traffic issue. The City Council meetings, normally fairly placid, reached a boiling point this summer with...

New laws restrict cell phone usage for teens on the road

September 11, 2009
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By Gaby Moran Staff Writer Three things considered essential by teenagers are a car, a late curfew and a cell phone with unlimited text messaging. Many think they can rule the world with just these, but when the three are combined, the situation can get deadly.   According to Edgar Snyder &...

First Student Council Meeting shows Coppell spirit

September 11, 2009
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By Frances Ruiz Staff Writer With the ringing of a much anticipated school bell and the rush of eager students filling the hallways, the end of yet another school day kicked off the first student council meeting on September 9, 2009. As the lecture hall doors swung to a close, club officers...

New rules, new programs push CHS into 21st century

September 10, 2009
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Story By Allie Perison Editor-in-Chief It seems that this school year is the start to a lot of new changes in the halls of Coppell High School. With everything from a new entrance to a new style of teaching, CHS is working to bring itself into the 21st century. “I want our school to be the best...

Naviance becomes new resource for counselors, students in college admissions process

September 10, 2009
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By Mary Whitfill Staff Writer While many students spend much of high school questioning what they are going to study once in college, Family Connections by Naviance can help. The goal of Family Connections by Naviance is to help juniors research colleges, find an appropriate major and compile a list of choice colleges by fall of their ...

Jerry Traylor, a modern inspiration

September 10, 2009
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Blog by Caitlin Conner Staff Writier Today CHS seniors and sophomores heard a presentation from motivational speaker and Forrest Gump inspiration Jerry Traylor. Traylor, author of Live Carefully, spoke to students about his struggle with cerebral palsy and the many challenges he has faced to overcome it. From his first marathon of 26 miles to his 3000 mile-plu...

Religions Blog: Medley of upcoming holidays to be celebrated next week

September 9, 2009
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By Ellen Cameron Staff Writer This is preparation week for religious holidays that nearly rivals the Christmas season. Here's a quick rundown: Monday was the secular holiday Labor Day, which began in 1882 and was based on a Canadian tradition. Next Tuesday, the 15th, is Laylat al-Qadr, an Islamic...

Photo Gallery: CHS holds year’s first pep rally

September 9, 2009
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Photos by Viviana Trevino, staff photographer: Photos by Katie Quill, photo editor:

CHS to air president’s speech three times this week

September 8, 2009
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By Blake Seitz Sports Editor Last month, President Barack Obama announced his intention to make a speech during the school day to the youth of the nation. Despite conservative backlash and parents’ concerns, Coppell ISD has decided to air the speech this Wednesday and replay it on Thursday and...

Coppell heats up at first pep rally

September 8, 2009
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By Henna Khan Staff Writer C-O-P-P-E-L-L, we’re on fire hear us yell! CHS took the meaning of being on fire to a whole new level during the year’s first pep rally on August 28. It was an energetic event to cap off end of the first week. With a rush of hot new activities, the pep rally was ki...

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