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  • Dr. Nicole Jund has been named Coppell High School's new principal.

  • Jill Popelka has formally resigned from her Place 2 seat on the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees

  • Coppell Student Media will resume regular content at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Have a great summer, CHS!

Jasso leaves CHS after making his mark on campus, students

Jasso leaves CHS after making his mark on campus, students

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

  After 11 years on campus, Principal Mike Jasso has seen Coppell High School through its greatest tragedies and highest triumphs.   In 2001, he aided in a student evacuation after a bomb threat was called in on 9/11. In 2012, he held an aching student body together after the deaths of seniors Jacob Logan and J...

Student robbed at gunpoint, left unharmed in CHS parking lot

Student robbed at gunpoint, left unharmed in CHS parking lot

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under News

On Tuesday evening, in the Coppell High School parking lot, a student was robbed at gunpoint “from an unknown suspect”.   According to a press release tweeted by the Coppell Police Department around 9 a.m. this morning, “Yesterday evening, at approximately 6:24pm, Coppell PD Officers wer...

Jasso announces departure from CISD after six years as principal

Jasso announces departure from CISD after six years as principal

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under News

After six years as principal of Coppell High School and 11 years on the campus in total, Principal Mike Jasso is leaving Coppell ISD at the end of the school year. Jasso will remain in his role as principal until the conclusion of his 2016-2017 contract in June before assuming his new position as...

Theater students showcase abilities during emotional drunk driving simulation

Theater students showcase abilities during emotional drunk driving simulation

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

  As a sobbing Ty Dalrymple draped himself over the body of his twin brother, Jack, the emotion in the crowd of juniors and seniors gathered in the Coppell High School parking lot was almost tangible.   “Seeing my brother like that was emotional,” Ty said. “A lot of people in Shattered Dreams are very e...

Cozby library honored at city council meeting, new city manager takes up mantle

Cozby library honored at city council meeting, new city manager takes up mantle

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News

Last Tuesday night, the Coppell City Council welcomed its new city manager, Mike Land.   “If you all haven’t noticed there’s a new face that has joined us here,” Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt said. “We are here tonight to welcome Mr. Land publicly as this is his first meeting as city mana...

2017 “Shattered Dreams” elicits emotion from junior and senior class this morning

2017 “Shattered Dreams” elicits emotion from junior and senior class this morning

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under News

  Shattered Dreams, a drunk-driving awareness program that takes place every two years, was orchestrated in the Coppell High School parking lot this morning. Juniors and seniors gathered in the arena at around 10 a.m. to watch a video directed and produced by members of CHS’s television station, KCBY.   The video featured 13...

College Series: Dorm room hacks to make freshman move in day easier

College Series: Dorm room hacks to make freshman move in day easier

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Enterprise, Entertainment

It is not a secret that dorm rooms are small. Many find themselves sharing a room smaller than their’s at home with another person. With space being limited and restrictions on what to bring, it becomes a difficult task in designing a comfortable environment. Coppell High School graduates deliver...

Third attempt for House Bill 62

Third attempt for House Bill 62

Farah Merchant, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The Texas House of Representatives recently passed House Bill 62, which prohibits the use of a wireless communication device when operating a vehicle in Texas. On March 15, the House passed the bill 114-32 onto the Senate, where it was shot down in the 2015 legislative session. This is the th...

CHS student’s prank smashes expectations, goes viral

CHS student’s prank smashes expectations, goes viral

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

One would often think that tricking the associate principals at Coppell High School in participating in a prank video would be a risky move. But for CHS senior Ryan Storch, it was a no brainer.   “It literally just came to me,” Storch said. “I’ve always really liked comedy like YouTub...

Coppell Student Media awarded NSPA Pacemaker for the first time in its history

Coppell Student Media awarded NSPA Pacemaker for the first time in its history

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
April 9, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

SEATTLE - After months of intense toiling inside and outside of the classroom, the staff of The Sidekick and CoppellStudentMedia.com was awarded a 2017 National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker award last night at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention. The award, ...

Small Seattle bakery greets Hummell at start of her career

Small Seattle bakery greets Hummell at start of her career

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief
April 9, 2017
Filed under News

SEATTLE - After a day of folding cranberry apple rolls and ham piroshkies, Katie Hummell hung up her apron and exited Piroshky Piroshky at 7:45 p.m., the end of her shift at the quaint pastry shop. Six months earlier, Hummell left her small hometown in Pendleton, Ore. with dreams of becoming a pastry ...

Unique array of clubs contribute to culture, student body, interests at Coppell High School

Unique array of clubs contribute to culture, student body, interests at Coppell High School

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under News

With more than 90 organizations fostering a sense of belonging and catering to the diverse interests of Coppell High School’s student body, clubs are an integral part of finding one’s identity.   From an educational aspect, clubs allow students to apply skills learned in a classroom se...

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