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Redding retiring after 14 years of leadership

Redding retiring after 14 years of leadership

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor
January 3, 2017
Filed under Student Life

On Dec. 16, Coppell High School teacher, club sponsor and department head Shelly Redding closed the door to her small, hidden office in A hall, drove to her country home and took on her newest endeavor: retirement.   “I’ve never missed a year [of school], so when September comes around, and I...

Video games are sports too

Video games are sports too

Jessica Jun, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
Filed under Student Life

He walked into his room, set down his backpack and cleared the table of everything except for headphones, his computer and a newly opened can of soda. Clearing his mind of everything but the game, he opened up his laptop and prepared to play.   Like many students around the world, Coppell...

Menon builds a future with NASA teen scholar program

Menon builds a future with NASA teen scholar program

Kathryn Rudd, Entertainment Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Student Life

From sitting bored in an elementary school classroom, lazily folding paper airplanes, to a tour at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Coppell High School junior Nayana Menon has slowly developed her passion for engineering. The hands on learning is leading her to more opportunities than she could ...

Pakistan meets America: Q&A with Soha Asif

Pakistan meets America: Q&A with Soha Asif

Briana Thomas, Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

If you listen closely to what at first seems to be an unfamiliar accent, you will uncover beneath mispronunciation and forgotten syllables, centuries of beauty and history that have been carried by tongue over seas, skies and countries to reach here and speak to you now. For Coppell High School sen...

Productive preparation

Productive preparation

Akila Muthukumar, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Student Life

For the first time in more than 10 years Coppell High School students will be taking exams before winter break. Without two weeks of break to study, many students find themselves overwhelmed. These seven study tips, compiled from various reputable corporate organization and universities, will make pre...

Everybody has a story, this is Mia’s

Everybody has a story, this is Mia’s

Gracie Blackwell, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Student Life

From a very young age, Coppell High School senior Mia Hermans’s life was special, from the moment her parents picked her up from China and brought her to Coppell. Her parents adopted her from the Chinese city of Maoming from an orphanage through a program in their church. Her mother and her fat...

Rasch brings multicultural perspective to classroom with experiences in Africa

Rasch brings multicultural perspective to classroom with experiences in Africa

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer
November 12, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Navigating the steep slopes, vast fields and lush forests of West Africa in the back of a small truck with 20 other foster children is a highlight of Coppell High School Algebra II teacher Ivan Rasch’s childhood memories. The son of a mission worker, Rasch was born in Nigeria and lived in a boar...

Coppell Band snare camera catches on field action

Coppell Band snare camera catches on field action

Hannah Tucker, Photographer
November 11, 2016
Filed under Media, Multimedia, Video

From Nov. 6 to Nov. 9 the Coppell High School Band attended the UIL State competition in San Antonio. This footage, which was filmed from a chest harness video camera, is from senior snare drum Eliana Yamouni's point of view  at a rehearsal on Tuesday. Video by Hannah Tucker.  ...

You, Me and Us club brings students together to emphasize friendship

You, Me and Us club brings students together to emphasize friendship

Sofia Guerrero, Staff Writer
November 11, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Getting an A on a test or hearing a fun story always brings a smile to Coppell senior Inaara Dharas’ face. Now Dharas has a club that brings smiles to the faces of special education students at CHS that goes beyond just a school day. “It means more than a club,” CHS senior club president Inaara Dh...

Benefits of speaking multiple languages

Benefits of speaking multiple languages

Saira Haque, Staff Writer
November 10, 2016
Filed under Student Life

  Learning a new language can be tough but at the same it can fun and interesting. Not many have strong interests when it comes to the topic of linguistics. In many people’s perspective, learning or being fluent in multiple languages is not considered as living the true American life. Many...

Opportunity turns into success

Opportunity turns into success

Farah Merchant, Staff Writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Coppell High School senior Jess Goode stared in awe at the giant screen sitting in front of her screening the film, Ephemeral, that she and other CHS students helped produce. In 2015, CHS students Black Snawder, Emily Edens, Jess Goode, Matthew Mudrick and other students created a short film called Ephe...

Everybody has a story, this is Shreya’s

Everybody has a story, this is Shreya’s

Jessica Jun, Staff Writer
October 31, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Standing outside of the large, new building, she absorbed the embodiment of Coppell High School. The thought of new teachers, new classrooms and new faces filled her head.   Mind racing and heart pounding, CHS freshman Shreya Kottapalli took a deep breath and opened the doors, taking her fi...

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