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Coppell Band revealed “Major Scale,” its varsity show for the 2023 marching season, on Friday. The show will feature the concept of scale, musically and visually contrasting the big and small. Photo courtesy Kim Shuttlesworth.

Band announces 2023 marching show “Major Scale”

Saniya Koppikar, Entertainment Editor May 7, 2023

Projected on a screen at the front of the Coppell High School Band Hall on Friday afternoon was a message: “There’s beauty in simplicity.”  Minutes later, as lights dimmed and the gathered crowd...

Coppell High School senior bass drummer Cooper Wiethoff stands taller than his peers on the Coppell Drumline. While his height sets him apart, through leadership and talent, Wiethoff will march with the Sacramento Mandarins over the summer.

Wiethoff reaching new heights with elite Sacramento drum corps

Angelina Liu, Executive Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2023

Feeling the beat of the drum, Coppell senior Cooper Wiethoff’s body sways to the rhythm. Eyes closed, his size 14 feet shift on the waxy gym floor. Performing at the senior pep rally with Coppell’s...

CHS9 students Yuvan Sampath and Olivia Guerra play Boy and Molly in the campus production of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” The production is based on the 2004 novel and showcased from Friday through Sunday.

“Peter and the Starcatcher” lifts spirits with engaging characters, production

Sahasra Chakilam, Staff Photographer May 1, 2023

On a misty spring evening, the CHS9 Auditorium is dark with only soft blue and green lights protruding from corners of the stage.  In a sudden shift, the platform is illuminated, and seen is an...

Coppell High School senior Trinity Tackett sings “Maybe This Time” from “Cabaret” during the Senior Showcase on Sunday in the CHS Black Box Theatre. Throughout her senior year, Tackett has been inclusive and welcoming to underclassmen new to high school theater.

Tackett shining spotlight on underclassmen through courtesy

Ainsley Dwyer, Staff Writer April 27, 2023

With a bright stage light on her face, Coppell High School senior Trinity Tackett sings center stage during the Coppell Theatre Company’s production of “Mamma Mia!”  Soaking in the moments of her...

CHS9 theater will hold its production of  “Peter and the Starcatcher” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. in the campus auditorium.

CHS9 theater brings life to the story of Peter Pan

Sahasra Chakilam, Staff Photographer April 27, 2023

The adventurous, mischievous spirit of Peter Pan has been etched into many childhoods as he holds the distinguished reputation of being the boy who never grows up. However, not many know how his character...

Coppell Lariettes perform their finale as a fan enthusiastically jumps up from their seat. The Lariettes Spring Show was performed on Friday at 7pm to showcase the dancers’ skills from the year.

Lariettes leap through time with Spring Showcase

Minori Kunte, Staff Writer April 24, 2023

Lariettes dazzled audiences on Friday and Saturday with thrilling performances that took viewers on a journey through the past, present, and future. To set the scene, screens on both sides of the stage...

Coppell High School Choir president, senior Mihira Kada, sings “Sleep” by Eric Whitacre at the Spring Choir Concert on Tuesday in the CHS auditorium. Senior Mihira Kada has finished her high school choir journey and hopes to continue pursuing her passion for singing as she goes to college.

Kada takes her final bow

Rhea Choudhary, Staff Writer April 24, 2023

Fifth grade is where it all began for Coppell High School senior Choir president Mihira Kada. From Kada nervously stepping onto the stage in her first show at Valley Ranch Elementary school, to strongly...

Coppell Band members celebrate in the Band Hall on Thursday after learning  it qualified for the Midwest Clinic in Chicago in December. Coppell High School is one of five bands in the nation to be invited to perform at the Midwest Clinic.

Coppell Band wind symphony making school history, qualifies for elite Midwest Clinic

Manasa Mohan, Executive Editorial Page Editor April 6, 2023

Accompanying a loud bang of the confetti cannon, Coppell High School Band members are delighted to hear that they have qualified to compete in the Midwest Clinic in Chicago.  The announcement was...

Coppell High School senior art student Jiya Shah blends oil paints for her Art II - Drawing  metamorphosis project on March 20. Shah has been experimenting with different artistic styles and mediums since she was 4.

Shah mastering broad range of artistic techniques

Sruthi Lingam, CHS9 Visual Media Editor March 28, 2023

At 3 a.m. on an arbitrary night during freshman year, Coppell High School senior art student Jiya Shah awoke to an intense “craving.” Shah immediately gathered her art supplies and began sketching...

Coppell High School percussion performs “Surfside” in CHS Auditorium on Saturday. CHS and Coppell Middle School percussion students presented their annual Purely Rhythmic  show featuring guest artist CJ Menge. Photo by Sri Achanta

Purely Rhythmic creates tropical dream in steel pan performance

Saniya Koppikar, Entertainment Editor March 5, 2023

As blue and purple lighting and the majestic swells of Akanksha Subbarao’s arrangement of “Merry-Go-Round of Life” from Howl’s Moving Castle fade onstage, the voices of Coppell Percussion’s...

Coppell Percussion will perform its annual fundraising event Purely Rhythmic on Saturday at Coppell High School Auditorium. This year’s event will feature professional steel pannist CJ Menge. Photo by Meghna Kulkarni

Purely Rhythmic set to feature professional steel pannist CJ Menge

Saniya Koppikar, Entertainment Editor March 2, 2023

Coppell Percussion will present its annual fundraising event Purely Rhythmic this Saturday at Coppell High School Auditorium from 7-10 p.m.. This year’s event will feature guest artist CJ Menge for...

Coppell senior Tyler Schweitzer (Jack Worthing) and Jude Taylor (Algernon Moncreiff) rehearse in CHS Auditorium on Feb. 23. The Cowboy Theatre Company is taking Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest to the 2023 UIL One Act Play competition at 2 p.m. on Thursday for district competition  at Lewisville High School.

Going backstage of “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Ainsley Dwyer, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

After school, when students and staff have gone home, Coppell High School Auditorium’s stage is in a blackout. Pink lights flash to define the silhouettes of the CHS varsity theater production class...

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