Coppell Student Media

Aguilar finds passion in film making, uses movie to convey social issues

Aguilar finds passion in film making, uses movie to convey social issues

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After initially having an interest in broadcast journalism in high school, more than 20 years later, filmmaker Danny Aguilar returned to his passion and started producing movies. His first narrative feature film, Lily is Here will be released in the spring.   Aguilar’s journey to filmmaking is not typ...

Hollywood casting associate visits CHS select theater students (with video)

Hollywood casting associate visits CHS select theater students (with video)

Charlotte Vanyo, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Last Thursday and Friday, Hollywood casting associate Coco Kleppinger visited Coppell High School’s select theater class for juniors and seniors, Studio Premiere.   Kleppinger attended graduate school at UCLA alongside CHS theater director Karen Ruth. Her most well known work includes It ...

Importance of finding positivity in entertainment industry

Importance of finding positivity in entertainment industry

Shravya Mahesh, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As a child, my mother banned me from watching Disney Channel, saying it was “not appropriate for a 7 year old”. She was not to blame - she simply wished to bring me up with as positive of influences as possible, and the dating plotlines and teenage humor of these shows simply did not cut it.   Yet...

Fusing video games with film

Fusing video games with film

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

From choosing what someone eats for breakfast to determining whether murder is committed, Netflix’s recent interactive film, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, deceives viewers into thinking they can control the story’s plot. But that is all it is, deception - a brilliant one. Bandersnatch tackles t...

Curtains open: de León puts passion on full display

Curtains open: de León puts passion on full display

Andrés Bear, Coppell Student Media Web Producer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sydney de León is a sophomore at Coppell High School and budding amateur in the world of theater. However, she is only an amateur by definition.   Her name has been plastered on playbills left and right. Once a production wraps up, she quickly finds another to be involved in.   De...

Consuming art with an open mind

Consuming art with an open mind

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

January 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Since I read it five years ago, the science fiction classic Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card has been my favorite book - despite the fact I detest Card himself, as he is homophobic, which conflicts with my personal values. For years, there has been an ongoing debate of whether we should jud...

Disney is a Broken Record

Disney is a Broken Record

Ryan Dyke

December 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In recent years, Disney has been releasing more realistic versions of its classic animated “Disney Renaissance” films. Many of these movies we remember watching as kids and still see as good movies today, including The Little Mermaid (1989), The Lion King (1994), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdi...

Theatre Coppell caroling through Christmas

Theatre Coppell caroling through Christmas

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After debuting his acting career in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at Theatre Coppell last year, Coppell Middle School North seventh grader Owen Kennedy returned to the theater this year for “Inspecting Carol”, which had its last performance on Sunday afternoon.   The show, directe...

Best SpongeBob moments

Best SpongeBob moments

Ryan Kim, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Nov. 26, Stephen Hillenburg, a former marine biologist and the creator of the beloved cartoon series “SpongeBob Squarepants”, died after losing the battle to ALS, diagnosed in March 2017.   In honor of his memory, some of the most memorable SpongeBob moments that fans of the yellow s...

Theatre Coppell contributing to the holiday season with “Inspecting Carol”

Theatre Coppell contributing to the holiday season with “Inspecting Carol”

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Theatre Coppell is performing the last three shows of “Inspecting Carol” this weekend, including an 8 p.m. show tonight.   There are shows at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.   Through comedy, “Inspecting Carol” tells the story of how everything goes wrong for a theater...

Spotify’s 2018 Wrapped feature gives users closer look on their top listens of the year

Spotify’s 2018 Wrapped feature gives users closer look on their top listens of the year

Christie Hernandez, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The saying “It is the most wonderful time of the year” is certainly true during the holiday season, but for me, Spotify makes the end of the year even more wonderful.   Instead of taking a trip down candy cane lane this December, I am taking a trip down memory lane with Spotify, a...