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35-year-old Citizens’ Advocate to transition online by ending printed edition

35-year-old Citizens’ Advocate to transition online by ending printed edition

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor

April 4, 2020

Its office tucked away in a small room of the Createria Studios  building in Old Town Coppell, Citizens’ Advocate has served as Coppell’s community newspaper since 1984. Editing pens and postage stamps fill the office’s shelves, its filing cabinets overflowing with old newspapers.  Now, thirty ...

Students uncertain about future of 2020’s state science fair

Students uncertain about future of 2020’s state science fair

Anvitha Reddy, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

After advancing 55 projects to the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair, four Coppell students progressed to the Texas Science and Engineering Fair (TXSEF) hosted by Texas A&M University.  Coppell juniors Avery Owens, Zeal Pathak, Joshua Chio and Ethan Havemann advanced to the regiona...

Chick-fil-A Leader Academy fostering future of leadership

Chick-fil-A Leader Academy fostering future of leadership

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

The first thought that comes to mind when someone says Chick-fil-A is probably the fast food chain’s famous chicken sandwich or sauce. But few are aware of the Chick-fil-A Foundation and its leadership initiative, the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy. Established in 2018, the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy is the nation’s...

V is for vegan

V is for vegan

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

It is the little asterisk, the green leaf, the “v,” the check mark to look for. It is a symbol of inclusivity, a respite from the alienation faced when going out. It is what plant-based eaters/vegans and vegetarians look for with hope that suitable options exist when eating in a restaurant. Vega...

A David and Goliath Story

A David and Goliath Story

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

New Tech @ Coppell had approximately 35 members, many schools brought 1,000 delegates. Numbers-wise, it was like North Carolina competing against teams the size of the United States. They were by no means the favorite, but in the wise words of Rocky Balboa, “As a fighter, when you got nothing to lose y...

Census 2020 extending deadline amid COVID-19

Census 2020 extending deadline amid COVID-19

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

In addition to being an election year, 2020 also presents the census, a form distributed every 10 years to residents  across the country, the results of which are used to determine the apportionment at the House of Representatives. Due to the presence of COVID-19, the U.S. Census Bureau is suspe...

Executive Order extends school closure

Executive Order extends school closure

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

March 31, 2020

In Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s press release today, an Executive Order was issued implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the entire state of Texas, effectively extending school closures through May 4.  Per Abbott’s instructions, schools in Coppell ISD will remain closed...

CISD extends closure through April 19

CISD extends closure through April 19

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

March 27, 2020

Today, Coppell ISD announced an extension in the school closure through April 19. Currently, the district plans to reopen April 20 for staff and April 21 for students. Online learning will remain through April 20.  With Texas having more than 1,700 COVID-19 cases and more than 20 deaths and the Unit...

CISD implements new pass or fail grading policy for fourth nine weeks

CISD implements new pass or fail grading policy for fourth nine weeks

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

Amidst a district-wide shift to online curriculum, Coppell ISD has changed grading practices such that final and three-week report cards will reflect either a passing or failing grade for the fourth nine weeks of school. This change applies to elementary and secondary campuses. Any assignment ave...

Board of Trustees discusses COVID-19 school closure update

Board of Trustees discusses COVID-19 school closure update

Sarah Habib, Writer

March 26, 2020

On Monday night, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meet virtually to discuss updates and courses of action taken during CISD’s school closure due to COVID-19.  CISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt reported recent cancellations and the decision on school holidays such as April 10 and April 13: Wea...

International IB exams canceled for 2020 Diploma, Course Certificate candidates

International IB exams canceled for 2020 Diploma, Course Certificate candidates

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

March 23, 2020

Today, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) announced the cancellation of all IB exams internationally that were scheduled from April 30 through May 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The decision affects over 200,000 juniors and seniors worldwide who were signed up to take Standard Leve...

College Board to implement home testing for AP exams

College Board to implement home testing for AP exams

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

March 20, 2020

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, College Board released an announcement today regarding the revised AP exam policies.  In lieu of traditional face-to-face exam administrations, College Board is offering a 45-minute online exam at home. These new exams can be taken on any device stud...