Coppell Student Media

O’Rourke calls for stronger, more decisive Democratic action at Sunday’s Plano campaign rally

O’Rourke calls for stronger, more decisive Democratic action at Sunday’s Plano campaign rally

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

PLANO - Under a scorching near-100 degree heat, around 300 attendees gathered at Plano’s ArtCentre to watch presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke speak, in front of signs reading “Welcome to Beto Country.”  O’Rourke, introduced by candidate for Texas House District 67 Jenna Royal, spoke...

First responders climb 110 floors to “never forget” 9/11 Saturday

First responders climb 110 floors to “never forget” 9/11 Saturday

Neha Desaraju, Student Life Editor

September 13, 2019

DALLAS - The street in front of the Renaissance Tower is lively in the warm morning as first responders and their families make their way into the ground floor of the fourth tallest building in Dallas.  On Saturday, 343 firefighters, 70 police and 9 EMS climbed 110 flights of stairs at the Renaissance T...

Adoption center volunteer program provides opportunity to aid shelter

Adoption center volunteer program provides opportunity to aid shelter

Joanne Kim, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

A place where animals are given a second chance and where people can come to make a difference: this is the City of Coppell Animal Services.  Located at 821 S. Coppell Road and founded in 2000, the adoption center is a place for dogs and cats alike to have another chance at finding a forever home. Unlike the Coppell Humane Society...

City moves to approve property tax increase

City moves to approve property tax increase

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

On Tuesday night, Coppell City Council moved to approve an ordinance to increase the ad valorem taxes for the 2019-20 fiscal year by a 5-2 vote. The increase will raise the tax from $.5695 to $.584 per $100 of taxable property value.  Proponents of the ordinance cited concerns of an approaching rec...

Coppell 1 Million Meals raises $25,178 to pack meals for the destitute

Coppell 1 Million Meals raises $25,178 to pack meals for the destitute

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

Going from door to door to more than 50 local businesses, Coppell High School senior and Coppell 1 Million Meals founder Luke Albright and fellow board members hoped to attain a sponsorship for their organization. Their determination proved to be fruitful as 17 corporations sponsored the organization an...

Mass shootings drive renewed calls for gun legislation

Mass shootings drive renewed calls for gun legislation

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

September 8, 2019

A little less than a month had passed after the mass shootings in Gilroy, Calif., El Paso and Dayton, Ohio when a fourth mass shooting in Odessa shocked an already horrified nation. The recent shootings have thrust gun legislation debate back into public focus, out of a desire to stop not only mass s...

Faces of CISD: Sid Grant

Faces of CISD: Sid Grant

Pramika Kadari, Executive News and Enterprise Editor

September 8, 2019

Faces of CISD is a Sidekick series in which executive news/enterprise editor Pramika Kadari profiles an influential member of Coppell ISD to commemorate the district’s 60-year anniversary. Coppell ISD associate superintendent Sid Grant has worked in the district for 23 years, starting as an assistant p...

Running for a cause: Local park holds fifth Fighting Autoimmune Disease 5K run (with video)

Running for a cause: Local park holds fifth Fighting Autoimmune Disease 5K run (with video)

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

On a cool, breezy Saturday morning, Andy Brown Park East hosted the fifth annual Fighting Autoimmune Disease 5K run, a charity run aimed at raising awareness and funds for autoimmune disease research and organizations. At 7:40 a.m., the park entrance was already bustling with activity as the excited aura of r...

First responders to participate in stair climb at Renaissance Tower, memorial for 9/11 deaths

First responders to participate in stair climb at Renaissance Tower, memorial for 9/11 deaths

Neha Desaraju, Student Life Editor

September 6, 2019

Tomorrow, 343 firefighters, 70 police officers and nine emergency medical services (EMS) personnel will climb 110 flights of stairs to honor the same number of first responders who died during and after the Sep. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.  The event is organized by the Dallas 9...

CHS9 Curriculum Night unites with flexible format

CHS9 Curriculum Night unites with flexible format

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

September 4, 2019

Notes and papers in hand, freshman parents Monty Morris and Shannon Smith walked away from the hallways of busy classrooms on Tuesday after CHS9’s Curriculum Night from 6-8 p.m. Getting to know their son’s teachers allowed them to explore the campus for the first time.   “I love it,” Morris said. “It’s beau...

Seniors rally for school spirit with color themes for football games

Seniors rally for school spirit with color themes for football games

Shravya Mahesh, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

The crowd leaps to their feet, a loud cheer erupting from the stands. All are decked out in matching red shirts, a Coppell-colored mass of energy and excitement. This is the thought behind this year’s Cowboys football game themes. This year, every Coppell football game will have a respective color...