Coppell Student Media

Finding your place through spontaneous decisions

Finding your place through spontaneous decisions

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under News

At 22 years old, Danny Barton, a biochemistry major from the University of North Texas, did not think he would end up being the Police Chief of the Coppell Police Department. In fact, he did not think he would join the police force at all.   “I got into it by accident but I fell in love with it immediat...

Concerns voiced over new boundary realignment

Concerns voiced over new boundary realignment

Karen Lu, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under CISD Board Meetings, News

On Monday night’s Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting, a full house gathered to support both elementary and secondary Teachers of the Year.   Surrounded by their family members, friends and coworkers, campus Teachers of the Year were also acknowledged for qualifying for National Teacher...

Why students are more pressured than ever

Why students are more pressured than ever

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under News

According to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, more teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease combined.   This may seem shocking to some, but unfortunately, to...

From form to flight: The process of a school trip

From form to flight: The process of a school trip

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

January 12, 2019


Filed under News

No matter the duration of the event, there is always excitement about embarking on a new school trip. Students can stay at hotels, go to conventions or spend time at an amusement park. Students only see the product of months of planning yet few know of the process it takes to get there. &nbs...

Pervasive violence damaging Generation Z culture

Pervasive violence damaging Generation Z culture

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Enterprise, In-Depth, News, Showcase

Kelly Wei It seems like everyday, the world is hit with another act of violence. News channels greet viewers with tragedies regularly - someone has killed themselves, someone has brutally murdered another, someone has shot up a school or a movie theater.   To older generations, this scale of violenc...

City Council swears in new alternate municipal judge

City Council swears in new alternate municipal judge

Karen Lu, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News

On Tuesday Night, the Coppell City Council approved a proclamation naming Jan. 7, 2019 through March 3, 2019 as “H-E-B Community Challenge Months”.   Following this approval, co-chairs of Living Well in Coppell Sally McCurdy and Ed Guignon introduced the IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Chal...

Trustees approve naming of Minton as new elementary school principal

Trustees approve naming of  Minton as new elementary school principal

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under CISD Board Meetings, News

Monday night’s  Coppell ISD Trustees meeting was filled with updates and proposals of expansion as well as recognition of exemplary figures in the district.   Ashley Minton was named principal of Canyon Ranch Elementary after a rigorous screening and interview process. Minton, a Baylor...

“Dear Santa”: 28 years of letter writing tradition bonding all walks of life in education

“Dear Santa”: 28 years of letter writing tradition bonding all walks of life in education

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under News

Despite the boisterous and lively clamor, Coppell High School senior Sam Madhanmohan remains quiet.     “It feels like just yesterday,” Madhanmohan said.   Remembering his first-ever visit to CHS being the ‘Holiday Wish Letters’ field trip in kindergarten, Madhanmohan didn’t realize th...

English lV department offers new spin on classic books

English lV department offers new spin on classic books

Arman Merchant, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under News

Students from the English lV classes entered the Coppell High School library for a brand new learning experience. The teachers developed a new way for students to learn about three well known books, and added a new spin on it.   Creating a digital game incorporating what the students have bee...

Latest addition to school safety: NaviGate Prepared implements 3D floor plans

Latest addition to school safety: NaviGate Prepared implements 3D floor plans

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under News

Coppell ISD has increased its campus safety policies by adopting NaviGate Prepared, an app allowing administrators throughout the district to have access to floor plans in schools.   Last year, the District Safety and Security Design Committee in CISD, comprised of students, teachers and pare...

City Council swears in new police chief, committee members of all ages

City Council swears in new police chief, committee members of all ages

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News

The Coppell City Council meeting on Tuesday saw the swearing in of newly appointed city leaders, including Coppell’s new chief of police, Danny Barton.   Barton was appointed on Dec. 3, replacing Macario Tristan who served as head of the police department for seven years.   ...

20 years of good thymes at Coppell Community Gardens (with video)

20 years of good thymes at Coppell Community Gardens (with video)

Charlotte Vanyo, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In 1998, Coppell city manager Jim Witt and council member Marsha Tunnell discussed a novel idea - one that would still be a center of growth, gratefulness and community in the city two decades later.   With the help of Amanda Vanhoozier, a city employee who worked at a preschool garden at...