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The Coppell City Council Place 3 runoff election ended June 5. Don Carroll won the runoff with 55.03% and 1,789 votes.

Carroll wins runoff election for council Place 3

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor June 12, 2021

Don Carroll was elected to Place 3 on the Coppell City Council on June 5 following a runoff against Davin Bernstein. Carroll won with 55.03% and 1,789 votes, and Bernstein received 44.97% and 1,462 votes.  “I'm...

Dr. Greg Axelson is returning to his former job as Coppell Middle School North principal after one year as Coppell ISD chief operations officer. This will be Axelson’s fourth year as principal of CMS North. Photo courtesy Greg Axelson

Axelson returning to CMS North principal role following stint as COO

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor June 11, 2021

Dr. Greg Axelson is leaving his position as Coppell ISD chief operations officer to return to his post as Coppell Middle School North principal. He replaces Lorie Squalls, who was named executive director...

Coppell Middle School West assistant principal Joseph Smith is approved as the new principal of New Tech High @ Coppell at the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday. Smith expressed his appreciation for the board’s approval and introduced his family in the audience.

Board approves Joseph Smith as New Tech @ Coppell principal

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor May 26, 2021

On Monday evening, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees named Joseph Smith as the new principal of New Tech @ Coppell High School. Smith is an assistant principal at Coppell Middle School West and replaces...

FDA encourages adolescent vaccination in press conference

Anjali Krishna, Executive Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

On May 12, the Food and Drug administration lowered the age for receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to 12 from 16 as an emergency use authorization (EUA) after the Center for Disease Control and FDA’s...

On Tuesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that school districts would be prohibited from instituting mask mandates for the 2021-22 school year. As a result, Coppell ISD has announced that wearing masks will be optional in the fall.

Full in-person learning returning for 2021-22

Anjali Vishwanath, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

On Tuesday, Coppell ISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt announced the district will not require face masks for staff and students in the 2021-22 school year.  Dr. Hunt also announced CISD is resuming...

Following a brief period of lowered COVID-19 cases, a recent surge of cases in April has left India grappling with a second wave, making it the country with the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world currently. Source: Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

India’s COVID case spike spurring increased caution among locals

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager May 17, 2021

After a period of little to no COVID cases in India, a recent surge of cases created a second wave, leaving millions infected.  “Every boundation [imitation] was removed, schools, colleges, malls,...

This year, students have been able to experience both in-person and online education. Coppell ISD is considering a virtual academy as a learning choice or 2021-2022 based on community interest and possible state allocated funding.

The future of local education

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor May 15, 2021

When Coppell High School sophomores searched for their testing rooms on May 8 for English II STAAR testing, many of them were navigating the building for the first time. It is yet another effect of the...

CHS9 assistant principal Ashley Graham has been an AP for four years. As a University of Louisiana at Monroe graduate, Graham began in the medical field before eventually transitioning to the education field.

“Education is a calling and it’s what we were called to do”

Anette Varghese , Staff Writer May 14, 2021

CH9 assistant principals Ashley Graham and Nick Coenraad have been APs for four years. Both assistant principals saw themselves in different careers before eventually finding a role for themselves in education.  Graham...

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, which is a lunar calendar based on the cycles of the moon. This year, Ramadan is celebrated from April 12 to May 12.

Muslims celebrating Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr despite social distancing restrictions

Iniya Nathan, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

Ramadan, celebrated from April 12 to May 12 this year, is usually a time to spend with friends and family. For Muslims, the atmosphere is one of community, exchanging gifts and praying together in the...

Transitioning into high school can be a daunting task for oncoming middle school students. This can intensify when students are dealing with the troubles of a poor state of mental health that can come along with a pandemic.

Pandemic makes for challenging one-year experience for freshmen

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor May 13, 2021

“This year has been crazy.”  CHS9 student Sunya Ajani began the first nine weeks of her freshman year virtually and switched to in-person school in the second nine weeks for the remainder of the...

VIDEO: Class of 2021 and 2024 explore differences in freshmen years

Tanvee Patil, Staff Photographer May 13, 2021

Class of 2021 and 2024 explore differences in freshmen years Current Coppell High School seniors and CHS9 students have had vastly different freshman experiences, with seniors attending CHS in person...

Coppell Mayor Wes Mays was sworn in Tuesday evening at Coppell Town Center.  The Council discussed items such as a relaxed mask mandate and recognizing May 11, 2021 as “Karen Hunt Appreciation Day” and “Gary Roden Appreciation Day.”  Photo by Angelina Liu

Mays sworn in as mayor; relaxed mask mandates discussed

Angelina Liu, Staff Photographer May 12, 2021

Loud chattering and applause could be heard from outside the sliding glass doors of the Coppell City Hall as elected candidates were sworn into office.  On Tuesday night, Wes Mays was sworn in as the...

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