Coppell Student Media

Amidst constant relocation, Pydisetti continues pursuit of arts

Amidst constant relocation, Pydisetti continues pursuit of arts

Shravya Mahesh, Entertainment Editor

January 22, 2020

Across nearly 9,000 miles of land and sea, CHS9 student Shraavya Pydisetti picked up everything, ready to start over… again.  However, she knew the one thing she would never leave behind was her love for the arts. Despite moving multiple times between Mumbai, India and Coppell, Pydisetti has remain...

Problem solvers: Freshman coders capture regional crown

Problem solvers: Freshman coders capture regional crown

Sreeja Mudumby, Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

As the clock runs, their fingers rapidly type lines of code. All too soon, the clock stops, and the students huddle to congratulate each other for their effort. They anxiously wait as the winners are called.  CHS9 students Madhav Thamaran, Arjun Inamdar and Mukund Raman participated in the Plano Eas...

Love for ocean fuels biology teaching

Love for ocean fuels biology teaching

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

December 10, 2019

The turquoise ocean, golden sand and colorful flora and fauna is a landscape that CHS9 biology teacher Laronna Doggett witnesses almost every summer when she goes with North Lake College on trips to Hawaii.  With a marine biology degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston and having taken cla...

Q&A: Cristocea adapting to U.S. lifestyle

Q&A: Cristocea adapting to U.S. lifestyle

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Codrin Cristocea was chosen as Student of the Month in September by his teachers at CHS9. Cristocea moved from Munich, Bavaria in Germany four months ago and is excited to experience the unique opportunities the United States has to offer. What are some differences between Germany and the United States? ...

Two years later, Taylor calls Texas home

Two years later, Taylor calls Texas home

Trisha Atluri, Staff Writer/Photographer

December 4, 2019

In December 2017, CHS9 student Jude Taylor’s family moved to Coppell from Cambridge, England. The decision was made so Taylor’s parents, both doctors, would have an easier time finding work. In England, Taylor attended the Perse School in Cambridge. The school is well-known in the east of Eng...

CHS9 Student Council shaping campus traditions

CHS9 Student Council shaping campus traditions

Multiple Writers

November 8, 2019

Freshmen Tavishka Arora, Alexis Frazer, Siddarth Sivakumar, Ji Wang Lee and Abhiram Gadde are CHS9's second Student Council. The group of five were elected by their class and announced at the end of September. Since their election, the officers have led council and officer meetings, organized pep rallies...

Girl power: Bhojwani digs deep to make dream of pond reality

Girl power: Bhojwani digs deep to make dream of pond reality

Anvitha Reddy, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

The doubts of her friends would not deter CHS9 student Taara Bhojwani. “[Peers would say], ‘You can’t build a pond, you’re too small and girly’,”  Bhojwani said. “I wanted to prove them [wrong].” After spending hours in the sun in her backyard, Bhojwani silenced her critics and constructed her own pond....

Freshmen choir students outrank at TMEA district audition

Freshmen choir students outrank at TMEA district audition

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

On Sept. 21, Coppell Choir students completed their first district audition round at Colleyville Heritage High School. One month of hard work helped CHS9 choir students successfully receive high ranks after the first Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) District Audition.  Out of 51 Coppell Choir students, four CHS9 ...

Q&A: Arney turning fresh page at CHS9

Q&A: Arney turning fresh page at CHS9

Sarah Habib, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Christopher Arney is a new honors English teacher at CHS9. Starting his first year of teaching, Arney understands the academic struggles his students may face in high school, struggling himself under the application of a traditional Catholic school system in the past. With a love of thematic reading...

Q&A: Harrington integrating more technology, new ideas at CHS9

Q&A: Harrington integrating more technology, new ideas at CHS9

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

William Harrington is a new honors and on-level Algebra I teacher at CHS9. A former teacher at Hebron and Windham Middle School in Willimantic, Conn, Harrington comes from a family of educators. He places importance on integrating technology into teaching.  What is your education background?  I actually got my bachelor’s in math ...

CHS alumna utilizing experience as Rangerette to lead Silver Stars

CHS alumna utilizing experience as Rangerette to lead Silver Stars

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

As a member of the Coppell High School class of 2003, CHS9 dance/PE teacher Hillary Clark found herself on track to being a Kilgore Rangerette. Sixteen years later, she is back home, coaching the CHS9 JV drill team, the Silver Stars. During college, Clark’s enthusiasm for dance, especially the d...

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...