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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...

CHS9 looks to implement smoother transportation system, pep rallies in second year

CHS9 looks to implement smoother transportation system, pep rallies in second year

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

August 22, 2019

How has the beginning of the school year been? This group of students seems very polite and personable. It may be that we’re not as frantic in opening a new campus, but we’ve gotten a good vibe from them and they seem to be acclimating quickly. Our biggest challenges have been related to transp...

First day, part two

First day, part two

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

August 15, 2019

In spite of the rainy weather, the first day at CHS9 was busy with activity. The campus opened its doors to a second school year and a new class of freshmen on Wednesday.  “We have signs posted everywhere, we have teachers and staff stationed everywhere, our administration team will be out all da...

Making CISD history

Making CISD history

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

August 12, 2019

CHS9 biology teacher Cathy Douglas and Lee Elementary fifth grade teacher Samira Khan became Region 10 Teacher of the Year finalists. This is the first time in Coppell ISD’s 60 years that the district’s elementary and secondary teachers of the year both have received this designation. “You’r...

Kaushik, Sharma, beat one in a million odds

Kaushik, Sharma, beat one in a million odds

Claire Clements, Editorial Page Editor

May 8, 2019

“The probability that a random person in the population could look at your iPhone or iPad Pro and unlock it using Face ID is approximately 1 in 1,000,000 with a single enrolled appearance.”   In an article about Face ID, Apple made this claim.   Despite this, CHS9 freshmen Umang Kaushik and Svayam Sharma were able t...

Freshmen athletes conforming to high school athletics after initial scheduling issues

Freshmen athletes conforming to high school athletics after initial scheduling issues

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Before basketball season came to an end late February, CHS9 freshman boys basketball player Anthony Black’s school schedule was a monotonous grind. Black woke up early in the morning to get to Coppell High School to train with his team. As the clock hit 9:55 a.m., the freshman would rush to the showers and change before his other t...