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Freshman Yashitha Chunduru displays her DECA glass from the state competition in Houston, Texas. Chunduru participated in the Principles of Business Management and Administration Event. Photo Courtesy Yashitha Chunduru

Chunduru’s voice takes her international

Anushree De, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

Public speaking is a prevalent fear for many. The exception is CHS9 student Yashitha Chunduru. Her easy going comfortability suggests that interviews are nothing new to her.  Chunduru’s skill as a...

CHS9 student Maya Dudhyala transfers her design from a paper to a slab during seventh period on May 6. Dudhyala has been doing art since kindergarten and plans on taking a variety of art classes throughout high school.

Dudhyala using art as a media of relaxation

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer May 13, 2022

Art classes involve continuing adding tiny details until a deadline; however, CHS9 student Maya Dudhyala takes art as both a hobby and elective to express her interests, creativity and challenge herself. What...

Biology teacher Larona Doggett places a preserved squid onto CHS9 freshman Sukritha Muthiah’s dissection plate. Doggett incorporates hands-on projects into the curriculum, such as dissections, to engage the interests of her students.

Doggett diving into teaching

Deepti Patil May 12, 2022

Laronna Doggett is a Gifted and Talented (GT) and honors biology teacher, biology team lead, lab manager, and eco-club sponsor at CHS9. Although teaching wasn’t always the plan for Doggett, she fell...

CHS9 AP human geography teacher Annie Fillers helps CHS9 student Ashwath Jagtap with a practice multiple choice question as the students are preparing for the upcoming AP exam. Fillers graduated from the University of North Texas in 2018 and has been teaching at CHS9 since.

Fillers follows heart through teaching social studies

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager April 19, 2022

Despite not originally planning on becoming a teacher, CHS9 AP human geography teacher Annie Fillers enjoys her job as she is surrounded by children and a subject she is passionate about.  Fillers places...

Into the lives of the CHS9’s student council leaders

Into the lives of the CHS9’s student council leaders

CHS9 students Myiesha Sharma, Rhea Choudhary, Aiden Song, Rudhmila Hoque and Erin Donovan were voted as student council leaders in September. As student council leaders, they have been organizing events,...

CHS9 English teacher Erin Begle assists CHS9 student Sriya Meduri with English I STAAR EOC practice questions during third period on Wednesday. Begle started teaching at CHS9 this school year and the CHS9 student council recognized her as February teacher of the month.

Begle coaching empathy through literature

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer April 4, 2022

Behind all of CHS9 English teacher Erin Begle’s lessons lie lessons of empathy, from daily check-ins to character analysis. Begle was honored as student council’s teacher of the month in February...

CHS9 social studies teacher Shanna Clapp elaborates on the factors that affect economic growth and development after the students in her AP human geography third period class gave short presentations on Wednesday. Clapp has been teaching at CHS9 for two years and was named February teacher spotlight.

CHS9 teacher spotlight brings kindness, tolerance to classroom

Iniya Nathan, CHS9 Editor April 1, 2022

An injury turned out to lead to a career change for CHS9 AP human geography teacher Shanna Clapp, who was named the campus’s Teacher Spotlight for February. After earning a degree in secondary education...

CHS9 students Yashitha Chunduru, Sabah Uddin and Navya Singh, pictured with CHS9 DECA advisers William Harrington and Kim Porter, were named DECA finalists and International Career Development Conference (ICDC) qualifiers at the state DECA Career Development Conference on Feb 26. ICDC qualifiers will compete on April 24 in Atlanta.

CHS9 first year DECA students breakthrough to ICDC

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

After spending middle school with their hearts set on different aspirations aside from business, CHS9 students Sabah Uddin, competition vice president Navya Singh and club president Yashitha Chunduru placed...

CHS9 student Arisha Hasan teaches class at Milaana Dance’s studio on Jan. 20. Hasan is the youngest instructor at the studio, working alongside her mother.

Three generations, one love for dance

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer March 24, 2022

Closing her eyes, her body naturally felt the rhythms of the song. Tiptoeing in small movements, she explored her new happiness in dancing. The 3-year-old Arisha Hasan started dancing as if she was born...

CHS9 DECA vice president of administration Srithan Yella assists with the monthly DECA meeting in B hall commons on March 9. Yella’s position holds the responsibilities of maintaining attendance records and merit points.

Yella dives into business, strengthens leadership through DECA

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer March 17, 2022

Sitting on the living room coach with a widescreen TV playing “Shark Tank” is what CHS9 vice president of administration Srithan Yella watched over the COVID-19 pandemic. The innovative products, the...

CHS9 biology teacher Brittany Medford lectures her third period class on March 3 about the relationship between structure and function, which is a topic in the body systems unit. Medford started teaching at CHS9 at the beginning of this school year and graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2016.

Medford teaching from young age

Manasa Mohan, Advertising and Circulation Manager March 11, 2022

Coppell High School Ninth Grade Campus biology teacher Brittany Medford is a first year teacher at CHS 9, but taught at Colleyville Heritage for one year for her student teaching and at High Point Academy...

CHS9 student Ivy Tian sketches a figure in Coppell High School art teacher Michelle Hauske’s classroom after school on Feb. 14. Tian often draws inspiration from fandoms she follows and creates fan art incorporating emotions she faces in her daily life.

Tian combining online community with artistic freedom

Maya Palavali, Staff Writer March 4, 2022

Hand moving deftly from years of practice, a character comes to life on the blue tinged screen. Art is all about skill and experience, both of which CHS9 student Ivy Tian possesses.  Entering freshman...

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