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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The fentanyl crisis recently leaked into educational spaces. Coppell High School student resource officers are now training in the use of Narcan, a drug utilized to aid in opioid overdose, in order to protect students from fentanyl and other drug-related crises.

The silent killer

Angelina Liu, Sri Achanta, and Manasa Mohan May 19, 2023

Tracing the swirling letters with a finger on her forearm, Pinkerton Elementary School physical education teacher Colleen Michaelis reminisces on a gift that her late son and Coppell High School alumnus...

On Feb. 13 the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees voted to approve the proposed bond package to be a referendum on the ballot for the May 6 election. The bond package totals $321.511 million and includes renovations to athletic facilities, the addition of fine arts buildings, lifecycle replacements of technology for students and staff and improvements to campus security.

Building for tomorrow

Manasa Mohan and Sri Achanta March 31, 2023

Walking into the Coppell High School Tennis Center, Coppell senior Isabelle Beach breathes a sigh of frustration. Her eyes scanning the disarray of the room, she attempts to find a space to sling her heavy...

Over the last century, artificial intelligence has grown from simply being a topic in fiction storytelling to a rapidly expanding field that impacts many aspects of one’s life. Due to advancements in AI, including the introduction of ChatGPT in November 2022, there have been debates about its impact being positive or negative with regards to education, the workplace and more.

Decrypting the future

Manasa Mohan, Executive Editorial Page Editor February 14, 2023

In the early parts of the 20th century, science fiction introduced the world to the concept of artificial intelligence technology, specifically AI robots. It began with Karel Capek and his science fiction...

For seniors, tuition is a large factor to consider when applying and committing to college. Student loans, scholarships and grants are all feasible ways students can pay for college.

Breaking down college tuition

Manasa Mohan, Executive Editorial Page Editor January 20, 2023

“Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to our school. We’re excited for you to begin your journey with us.”  Coppell High School senior Uma Uppuloori’s heart dropped as she read the email...

In 2021, Texas state representative Matt Krause drafted a list of potentially controversial books that he suggested be banned from libraries across the state, some of which are available to read in the Coppell High School library. Krause created this list as an auxiliary to House Bill 3979, which banned curriculum that discusses any topics of discomfort, including critical race theory.

“We have the right to read”

Manasa Mohan, Angelina Liu, and Sri Achanta December 22, 2022

"Why are we worried a kid's going to read something and form an opinion that people are bad if he's around people who are good?" Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer’s question comes after...

Retaining teachers has been a difficulty that school districts across Texas have faced due to issues of low pay and high workload. Many wonder why money collected from property tax cannot be translated to higher pay for teachers, and the answer is Recapture.

Recapturing the passion for teaching

Angelina Liu, Executive Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2022

The early morning light creeps through large glass windows, illuminating the red and gray paneling of Coppell Middle School West. It is Saturday, but the halls are buzzing with activity.  In response...

Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer has worked in Coppell ISD for 37 years. For her service, she was awarded the Cliff Long Leadership Award on Jan. 29.

“CHS has always been my heart”

Anjali Krishna, Executive Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2022

Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer’s office is messy. It has Coppell shirts strewn over the worn couch and a blinking monitor with emails waiting for replies. Her office phone rings nonstop...

Housing markets change frequently with the change of economic conditions. The housing market in Coppell and the Dallas-Fort Worth area booms as others crash all over the United States.

Everything’s bigger in Texas

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor December 15, 2021

Texas is notorious for breaking the rules; as the only state that was once a country, remnants of that independence remain in the form of Texas flags and pledges in classrooms. Texas doesn’t just break...

Coppell South Asian seniors Rudra Raval, Jaserah Chowdary and Arsalan Rivsi wear culturally significant clothing while juxtaposing the classic American diner. In recent years, South Asian immigration has risen significantly within Coppell, and Coppell ISD continues to develop and diversify to accommodate new incoming students.

Making a new home

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor November 5, 2021

“Oh, you live in brown town, bro.” “That place is peak brown town.” If someone lives in brown town, they are referring to a space that has been inhabited by a flux of South Asian immigrants...

After returning to full in person school, Coppell High School students have been facing academic and emotional challenges.  Coppell ISD is working to bridge learning gaps caused by COVID-19 by emphasizing learner choice and interaction.

Molding to the new normal

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor October 4, 2021

For many Coppell ISD students, the 2020-21 school year began in the silence of their bedrooms in front of a screen. Fast forward, and the school year finished in the same place, with only a screen to connect...

Coppell High School has made an effort to be more mindful of students and their mental health within the last two years. With hopes to increase awareness and assist learners with mental health, Coppell ISD works to improve its current approach through increased counseling, updated development sessions for staff and yearly surveys to measure progress.

Beyond the gradebook

Anjali Krishna, Sports Editor April 6, 2021

Hidden away amongst identical doors behind the staircase in C hallway at Coppell High School is a room with a tightly shut door, almost always locked. Every so often, its light is flicked on but its...

Three COVID-19 vaccines, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, are now available in the United States as the pandemic continues. Eligible Coppell residents can receive vaccines by joining distribution centers’ wait lists.

From dozens of labs across the world to local pharmacies

Anjali Vishwanath, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

Coronavirus Disease 2019. COVID-19. Both imply this was an outbreak isolated to 2019, but the pandemic continues in 2021, after hundreds of thousands of Americans have perished as a result of COVID-19...

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