Coppell Student Media

Coloring in the lines

Coloring in the lines

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

January 1, 2020

Throughout the world, about 200 sports are internationally recognized. In total, there are an estimated 800 sports throughout the world, including regional and specialized sports. Just as those smaller-scale sports are associated with a specific region, ethnic group, race or nationality, larger sports...

Electing the decade’s first president

Electing the decade’s first president

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Only about 1% of the American population lives in the little midwestern state. Its rolling waves of maize largely shy away from the cameras. But once every four years, a media army sets up base in Iowa. They stalk the candidates, ready to capture their every move (Mayor Bill De Blasio’s ability to eat a...

Howdy, dude: Californians migrating east to affordable opportunities of the Lone Star State

Howdy, dude: Californians migrating east to affordable opportunities of the Lone Star State

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Don’t California my Texas. The bold statement aimed at the increasing rates of Californian migration to Texas seems to refer to one issue — red versus blue. However, the issue and tensions spawn from much more than political ideals.  Searching up “San Francisco” yields beautiful images ...

Teenagers developing unconventional businesses

Teenagers developing unconventional businesses

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

November 1, 2019

The new workforce  Coppell High School junior Vijay Sridharan carefully unscrews the screen of an iPhone and assesses the damage inside. He deftly replaces the camera module and uses a small screwdriver to tighten the new part in place.  For Sridharan, a phone and its spare parts are the only things he needs to do his job. He e...

60 years: More than half a century of growth and development of a cutting-edge district

60 years: More than half a century of growth and development of a cutting-edge district

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor

October 1, 2019

In 1928, three schools, all within 10 miles of each other, combined into one Coppell Grade School. The seven-room school building housed grades one through eight and remained as such for nearly four decades. In 1959, 31 years after the construction of Coppell Grade School and 89 years after the constr...

Standing in the wake of devastation (Part 3)

Standing in the wake of devastation (Part 3)

Kelly Wei, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019

CHS senior Farris Ali does not pray five times a day, as is traditionally custom, but he does visit the Irving Islamic Center every Friday and strives to pray at least once or twice daily. He practices Ramadan, but doesn’t adhere to the belief that drinking or sex before marriage is wrong. “My par...

Standing in the wake of devastation (Part 2)

Standing in the wake of devastation (Part 2)

Kelly Wei, Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2019

As an internationally-renown mosque, the VRIC is led by some of the country’s most influential Islamic speakers, such as imams Issa and Omar Suleiman, who collectively boast a social media following of over 1.5 million and regularly travel the country to speak at events. In fact, Suleiman, who was unav...

Standing in the wake of devastation (Part 1)

Standing in the wake of devastation (Part 1)

Kelly Wei, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2019

Fifty are dead. Fifty more wounded. On March 16, a pair of mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand suffered what might have once been considered unimaginable, but is now rapidly becoming the new norm. In the wake of the Christchurch shootings, perpetuated by Australian Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-...

Climate Change

Climate Change

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

    Hellish fires and hurricanes have swept both headlines and the coasts of the United States in the past year, destroying property and displacing hundreds.   The generation of teenagers who walk the halls of high schools will face the brunt of climate change, being the y...

Despite the name, micro schools have big aspirations

Despite the name, micro schools have big aspirations

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

IRVING - The white tiles are familiar, as are the painted green walls. A large poster of smiling children hangs in the small lobby. The halls are narrow and just as unassuming as the outside of the building. The students take off their shoes before they enter the classrooms.   The Humanist Academy was only opened two ...

Feminism as a living entity

Feminism as a living entity

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

February 15, 2019

DALLAS - Clutching a sign featuring a photo of Christine Blasey Ford, and beside it the words: “Of course I believe her, the same thing happened to me”, Dallas resident Amy Bennett stomped through the city for the 2019 Dallas Women’s March.   “I just want to make sure for my...

Pervasive violence damaging Generation Z culture

Pervasive violence damaging Generation Z culture

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

January 10, 2019

It seems like everyday, the world is hit with another act of violence. News channels greet viewers with tragedies regularly - someone has killed themselves, someone has brutally murdered another, someone has shot up a school or a movie theater.   To older generations, this scale of viol...