Coppell Student Media

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 16, 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 11, 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...

Two worlds are colliding: Future of social media resting in palms of today’s youth

Two worlds are colliding: Future of social media resting in palms of today’s youth

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

November 3, 2018

There is one key factor that separates Generation Z - an age label generally agreed to apply to those born between 1994 and 2000 - from previous generations. Advanced technology has been in the lives of Gen Z individuals since the day they were born.   The Information Age describes and explains t...

Divided We Fall

Divided We Fall

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

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Nation-wide reaction to gun violence

Nation-wide reaction to gun violence

Amelia Vanyo, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2018

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Quantity or quality? The effects of padding college applications

Quantity or quality? The effects of padding college applications

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

March 3, 2018

At Coppell High School, more than  60 different clubs are available for students -  everything from Science Olympiad to Bollywood Dance.   Amidst all the choices, CHS associate principal Melissa Arnold thinks students may feel pressured to take part in an excessive number of activities, including thos...

Cutthroat race to university

Cutthroat race to university

Tanya Raghu, Enterprise Editor

February 27, 2018

For five months, the college application process has been on Coppell High School senior Maya Garg’s mind. It was initially the daunting process of inputting personal information, writing a personal essay and supplements, and submitting financial aid documents for more than 20 schools, now, it was the...