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V is for vegan

V is for vegan

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

It is the little asterisk, the green leaf, the “v,” the check mark to look for. It is a symbol of inclusivity, a respite from the alienation faced when going out. It is what plant-based eaters/vegans and vegetarians look for with hope that suitable options exist when eating in a restaurant. Vega...

Next generation of artists flourishing through evolving visual design fields

Next generation of artists flourishing through evolving visual design fields

Shravya Mahesh, Entertainment Editor

March 1, 2020

Bold strokes of vivid color. Clean, orderly lines sweeping from top to bottom. A cursor tracing the edges of an object. A screen, a mouse and a hand. This is the modern reality of art.  In a rapidly changing society entranced by technology, art has transformed into a digitized hybrid “that enc...

Venturing into the era of artificial intelligence: humanity’s doom or greatest ally? (Part 1)

Venturing into the era of artificial intelligence: humanity’s doom or greatest ally? (Part 1)

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

  From portable virtual reality headsets to self-landing space rockets, new technological advancements are popping up right and left in today’s age. However, among the expanding sea of innovation, the one technology that will most likely influence the future is artificial intelligence (AI). AI, define...

Venturing into the era of artificial intelligence: the other side of the coin (Parts 2, 3, 4)

Venturing into the era of artificial intelligence: the other side of the coin (Parts 2, 3, 4)

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

  This is part of a four-part news feature package. Click here to read part one.   Though the idea of an AI-driven car is often criticized, it's hard to ignore that 95 percent of automobile accidents (which are one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States) happen due to human error. However, there are no opportunities for a computer to be distract...

Coloring in the lines

Coloring in the lines

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

January 2, 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-...