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  • CISD has an early release day on March 12
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...

A survey of 659 students at Coppell High School found that more than half first received their news from social media. A lack of media literacy in youth has revealed the importance of student journalism. Graphic by Neha Desaraju

Waging an inevitable war (Part 3)

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor February 26, 2021

Editor’s note: This is part 3 in a series exploring today’s news media and the impact of distrust on its consumers. Read part 1 and part 2 here. Youth and the media As the torch bearers of digital...

In a survey of 12,043 U.S. adults conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2019, it was revealed that Republicans had more than twice as much distrust when compared to Democrats in a sample of 30 news sources. As trust in the media has hit historic lows in the past four years, political polarization has been increasing. Graphic by Blanche Harris

Waging an inevitable war (Part 2)

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor February 26, 2021

Editor’s note: This is part 2 in a series exploring today’s news media and the impact of distrust on its consumers. Read part 1 here. Deepening the divide As trust in the media continues to falter,...

Coppell Middle School East eighth grader Justin Sturm, sixth grader Mallory Cooper and Coppell High School junior Granger Hassmann read various history books. The current U.S. history curriculum in Texas is determined in a process that involves lawmakers, educators, parents, students and industry representatives.

Past in present

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor February 17, 2021

“‘It’s today in history!’”  This is Wilson Elementary fifth grade teacher Beth Brandenburg’s first year of teaching history in fifth grade after 19 years of teaching, 15 of those spent...

According to the poll conducted by Gallup, six out of 10 Americans have either little or no trust at all in mass media. This distrust has grown throughout the last couple of decades due to recent political views and influences. Graphic by Josh Campbell

Waging an inevitable war (Part 1)

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor February 2, 2021

Competition vs. accuracy Clickbait vs. quality Fake news vs. journalism Mutually exclusive or intertwined? Information is a double-edged sword. As the wielders, journalists pick their battles...

A myriad of new state legislation, COVID-19 expenses and old budget changes has made an impact on the Coppell ISD 2020-21 proposed budget in the form of a $7 million projected budget deficit. The Board of Trustees has proposed solutions to combat this deficit.

Not in the books: Board faces months of deliberating on budget with projected $7 million deficit

Neha Desaraju, Entertainment Editor February 1, 2021

The budget approval process for the Board of Trustees typically starts in spring of the preceding school year with a series of budget workshops. This cycle, however, the board decided to hold its first...

2020 was defined by politics, a global pandemic and social justice movements. Though many were optimistic about the beginning of a new decade, the year turned out to be full of unexpected changes and ups and downs.

The hand we were dealt

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief December 31, 2020

It was meant to be the best of times, it was warped into the worst of times, it was the age of social activism, it was the age of polarization, it was the epoch of pandemic, it was the epoch of politics,...

Coppell ISD conducts manual contact tracing, in which a team of four district leaders receive phone calls and answer questions from administrators and nurses across 18 campuses daily. NOVID, a COVID-19 radar mobile application developed by Carnegie Mellon University associate professor Dr. Po-Shen Loh, was pitched to CISD in August, but the district is not planning to adopt it at this time.

Mapping COVID-19: adopting manual, technological means of contact tracing

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor December 1, 2020

One positive case.  One student, walking the carpeted halls of Coppell High School, sitting down for lunch and going home to siblings and parents.  One student, unwittingly spreading the virus...

Coppell High School senior Cameron Reid plays guitar at Andy Brown Park East on Oct. 21. Coppell has a rich history in the arts whether it be performing or visual.

Adding texture to paint

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor November 5, 2020

In 1999, a small, unused fire station was converted to Coppell’s first Center for the Arts. Twenty-one years later, in the midst of a pandemic, the first, brand new Coppell Arts Center had its opening...

Coppell residents hold signs in the sky to protest against racial inequality on Sandy Lake Road on June 6. Coppell has recently experienced a burst of advocacy against racial inequality after the death of George Floyd.

The ramifications, realizations of racial inequality

Shreya Beldona, Executive enterprise editor October 1, 2020

Discrimination. “I can take a joke,” Coppell High School sophomore Faith Smith said. “But I can’t take racism disguised as a joke.”  Whether the intention behind acts of discrimination...

Coppell has made a name for itself in the local business scene, with a growing business economy and pro-business attitude. The city government hopes to continue attracting businesses and building its image.

Coppell’s blooming business scene: present condition, tackling COVID-19 and future ambitions

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer May 15, 2020

Coppell is a prime example of the tremendous growth North Texas cities have been experiencing the past few decades-- booming from approximately 16,000 residents to 42,000 residents in the last 30 years. As...

On March 26 at Grapevine Springs Park, Coppell High School senior Leo Swaldi, who is attending A&M this fall, takes a photo with CHS senior Rushil Nakkana, who is attending UT Austin. With the rise in competitiveness of acceptances, CHS students’ have increased flexibility in which of the two colleges they apply to and are less bound by family traditions.

To hook ‘em or to gig ‘em

Victoria Hertel, Staff Writer May 7, 2020

After decades of devotion to college tradition in the footsteps of relatives or friends, Coppell students have increased flexibility in which Texas colleges they apply to because of rising competitiveness...

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