Coppell Student Media

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To hook ‘em or to gig ‘em

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.

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 in acceptance. The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University are among the most pop...

What it is like to work in a grocery store now

During this pandemic, grocery workers are put to work despite social distancing regulations. Fear of infection and dealing with customers hoarding are two of the many challenges workers are facing during this time.

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Coppell resident and Natural Grocers cashier Amanda Larsen never thought working in a grocery store would involve constant sanitization, switching out gloves and face masks. Yet, due to coronavirus, these changes and behaviors have been common. Despite not being able to work at home, Larsen faces thes...

Stitching for safety

Coppell freshman Jacob Hahm and his brother Connections Academy junior Joshua wear masks and display the Korean symbol of love. Over six weeks, the Hahm family has made and donated more than 2,000 masks to local hospitals to help medical professionals during the coronavirus pandemic.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

May 5, 2020

Doctors and nurses treating coronavirus patients across the country are grappling with a severe lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and many are forced to use the same face masks for multiple days.  For Coppell freshman Jacob Hahm and his family, hearing about the shortages inspired them t...

Kindness drives Cates’ success in theater, Silver Stars

Freshman Grace Cates performs in the Laretties showoff on Feb. 12 in the CHS Arena. Cates balances both Silver Stars and technical theatre at CHS9.

Anvitha Reddy, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Teeming with excitement, freshman Grace Cates received special permission from Melva Smith School of Dance in Coppell to join a class at just 2 years old. Twelve years later, Cates is a part of Silver Stars, Coppell High School’s JV drill team, and works as a stage manager for CHS theater. Being able to entertain an audience pushed Cates...

Reed’s legacy of nurture, care lives on in family

Denton resident Jean Reed, grandmother of Coppell High School special education teacher Brooke Coch, stands with several other family members. Reed died on April 10 of coronavirus, leaving behind a legacy of standing by and taking care of her family and loved ones.

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

May 1, 2020

A legacy is the story of a person’s life — the things they did, the places they went, the people they met; it’s what a person leaves behind to be remembered by. For Denton resident Jean Reed, her legacy is defined by her friends and family. On April 10, Reed died after testing positive for th...

Behind the scenes

CHS9 student Matthew McCann plays Teddy Burns on the CBS sitcom “Man with a Plan” starring “Friends” actor Matt LeBlanc. McCann began acting at age 7 and balances school with filming in Los Angeles.

Alishba Javaid, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

One week Coppell freshman Matthew McCann is attending school and the next he is filming a CBS show in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles.  McCann plays the middle child, Teddy Burns, on the sitcom “Man with a Plan” starring Matt LeBlanc who played Joey Tribbiani on the hit show “Friends” from 1994-2004. The show follows Ada...

District’s 60th anniversary to be celebrated virtually

On Monday, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees discussed the upcoming virtual Birthday Bash for CISD's 60th anniversary as well as various school closure updates due to COVID-19. All CISD schools are set to remain closed for the remainder of the school year.

Alishba Javaid, Staff writer

April 28, 2020

On Monday evening, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees held its meeting virtually to discuss CISD celebrating its 60th anniversary by hosting a virtual birthday bash this Friday via Facebook live at 7 p.m. with activities such as sidewalk chalk messages, coloring pages, baking and working with local businesses/restau...

And this is Mr. Bagley

Administrators Sean Bagley and Ryan Lam represent the Coppell High School slogan “We Are One” during the 2014-2015 school year. Now, after 15 years of working for CHS, Bagley is leaving the district.

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor

April 28, 2020

Whether it’s booming over the intercom, at pep rallies, or in the hallways ordering late students to get to class, Coppell High School associate principal Sean Bagley’s voice is one all have grown accustomed to.  Now, after 15 years at CHS, the beloved administrator is retiring from the distri...

Local religious establishments combating COVID-19 through online services

Dallas County extended the shelter-in-place order through April 30, prohibiting all travel unless essential. Local religious institutions have switched to virtual platforms such as Zoom and Facebook live to provide services. Photos courtesy the Islamic Center of Coppell, Kurt Klement, Harbhajan Singh and Sri Hari Hara Peetham

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

With Dallas County under a shelter-in-place order through April 30, residents are asked to stay at homes at all times unless carrying out essential activities. Among these activities is the travel of religious officials to carry out necessary preparations for online streaming of services, as religious a...

“Takeout Thursday” Parade boosts economy, morale

Members of the Global Recruiters of Coppell promote their business by participating in a pop-up parade down Denton Tap Road on Thursday. In efforts to keep the local economy strong and maintain social distancing rules, residents were encouraged to order take-out from their favorite Coppell restaurant and have a picnic in their car as they watched the parade go by.

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

At 6 p.m. yesterday, Denton Tap Road was filled with laughter and cheers as Coppell residents came out to celebrate the “Takeout Thursday” Pop-Up parade. The City of Coppell hosted the parade to stimulate the local economy and boost community spirits. Residents were encouraged to order takeou...

Let’s get down to business: BPA place in top 10 in 21 events at State Leadership Conference

The Coppell High School BPA chapter placed in the top 10 in 21 events at the Texas State Leadership Conference (SLC), where students’ business knowledge were tested through various events. The SLC was on March 5-7 at the Sheraton Hotel in Dallas. Photo courtesy Varshini Suresh.

Victoria Hertel, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

Students gather center-stage in professional attire, anticipating what business scenario will be presented to them, while two judges carefully take their seats. They reflect back on months of dedicated preparation through workshops, volunteering for this very day - hoping their judgment is right when it...

City of Coppell hosting pop-up parade tonight

The City of Coppell is hosting a pop-up parade at 6 p.m. today to support local businesses. Residents are encouraged to order takeout from a local restaurant and watch the parade go by on Denton Tap from their cars. Photo Courtesy City of Coppell

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

At 6 p.m., the City of Coppell is hosting “Takeout Thursday”, a pop-up parade to help stimulate the local economy. Coppell residents are encouraged to order takeout from a local restaurant and watch the parade from their car. Beginning at Wagon Wheel Park, the parade will pass through the Square...