Coppell Student Media

CHS students place second in state science fair with solution for the global water crisis

CHS students place second in state science fair with solution for the global water crisis

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under News

For the first time in the past 10 years, CHS ranked in Texas Science and Engineering Fair(TXSEF), an annual statewide science fair at Texas University on March 29, thanks to the efforts of CHS junior Tom Vazhekatt, brother sophomore Zach Vazhekatt and sophomore Karthik Karuppiah. Finishing second in the Plants Science division of TX...

Standing in the wake of devastation (Part 3)

Standing in the wake of devastation (Part 3)

Kelly Wei, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019


Filed under Enterprise, In-Depth, News

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


Filed under Enterprise, In-Depth, News

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...

Year of research, preparation culminates in debate UIL state tournament

Year of research, preparation culminates in debate UIL state tournament

Karen Lu, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under News

On March 23, two teams from Coppell High School participated in the UIL Cross Examination Debate state meet at the University of Texas at Austin. The first team, consisting of CHS senior Jayashree Ganesan and junior Prayaag Gupta, reached the quarterfinals, while sophomore Arnav Kashyap and junior Va...

City of Coppell discusses new mural regulations for Old Town Coppell

City of Coppell discusses new mural regulations for Old Town Coppell

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under News

One of the main reasons Jacaranda Gift Shop owner Sarah Carrick wants a mural on the building is to draw attention. Carrick said she has a basic idea for the mural since last January but did not want to be very specific so that the final idea would still follow the city’s new mural regulations. ...

Shattered Dreams to interact with students, teach impact of drunk driving

Shattered Dreams to interact with students, teach impact of drunk driving

Claire Clements, Editorial Page Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under News

On Thursday, Coppell High School, in collaboration with the Shattered Dreams program and the Coppell Police Department, is hosting an daylong event, highlighted by a mock accident and short film, to show the deadly effects of drinking and driving.   The presentation begins in the CHS arena at ...

“The Mariachis”

“The Mariachis”

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019


Filed under CHS9, News

CHS9 freshmen Aidan Dwyer, Chris Conger, Collin Bloodworth, Lucas Mears and Luis Vargas have grown up in Coppell ISD’s Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program together since attending Denton Creek Elementary. Their friendship was cemented when fifth grade Spanish DLI teacher Maricela Leon coined a fitt...

State of the District: Hunt discloses upcoming policy, renovations, more (with video)

State of the District: Hunt discloses upcoming policy, renovations, more (with video)

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under News

Coppell Student Media had the opportunity to sit down with Coppell ISD Superintendent Brad Hunt in an interview discussing various district topics, including campus renovation, district policy, new campuses and student drug use - all of which have been at the forefront of the 2018-19 school ye...

Dismantling mistruths

Dismantling mistruths

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Disheartenment and anger faced the nation when admissions into numerous top-tier universities across the nation involved crimes such as bribery and fraud. In all its unethicality, the FBI’s “Operation Varsity Blues” investigation only confirmed what Coppell ISD knew already: there is no one track road to success. Through the tampering of test scores, millio...

Standing in the wake of devastation (Part 1)

Standing in the wake of devastation (Part 1)

Kelly Wei, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2019


Filed under Enterprise, In-Depth, News, Showcase

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-...

Taking incoming school year in stride

Taking incoming school year in stride

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under CHS9, News

Next year, a new generation of students will enter the halls of Coppell High School. This body of students will differ from others from the past 54 years, as they are the first generation coming from the Coppell High School Ninth Grade Campus (CHS9). CHS9, which opened in August, is a stepping stone for freshmen a...