Coppell Student Media

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CISD to hold Pick Pinkerton lottery for enrollment spots at Pinkerton Elementary

Pinkerton Elementary’s Pick Pinkerton lottery will give enrollment spots to students who live outside of the predetermined zoning district but wish to attend during the 2020-21 school year. Pinkerton is often seen as the best elementary in Coppell ISD, partly because it offers an International Baccalaureate curriculum.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme campus, Pinkerton Elementary has recently gained the reputation of being the most sought-after CISD elementary school. Every year, the IB curriculum school attracts students from outside predetermined school zones. And with almost half of th...

Contemporary app lets everyday citizen perform CPR to save lives

The City of Coppell has implemented Pulsepoint, a medical app that allows people to respond to cardiac emergencies, permitting them to perform proper CPR before emergency services arrive and be informed of all activity from local emergency services. The app also includes precise locations of AED and other medical kits that may be needed for severe health conditions.

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

February 25, 2020

Becoming CPR certified may seem like one of those “in case of emergency” preparations that many will never use. However, with the implementation of PulsePoint in Coppell, being CPR certified provides the opportunity for the everyday citizen to give lifesaving assistance. PulsePoint rolled out to Coppell on Dec. 4. ...

Walker carrying family legacy, shining in theater, cross country

CHS9 student Elizabeth Grace Walker warms up on Wednesday morning on the Buddy Echols Field track. With her mother, Leigh Walker, as a Coppell ISD Board of Trustees member, grandmother Diane DeWaal as a Coppell High School AP U.S. History teacher and brother Coppell senior cross country runner Jackson Walker, Elizabeth Grace has strong ties to CISD, in addition to her interests in both theater and cross country.

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer

February 24, 2020

Under bright lights and cheerful applause on stage, she shines as an emotive actress. Bounding out of the theater room, she is eager to run. Long steps in the cold air of early morning practice has become her habit.  Keeping her head up, new personal running goals are achieved. In the shadow of ...

Old Town, new pavilion (with video)

The pavilion at Old Town is undergoing renovations to replace the wind shields with adjustable glass doors. Construction is expected to be completed the first week of March. Photo by Camden Southwick

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

After the Coppell City Council meeting on May 14, 2019, the Old Town pavilion is being renovated to better protect against harsh winds and weather.  Activities including the Coppell Farmers Market and other special events and rentals usually take place under the pavilion.  “Whenever I go to t...

Finding love, belonging with Republican Party

President Donald Trump campaign regional director Keenan Williams speaks to the Coppell Republican Club on how to rally support for Trump yesterday at Kelly’s Texican Grill. The Coppell Republican Club hosted its February meeting to educate attendees on how to support and help the election process.

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

February 19, 2020

Last night, the Coppell Republican Club hosted its February “Help Keep America Great” meeting upstairs at Kelly’s Texican Grill.  President Donald Trump campaign regional director Keenan Williams spoke on his journey to his position today, detailing his parents’ divorce, 30 plus arrests ...

Two decades of overcrowding call for timeworn band hall’s renovation

The Coppell High School Band Hall undergoes construction on Wednesday. The band hall has been under construction since Jan. 20 causing the students to use the auditorium until its completion next month.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

After a semester of change for Coppell High School, including updates to each hallway and a new principal, the CHS Band Hall is being overhauled for the first time since 1999. “Beyond a little bit of carpeting work around 10 years ago, not a lot has been changed,” CHS band director Gerry Mill...

Better Angels promoting civil political discussions between parties

Better Angels Skills Workshop Republican attendees discussing gun control and immigration rights at the Cozby Library and Commons on Saturday. Better Angels is a national organization that promotes civil political discussions of understanding between Democrats and Republicans.

Victoria Hertel, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Rick Thomas became a moderator for Better Angels because of his wish to put an end to the growing divide between political parties in the U.S. “I was concerned about the direction that the country is heading and I came across Better Angels as a way to approach that,” Better Angels moderator ...

All the way to All-State: Musicians advance through dedication, meticulous practice

Thirteen members of the Coppell High School Band are in San Antonio to perform with other All-State musicians through Saturday. These 13 students have been selected along with approximately 1700 students to perform in an ensemble at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Clinic/Convention in front of thousands of people. Photo by Camden Southwick

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

This year, 13 Coppell High School students made the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Band - the second-highest number of students per school in Texas. The students advancing to this level - CHS seniors Alice Mae Alford (flute), Jacqueline Palmer (oboe), Seunghyun Chun (clarinet), Terri...

Travel club exposing people to the world within Coppell

Travel Consultant Pam Lopez speaks to the travel club about her travels to Laos and other countries at the Cozby Library and Community Commons on Tuesday night. Every month a group of adults come together to share stories about their travels around the world and plan trips together.

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

On a rainy day like today, many people showed up to the Travel Club at the Cozby Library from 6:30-7:30 to discuss traveling around the world.  “I started the travel club because even though I’m a travel agent I don't know everything,” L3 Destinations travel agent Pam Lopez said. “I want ...

Democratic candidates gather support at Irving debate (with video)

Kim Olson, a candidate for the Democratic nomination to Texas’ 24th district in the U.S. House of Representatives, references her experience as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 11. The Irving Arts Center hosted the TX Congressional District 24 Democratic Primary Debate where six candidates spoke their mind on pressing political issues.

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor

February 12, 2020

IRVING - Various shades of blue filled the Irving Arts Center last night for the Texas Congressional District 24 Democratic Primary Debate, hosting all six Democratic candidates running to seize Republican incumbent Kenny Marchant’s spot in the House of Representatives:  John Biggan, Richard Fleming, ...

Spring showcase gives community sneak peak of next year’s opportunities

Languages Other Than English (LOTE) teachers display triboards about the Chinese culture in the Coppell High School main gym on Tuesday. Teachers were stationed throughout the gym, cafeteria and commons for the spring showcase, which gave incoming students the opportunity to inquire about courses for the 2020-2021 school year.

Angela Yuan, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Tables and crowds fill the space, and curious queries and new information fill the air. Despite the buzz, there is something relaxing about its flexibility.  The Coppell High School Spring Showcase took place Tuesday night. Teachers were able to talk about their classes to interested students and paren...