Coppell Student Media

CHS media programs take home top honors at journalism convention

CHS media programs take home top honors at journalism convention

Wren Lee, Executive Design Editor

April 18, 2018


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The announcer went down the list of National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker winners during the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco and said, “Another school from Texas,” then paused.   “I know there were other schools from Texas that were finalist...

On the Spot: Staff development day to bring growth for CHS staff

On the Spot: Staff development day to bring growth for CHS staff

Christine Zacuai, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


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Today, Coppell ISD will not have classes for students as the district has a staff development day for its staff.   Staff development days aim to provide educators in Coppell High School feedback and open discussion about student learning.   Dr. Thomas Van Soelen, an educational ...

On the Spot: Zuckerberg hearing raises privacy concerns, speculation

On the Spot: Zuckerberg hearing raises privacy concerns, speculation

Christine Zacuai, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


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The Congressional hearing of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg concerning the Facebook’s release of personal data to Cambridge Analytica today raises speculation about the security of personal information handled on the app.   The ongoing investigation by members of Congress bring facilitat...

On the Spot: Sidekick places third in Dallas Morning News’ Best Newspaper contest

On the Spot: Sidekick places third in Dallas Morning News’ Best Newspaper contest

Kelly Wei, Art and Entertainment Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under On the Spot, Showcase, Uncategorized

DALLAS - Once again, The Dallas Morning News has named The Sidekick as one of the area's top high school publications. The new Dallas Morning News headquarters and neighboring The Statler Hotel was filled with a flurry of activity this morning as high school student journalists arrived for th...

On the Spot: Prom tickets now on sale

On the Spot: Prom tickets now on sale

Lili Lomas, Executive Digital Content Editor

April 4, 2018


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Signaling the final preparations for Coppell High School prom 2018, tickets went on sale today during all lunches.   Prices for tickets are currently $85 but go up to $95 on April 11 and $105 on April 18.   Many students are surprised about the high price of the tickets.   “I...

On the Spot: Forensics classes experience effects of driving under influence of alcohol, drugs

On the Spot: Forensics classes experience effects of driving under influence of alcohol, drugs

Tanya Raghu, Enterprise Editor

April 3, 2018


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Today, students in Coppell High School forensics science teacher Rebecca Wheatley’s classes participated in a Simulated Impaired Driving Experience (SIDE) which was hosted in partnership with the Coppell Police Department in the parking lot behind Buddy Echols Field.   The effects of driv...

On The Spot: Top five percent display rapport with chosen teacher in portraits (with video)

On The Spot: Top five percent display rapport with chosen teacher in portraits (with video)

Sruthi Boppuri, Communications Manager

March 28, 2018


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As a long standing tradition at Coppell High School, the top five percent of the graduating class are taking photos with a favorite teacher.   Last month, these seniors invited a teacher to the upcoming annual Coppell Education Foundation Banquet on April 24 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Grapevi...

Students on edges of their seats in anticipation of Ivy League decisions

Students on edges of their seats in anticipation of Ivy League decisions

Farah Merchant, Student Life Editor

March 28, 2018


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Coppell High school seniors Anvita Kandru and Agnibho Roy sat in class watching the hours tick by slowly approaching 6 p.m., when they would find out if they got accepted into any of the Ivy Leagues they applied to. Each year, most Ivy League colleges choose one day in March to release their regu...

On the Spot: Senior iPad returns underway to prepare for year’s end (with video)

On the Spot: Senior iPad returns underway to prepare for year’s end (with video)

Jessica Hernandez, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


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For some Coppell High School seniors, Coppell ISD-issued iPads are a thing of the past. Many tucked their iPads away and opted for laptops and other portable devices for convenience.   Beginning today, seniors can turn in their iPads, cords and chargers. Although it may seem soon, adminis...

On the Spot: CHS students prepare for Heritage Night

On the Spot: CHS students prepare for Heritage Night

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


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On Friday, Coppell High School’s diversity will shine as students show off various cultural performances on stage for Heritage Night.   CHS junior Sahana Ramaswamy, who is on the planning crew, is performing a Bollywood dance with three of her friends. Students auditioned Feb. 23.     ...

On the Spot: Scholarship season in progress for seniors (with video)

On the Spot: Scholarship season in progress for seniors (with video)

Gracie Blackwell, Business Manager

March 20, 2018


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With graduation nine weeks away, Coppell seniors are looking for and applying for scholarships as they plan for college expenses. Although some deadlines have passed, there are many that are approaching in the next couple of months.   According to U.S News And World Report, the busiest time for app...

On the Spot: Spring break renovations underway at Coppell High School (with video)

On the Spot: Spring break renovations underway at Coppell High School (with video)

Fiona Koshy and Gracie Blackwell

March 14, 2018


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The hustle and bustle sounds during a typical school day would usually not be found during a day of spring break at Coppell High School. However, this spring break is an exception.   On Saturday morning, construction began on the new security vestibule that will act as an intermediary for stu...