Coppell Student Media

Creative Showcase: Junior Yuan Paulino

Creative Showcase: Junior Yuan Paulino

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, One-Shot Columns

In middle school, Coppell High School junior Yuan Paulino discovered the art of dancing. He was drawn to the precise choreography displayed by Korean pop groups. BTS’ “DOPE” was the first song that Paulino learned the choreography to and ultimately displayed online. His friends displayed positive fe...

Technology Spotlight: New Chrome Update

Technology Spotlight: New Chrome Update

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, One-Shot Columns

Google Chrome is easily the most recognizable browser in the world. The browser has 56 percent market share in to account browsers such as Safari and Firefox. As of Tuesday, it has received an overhaul update that reinforces Google’s own Material Design guidelines. Gone is the blocky layout and its trapezoid shaped tabs. The new Chrome has a ...

Song of the Week: “Feels Like Summer” – Childish Gambino

Song of the Week: “Feels Like Summer” – Childish Gambino

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, One-Shot Columns

Donald Glover has had an eventful year. From starring as Lando Calrissian in May’s Solo: A Star Wars Story  to dropping the second season of his acclaimed FX show “Atlanta”. Glover’s music persona, Childish Gambino, dropped two songs this summer. The latter is “Feels Like Summer” an aco...

Creativity Showcase: Junior Langston Gardner

Creativity Showcase: Junior Langston Gardner

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

September 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, One-Shot Columns

When Coppell High School junior Langston Gardner was young he discovered Michael Jackson. He became drawn to the pop icon and the energy he exerted on stage. He was heavily moved by his legacy and ultimately impacted by his music.   “Passing faith and inspiration is one of the most important th...

Technology Spotlight: Disney Streaming Service

Technology Spotlight: Disney Streaming Service

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

August 30, 2018


Filed under One-Shot Columns

Disney is seeking to abandon streaming services in favor of creating its own. With ownership of Marvel, Lucasfilm and ESPN in hand, it has the ability to create an all-encompassing service. Imagine a dashboard allowing you to watch football games as they air and the newest Star Wars movie. Netflix and Hu...

Song of the Week: “Haircut” – Ryan Beatty

Song of the Week: “Haircut” – Ryan Beatty

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

August 28, 2018


Filed under One-Shot Columns

Many artists fall into holes full of similitude and become complacent with their sound. Ryan Beatty is jumping, running and singing past those deep abysses. He is an artist whose style and voice appeals to the mainstream but leaps over the “radio friendly” roadblock. “Haircut” off of his debut album Boy ...

Creativity Showcase: Senior Sarah Pryor

Creativity Showcase: Senior Sarah Pryor

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018


Filed under One-Shot Columns

When Coppell High School senior Sarah Pryor was younger, she would observe her dad taking photos at her brother’s baseball games. Now, she observes her subjects through a viewfinder and snaps a vibrant portrait. She began her journey into the world of photography as a freshman. Her Instagram @sara...

Technology Spotlight: $1,000 Phones

Technology Spotlight: $1,000 Phones

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

August 23, 2018


Filed under One-Shot Columns

Apple and Samsung are at the height of their career in the smartphone industry. Both are companies that are pushing innovation through advancements in display and camera technology. New features such as Apple’s Face ID and Samsung’s highly impressive displays are hiking up the prices of their flagship devices. The Apple iPhone X and Samsung Note 9 ...

Song of the Week: “Starfruit LA” – Choker

Song of the Week: “Starfruit LA” – Choker

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

August 21, 2018


Filed under One-Shot Columns

“Starfruit LA” by Choker is an exercise in texture and sonic experimentation. Synths start the song off in an ethereal, beautiful manner. Chris, the man behind the name, takes no time to mark his entrance. Within mere seconds Chris is singing It’s my party I can die if I want to. It’s my party I c...

In memory of Aretha Franklin (1942 – 2018)

In memory of Aretha Franklin (1942 – 2018)

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

August 16, 2018


Filed under One-Shot Columns

Soul is one of music’s most distinct sounds. It found itself being an upcoming, game changing genre during the late 1950s and early ‘60s. Rising from the African American community, it sings loud and clear to all Americans, regardless of race or background. Aretha Franklin was a trailblazing art...

Creativity Showcase: Senior Gail Albright

Creativity Showcase: Senior Gail Albright

Varsha Kanneganti, Staff Photographer

May 25, 2018


Filed under One-Shot Columns

This piece by senior AP Art student Gail Albright is rightfully called “Candy Coma” as it displays a woman falling asleep on a marshmallow in her dreamland made of candy. The painting was made using a program that Albright paid for called Clip Studio Paint, which allows artists to easily make digital...

Technology Spotlight: The rise of Android

Technology Spotlight: The rise of Android

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under One-Shot Columns

Ever since the birth of the smartphone in the American market, Apple’s iPhone series has been the dominant player globally and is undoubtedly the king of smartphones in the United States, which is also Apple's biggest market.   However, in the last half-decade, Android smartphones have begun...