Coppell Student Media

Creativity Showcase: Senior Sarah Pryor

Creativity Showcase: Senior Sarah Pryor

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018


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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


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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


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“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


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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


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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


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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...

Song of the Week: “I Can’t See” – Superfood

Song of the Week: “I Can’t See” – Superfood

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


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Summer is a season that brings along with it many changes. Pools are opened and borderline public-indecency swimwear is brought out. Everyone and their mother is having a good time. Their speakers though, face a relentless stream of Spotify “Top 50” playlists. It's, almost, a lost cause to change ...

Creativity Showcase: Senior Jasmine Lau

Creativity Showcase: Senior Jasmine Lau

Nolan Sanders and Andrés Bear

May 18, 2018


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This piece by Lau is rightfully displayed in a "gallery" of-sorts near D hall. Along with various other beautiful works of art, It manages to carve out a space for itself. Lau's painting stands out as being classic in nature. The blend of color, texture and emotion is present in the painting from the...

Technology Spotlight: First Bezel-Free Phone

Technology Spotlight: First Bezel-Free Phone

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


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Lenovo teased a fully bezel-free phone last week on Weibo, A Chinese Social Media site. At first the Android community only received an image of what appeared to be a generally bezel-free phone, but Lenovo followed it up with a concept that solidified the assumptions. The phone is expected to be detailed and possibly released by ...

Song of the Week: “Beautiful Soul” — Jesse McCartney

Song of the Week: “Beautiful Soul” — Jesse McCartney

Varsha Kanneganti, Staff Photographer

May 14, 2018


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Jesse McCartney recorded and released his debut single and the lead single from his debut album Beautiful Soul at the end of 2004. The record eventually became the artist’s highest-certified album to this date. By mid-2006, the album had sold more than 1.5 million copies and reached No. 16 on the Bi...

Creativity Showcase: Junior Gwyn Bonacci

Creativity Showcase: Junior Gwyn Bonacci

Bren Flechtner, Staff Photographer

May 10, 2018


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Coppell High School junior Gwyn Bonacci has been drawing for nearly eight years. Although Bonacci is mostly interested in 2D art, she is currently learning 3D modeling on the computer and loves bringing animation to life.   Bonacci is in Coppell High School fine arts teacher Cameron Tiede’s AP 2D and 3...

Technology Spotlight: Google I/O Conference

Technology Spotlight: Google I/O Conference

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


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Google is currently holding a developers conference in Mountain View, California under the name “Google I/O”. Each year, the company invites industry leaders, developers and influencers to a theatre in order to discuss upcoming plans for their ecosystem. That ecosystem involves Android, Google Home a...