Coppell Student Media

Song of the Week: “The Way I Am” – Charlie Puth

Song of the Week: “The Way I Am” – Charlie Puth

Anthony Cesario, Co-Student Life Editor

May 8, 2018


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Puth returns with yet another groovy jam off his upcoming album, Voicenotes. The verses are quick-fire, matched with an equally rapidly paced guitar riff and drumline. In the prechorus, Puth slows things down for a moment with dreamy ‘80s-influenced instrumentals before launching into a light, self-emp...

Creativity Showcase: Freshman Kirthika Piratla

Creativity Showcase: Freshman Kirthika Piratla

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


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Coppell High School freshman Kirthika Piratla has been interested in drawing for nearly five years, and focuses mostly on sketching. Piratla features a multitude of her sketches on her instagram account dedicated to art - @saltoverboard.art. In her drawing below, she demonstrates her unique style. “I...

Technology Spotlight: New Super Smash Bros

Technology Spotlight: New Super Smash Bros

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


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Nintendo will showcase the next installment in the Super Smash Brothers franchise during its E3 presentation on June 12. Sakurai, head designer of the series, has something in store for fans of the decade-stretching franchise. Nintendo’s confidence in the game is extremely high, as its plan to reveal it worldw...

Song of the Week: “2002” – Anne-Marie

Song of the Week: “2002” – Anne-Marie

Anthony Cesario, Co-Student Life Editor

April 30, 2018


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In a time where many artists seem to place more of an emphasis on reflective and meaningful music, a carefree and happy song can be a much-needed respite. In “2002”, singer Anne-Marie reminisces the soundtrack to her experience of falling in love. The guitar-driven verses tell a story of a buddin...

Creativity Showcase: Junior Bhavya Vasireddy

Creativity Showcase: Junior Bhavya Vasireddy

Varsha Kanneganti, Staff Photographer

April 28, 2018


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Coppell high school junior Bhavya Vasireddy created this piece of art for her photography class where they were assigned to create and manipulate photos based on a theme. The photo showcases CHS junior Neha Dharmapuram posing in the Saint Ann's Carnival that took place in September 2017. Her piece was...

Technology Spotlight: Spotify Changes

Technology Spotlight: Spotify Changes

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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Spotify announced a new update that will greatly change the situation for free members. The update offers free users a collection of 15 featured playlists, which gives on-demand service, unlimited skips and free choice of songs. With a total of approximately 750 tracks available in the playlists, the...

Song of the Week: “Nothing Compares 2 U” – Prince

Song of the Week: “Nothing Compares 2 U” – Prince

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


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Prince was an artist who carried himself with genre-pushing sound and nature. For his entire career, he managed to craft a plethora of emotive albums and songs. The songs he released had a lasting cultural impact within the industry and general public. Prince wrote “Nothing Compares 2 U” and handed it o...

Creativity Showcase: Sophomore Ben Han

Creativity Showcase: Sophomore Ben Han

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


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"Symphonic" showcases how the use of only monotone colors can be enough to make a vivid piece of art. Using just pencil, Coppell High School sophomore Ben Han created the CHS symphonic band playing in a sharp, well-defined sketch, and coupled with the well played out shadows and precise shapes creates...

Technology Spotlight: Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Technology Spotlight: Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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Windows is expected to release its ‘Spring Creators Update’ in the coming weeks. With Windows 10 being the last iteration of the esteemed operating system, Microsoft hopes to push the platform to greater levels. That is where the Spring Creators Update comes in. The update will bring tabs in Windo...

Song of the Week: “Tears (feat. Caroline Polachek)” – Charli XCX

Song of the Week: “Tears (feat. Caroline Polachek)” – Charli XCX

Anthony Cesario, Co-Student Life Editor

April 16, 2018


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Ever since her EP Vroom Vroom, released in 2016, Charli XCX has proven herself to be a pioneer of the future of pop music. Charli XCX’s unique embrace of PC Music—a record label known for its exaggerated and bizarre style of pop music—is taken to new heights on Pop 2, her second mixtape and most e...

Creativity Showcase: Senior Sarah Low

Creativity Showcase: Senior Sarah Low

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


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Coppell High School senior Sarah Low, who founded the CHS Creative Writing Club during her sophomore year, has been interested in writing since third grade. Low’s passion developed by reading often, as well as writing fanfiction about her favorite children's books when she was young.   Her...

Technology Spotlight: Apple Music vs. Spotify

Technology Spotlight: Apple Music vs. Spotify

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


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The modern world of music is no longer dependent on CDs and iTunes, but rather have turned to streaming services demanding a relatively low price for millions of different songs. One of the top players, Apple Music, recently made headlines when it hit its 40 millionth subscriber.   Though...