Coppell Student Media

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...

Song of the Week: “Need A Little Time” – Courtney Barnett

Song of the Week: “Need A Little Time” – Courtney Barnett

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


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“Need A Little Time” by Courtney Barnett Courtney is a versatile singer and instrumentalist. Her tone and expression is a perfect companion to a night spent under stars and atmosphere pollution. “Need A Little Time” follows up Courtney’s body-of-work with a catchy and emotionally charged...

Creativity Showcase: Senior Jasmine Lau

Creativity Showcase: Senior Jasmine Lau

Quyenh Phang, Staff Photographer

April 9, 2018


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Coppell High School art students are always coming up with big ideas on how to portray and incorporate art around the school. Creating masterpieces and ending up having them being showcased around the school is something very exciting. A particular IB art student, senior Jasmine Lau  created an abstract...

Technology Spotlight: Android Updates

Technology Spotlight: Android Updates

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


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Android, “the other phone operating system”, is facing a glaring issue. Updates are arriving at a snail's pace to flagship Android-run phones. The updates are promised by the phone manufacturers, but the window between announcement and release is excruciatingly large at times. For example, The Moto...

Song of the Week: “Try Me” – The Weeknd

Song of the Week: “Try Me” – The Weeknd

Anthony Cesario, Co-Student Life Editor

April 2, 2018


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The Weeknd revisits the dark R&B/Soul influences of his earlier projects on his new EP, My Dear Melancholy,. Though the entire EP is consistent in quality throughout, “Try Me” is an instant standout. The lyrics in the song are interesting and emotionally complex, but it is the production of the s...

Creativity Showcase: Senior Kim McDonald

Creativity Showcase: Senior Kim McDonald

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


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Like many artists, Coppell High School senior Kim McDonald has been interested in the craft for as long as she can remember. Her father was a tattoo artist and her grandfather enjoyed painting, so art has always surrounded her.  This piece, titled “In the fields of life and death”, was made for her ...

Technology Spotlight: Facebook Controversies

Technology Spotlight: Facebook Controversies

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


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Facebook and CEO/founder Mark Zuckerberg is under condemnation by the media following the release of reports that Facebook allowed political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica to gain access to data of users.   Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm, was working to develop...