Coppell Student Media

Part of modern culture is normalizing lack of privacy

Part of modern culture is normalizing lack of privacy

Camila Villarreal, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The World Wide Web has always been at the tip of your fingers.    In 1983, when the internet was introduced, computers were the size of a small suitcase. Today, they slide into your pocket and are thinner than a Pop-Tart packet. Because you are capable of so much with just a tap of a button...

Lack of climate change education in schools spelling Earth’s doom

Lack of climate change education in schools spelling Earth’s doom

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Deep green mountains created a backdrop to my view of beggarly houses lining the road to the compost hut. Nearby dogs dipped their muzzles into waste, their spines drastically poking out of their bodies, a reminder of the crippling poverty I was immersing myself in.  The compost hut did not seem like much. In p...

CHS students, teachers receive new school iPads

CHS students, teachers receive new school iPads

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Among many changes in teachers, principal, constructions, Coppell High School students have a change with school devices, including a new iPad case with keyboard and an Apple Pen. Students first received their devices on the same day of the schedule pick up.  As a school requirement, students must bring...

Arena holds special place in hearts of students

Arena holds special place in hearts of students

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

Just as the Buddy Echols Field holds a special place in the heart of Coppell citizens, the basketball arena creates an atmosphere of school spirit and joy that students will remember for their entire lives.  Coppell High School is huge, and it’s no secret we struggle to house our entire school i...

Campus custodians serve as unsung heroes

Campus custodians serve as unsung heroes

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

At any ordinary lunch at Coppell High School, we can always find one or two people in red standing amongst the masses, surveying the crowd. They go completely unnoticed, blending into the brick walls they lean against.  Nobody spares a glance their way.  These people are our custodians.  ...

Deception, over-zealous ambition leading to college résumé padding

Deception, over-zealous ambition leading to college résumé padding

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

In recent times, colleges are giving more weight to a student’s extracurricular activities by looking beyond just test scores and GPAs. This, hypothetically, is great, as it allows students to explore the world outside just their textbook and pursue their passions.  Unfortunately, in competitive environments n...

Let girls have their Puka shell necklaces

Let girls have their Puka shell necklaces

Claire Clements, Executive Editorial Page Editor

August 30, 2019

Claire’s Corner: executive editorial page editor Claire Clements spills the tea on the latest happenings in the world, ranging from pop culture to politics.  “And I oop!”  This phrase, made popular by drag queen Jasmine Masters, has now become synonymous with making fun of a new phenomenon ta...

Much needed culture of honesty, love coming to CHS

Much needed culture of honesty, love coming to CHS

Claire Clements, Executive Editorial Page Editor

August 30, 2019

“I love you all, have a beautiful day,” the voice of Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer rang out through the intercom on Wednesday, Aug. 15, the first day of school.  These words, though simple, reflect a much larger change occurring at CHS: the fostering of a culture of love over a cul...

Facing identity crises as a student who moves, reaching out to those who relate

Facing identity crises as a student who moves, reaching out to those who relate

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

August 30, 2019

Coming back to the United States after spending several years out of the country made me feel like a foreigner at home. The daughter of diplomats, I frequently moved in and out of the country, struggling with adapting to my own culture and what it really meant to be an American.  I lived in Washi...

A scorching experience

A scorching experience

Shravya Mahesh, Entertainment Editor

August 26, 2019

Vacation. I have always related the word with paradise, such as a sunny summer getaway to the Bahamas or the shining sands of Cancun. However, this summer brought me a starkly different definition of the word.  Truthfully, I was excited to go to India. I would finally see my cousins and relati...

Dear America

Dear America

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

August 23, 2019

Dear America, Your loved ones are dying. Six months ago I concluded my article on the anniversary of the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. shooting, “Remembering Parkland”, with the line, “I refuse to write from this same position next year.”  Now I write from the same position I longed not to take not a year later, but six months later. I...

Letter in the mail isn’t your future

Letter in the mail isn’t your future

Editorial Board

May 20, 2019

“Hey, did you get into the college you wanted?”   Everyone gets asked this question from the moment the letters come in. Some may answer with a prideful smile, recounting the exact moment they realized they were accepted into such-and-such university. Others’ smiles may falter, as they re...