Coppell Student Media

Modeling merit: First-ever CHS9 Teacher of the Year awarded to Douglas

Modeling merit: First-ever CHS9 Teacher of the Year awarded to Douglas

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under CHS9, News, Showcase

Hands-on. Everyday champion. Funny. Growing. Caring.   When asked for a single word that describes CHS9 AP/GT Biology teacher Cathy Douglas on a simple but touching video - her students had nothing but good things to say for the first-ever CHS9 Teacher of the Year recipient.   H...

FUMC’s “The Beauty & the Beast” promotes positivity, diversity in musical, auditions

FUMC’s “The Beauty & the Beast” promotes positivity, diversity in musical, auditions

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The silence in the chapel is pressing. The back rows are dotted with students of varying ages on their phones or speaking in hushed tones with their parents.   The kids are waiting for their auditions for the First United Methodist Church of Coppell’s production of “The Beauty & the Beast”, ...

New motion-activated filtered water fountains encourage learners to use reusable bottles

New motion-activated filtered water fountains encourage learners to use reusable bottles

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

New motion-activated filtered water stations are being implemented across Coppell High School’s campus as a senior gift from the graduating class of 2017. The water fountains have promoted students bringing reusable water bottles to school.   “One of the main goals of senior gifts is ...

Ending “smart Asian” stereotypes

Ending “smart Asian” stereotypes

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Showcase

I am Indian, and I am not enrolled in six AP classes. I am Indian, and I did not score well on the SAT my first try. I am Indian, and I struggle so much in calculus that I study for hours outside class just to understand basic concepts, because I cannot keep pace with the teacher’s lectures. ...

Openness, commitment characterize 2018-19 Teacher of the Year winner Murray

Openness, commitment characterize 2018-19 Teacher of the Year winner Murray

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Utter surprise and joy overcame Coppell High School Special Education teacher Melissa Murray this morning as her name appeared on the arena jumbotron as year’s Teacher of the Year.   “I was in shock,” Murray said. “It was just a wonderful feeling.”   The CHS arena ro...

A fireproof heart: Beyer continues to serve others through health science department

A fireproof heart: Beyer continues to serve others through health science department

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Disregarding his past profession, Gary Beyer is quite prone to spark fires - those in the hearts of his students at least. With a background as a hardened firefighter, his story stands out as an inspiring tale for the young, scrub-wearing individuals he teaches.   Each piece of firefighter apparel and memora...

Upstairs C hall boys’ bathroom registered ‘out of order’ due to vandalism

Upstairs C hall boys’ bathroom registered ‘out of order’ due to vandalism

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

For the past three weeks, renovations have been in progress in upstairs C hall boys restroom.   “Stall doors were busted off of the hinges, ceiling tiles were knocked out so wires were exposed in the ceiling and pipes were kicked in,” Coppell High School AP English teacher Linda Moore...

Lights, camera, action

Lights, camera, action

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

From discovering a passion for writing to landing the lead role in the 2018 film Nathan’s Kingdom, Coppell High School and Columbia University class of 2016 graduate Madison Ford is fulfilling dreams she never expected to have.   When Ford was young, she did not consider becoming an ac...

Effort, aspirations lead to long-awaited Crown Award for 2017-18 yearbook

Effort, aspirations lead to long-awaited Crown Award for 2017-18 yearbook

Shravya Mahesh, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

To the average student, a yearbook is a collection of memories, photos that evoke a burst of emotion. To a yearbook staff member, it is that and a mark of hard work, effort and time dedicated to memorializing those fleeting moments.   For the 2017-18 Coppell High School Round-Up yearbook...

Record national early voting turnout make up 2018 midterm election

Record national early voting turnout make up 2018 midterm election

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The doors of Coppell City Hall usher in and out eager voters ready to cast their ballots as local representatives and supporters patiently gather under their canopies under the cloudy skies for this year’s midterm election.   The polls saw a slow but steady flow of voters throughout the da...

The phrase “accept yourself” is more than a cliché

The phrase “accept yourself” is more than a cliché

Nishant Medicharla, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Showcase

Throughout my childhood, I have always wondered what it would feel like to have light skin. How it would feel to be someone other than “dark”?   This thought would always come up partly because I grew up in an Indian society where being “fair” was desired and learned about American history wh...