Coppell Student Media

Theater department stuns audience with “Newsies” choreography

Theater department stuns audience with “Newsies” choreography

Trisha Atluri, Staff Writer/Photographer

November 5, 2019

On Friday, the Coppell High School Theater Department witnessed months of hard work coming to fruition with the opening night of “Newsies”.  Set in New York City at the turn of the 20th century, newsie Jack Kelly (senior Ryan McCord) forms a union to stand against child labor when greedy newspap...

Teenagers developing unconventional businesses

Teenagers developing unconventional businesses

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

November 1, 2019

The new workforce  Coppell High School junior Vijay Sridharan carefully unscrews the screen of an iPhone and assesses the damage inside. He deftly replaces the camera module and uses a small screwdriver to tighten the new part in place.  For Sridharan, a phone and its spare parts are the only things he needs to do his job. He e...

Part 2: Tornadoes wreck area around Walnut Hill Elementary but unite community (with video)

Part 2: Tornadoes wreck area around Walnut Hill Elementary but unite community (with video)

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor

November 1, 2019

This story is part of a Sidekick series about the tornadoes that affected Dallas on Oct. 20, 2019.  DALLAS - When Walnut Hill Elementary students left school on Friday, Oct. 18, they had no idea they wouldn’t be returning the following Monday.  Or the next.  Or the next.  On Oct. 20, 10 to...

Hail to the chief: Class president takes on plunger boy role

Hail to the chief: Class president takes on plunger boy role

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

“I believe that we will win!” With that line, an eruption of baby powder explodes from the student section in one of Coppell High School’s many traditions, led by CHS senior Leo Swaldi. Clothed in a plumber’s outfit (either black, white or red) and wielding a plunger bearing the signatu...

Bring back robust civics education to strengthen democracy

Bring back robust civics education to strengthen democracy

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

In a deeply fractured America, sound knowledge of facts and how our democracy functions are crucial. However, polarization and divides continue to deepen, in part due to the waning presence of civics education.  Young voters have historically had some of the lowest rates of voter turnout in the Uni...

Hinojos, McCord crowned homecoming queen, king

Hinojos, McCord crowned homecoming queen, king

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

October 27, 2019

On the manicured turf, two crowns gleam underneath the stadium lights. The 2019 homecoming king and queen nominees stand with their parents, anticipating the announcement of the winners. Cheers erupt from the stands. The winners have been revealed.  Friday night, Coppell High School seniors Ana Hinojos and Alex M...

Girl power: Bhojwani digs deep to make dream of pond reality

Girl power: Bhojwani digs deep to make dream of pond reality

Anvitha Reddy, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

The doubts of her friends would not deter CHS9 student Taara Bhojwani. “[Peers would say], ‘You can’t build a pond, you’re too small and girly’,”  Bhojwani said. “I wanted to prove them [wrong].” After spending hours in the sun in her backyard, Bhojwani silenced her critics and constructed her own pond....

Part 1: Dallas tornadoes leave devastation in their wakes

Part 1: Dallas tornadoes leave devastation in their wakes

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

October 24, 2019

This story is part of a Sidekick series about the tornadoes that affected Dallas on Oct. 20, 2019.  DALLAS - A light flickers from a fallen traffic light. Telephone poles, bent 45 degrees, lay across the intersection, forcing passers-by to step over their twisted wires. Windows are shattered, an...

Stricker twins tackling sports, ministry, family

Stricker twins tackling sports, ministry, family

Anthony Cesario, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2019

As twins on the Coppell varsity football team, Coppell High School juniors Zach and Skyler Stricker know the dedication required on the field. But through the numerous other activities in which they are involved, they have also learned the importance of working together off the field. Like his brot...

Trump supporters overflow American Airlines Center for Dallas rally

Trump supporters overflow American Airlines Center for Dallas rally

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor

October 18, 2019

DALLAS - A sea of red filled the American Airlines Center in Dallas yesterday for President Donald Trump’s political rally, where he dragged the impeachment inquiry through the mud, emphasized economic growth seen under his leadership, and declared Texas will remain a Republican state for the 2020...

Flipping the narrative, Band receives unexpected support at local competition

Flipping the narrative, Band receives unexpected support at local competition

Alishba Javaid, Staff writer

October 17, 2019

CARROLLTON - Surprised smiles and sparkling eyes of Coppell Band members could be seen as shouts of support from varsity football players from the stands pierced the air.  The Coppell varsity football team surprised the junior varsity and varsity band by coming out to show their support at the UI...

Farmers tread over Cowboys in third game of district play

Farmers tread over Cowboys in third game of district play

Sydney Rowe, Staff Writer/Photographer

October 12, 2019

Smells of baby powder filled the air as the Coppell football team took on Lewisville on Friday night at Buddy Echols Field. However, the festive atmosphere could not push the home team past the Farmers in a 35-10 Lewisville victory. The first points of the game were made by Coppell junior kicker Tyler Reid with a f...