Coppell Student Media

Penny Podcast – Episode #004

Penny Podcast – Episode #004

February 14, 2019


Filed under Podcast, Showcase

Weekly Hosts: Neha Desaraju, Sarah Woo, Akansha Singh Weekly Guest: Nolan Sanders Equipment: Andrés Bear Music: Andrés Bear Penny Podcast is a weekly hybrid podcast that incorporates elements of interview and conversation. ---HEADLINE RUNDOWN--- Kelly Wei's article https://coppellstudentmed...

Penny Podcast – Episode #003

Penny Podcast – Episode #003

February 7, 2019


Filed under Podcast, Showcase

Weekly Hosts: Camila Villarreal, Kelly Wei, Andrés Bear Weekly Guest: Anika Arutla Equipment: Andrés Bear Music: Andrés Bear   Penny Podcast is a weekly hybrid podcast that incorporates elements of interview and conversation.   ----THE HEADLINE RUNDOWN----   Sarah Wo...

For female wrestlers, losing weight is a source of positivity

For female wrestlers, losing weight is a source of positivity

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns, Wrestling

Every week, Coppell High School senior Khushi Khandelwal tracks her weight methodically.   As a wrestler, she has to maintain a certain weight range, known as a weight class, in order to compete. Many times, this means losing weight.   Most of the time, Khandelwal is only losin...

Teacher of the Week: A look inside CHS history teacher de Waal’s classroom (video)

Teacher of the Week: A look inside CHS history teacher de Waal’s classroom (video)

Sofia Guerrero and Andrés Bear

February 5, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Video

Coppell High School history teacher Diane de Waal describes her classroom and why it is her "happy place." Watch to find out about the classroom's features, such as student work, costumes, posters and even a telegram from 1963.

Attention stance: Hayakawa punches through challenges, perseveres

Attention stance: Hayakawa punches through challenges, perseveres

Andrés Bear, Coppell Student Media Web Producer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Movement is present at every step in Coppell High School sophomore Jessica Hayakawa’s life. She punches and kicks opponents with such finesse and aptitude that her talent has brought a major opportunity into her life.   Last year, she was admitted into the Mexican National Taekwondo team. &...

Theater students overcome obstacles, enthrall audiences with Shakespeare play

Theater students overcome obstacles, enthrall audiences with Shakespeare play

Shravya Mahesh, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

One minute guests are chattering away, snacking on $1 concessions, and the next, the lights go down and an audible hush falls over the audience. At once, a spell is cast over the eager viewers.   The Broadway Bound class’s play in the Coppell High School commons is about to start.   ...

Penny Podcast – Episode #002

Penny Podcast – Episode #002

January 31, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Podcast, Showcase

Weekly Hosts: Sarah Woo, Akansha Singh, Neha Desaraju Weekly Guest: Claire Clements Equipment: Andrés Bear Music: Andrés Bear   Penny Podcast is a weekly hybrid podcast that incorporates elements of interview and conversation.   ---THE HEADLINE RUNDOWN---   Arman Mer...

Coppell scratches off third district win against Jaguars

Coppell scratches off third district win against Jaguars

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

With less than 21 seconds left between the Coppell and Flower Mound boys basketball teams, the Jaguars had a three-point lead. But at the end of the game, the Cowboys came out with a win, 61-60.   With 20.7 second seconds remaining, with Coppell fans and players holding their breath, senior ...

Change in opportunity: McGill switches commitment to Stanford

Change in opportunity: McGill switches commitment to Stanford

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

December 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Today, Coppell defensive back Jonathan McGill flipped his oral commitment from SMU to Stanford.   Though committed to SMU for several weeks now, McGill reconsidered due to the academic opportunities and elite program Stanford offers.   “It has been one of the hardest things I had t...

20 years of good thymes at Coppell Community Gardens (with video)

20 years of good thymes at Coppell Community Gardens (with video)

Charlotte Vanyo, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In 1998, Coppell city manager Jim Witt and council member Marsha Tunnell discussed a novel idea - one that would still be a center of growth, gratefulness and community in the city two decades later.   With the help of Amanda Vanhoozier, a city employee who worked at a preschool garden at...

Phillips retires after two decades with CISD, leaving behind lifelong legacy

Phillips retires after two decades with CISD, leaving behind lifelong legacy

Karen Lu, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Every time Coppell High School Principal Dr. Nicole Jund calls out “hey, Terry”, her phone turns on as if she said “hey, Siri”. This playful attribution of Terry Phillips to an all-knowing, voice-controlled assistant is only a slight hint to the trust and reliance many have put in her in over th...