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  • All UIL events are postponed until at least May 4 due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Prom has been canceled due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

CISD implements new pass or fail grading policy for fourth nine weeks

CISD implements new pass or fail grading policy for fourth nine weeks

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

Amidst a district-wide shift to online curriculum, Coppell ISD has changed grading practices such that final and three-week report cards will reflect either a passing or failing grade for the fourth nine weeks of school. This change applies to elementary and secondary campuses. Any assignment ave...

Pushed to the sidelines

Pushed to the sidelines

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

Google “female sports journalists” and look at the first page of results.  Of the nine results, four of them are about the struggles of being a woman in sports journalism. Two showcased female reporters who had made great strides for their gender in the world of sports, though each inevitably had a g...

International IB exams canceled for 2020 Diploma, Course Certificate candidates

International IB exams canceled for 2020 Diploma, Course Certificate candidates

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

March 23, 2020

Today, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) announced the cancellation of all IB exams internationally that were scheduled from April 30 through May 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The decision affects over 200,000 juniors and seniors worldwide who were signed up to take Standard Leve...

Prom latest event to cancel due to COVID-19 pandemic

Prom latest event to cancel due to COVID-19 pandemic

Nishant Medicharla, Business Manager

March 19, 2020

Coppell High School canceled prom, originally scheduled for April 4 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, for the class of 2020 in an email sent by CHS Principal Laura Springer on Wednesday.  The cancelation is a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak which also suspended STAAR testing and postponed S...

International SAT, ACT exams postponed due to COVID-19

International SAT, ACT exams postponed due to COVID-19

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

March 17, 2020

The CollegeBoard and ACT organizations, which run the SAT and ACT international college entrance exams, respectively, announced Monday that they will be canceling future testing dates due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).  Both CollegeBoard and ACT will provide full refunds to students who have signed up fo...

Texas suspends STAAR testing requirements for 2019-20 school year

Texas suspends STAAR testing requirements for 2019-20 school year

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

March 16, 2020

It was announced today that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has eliminated state testing requirements for the 2019-20 school year due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests will not be administered for the current school year in an attempt t...

Letter From the Editor: Issuing the truth in midst of confusion

Letter From the Editor: Issuing the truth in midst of confusion

Anthony Cesario, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2020

In the span of weeks, our lives as students — and as citizens in general — have quickly been thrown into confusion and uncertainty. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has gone from an overseas issue to one that has rapidly spread across our home country, directly impacting the things we do, the places we g...

CISD closing in response to Coronavirus

CISD closing in response to Coronavirus

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

March 13, 2020

Today, Coppell ISD announced it will be closed for students through March 20. This closure is in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the community as travelers return to Coppell throughout spring break. Currently, there are no confirmed or presumptive cases of the Coronavirus in the CISD ...

Celebrate springtime with exciting local attractions

Celebrate springtime with exciting local attractions

Shravya Mahesh, Anjali Krishna, Claire Clements, and Angela Yuan

March 6, 2020

It is that time of year again - springtime. Instagram feeds fill with photos of tropical destinations, tags hitting every corner of the world. However, the excitement does not have to be limited to the far and wide. The Metroplex offers a multitude of exciting experiences for all types of people.  W...

Boys soccer makes big statement with upset of top-ranked Marcus

Boys soccer makes big statement with upset of top-ranked Marcus

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

The clock had just hit the 10 minute mark and the scoreboard was tied. The Coppell bench was on its feet and the stands behind held the same wary air.  The Cowboys had never needed a goal as bad as now this season. The team was face-to-face with Marcus, the No. 1 team in Class 6A with a near spot...

Column: How math is taught just doesn’t add up

Column: How math is taught just doesn’t add up

Joanne Kim, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

I hate math.  I spend hours every day avoiding my math homework, then spend more hateful hours trying to understand concepts I was supposed to have learned weeks ago. And even after I manage to struggle my way to a marginal understanding of what I need to know, my efforts prove themselves futile when I actu...

Next generation of artists flourishing through evolving visual design fields

Next generation of artists flourishing through evolving visual design fields

Shravya Mahesh, Entertainment Editor

March 1, 2020

Bold strokes of vivid color. Clean, orderly lines sweeping from top to bottom. A cursor tracing the edges of an object. A screen, a mouse and a hand. This is the modern reality of art.  In a rapidly changing society entranced by technology, art has transformed into a digitized hybrid “that enc...