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From Kenya lessons to Coppell classrooms

Coppell High School AP Statistics teacher Lowell Johnson taught students in Kenya as a Peace Corps service. Johnson taught math and English in the school in order to help facilitate learning in a third world country. Photo courtesy Lowell Johnson

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager

September 8, 2020

Coppell High School AP Statistics teacher Lowell Johnson spent two years teaching English and math to students in Kenya. After teaching in Kenya, Johnson taught for a year each in two schools; St. Monica Munyaka girls secondary school located near Naromury, Kenya, which had 120 students, and S.A Kyeni...

Stepping up for healthcare workers

Coppell High School senior Naisha Gottipati delivers a donation of face shields to UT Southwestern Clements Jr. University Hospital on July 14. Gottipati started the nonprofit Healthcare Meals, Inc. to raise money, food, and personal protective equipment for hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager

September 3, 2020

As apprehension over the coronavirus rose in May, Coppell High School senior Naisha Gottipati watched as the long shifts at the UT Southwestern Children’s Medical Center took their toll on her sister, Dr. Lasya Challa. “[Challa] was more lethargic and she couldn't interact with us as much because s...

“Be safe and make good choices”

Coppell High School algebra II and honors pre-calculus teacher Lucy Grimmett (right) poses with CHS9 ESL facilitator Jessica Lynch (middle) and CHS9 world geography teacher Brittany Scruggs (left) at CHS9 in their senior overalls from attending CHS. Grimmett returned to CHS this year after teaching at CHS9 for three years. Photo courtesy Grimmett

Victoria Hertel, Student Life Editor

August 26, 2020

After teaching honors and on-level algebra I at Coppell High School, Lucy Grimmett moved to CHS9 to teach in 2018. This year, she returned to CHS to teach algebra II and pre-calculus. Grimmett grew up in Coppell after moving from England at 6 years old. She attended Wilson Elementary School, Coppell Midd...

Video: Breaking the ice remotely

Video: Breaking the ice remotely

Blanche Harris, Social Media Manager

August 25, 2020

During the first virtual week of school, Coppell High School teachers have come up with different ways to get to know their students. Many teachers use Flipgrid, Google Form and other platforms to gather information. In this video, get an inside look at the virtual classroom and how teachers and students b...

From first grade to 12th grade over summer

Lindsey Oh (fourth from top left) meets with the Coppell ISD elementary counselors at Coppell High School during convocation in Aug. 2019. Oh joins the CHS counseling staff this school year after working as a counselor at Lakeside Elementary School. Photo courtesy Lindsey Oh

Shreya Beldona, Executive Enterprise Editor

August 21, 2020

Despite never working on the campus, as Coppell High School counselor Lindsey Oh walked into CHS with her new position, she could not help but feel at home.  Though the campus was desolate compared to its usual bustling, chatter-filled hallways, Oh dressed up head-to-toe in her professional attire, smilin...

Seniors grapple with unusual graduation, reflect on high school

Social distancing has seen the conclusion of in-person high school classes and events for the 2019-2020 school year. High school seniors, due to graduate in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, miss out on end-of-year traditions and ceremonies and face an uncertain future, but have also found time to explore new passions and reflect. Graphic by Shriya Vanparia

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

March 6 - the last day before spring break - was a day few Coppell High School seniors could have predicted would be their last day on campus. For the past two months, social distancing requirements have presented a new way of life. For CHS seniors, the last few months have been an unprecedented ...

Senior Teacher of the Issue: Bearden applying experience, artistic beliefs to teaching style

Coppell High School Art I, Honors Art I and Sculpture II teacher David Bearden paints with his son, Oliver, during the Colorpalooza arts festival in Lewisville in April 2019. Bearden’s teaching experience and love for creating art impact his students and his classroom environment.

Shravya Mahesh, Entertainment Editor

May 15, 2020

Coppell High School Art I, Honors Art I and Sculpture II teacher David Bearden’s repertoire is not limited to paintings and sculptures. Strong artists, productive working environments and valuable life lessons are also important additions.  With 20 years of experience teaching and creating art, Bearden...

The great SLAY (Senior Legacy Activity, Yeet!) project

During the last weeks of the school year, IB English IV teacher Richard Orlopp gave students the opportunity to do a project on the topic of their choice. Coppell High School senior Ronak Indurti did a presentation analysis on Netflix’s recent release, “Never Have I Ever.”

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

May 15, 2020

What should have been the busiest weeks of high school lined up with exams, seniors in the International Baccalaureate program at Coppell High School find themselves losing interest. In order to battle this, IB English IV teacher Richard Orlopp came up with a project to keep seniors interested and inv...

Rising to the top

Rising to the top

Various Writers

May 14, 2020

The Coppell High School class of 2020 contains 884 students. Out of that group, the top 10 are students that have attained the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) and rank in high school. Each of them have different high school experiences and strategies to maintain their academic standing.

Storch encouraging global unity through Twitter challenge

Participants from across the world sing, dance and play instruments to the song “We are the World” by USA for Africa. Coppell High School 2017 graduate Ryan Storch and company Gallery Furniture partnered to create a video as a way to unite people across the world.

Jillian Moore, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Amid worldwide confusion and fear, Coppell High School 2017 graduate and current Texas A&M University student Ryan Storch partnered with Gallery Furniture to help unite the world through the universal language of music.  On March 23, Storch posted on his Twitter account (@ryanstorch) a video of him aski...

From boredom to fandom

Coppell High School senior Trevor Williams makes TikToks in front of his ring light in his living room on May 5. Williams started making TikToks as a way to eliminate his boredom and in the process found his love for content creation.

Yash Ravula, Staff writer

May 8, 2020

Mindlessly scrolling through TikTok at 3 a.m. you might have stumbled across Coppell High School senior Trevor Williams (@shii.trevor) on TikTok. Williams has gained more than 224,4000 followers and about 5 million likes in a span of nine months since downloading the app.  “I didn't really think...

Hard work breeds success

Coppell High School senior Bikal Sharma receives an award for being the fourth best trader during the Top Trader Competition at the University of Texas at Dallas last year. Sharma will attend Stanford University after high school and pursue a medical degree.

Camila Villarreal, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Yes, Coppell High School senior Bikal Sharma is a smart kid.  He is going to Stanford University in the fall, after all. He is a semifinalist for the Nation Merit Scholarship competition, he is a silver medalist for the National Spanish Exam and he is an experienced model United Nations participant...