Coppell Student Media

Defining a sport

Defining a sport

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

Mainstream sports - football, basketball, baseball, soccer - are all common in that they are athletic competitions. The results of said competitions are due to the athleticism of the participants.  In hearing this, it should be clear that these are the defining traits of a sport; however, an alarm...

Will decade of mediocrity come to an end with new hire?

Will decade of mediocrity come to an end with new hire?

Arman Merchant, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

After a 3-0 start to the 2019 season, Dallas Cowboys fans were thrilled, as they hoped for the Lombardi Trophy. With one of the best rosters in the last two decades, I, along with other fans, was excited. However, everything turned south after three blowouts to what are considered some of the sorriest...

#StudentPressFreedomDay: Media rights breaking perceptual barriers in sports

#StudentPressFreedomDay: Media rights breaking perceptual barriers in sports

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

Along with the privilege of being part of the media, I also have the honor of covering sports and telling the stories of athletes. In doing so, my perception of these talented elite individuals has changed. Originally, the idea of speaking to student athletes, even interacting with them at all, wa...

Beyond the numbers

Beyond the numbers

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

December 19, 2019

The year after I was born, former quarterback Tony Romo signed for the Dallas Cowboys, launching his 13-year career in the NFL. He retired two years ago, taking on a new role as a sportscaster with CBS.  While his legacy is debated, some pointing to the numbers to show he was not a stellar quarterback and others using other statistics to show he was, my view of Romo is not based on data at a...

It’s time for equality for women in sports

It’s time for equality for women in sports

Claire Clements, Executive Editorial Page Editor

November 8, 2019

On Sept. 2, Sahar Khodaryi, an Iranian woman who snuck into a soccer game women were not allowed to attend, set herself on fire in front of the courthouse in Tehran where she was indicted. As news of her death spread, the world was set on fire with anger; how could something like this happen? Don’t we live in a time when things are supposed to b...

Pros/cons of pushing kids into sports

Pros/cons of pushing kids into sports

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

May 12, 2019

My hands gripping the yellow Head tennis racket, I squint at the clock across the courts - only five minutes left until the lesson would be over. Letting out a sigh of relief, I reluctantly pick up the nearest ball for my next serve. Throughout my childhood, many weekends were spent doing something...

Stop the clock

Stop the clock

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

April 2, 2019

There was a time in my life when I adored watching baseball. In elementary school, I would watch the Texas Rangers play in the afternoon with my dad, and even though I did not care about stats or rankings, the game itself was fascinating. As I grew up, I no longer had time to watch a full game. Over...

Join the club

Join the club

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

February 12, 2019

When it comes to athletics, improvement can be found in different areas - on and off the field, in and out of the pool, on and off the court, it varies from sport to sport. What does not vary, however, is that athletes can improve themselves in those areas more when they participate in club sports rath...

Stress-free sports

Stress-free sports

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor

February 12, 2019

I played club sports all my life, often more than one at a time. However, after looking at the amount of money, time and number of sacrifices my parents and I poured endlessly into it, I began to rethink things.   Looking back, I never intended to make it further than high school - I simply ...

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

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...

Reputation of Patriots as NFL’s dominating team

Reputation of Patriots as NFL’s dominating team

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

February 2, 2019

Every now and then, each major sports league has one team that wins consistently and often, if you are not a fan of them, it is slightly infuriating. For example, Brazil has won the most FIFA World Cups and the Golden State Warriors have dominated the NBA in recent years.   More recently and prominently, the New Engl...