Coppell Student Media

Kids tend to believe what their parents tell them

May 29, 2015

By Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer @alex_dalton04 It is hard not to believe everything that your parents tell you - to believe that your source of life and love is right about everything in the world. This is hardly ever the case, yet kids never seem to realize they are just a reflection of their...

Shusterman visits students to spread divergent thinking

Shusterman visits students to spread divergent thinking

May 1, 2015

By Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer @alex_dalton04 Broadening the minds of the youth is a difficult task that some authors decide to take on and author Neal Shusterman is one of them. Author of dystopian science fiction novels such as "Unwind", "Challenger Deep" and "Telsa's Attic", his books feature...

Vergien empowers others to want to learn, revealed in IB World Magazine

Vergien empowers others to want to learn, revealed in IB World Magazine

April 20, 2015

By Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer @alexdalton04   Starting out with a literature/education blog to voice opinions over how English classes should be approached, Coppell High School International Baccalaureate English I and Gifted and Talented English II  teacher Michael Vergien found a way to ex...

The “Awesome 80’s Prom” brings interactive fun for all

The “Awesome 80’s Prom” brings interactive fun for all

February 14, 2015

By Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer  Walking into the quiet black box theater, the authentic commentary from the determined student actors creates a feeling that I am really in 1989, and that prom night is being celebrated by my whole class. The play starts as Mr. Snelgrove played by sophomore Jus...

Red Jacket applications spark anticipation amongst students

Red Jacket applications spark anticipation amongst students

January 31, 2015

By Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer @alexdalton04   Planning for next year, juniors are taking the next step to getting closer to their final year of high school by applying to be a Coppell High School Red Jacket.   Red Jackets is a program that excels in taking young leaders of the sch...

Citizens have right to be angry about recent police brutality

Citizens have right to be angry about recent police brutality

January 8, 2015

By Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer @alex_dalton04   If I am expected to stand up at the Pledge of Allegiance and say those hollow words, then I have to be able to answer this question with a clear conscious: why am I expected to respect a law enforcement that has recently done more harm to un...

Cafeteria portion of bond package moving forward

December 10, 2014

By Alexandra Dalton staff writer @alex_dalton04 Upgrades in athletics facilities might be the highlight of the Coppell ISD bond package passed in May 2013 but the student body at Coppell High School will start benefiting from a revamped cafeteria in the fall. The renovation of the cafeteria was...

Turning the cheek results in guilty verdict for gossiping

Turning the cheek results in guilty verdict for gossiping

October 24, 2014

By Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer @alex_dalton04  People like to believe that they do the best of their ability to be a good friend; teenagers being the ultimate representation of this. They will go to great lengths to make their sincerity appear on the surface yet behind closed doors they will...

An American Journey; a unifying A Capella concert

An American Journey; a unifying A Capella concert

October 21, 2014

   Video by Jack Shirley and Spencer Hicks. By Alexandra Dalton staff writer @alex_dalton04 Gathering Tuesday night at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth at 7 p.m., the audience of the A Capella waited, hooting and hollering for their collective favorites. Themed An A...

Lee Elementary green campus breathes new life into learning

Lee Elementary green campus breathes new life into learning

October 2, 2014

By Alexandra Dalton staff writer @alex_dalton04 It took three years for the new Richard J. Lee Elementary School program to fully become a devised plan. Site visits, research, interviews and collaboration over the years helped perfect the plan for the new challenged-based program taking place...

Whiting awarded teacher of the month

Whiting awarded teacher of the month

September 26, 2014

By Alexandra Dalton staff writer @alex_dalton04   Coppell High School faculty and staff nominated Spanish teacher Holly Whiting ‘Teacher of the Month’ for September after receiving rave reviews for her relationship in the classroom with her students. Whiting took the role by using...