Coppell Student Media

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Sweeping the competition

CHS9 student Ashley Zhang displays her VASE medals at CHS9. Zhang is one of four Coppell students whose artworks received a gold seal at the state VASE competition.

Trisha Atluri, Staff Writer/Photographer

May 14, 2020

With tedious hours spent gridding a 24x26 in paper, the anticipation of adding a gold leaf accent and grueling days spent waiting for layers of oil paint to dry behind them, four Coppell students received the gold seal honor at the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) competition on April 24-25. ...

Artists painting it grand for Big Art Day

Coppell High School junior Jordan Cohen paints a flower on sophomore Arshi Sharma during A lunch in the Large Commons on Thursday. Students in National Art Honor Society throughout the day orchestrate art activities during all lunches today.

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Students peer over each other’s shoulders as Coppell High School National Art Honors Society members dip their brushes into smooth, tiny paint containers. One more stroke of midnight blue paint and a student jumps up, only for their seat to be taken by another eager patron.  March is Natio...

Next generation of artists flourishing through evolving visual design fields

Digital design programs such as Adobe Photoshop can be used to recreate physical pieces of art, including this mural in Downtown Carrollton depicting the Plaza Arts Center. Digital art has become a more popular medium in the art world throughout the last few decades, creating a new platform for artists.

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...

CISD students unleash inner artist through Cozby Library’s Storybook Contest

CISD students unleash inner artist through Cozby Library’s Storybook Contest

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

March 25, 2019

Many Coppell ISD students became authors for the first time as they created picture books for the Cozby Library and Community Commons’ 2019 Storybook Contest, which concluded in February.   All students in grades K-12 were eligible. There were two age divisions - the first for those in f...

Dragon, eagle battle to form an identity through art

Coppell High School senior Jingchun Quan displays her certificate in front of her artwork at the Dallas Museum of Art on March 16. Quan was chosen to showcase her artwork, “Eagle Meets Dragon: A Clash of Cultures,” through a festival hosted by the Dallas Museum of Art.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

March 23, 2019

Art means something different to every person due to their own varying personal experiences; Coppell High School senior Jingchun Quan used her own background and experiences to create award-winning art. Quan took a digital photograph, titled “Eagles meets Dragon: A Clash of Cultures”, which was selec...

Conflicting ideologies collide in award-winning artwork

Coppell High School junior SreeVarsha Chinthapenta displays her certificate in front of her artwork at the Dallas Museum of Art on March 16. Chinthapenta was chosen to showcase her artwork, “Juxtaposition,” through a festival hosted by the Dallas Museum of Art.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

March 23, 2019

Light vs. dark, two sides to humanity: that became the focus of Coppell High School junior SreeVarsha Chinthapenta’s abstract painting, which is now on display at the Dallas Museum of Art. The painting, titled “Juxtaposition”, is an experimental, drawing that Chintapenta created at the beginning ...

Youth Art Month paints portrait of students, staff at CHS

Coppell High School sophomores Jordan Buffington, Roshni Patel and Bushes Issa work on portraits and shading during seventh period on Friday in CHS teacher David Bearden’s Art l honors class. To celebrate Youth Art Month, Art l is in their portrait unit to strengthen their skills as visual drawers.

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor

March 8, 2019

March brings more than spring weather. It also brings Youth Art Month, a recognition and celebration of the value of art and art education. This school year, the theme is “Your art, your story”. Coppell High School art students and staff take Youth Art Month as an opportunity to reflect upon the i...

Art I students hide drawings, find relationships through geocache project

Coppell High School sophomore Christiana Reimer illustrates a flower on a notecard in David Bearden’s second period Art I class on Oct. 29 for the geocache art experiment. In the project, students hide their artworks around the school and leave hints for other students to find them.

Sofia Guerrero, Student Life Editor

November 6, 2018

Students in Art I classes at Coppell High School excitedly rush around the campus, eagerly seeking a hiding spot for their miniature masterpieces.   CHS Art I teacher David Bearden tasked his students with a “geocache”-type project, in which they were given the chance to draw anything on an in...

A new generation of artists: CHS students participate in VASE competition, volunteering opportunities

Coppell High School sophomore Anjali Satpathy stands with her original artwork, entitled “To the Bone”, which she entered in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) competition on Feb. 24. Satpathy is also one of several CHS students volunteering at the Junior VASE event on Saturday at Coppell Middle School North.

Anthony Cesario, Co-Student Life Editor

April 10, 2018

Student masterpieces, from digital art to pencil drawings, hang in a miniature art gallery in E hall (art hallway) at Coppell High School. There, CHS art students display their artwork and artistic abilities for everyone to see.   Beyond a schoolwide level, the Visual Arts Scholastic Event...

Creativity Showcase: Senior Kim McDonald

Creativity Showcase: Senior Kim McDonald

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018

Like many artists, Coppell High School senior Kim McDonald has been interested in the craft for as long as she can remember. Her father was a tattoo artist and her grandfather enjoyed painting, so art has always surrounded her.  This piece, titled “In the fields of life and death”, was made for her ...

Dallas Restaurant gets taste of Coppell artist’s talent

Coppell High School junior Karina Teruya’s chalk drawing Conductor is featured at LARK on the Park, a highly-rated restaurant in Dallas, adjacent to Klyde Warren. LARK selected six artists’ drawings from the Dallas Museum of Art’s Young Masters program to showcase.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018

DALLAS - For as long as she can remember, Coppell High School junior Karina Teruya has loved art. She was overjoyed when, recently, her drawing Conductor was selected to be showcased on a large chalkboard at the highly-rated LARK on the Park restaurant in Dallas, adjacent to Klyde Warren Park.   “I really like how I can e...