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Cancer combat successes inspire Coppell residents

Candy Sheehan crosses the finish line of her Ironman Triathlon in November 2007 while being treated for breast cancer. Photo curtosey of Candy Sheehan.

December 12, 2013

By Christina Burke Managing Editor Twenty-four year-old Courtney Crosby, a 2007 Coppell High School graduate, was on a mission trip in Israel last February when she got the call from her mother. The lump in her throat was diagnosed as type 2A Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It all started with a cold Crosby...

Grab some friends, pull a real fire truck to support ACA

February 19, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor The Coppell Fire Department always has your back, ‘round the clock, but now there is an opportunity for you to support them. The Fire Department is hosting a Fire Truck Pull event at Wagon Wheel Park on March 22. This will be Coppell’s first Fire Truck Pull event, though neighboring communities have hosted similar fundraisers. The Fire...

PSA walks alongside Salamone at Relay for Life

PSA walks alongside Salamone at Relay for Life

May 8, 2012

By Kristen Shepard and Kilian Bresnahan Staff Writer and KCBY Staff Member Coppell’s annual Relay for Life never fails as an emotional and impactful night for many cancer research survivors. But at this year’s Relay for Life, one group felt especially empowered. At the opening ceremony...

Relay for Life raises awareness for new generation

Relay for Life raises awareness for new generation

May 4, 2012

By Kelly Stewart Opinions Editor While the people who attended Relay for Life had a fun night of games and togetherness, the soft lights of the luminaries lining the small track were a sobering reminder of why the hundreds of people gathered - to raise money to fight cancer, a disease killing thousands of people every year and affects thousands more. People of all ages turned out on April 28 t...

2012 Relay for Life begins tomorrow

April 27, 2012

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer Beginning tomorrow, children, students and adults from the community will participate in the 10th anniversary of Relay for Life. With the goal of raising money to help find a cure for cancer, community members are eager to make a difference. Relay for Life will oc...

Bizzell’s collection not fizzling any time soon

Bizzell's collection not fizzling any time soon

April 5, 2012

By Sarah Police Staff Writer Everyday, approximately 3,000 people are diagnosed with cancer; some are young, some are old. People emphasize humanity and help each other through programs like Relay for Life or sometimes by simply donating money. But senior Michelle Bizzell has a different way of supporting children with cancer. During lunch students can be seen drinki...

Sign ups begin for this year’s Relay For Life

February 17, 2012

By Christina Burke Staff Writer One thousand five-hundered. This is the number of Americans that die from cancer every day. Many people are willing to stand up for this cause, and on Saturday, Apr. 28, they can do just that by participating in Relay For Life of Coppell. From now until this event takes place, 106,500 ...

Relay for Life kickoff meeting coming up

Coppell residents participate in Relay for Life in order to fight against cancer.

November 1, 2011

By Seth Slover Staff Writer The American Cancer Society Relay for Life has become a staple in the Coppell community over the years.  Relay for Life has fought, increased awareness and fundraised for cancer for nine years. With the anticipation of this year’s rally in April, a Relay for L...

Dig for the cure coming up

September 14, 2011

The annual Susan G. Komen Dig For the Cure volleyball game is quickly approaching.  The Coppell Cowgirls will take on Northwest High School in this year's game.  The game will take place at 6:30 on September 27 at Northwest High School.  Remember, the game is not at Coppell this year! For those who do ...

Nation’s Triathlon sparks determination in local residents

September 11, 2011

By Mary Whitfill Features Editor WASHINGTON D.C. - On the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, over 4,000 participants of the 6th Annual Nation’s Triathlon to Benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hit the ground running in Washington D.C. In attend...

Coppell fights for a world with more birthdays

May 6, 2011

Story by Jodie Woodward Staff Photographer Video by Kara Allison A world with more birthdays is the motivation behind the battle, and Relay for Life is how it is being fought. Luminaria, paper bags with candles inside commemorating cancer patients, lined the sidewalks of Wagon Wheel Park...

False tanning methods radiate dangerous skin problems

February 25, 2011

Kara Adkins Staff Writer To escape the winter season, many girls at Coppell High School are turning to tanning beds in order to get that desired summer glow. However, the price of beauty, in this case, is very steep. Although many tan to look and feel better about themselves, there are seri...