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Fourth Annual Coppell Car Show

Cars are displayed at the fourth annual car show in Main Street Coppell on Sept. 10. The fourth annual Coppell Car Show is hosted by the Coppell High School solar car team.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

September 16, 2017

For Bruce Sletter, every car has a story and that’s the reason why he attends car shows.   “Everyone has a story,” Sletter said. “Like, ‘Oh, my dad owned that car and I remember when I was 18, I owned a car like that [too],’” Sletter said. The fourth annual Coppell Car Show was ...

Patterson brings classic cars “back from the dead”

Patterson brings classic cars

Lili Lomas, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016

After inheriting a 1966 Ford Mustang, Coppell High School sophomore Joey Patterson has been bringing the 1950s and 60s back to life through his hobby of repairing classic cars.   Six years ago, Patterson’s father bought a 1966 Ford Mustang and after turning 16, Patterson soon began taking ...

Countdown begins for Solar Car

Coppell High School’s solar car team has built the car “Aurora” over the past 6 years, every year making changes to improve chances of placing in annual races. This year, club members will be driving their new vehicle “Outlaw” from Texas Motor Speedway to Minneapolis over the course of the six day race.

Avery Davis, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

Students’ plans for next Monday probably include sleeping in, watching Netflix or hanging out with friends. For members of Coppell High School’s Solar Car Team, however, the day will start early.   The students are giving marketing presentations to several major companies to seek spon...

Love of journalism brings together special couple

Love of journalism brings together special couple

April 29, 2013

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer SAN FRANCISCO - Rob and Kristi Rathbun are the dynamic duo of journalism. When students and advisors attend their session “Take it from the top: headlines and ledes” or “Borrowing from the best to be the best” at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Associati...

St. Ann Carnival raffles $39,000 car

September 11, 2012

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer The St. Ann Carnival is an annual attraction in Coppell. Everyone buys sheets of tickets to fill up on funnel cake and then throw it up after their third round of spinning around in tea cups. There is another kind of tickets, however, that are not as known to the community:...

Off-duty patrol car rear-ended in crash

February 17, 2012

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer A patrol car driving through the intersection of Interstate 635 and Royal Lane in Coppell was involved in a wreck this morning, as reported by WFAA. The officer in the car was off-duty when another car slammed into his in a construction zone. The driver of the othe...

Google unveils new technology

October 13, 2010

Paige Wilson Assistant Business Manager It has been an idea of the future, right up there with the flying car, but now it is reality. The hands-free car was unveiled by Google. Google has made the jump from search engine to automotive engine. Their new technology gives people the ability to have...

Driving in Silence

October 7, 2010

By Chase Porter Staff Writer Two days ago was a normal day for me. I woke up late, got ready quickly and rushed outside to try and make it to school on time. When I reached my car, which is parked on the side of my house, I soon realized that unfortunately my car had been broken into. Saying I...

New laws restrict cell phone usage for teens on the road

September 11, 2009

By Gaby Moran Staff Writer Three things considered essential by teenagers are a car, a late curfew and a cell phone with unlimited text messaging. Many think they can rule the world with just these, but when the three are combined, the situation can get deadly.   According to Edgar Snyder &...