Coppell Student Media

Freshmen athletes conforming to high school athletics after initial scheduling issues

Freshmen athletes conforming to high school athletics after initial scheduling issues

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Before basketball season came to an end late February, CHS9 freshman boys basketball player Anthony Black’s school schedule was a monotonous grind. Black woke up early in the morning to get to Coppell High School to train with his team. As the clock hit 9:55 a.m., the freshman would rush to the showers and change before his other t...

Taking incoming school year in stride

Taking incoming school year in stride

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Next year, a new generation of students will enter the halls of Coppell High School. This body of students will differ from others from the past 54 years, as they are the first generation coming from the Coppell High School Ninth Grade Campus (CHS9). CHS9, which opened in August, is a stepping stone for freshmen a...

A sweet surprise: long-term CHS9 custodian receives jersey from students

A sweet surprise: long-term CHS9 custodian receives jersey from students

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

February 26, 2019

After being given a class wordle and poster in an gratitude activity by students in CHS9 Spanish II teacher Christie Nelson’s sixth period class, CHS9 custodian Jose Rodrigues didn’t expect his next gift.   Presented with a brand-new Ezekiel Elliott jersey from his favorite football tea...

Basketball starts small, turns into passion for Agarwal

Basketball starts small, turns into passion for Agarwal

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

He is the youngest on the team, but at 6 feet 4 inches, one of the tallest.   Coppell High School freshman Ryan Agarwal fits right in with the juniors, seniors and one sophomore on the boys basketball varsity team. In fact, the older players have allowed him a space to get better as an athlete...

Modeling merit: First-ever CHS9 Teacher of the Year awarded to Douglas

Modeling merit: First-ever CHS9 Teacher of the Year awarded to Douglas

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

December 5, 2018

Hands-on. Everyday champion. Funny. Growing. Caring.   When asked for a single word that describes CHS9 AP/GT Biology teacher Cathy Douglas on a simple but touching video - her students had nothing but good things to say for the first-ever CHS9 Teacher of the Year recipient.   H...

Q&A: Classroom to office: Vaughn returns to Coppell as assistant principal

Q&A: Classroom to office: Vaughn returns to Coppell as assistant principal

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

October 30, 2018

Before working at Coppell Middle School North in 2008 and Coppell High School in 2010 as a social studies teacher and coach, CHS9 administrator Chase Vaughn worked in three other districts: Lago Vista, Mesquite and Plano ISDs. He returns this year as an assistant principal at CHS9. Vaughn shares his...

Fresh look for historic campus (with video)

Fresh look for historic campus (with video)

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Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

Since the announcement of a new high school campus two years ago, the spotlight has been put on CHS9. The campus focuses on ninth graders and providing a secure environment for them, away from the upperclassmen.   At CHS9’s official grand opening on Wednesday night, it was evident why and who ...

Long-awaited freshman center opens its doors to both fresh feel, furniture

Long-awaited freshman center opens its doors to both fresh feel, furniture

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

August 15, 2018

This morning, anticipation for the converted freshman center, CHS9, reached an end as its first school year welcomes a bustling and bright-eyed school freshmen class.   Despite being an entirely new campus faced with the obstacles of transportation and scheduling, CH9 has ran into little pr...