Coppell Student Media

Monetizing Passion

Monetizing Passion

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Born in Pakistan, 2012 Coppell High School graduate Madiha Lakhani was told to follow the typical career paths perceived as successful: lawyers, doctors, engineers. However, with an economics degree from Baylor University, Lakhani launched a makeup brand knowing very well it did not fall into the line o...

McBride returning to sidelines

McBride returning to sidelines

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Sports

Coppell ISD athletics director and former head football coach Joe McBride officially accepted the head football coach and athletic coordinator position at McKinney Boyd High School.   The news was first reported by Matt Stepp of TexasFootball.com on Friday.   “It just was in ...

Finding your place through spontaneous decisions

Finding your place through spontaneous decisions

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under News

At 22 years old, Danny Barton, a biochemistry major from the University of North Texas, did not think he would end up being the Police Chief of the Coppell Police Department. In fact, he did not think he would join the police force at all.   “I got into it by accident but I fell in love with it immediat...

Mayan group, Pakal, amazes audience with traditional dance during Kaleidoscope

Mayan group, Pakal, amazes audience with traditional dance during Kaleidoscope

Nishant Medicharla, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The bangs of the drum, the aroma of the Mexican Elotes and the sun shining down allowed the Coppell community to enjoy an evening filled with excitement and delight during the event of Kaleidoscope.   On Saturday, Coppell hosted the event, Kaleidoscope, for its second year at Andy Brown Park...

Kaleidoscope: Celebration of Cultures to bring cultural diversity this weekend

Kaleidoscope: Celebration of Cultures to bring cultural diversity this weekend

Nishant Medicharla, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Tomorrow, the annual Kaleidoscope event will be held from 5-9 p.m. at Andy Brown Park East.   Kaleidoscope is held to bring cultural diversity to Coppell through different types of food, dance, music and crafts.   There will be various food trucks serving cuisines from different corners of the wo...

Fewer players, more coaches: Coppell ultimate frisbee taking new approach with smaller roster

Fewer players, more coaches: Coppell ultimate frisbee taking new approach with smaller roster

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

Standing on a field, with seven players on each team, the objective of an ultimate frisbee player is to pass it to their other teammates without the interception of their opposing team and make it to the endzone. Even though only seven players are on the field, the effort behind the club requires many m...

Passing the torch: Griffins make their mark on the city

Passing the torch: Griffins make their mark on the city

Christine Zacuai, Staff Writer

May 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

After 26 years of service, Ken Griffin has retired as Coppell’s director of engineering and public works, while his daughter, Morgan Griffin begins her position as a librarian at the Coppell Cozby Library and Community Commons.   The Griffins family experiences a “passing of the torch” mom...

Coppell Observer: The truth behind exercising

Coppell Observer: The truth behind exercising

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

May 16, 2018


Filed under Coppell Observer, Opinions

Coppell Observer is a humorous weekly column about life as a teenager. Please be warned that any and all sass is due to the writers’ similar situation as teenagers (even though we feel so much older). You, the reader, should not take any of these words seriously. Seriously. If this article makes yo...

Woodside Village development to provide “gathering place” for citizens

Woodside Village development to provide “gathering place” for citizens

Lili Lomas, Executive Digital Content Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under News

Coppell’s everchanging panorama is being added to through the construction of new businesses in Coppell’s Woodside Village.   This development, at the northwest corner of Denton Tap Road and Sandy Lake Road (next to Sprouts Farmers Market) is planned to include seven new businesses. ...

Sample best food of city at Sunday’s 8th annual taste of coppell event

Sample best food of city at Sunday’s 8th annual taste of coppell event

Tanya Raghu, Enterprise Editor

November 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Food ranging from all cultures, countries and tastes will be brought to Coppell at this Sunday’s 8th Taste of Coppell event from 4-7 p.m., hosted by the Coppell Chamber of Commerce.   Popular local business and restaurants will be in attendance at the event’s venue, the Four Points by Shera...

Blurred circumstances: From campus to company, consequences for vaping cross loose lines

Blurred circumstances: From campus to company, consequences for vaping cross loose lines

Amelia Vanyo, Editor-In-Chief

November 9, 2017


Filed under Enterprise, News, Showcase

The thick, sweet fruity smell fills my head as I step into the bathroom. A girl swipes at the air and slyly pockets a silver device as the space in front of her becomes smudged and blurry.   The problem staring Coppell in the face: A look into roadblocks associated with reinforcement of rules ...