Coppell Student Media

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Gifted and talented testing for next semester is here

January 22, 2013

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer The deadline to apply for testing into the Gifted and Talented (GT) Program of Coppell ISD is January 22nd. Students in grades five through twelve may apply to be apart of the program next semester (or next year for fifth grade students) as long as they did not test...

Lariettes show their stuff

January 16, 2013

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer The Lariette showoff is the day before Valentine's Day, Wednesday February 13th at 7 p.m. The Lariettes are performing four dances as a team, the line officers are performing three, and the social officers have one dance. The Silver Stars also perform as well as the...

8 ways to have the perfect weekend

8 ways to have the perfect weekend

January 11, 2013

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer We live for the weekend, counting down the days. When it comes, we end up sleeping more than we expect and doing less than we want. Sunday rolls around and we wish we had more time. The problem is not a lack of time; it’s a misuse of time. Next weekend, fill...

Nature love stories shared by students

January 8, 2013

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization.They are starting a campaign called "Love. Not Loss." with the belief that the best way to rekindle a lost love is not to talk about what ...

Kindergarten students write letters to Santa with help of seniors

December 18, 2012

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer Today during second period the K4 class at Cottonwood Elementary visited Ms. Neal's senior AP English IV class to get help writing their letters to Santa. This tradition started more than 20 years ago when Mockingbird Elementary kindergarten teacher Maggie Meginnis...

Luttmer lives at sea

Megan Luttmer puts on her scuba gear before she dives into the waters of the British Virgin Islands at her summer camp Sail Caribbean. Photo courtesy of Megan Luttmer

November 30, 2012

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer If you have spent any time on a boat, whether it was on a fishing trip or a cruise vacation, you have probably experienced seasickness. Senior Megan Luttmer suffers from a different ailment - land sickness. Luttmer has spent three weeks of her last two summers on a boat, sailing the seas of the British Virgin Islands. She attends a camp called Sail Caribbean, the lead...

New Lee Elementary plans underway

New Lee Elementary plans underway

November 9, 2012

  By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer Former Lee Elementary students collectively shed a tear as their childhood memories of arts and crafts and monkey bars were converted into a modern and technology oriented high school. The transformation occurred with the promise to create a new Lee Elementary in the future. That time has come. Durin...

Bullying isn’t the victim’s fault

Amanda Todd, 15, of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia posted a YouTube video on Sept. 7 chronicling years of bullying and struggling.

October 26, 2012

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer Amanda Todd, 15-year-old student in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia was found dead in her home on Oct. 10 after posting her video called “My story: Struggling, bullying, suicide, self harm” on Sept. 7. The video featured her holding up cue cards that chroni...

Musical wraps up rehearsals

October 23, 2012

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer The cast of the fall musical The Drowsy Chaperone is preparing for their opening show on Saturday October 27. Rehearsals are everyday this week except for Wednesday and Friday. Everyone must be ready at 5:30 PM with full makeup, full costume, false eyelashes- t...

Students produce their own short film

Wicked Cricket producers Mason Adams, Joe Han, Adam Borel, Chenglei Wu (photo), Eric Park, and Josh Brunelli (left to right). The crew will soon produce their new short film The Mammoth Affray. Photo provided by Morgan Adams.

October 12, 2012

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer Six Coppell students have embarked on the adventure of producing their own short film titled The Mammoth Affray. The film centers on a boy named Dennis who decides to tackle his colossal (mammoth) struggle (affray) with fear of jumping off the local pool’s diving board. “We wanted to do a titl...

Historical barbershop stands the test of time

Photo by Mia Ford. Joe Shirley, owner of the Bethel Road Barber Shop, works his magic on his regular customer. Shirley runs a simple shop and strives to provide his customers with the best service possible.

September 26, 2012

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer A red and white helical striped pole is the iconic symbol of a barbershop. Everyone in Coppell has seen this pole beside the quaint white shop on the corner of South Coppell Road and Bethel Road, but few know the man behind the shears. Joe Shirley has been owner of t...

IB sells sunglasses for charity

September 18, 2012

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer Every good idea starts somewhere. You  might have seen a large portion of the school wearing sunglasses today- and no, it wasn't just because it was Frat Tuesday. Senior IB Economics students are selling official Coppell High School sunglasses for five dollars...