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Exploring the Korean side of TV during isolation

Korean dramas have gained international popularity within the last few years due to their well-written plots, skilled actors and great cinematography. Social media manager Anika Arutla lists seven dramas everyone should watch.

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

April 18, 2020

If you are sitting at home, scrolling through Netflix for what feels like the millionth time deciding what to watch, do not fret - there is a different side to television that is yet to be discovered. Korean television has gained a larger international audience within the last few years - and for go...

“Fame” performance to showcase years’ work of talent; last chance for some seniors to be in the spotlight

April 30, 2015

By Kara Hallam Enterprise editor @KaraHallam This Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium is one of the very few chances left to see some of Coppell High School’s drama stars perform before they graduate. As the 2015-16 school year comes to a close, the Drama Department has a busy schedule ahead of them, including it’s May 1 and May 2 “Fa...

Ballard commences final year with great legacy

Ballard commences final year with great legacy

October 3, 2014

  Video by Alana Rood. By Kara Hallam Enterprise Editor @KaraHallam After serving Coppell High School for 19 years, technical theatre teacher Bill Ballard is ready to make his final scene. As he completes his last year at CHS, he tries to enjoy each day...

“A Piece of My Heart” provokes emotional response from audience

February 15, 2014

By Kara Hallam Staff Writer Thursday night marked the opening of the Coppell High School Black Box play “A Piece of My Heart”. The title stays true and as six Vietnam nurses on stage give a piece of their heart to a dying veteran it is if part of mine went out to this fictional scene as well. ...

Take One class pleases crowd

December 13, 2013

By Kara Hallam Staff Writer There is no better way to sum up the “Alice in Wonderland” play by Eric Franklin’s Take One class than saying it was absolutely amazing. Not a scene went by without drawing the audience’s laughter from these actors and actresses' outgoing performances. “Alice in ...

CHS halls are alive with “The Sound of Music”

CHS halls are alive with

October 3, 2013

By Caroline Carter   Staff Writer The Coppell High School Theatre Department will transport its audience to Austria through its adaptation of “The Sound of Music”. Filled with iconic songs and scenes, the fall musical will be yet another great production for CHS Theatre. For theater director Lisa Tabor, the decision of which production to choose came to...

Students audition for fall musical

September 4, 2013

By Kara Hallam Staff Writer  The hills are alive at Coppell High School. This past week students auditioned in the auditorium for this year’s fall musical, "The Sound of Music". Auditions were held last Tuesday and Wednesday by the musical director Gary Oakenson and main director Lisa Tabor. Ca...

Smith to pursue musical theatre career at BWU

Smith to pursue musical theatre career at BWU

May 15, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Many children grow up watching animated Disney musicals like Beauty and the Beast, or even classic musicals such as Wicked or The Sound of Music. Senior Alex Smith enjoys watching musicals too – but aspires to make a career out of being the one on the stage. Tho...

One-Act plays sure to win more than one star

March 27, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer Each year, the CHS theatre department puts on a variety of shows, from musicals to comedies to one act plays. Our extremely talented department this year will be offering a Night of One Acts. This night of short plays will be presented by the Broadway Bound Theatre c...

Hermans brings new LIFE to theater department

Hermans brings new LIFE to theater department

February 16, 2012

By Caroline Carter  Staff Writer Staged during World War II, the Coppell High School Theatre’s upcoming drama production, “The Cover of Life,” displays the struggles faced during this hard time during American history. With talented actors and actresses, “The Cover of Life” is sure to be another memorable production. Written by R.T. ...

Stewart ponders censoring oneself

Stewart ponders censoring oneself

January 26, 2012

By Kelly Stewart Opinions Editor Last night, when I was finally done with the studying I had to do, I did not get on the Internet or watch TV. I did not read a book or plan for the week ahead. I spent what was probably two and a half hours at my sewing machine, working with my fabric, trying to piece together my costume before t...

The power of a secret

The power of a secret

November 7, 2011

By Annie Wen Staff Writer “Secrets, secrets are no fun unless you share with everyone.” Everyone has told a secret to someone or has been told a secret at some point in his or her life. They seem like harmless words shared between two people, but secrets are the underlying cause of many problems...