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A fighting message: Calvert warns students, community of prominent dangers of drug usage

Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Calvert speaks with an attendee at the annual Red Ribbon Week Committee Breakfast at the Wyndham Garden North Hotel in Dallas. The breakfast is hosted by different chambers annually to spread awareness about drug usage to local students and community leaders.

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

November 14, 2018

DALLAS - When presented with suicide case in March of 2014, Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Calvert found out something just didn’t add up.   Upon investigation, Calvert learned the fate of Dallas teen Rian Lashley was not a suicide at all, but a homicide resulting f...

Awareness, consequences of illegal substances revealed in DEA drug presentation

October 30, 2014

By Summer Crawford News Editor @summercrawfordd Heroin, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, ecstasy, hydrocodone: these are all drugs that have become norms for society members to abuse. Not only are these drugs affecting high school students, but they are also targeting college students. Copp...

Cheating does not equalize the playing field

Cheating does not equalize the playing field

February 18, 2013

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer Lance Armstrong, once the symbol of physical perseverance and triumph, became the face of deceit when he confessed to doping while training for his seven Tour de France titles. Not only did his confession tarnish his reputation, but it revealed the dishonest ...

Police cracking down on drunk drivers in Coppell

Dec. 19, On-campus school officer Ricky Jimenez explains to junior Kyle Ash how wearing the fatal vision googles impairs your vision and how standardized field sobriety test works in science teacher Susan Shepperd's forensic science class. Photo by Rowan Khazendar.

January 9, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor While the rest of us were celebrating with our families during the 2012 holiday season, the Coppell and Carrollton police departments teamed up to ensure that drivers hadn't been getting too festive. The two cities entered a partnership campaign that would all...

CON: Teen smoking rates cloud judgment of marijuana legalization

November 29, 2012

By Christina Burke Features Editor Drugs. The word has a negative connotation that is derived from the established morality in society over time. After years of teaching generation after generation of kids this negative connotation, it does not seem right to reverse the implication. Within the...

The dirt on prescription drugs

The dirt on prescription drugs

February 16, 2012

By Dyer Whitt Staff Writer After 40 years, the American budget for the “War on Drugs” has racked up an impressive $1 trillion with the hopes of ridding the country of illegal drugs. However, prescription drugs are hitting a little too close to home and are not getting the attention they deserve. In...

Problems with drugs, alcohol and controversy surrounding Crimestoppers affect Coppell

February 25, 2011

Coleman Armes Staff Writer Recently drug and alcohol issues have attracted extra attention due to Crimestoppers and Coppell Crime Commission partnership. The recent problems with these issues have brought out many opinions about the problem and how it can be stopped. CHS Principal Brad Hunt has not shied away from facing these problems. He rea...

Principal Hunt does not shy away from current problems in recent newsletter

February 7, 2011

Coleman Armes Staff Writer It seems that recently much of the talk at Coppell High School has been about drugs, alcohol and students' recent struggles with these. Principal Hunt did not try to hide this, but, instead, addressed it head-on in his recent February newsletter. In the newsletter, Hunt...

Students stand up against drugs during Red Ribbon Week

October 25, 2010

by Ashley Attanucci Web Manager You may have seen the pillars of the halls decorated with big red bows, or the flyers that read "Close the door on drugs", the giant red banner across the senior bridge as well as students dressed up as their favorite heroes. This is because today, Monday, Oct....

Prescription drugs prove dangerous at school

January 29, 2010

Satvika Ananth Rebecca Fowler Staff Writers Students have all heard about the dangers of drugs.  From school and home they have received lectures upon lectures about the physical harm and punishments that come with taking illegal substances.  However, many Coppell High School students do not...

SADD prepares for Red Ribbon Week

October 20, 2009

In preparation for the upcoming Red Ribbon week, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) have begun preparing themes and decorations to place around the school in order to raise awareness about drunken decisions while driving. The themes for next week involve: Friends Don't Let Friends Do Drugs...