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The great SLAY (Senior Legacy Activity, Yeet!) project

During the last weeks of the school year, IB English IV teacher Richard Orlopp gave students the opportunity to do a project on the topic of their choice. Coppell High School senior Ronak Indurti did a presentation analysis on Netflix’s recent release, “Never Have I Ever.”

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

May 15, 2020

What should have been the busiest weeks of high school lined up with exams, seniors in the International Baccalaureate program at Coppell High School find themselves losing interest. In order to battle this, IB English IV teacher Richard Orlopp came up with a project to keep seniors interested and inv...

15 Q’s with Mr. Bowden

Fiona Koshy and Gracie Blackwell

October 9, 2017

Mr. Bowden answers 15 questions as he carries out a typical workday as an AP/GT English IV and Creative Writing teacher. Learn about his five favorite films, the best piece of advice he would give aspiring creatives and his hidden talent.

The evolution of the English language

The evolution of the English language

Elena Gillis, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

“Lol.”   The phrase once meant what it literally stood for- “laugh out loud.” It has now taken on a whole new meaning of simply a filler, or an acknowledgement that something was mildly amusing.   It is not the only acronym or word that has taken on a new meaning. A simple exclam...

Coffee House

May 28, 2013 Clara Caussey's Academy English II classes put together the 2nd annual Coffee House on Friday May 17, 2013. The students presented their best pieces about the freedom and revolution from the unit they have been studying over the past few weeks. Anyone could attend the event,...

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...

PSAT scores released at school

December 13, 2012

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer After much anticipation, the PSAT scores were released today during all English classes. Coppell High School students took the test on Oct. 17. The PSAT is the preliminary SAT test as well as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The test is most important...

Humanitarian project helps students make impact

Humanitarian project helps students make impact

May 21, 2012

By Rachel Bush Staff Photographer Whether it goes by the name of karma or the ripple effect, every action will undoubtedly have a reaction. It is commonly misunderstood how big of a reaction a single person can have, and humanitarian organizations work to amplify this reaction to the fullest extent...

Academy students portray the plague

December 2, 2011

By Christina Burke Staff Writer If you are roaming around the main hallways during class today, there is a good chance that you will find yourself in the midst of the thirteenth century.Academy english teacher Clara Caussey has come up with yet another Project Based Learning (PBL) assignment to challe...

The C.L.A.M. impresses from morning to night

May 10, 2010

by Ashley Attanucci Staff Writer It was first conceived in 1993 as Digambara, implying “standing naked”, then transformed into the Chrysalis, the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. Finally, it evolved into the simple and catchy name we know today - Coppell Literary Arts Magazine, or...

Farrell breathes new life into poetry

April 15, 2010

by Ashley Attanucci Staff Writer Saturday, Feb. 27, Coppell High School senior Elisa Farrell competed in the state Poetry Out Loud competition in Austin in hope of advancing to the national level for a $20,000 scholarship and more. She was elected to be the one representative from CISD to compete...

Vergien’s experiment in homesteading makes him king of the coop

November 17, 2009

by Staff Writer Ashley Attanucci It seems the age-old joke has finally been legitimately answered. Why did the chicken cross the road? To join the scene in English teacher Michael Vergien’s backyard, of course. Vergien has a track record at the high school for loving the planet (he used to trek one hour on his bike to commute...