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Senior Pierce McFarlane to attend dream school US naval academy

Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Coppell High School senior Pierce McFarlane will be attending the U.S Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. after graduation. To be enrolled at the Naval Academy, McFarlane required a nomination from an official source, the Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA) and an appointment.

Christine Zacuai, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018

Coppell High School senior Pierce McFarlane was in his room packing for his spring break trip when he unexpectedly received a call from Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s office.   In disbelief and pure excitement, he informed his parents; he was going to be attending his dream school, the U.S Na...

CHS speaks: Ranging from business to medicine, students exploring future endeavors

Ranging from freshmen to seniors, many students have interests and ambitions that push them forward. Coppell High School students share their interests and how they play into their plans for the future.

Sofia Guerrero, Staff Writer

January 4, 2018

As teenagers grow into young adults, interests, jobs and college come into play. Many students start getting part time jobs from as early an age as 15 to earn money from their paycheck and possibly save for college.   Students have the opportunity to visit colleges during their junior and senior ...

The future is stressful — school should help

When students move out on their own, they must be able to live independently with the skills they have learned in their life. For many, the only way to learn real-world skills is through school.

Anthony Cesario, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

Have you ever felt unprepared for college or life in the “real world”? It is not a comforting feeling, especially when we spend so much time in school, a place designed to help us for our futures.   What happened to the home economics or personal finance classes my parents took when th...

Plan for tomorrow, live today (not the other way around)

Students at Coppell High School are so focused on grades and GPA that their social lives start to suffer. As students start to feel isolated, their levels of stress can increase.

Anthony Cesario, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017

I love talking with my friends, but somehow every conversation ends up being about GPA, the “top 10 percent” or how school takes up too much of our time and how tired we are.   I understand the issue. Many of my friends have been brought up to accept nothing less than A’s in their classe...

Senior column: Hair reflects on high school, future

Senior column: Hair reflects on high school, future

May 15, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor For the past four years, I’ve been climbing endlessly, longing to reach the top the mountain that is Coppell High School. But now that I’m pulling myself up onto the summit, I am not experiencing the glorious triumphant feeling that I expected. From the top of th...

CISD joins, leads new consortium of high-performance districts

December 4, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Over the decades, Coppell Independent School District has cultivated an identity as a model for districts trying to improve their growth management, student performance, and incorporation of more technology. Rapidly rising from humble beginnings as a small, rural distric...

‘Not everything you enjoy is bad’ Stewart says

Graphic by Brian Hwu.

November 17, 2011

By Kelly Stewart Opinions Editor I will be honest: whenever I sit down at my computer to check my e-mail or Facebook - my homework is done of course - a part of me feels strangely guilty for wasting time not doing anything productive. I know this is not just me; it seems like doing something pointless...