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NHS opens application for eligible juniors, seniors

Overcrowding proves to be an issue at Coppell High School as students make their way to classes during passing period.

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

September 28, 2018

Coppell High School National Honor Society continues its application process for eligible juniors and seniors for the 2018-19 school year.   A club with more than 700 members, NHS promotes both academic excellence and volunteering.   Requirements for admittance include meeting...

Unnecessary obstacles in the brutal climb to a perfect GPA

At Coppell High School, maximum GPA points are given only to the A+ grade, rather than both the A+ and A grade, as it is done at most colleges and many high schools. The pressure to earn a 97 percent or higher in their classes adds unnecessary stress to students’ lives, leads to excessive cheating and causes compatibility issues for transfer students.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

Despite the fact that only 6.9 percent of the United States is clinically depressed, 26 percent of high school students are depressed to the clinical level, which could be an indication that teens live in an unhealthy environment.   At Coppell High School, even after studying hard and receiving an A in their class, many students remain disappointed in themselves due to the fact that their A grade fails to earn them the highest possi...

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...

Ranks or GPA should not replace students’ names, identities

Graphic by Josh Martin

February 14, 2015

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer @prannydacheetah Instead of a simple hello, my class is greeted with a “What’s your rank? Nice knowing you too.” Usually, one asks another their name, but not too long ago, it feels like it changed. Within eight hours of ranks and grade point averages being...



January 25, 2013

Naviance, a web-based program available to sophomores, juniors and seniors through the CHS counseling program, provides a comprehensive base for the college application process. Using a log-in provided by 
the school, students can view their
 personal profile, which includes 
GPA, class rank,...

Application process for NHS begins

February 10, 2012

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer With the current sophomore class rank and grade point average revealed, students are anxious to begin applying to the National Honor Society at Coppell High School. The applications are due on Friday March 9 giving students ample amount of time to create their resumes...

Teachers, students cram before semester exams

January 11, 2012

By Tolu Salako Staff Writer I am sure that I am not the only one who has been bombarded with tests and quizzes this past week. Teachers at CHS have been cramming in assessments this week in order to have a certain amount of grades put in for the third six weeks grading period. I am aware that...

The Curse of GPA

May 19, 2010

By Ashleigh Heaton Entertainment Editor For some reason, I am in AP Physics. Anyone who knows me knows that, when it comes to math, I kind of crash and burn on a regular basis. So anyone who knows me must also ask, “Why in the heck are you enrolled in one of the most difficult, math-intensive courses...

AP IB Council held to address complaints

April 19, 2010

by Melissa Brisco staff writer For years, juniors have filled their schedule with as many AP classes in a quest for a spot in the top 25 percent, top 10 percent or even top 10 students. This year, with the introduction of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, the GPA race has become is becoming...

IB program creates concerns over junior class ranks

April 14, 2010

Rebecca Neumann Staff Writer Though many may not know it, a struggle over GPA and ranking is underway within the junior class. On one side, there are the IB students, who some believe have benefited from a rise in GPA because all of their classes are worth 6.0 credit. On the oth...

Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater: Why we cheat

February 27, 2010

By Daphne Chen Editor-in-Chief Every student and teacher knows the telltale signs. A yawn and a stretch. The ever-so-slight glance of eyes to the left and right. The glint of an iPhone held casually beneath the table, away from the prying eyes of teachers. It’s cheating. And to some, it’s also a survival technique. In the words of one sophomore student, “If ...

Naviance eases college prep stress

January 23, 2010

by Ashley Attanucci Staff Writer As Juniors find senior year approaching, Naviance Family Connection serves as a great all-purpose tool for anything and everything related to college. Earlier this year, students should have set up a Naviance account with their counselors and teacher -the usernam...