Coppell Student Media

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  • Picture day taking place on 9/21 and 9/22 in the CHS cafeteria during students' english class period

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...

Straight from the seniors: CHS seniors offer academic, college-related advice

Straight from the seniors: CHS seniors offer academic, college-related advice

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

While walking these halls for four years, one thought has loomed over the minds of many: college.   A lot of what we do as students is to contribute to where we will be for the next four years. The classes we take and the extracurricular activities that we participate in are often driven...

Renaissance Validation Week approaching

January 31, 2013

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer The end of one semester marks the beginning of another, and another chance to earn Renaissance, a program that allows students earning specific semester averages to have off campus lunch on particular days. Beginning on Feb. 5 until Feb. 8, Renaissance Validation...



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,...

Grades grading student, not work

Grades grading student, not work

January 25, 2013

By Tina Huang Staff Writer   School revolves around grades. Though some may argue, grades help form your future. Typically, the better your grades, the better the university you are admitted into. The better the university, the better the career and thus the better lifestyle you are able to...

A senior’s studying tips

December 6, 2012

By Jordan Thompson Staff Writer 1. Teach It – Studying in groups (and actually studying) can be so helpful. Find someone who doesn’t understand the topic and teach it to them. This exercise forces you to organize. 2. If reading a text book, don’t skip paragraphs – When you read through a...

CON: UIL bends the rules to straighten out Athletes

Student who participate in UIL activities can pick up waivers to have their grade rounded to a 70. Graphic by Lauren Ussery.

November 15, 2011

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer Any student athlete would agree: it is not always easy balancing education and sports. Some students play more than one sport and take multiple difficult classes, and oftentimes, their grades start to slip. But, it is OK to fail, as long as they are performing well on ...

Teachers adjust to students grade obsession

Kaylan Smith and her History teacher Mr. Harris discuss her grades and attendance records on the parent/teacher portal during her fourth period class. Photo by Trevor Stiff.

September 27, 2011

By Sarah Police Staff Writer A couple of years ago, one of English teacher Zach Sherman’s students confronted him about their grade. They were disappointed when they received a grade not to their liking. The grade was for a group assignment, and this student had let down the other members by not doing his part. “The whole group suffered so they got rea...

Looking forward into next semester

January 14, 2010

By Melissa Brisco Staff Writer At the beginning of each school year, I set some personal and academic goals for myself. Some of them are a bit illogical and out of my reach, while others are simple goals that I likely would have completed even without making a set list of goals. As the semester...

Athlete academics make headway with season end

November 19, 2009

Mary Whitfill Staff Writer With no more home high school football games, the social lives of students are sure to change. Fridays are no longer the set date of a community-wide event at Buddy Echols Field, so will players’ academics be affected too? The Coppell football team has come out victorious...