Coppell Student Media

Passion 2014 to bring life change, spiritual awakening to Coppell seniors

Passion 2014 to bring life change, spiritual awakening to Coppell seniors

February 12, 2014

By Kristen Shepard Editor in Chief “Just picture 60,000 Christians in one arena,” Gracepoint Church youth pastor Charley Hellmuth said. “It is like Jesus meets the Super Bowl.” Local churches and students have nothing but praise and excitement when mentioning the Passion 2014 Conference in...

Affirmative Action system needs to close loophole, catch up with times

Affirmative Action system needs to close loophole, catch up with times

January 29, 2014

By Kristen Shepard Editor in Chief It is a typical day in a Coppell Calculus class. “I think I will get into Harvard, because my SAT score is great,” senior A said. “I think I will because I have great leadership experience,” senior B said. “I think I will because I have a stellar GPA,” ...

Cell phones serve as plague to social interaction

Cell phones serve as plague to social interaction

October 10, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Editor-in-Chief It is a Saturday night in the middle of summer. A group of nine of my friends and I sit around a table at Parma’s Italian Restaurant to celebrate a friend’s birthday that we have been planning to celebrate together for weeks. Everything about the night leads ...

New kayak company offers urban adventures in Coppell

New kayak company offers urban adventures in Coppell

September 11, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Editor-in-Chief Just around the riverbend, or down Sandy Lake Road that is, lies Trinity River Kayak Company --Coppell’s first outdoor adventure company.  In the month and a half that Trinity River Kayak Co. has been open, their friendly staff have taken dozens of families...

National EMS Week asks community to take moment to appreciate

May 22, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer Every day, members of the Coppell Fire Department and Coppell Police Department risk their lives to protect the City of Coppell, starting this Sunday, May 19 National EMS Week will honor these men and women. EMS, or Emergency Medical Service, responders provide em...

Standardized testing tests the patience of students, teachers

Standardized testing tests the patience of students, teachers

April 19, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer When my Pre-Calculus teacher joked that the school year ends in March because testing begins, I could not help but realize the truth of the statement. After March, teaching slows and test preparation hits the ground running. Teachers frantically remind students...

8th grade students take a peek into CHS life

January 30, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer Everyone at CHS has successfully made the transition from middle school to high school, and most students have discovered that the transition is not always smooth. New classes, new friends, new sports and new teachers can make the transformation quite daunting. Fortunately,...

Students plan to show “soup”erior generosity in canned food drive

January 23, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer If you're looking for a "souper" way to give back to the community, CHS will begin their annual canned food drive this week. The "Souper Bowl of Caring" fundraiser encourages students to bring in canned or other non-perishable food items to donate to local food shelters. ...

Marathon, half-marathon runners endure long race in memory of teammate

Marathon, half-marathon runners endure long race in memory of teammate

January 11, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer Running is no new activity for seniors Katie Sandfort, Alyssa Shelton, Ali Ische, Clayton Hemphill and Alex Riggs. Through all four cross country seasons, these runners made strides as athletes, but on New Year’s Eve 2012, they completed a marathon, one of the most...

Shattered Dreams applications ready to be picked up

December 19, 2012

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer Every other year at Coppell High School, students, teachers, parents, administrators and local police come together for Shattered Dreams, a program dedicated to promoting smart decisions and preventing drinking and driving. Applications to participate in the 2013 pr...

Cost of college is a price worth paying

Cost of college is a price worth paying

December 14, 2012

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer It seems like every year, high school becomes more and more of a pre-college. Every class becomes a college-prep course and every sport is pushing its athletes towards college scholarships. As students, we have been hammered with the importance of college since...

Students dancing their way to fitness with Zumba

December 12, 2012

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer As the winter months begin, the holiday desserts and foods are in abundance and it becomes more and more difficult to brave the elements and work out. Many of the fall sports have come to an end, and that leaves many Coppell High School students with the question of...