Coppell Student Media

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Why the Kings will win the cup

May 24, 2012

By Lance McCaskey Staff Writer After their overtime win over the Phoenix Coyotes, the Kings have advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since the Gretzky era. The Kings, who are the eight seed in the west, have truly shocked me and the rest of the hockey world with their perform...

Five things for Coppell Athletics to improve next year

Five things for Coppell Athletics to improve next year

May 24, 2012

By Lance McCaskey Staff Writer After what many considered a lackluster year of Coppell athletics, excluding the state championship of the volleyball team, it’s clear that we have rebuilding to do, and we need to do it fast. Here is the top five things that we have to do to become a successful program...

Why the Stars should be in the Conference Finals

May 17, 2012

By Lance McCaskey Staff Writer As the NHL Playoffs develop into their near completed state, I cannot help but feel sadness and anger as a Dallas Stars fan. The Stars found themselves two wins away from the playoffs with four games left in the regular season, and somehow managed to lose all four....

NHL Playoffs 2012 Conference Finals Picks

May 12, 2012

By Lance McCaskey Staff Writer Tomorrow marks the beginning of the third round of the NHL playoffs, and it marks the beginning of my road to redemption. Last round, I went a stunning zero for four on my picks. This is a new round, I have a source in my friend Carlos Scott who claims to know what...

EMAC Film Festival caps off successful school year

EMAC Film Festival caps off successful school year

May 11, 2012

By Lance McCaskey and Mark Slette Staff Writer and KCBY Staff Member A theme, a prop and pure creativity. These were the ideas that fueled the first annual Emerging Media and Communications (EMAC) Academy Short Film Festival. Students and teachers alike converged on Coppell High School’s r...

Video games not to blame for adults’ acts of violence

Ever since video games have become more violent there has been debate whether or not these games are the source of violent human behavior. St. Paul Pioneer Press 2005. (MCT Campus)

May 3, 2012

By Lance McCaskey Staff Writer Ever since their creation in the late 1940s, video games have offered people a new and innovative way to enjoy themselves. However, most of these games have become violent, gruesome and the center of an ongoing debate. In late July, Anders Behring Breivik opened...

IIHF kicks off World Championships

May 3, 2012

By Lance McCaskey Staff Writer The International Ice Hockey Federation, or the IIHF, started the 2012 World Championships this morning in Helsinki, Finland, with a game between France, and the United States. The World Championships, similar to Junior World Championships, are a competition betwe...

2012 NHL Playoffs, Conference Semifinals Picks

April 26, 2012

By Lance McCaskey Staff Writer As the first round of these NHL playoffs came to a close, my picks hit a striking seven for eight. I can proudly say I made an attempt to watch every game, and I enjoyed every second of it. While I was hoping for a sweep of both the Penguins due to my friend Carlos...

Vigilante justice leading to bad name for NHL in America

Vigilante justice leading to bad name for NHL in America

April 19, 2012

By Lance McCaskey Staff Writer Playoff hockey is known for being one of the most intense, physical, all out sporting events in the world. Hockey is a full contact sport. Tension is bound to build up, and emotions are bound to boil over. It is the leagues job to contain these emotions, and prevent its players from serious bodily harm. The National Hockey League’s correctional bo...

Coppell sending 12 students to DMN Journalism Day

File photo At the 2011 Dallas Morning News High School Journalism Day and Awards at SMU, The Sidekick won Best Newspaper and Coppell Student Media won Best Website.

April 8, 2012

From Staff Reports A Coppell High School record 12 students have been selected as finalists for the 2012 Dallas Morning News High School Journalism Day and Awards. As finalists, they are invited to attend the event at SMU on Wednesday, April 18. Senior staff writer/copy editor Kara Adkins,  junior news editor Julianne Cauley,  junior staff writer/copy editor Th...

Atheists swept under the rug in today’s “politically correct” society

Atheists swept under the rug in today's

March 29, 2012

By Lance McCaskey Staff Writer Atheism is debatably one of the most controversial topics in the religious world. However, similar to most American misconceptions about the Muslim religion, the so-called “facts” most people use to describe atheism are, at their core, false. I know many atheists,...