Coppell Student Media

Praise for famous musicians has gone too far

Praise for famous musicians has gone too far

November 28, 2011

By Seth Slover Staff Writer In a day and age where the music industry is overwhelmingly glorified, musicians are idolized.  While the notion of idolizing famous, successful individuals is nothing new, the degree to which they are adored is perhaps extreme. The hip-hop and rap industry epito...

Coppell student quickly developing as a rapper

Coppell student quickly developing as a rapper

November 10, 2011

By Seth Slover Staff Writer In a country where musical talent is abundant, it can be difficult for young musicians to succeed.  Coppell junior Raylon Hart knows that, but it is by no means stopping him. Hart, a rapper under the name of “Lil’ Ray,” has been rapping since age 12. “I...

CHS students enjoying music in hallways

October 4, 2011

By Seth Slover Staff Writer One great improvement at Coppell High School this year is the fantastic music being played during passing periods.  Students have praised the variety of popular music entertaining them during the six minute time between classes. Perhaps one reason for the great music...

Arcade Fire to perform in Dallas

April 18, 2011

Ashleigh Heaton Editor-in-Chief Didn't make it to Coachella to see Arcade Fire perform? No worries, the Grammy-winning band will be in the Dallas area on Saturday, April 30 at the Gexa Energy Pavilion. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., with the indie rock band's opening acts being Okkervil River and Sch...

Panic! At the Disco return with Vices & Virtues

April 4, 2011

In its six years of existence, Panic! At the Disco has gone through two line-up changes, removed the iconic exclamation point from their name, replaced it again and released two successful albums. With its third album, Vices & Virtues, Panic! has gone back to their original roots of making catchy p...

Lykke Li gets emotional with new album

March 10, 2011

Erin Blatney Staff Writer She has collaborated with Drake, and had a song featured on the The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack, but it is doubtful you have heard of this Swedish sweetheart. At 24, Lykke Li has had a pretty fruitful career, and her new album, Wounded Rhymes, is yet another addit...

Solo contest proves successful for band members

February 28, 2011

Rebecca Neumann Entertainment Editor After hours of practice, band members put it all on the line on Saturday when they competed in the annual Solo and Ensemble Contest at CHS. More than 200 CHS band members competed and 151 students advanced to the state level and will compete again in May...

Coechella, south by southwest preview

February 26, 2011

Michael Pankonien Staff Writer Roaring crowds, sweat, blasting amps, more sweat. These are the most immediate sensations of any music festival. Fighting for a place in line, people stretched out as far as the eye can see, high-ticket prices and let’s not even mention hotel rate; why would anyone...

Cut Copy shows dancy side with new album

February 24, 2011

Some people may shy away from music described as “’80s dance-pop”, myself being one of them, so I was a bit hesitant when purchasing Cut Copy’s new album Zonoscope.  There was no need for any skepticism, though, because Cut Copy proved that dance-pop has the ability to sound good. Zonoscope is Cut Copy’s t...

Warm weather ushers new fun in February

February 15, 2011

Ashley Attanucci Web Manager The sun is shining and Mother Nature is giving us one enough of a reason to be happy. Driving with windows down, more frequent dog walks and studying outdoors are all signs for a great season. As the most memorable events of the season are passing -New Year's, Valentine's...

Coachella lineup likely to be announced this week (updated)

January 18, 2011

All the people waiting for the confirmed lineup of the Coachella Music Festival in California might be done waiting. The list of artists performing at the festival this year is probably going to be announced today. There have been many rumors about who's attending and countless fake lineup poster...

Daft Punk composes astounding “TRON: Legacy” soundtrack

January 7, 2011

It was 2007 when French techno duo, Daft Punk, last treated fans to a CD release. After not hearing much from the group for three years, minus their work and appearance on the video game DJ Hero, Daft Punk is back with their soundtrack for the new movie, TRON: Legacy. TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosin...