Coppell Student Media

  • Cowgirl volleyball playing McKinney Boyd in CHS arena on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
  • Picture day taking place on 9/21 and 9/22 in the CHS cafeteria during students' english class period

Fighting for justice for all

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died from pancreatic cancer in Washington, D.C. on Friday. Ginsburg advocated against gender discrimination and was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor

September 21, 2020

Since the 1970s, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg pioneered the fight for women’s rights through her work on equal pay and sex-based discrimination cases. At the time of her appointment in 1993, Justice Ginsburg was only the second woman to serve on the court. On Friday, at age 87, Ginsburg ...

Kill capital punishment in pursuit of ethical society

Thirty states retain the death penalty, but only eight executed prisoners in 2018. Texas executed 13 of the 25 total inmates killed last year. The Sidekick staff writer Emma Meehan discusses why the death penalty should be abolished in the United States. Graphic by Kaylee Aguilar.

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Death is final. Different from convicted felons sentenced to life in prison, death row inmates cannot appeal if new exonerating evidence comes to light after they are executed.  They are already dead. A conservative estimate by the National Academy of Sciences found that at least 4.1% of deat...

Putting the correct in political correctness

Putting the correct in political correctness

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016

Political correctness has two functions: to raise awareness and to be inclusive.

A tale of two rallies, Sanders and Trump

The crowd awaiting the Bernie Sanders rally in Grand Prairie. Photo by Nicolas Henderson.

Nicolas Henderson, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

There is nothing quite like an election year. There is an energy felt around the country that gets more and more intense as the general election creeps closer.   The idea that after four or eight years, America is about to undergo a drastic change is both an exciting and frightening prop...

Trump announces Christie endorsement, hammers Rubio at Fort Worth rally

Donald Trump addressing supporters at his Fort Worth rally on Friday. Trump focused his speech on his ideas to

Nicolas Henderson, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016

  FORT WORTH - 8 a.m. on Commerce Street in downtown Fort Worth is usually pretty barren, with the exception of a few cars here and there and the occasional pedestrian. On Friday morning this was not the case, as hundreds arrived early to ensure a close spot to see the spectacle that is Republican...

Young adults, early voting, and their impact on the upcoming election

Hawaii has the lowest voter turnout historically while Minnesota has the highest. Texas has the sixth lowest voter turnout. Graphic by Manu Garikipati.

Nicolas Henderson, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

  As the presidential race gains momentum, young voices are arguably becoming the deciding factor in the upcoming elections. With the Iowa Caucuses yielding surprising results on both the Democratic and Republican sides, and record breaking voter turnout lead by young people in New Hampshire,...

Open Carry Is Not Necessary

Open carry became legal in Texas on January 1, 2016. Here are the basics of the law.

Nicolas Henderson, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

In a potentially revolutionary era for American politics, citizens have been constantly  battling between which politician is right on a multitude of topics facing our country right now, and at the forefront of these issues has been gun control.   In the wake of an alarming number of mass...

Celebrate a very patriotic Christmas with these presidential candidate gift ideas

December 20, 2015

By Nicolas Henderson Staff Writer @happenstance98   As 2016 approaches, we continue to hear about the presidential candidates from both parties making their cases as to why they should be commander-in-chief. A large part of every good campaign is the amount of money coming in from support...

News media defaults to scare mongering in exchange for ratings

January 25, 2013

By Ben Cowlishaw Staff Writer Scaremongering is no longer just up to lobbyists and interest groups in Washington; today’s mainstream media has defaulted to alarmist tactics in exchange for ratings. It is no secret and there has been no shortage of coverage on the affects of instant social media,...

Carroll encourages future voters to explore political landscape

Graphic by Rinu Daniel.

November 28, 2012

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer This year’s presidential election definitely provided entertainment and gave the people something to watch for about a three months before the Nov. 6 election, but it also provided a lot frustration for those that had to listen to the many politically uninformed kids. T...

Process to find new Chamber President begins

November 27, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor President of the Coppell Chamber of Commerce, Tony Moline, surprisingly announced his resignation earlier this month in order to take up a position for the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce. The City has already initiated the search for Moline's replacement, emphasizing...

Changing demographics, progressivism spells defeat for outdated GOP

November 8, 2012

By Ben Cowlishaw Opinions Editor Change in the appearance of America is becoming more and more evident, not just by the Presidential and Congressional elections, but by ballot initiatives passed around the country. The Republican Party is doomed to lose until they reach out to more ethnic, racial and social ...