Coppell Student Media

Freshmen take different course registration route, choose favored career courses

Freshmen take different course registration route, choose favored career courses

January 22, 2015

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer @prannydacheetah Course registration for freshmen this year might seem a little different than before. Rather than graduating on the regular 4x4 plan for all current Coppell High School sophomores, junior and seniors, freshmen will be graduating on the endorsement...

CMSW 7th grader takes on winning district spelling bee for 3rd time

CMSW 7th grader takes on winning district spelling bee for 3rd time

January 20, 2015

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer @prannydacheetah Call it a three-peat for Coppell Middle School West seventh grader Smrithi Upadhyayula. On Jan. 7 the Coppell Independent School District held its annual spelling bee. This third-time consecutive district winner was Upadhyayula, with CMS West eighth...

Coppell media contingent heads to nation’s capital for premier journalism convention

Coppell media contingent heads to nation’s capital for premier journalism convention

November 6, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta staff writer @prannydacheetah This morning, 11 members KCBY-TV and Round-Up yearbook members departed for Washington D.C. to attend the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Fall National Journalism Convention. Coppell High School media students...

Karmany Yoga center brings over 1,600 people to new location

Karmany Yoga center brings over 1,600 people to new location

October 31, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta staff writer @prannydacheetah After opening two branches in Dallas and Fort Worth, the Karmany Yoga Center is now open in Coppell. The new center took over an existing studio in May and developed over the summer to become Karmany Yoga. “I’m happy that we’re expanding,”...

CHS Theatre Department prepares for another fascinating musical

CHS Theatre Department prepares for another fascinating musical

October 22, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta staff writer @prannydacheetah The Coppell High School Theatre Department is back with another great musical. CHS theatre students have been preparing for the fall musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” which opens on Friday and plays on Saturday, Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2. “I’m...

PSAT testing Wednesday for sophomores, juniors

PSAT testing Wednesday for sophomores, juniors

October 10, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta staff writer @prannydacheetah   On Oct.15, sophomores and juniors in the Coppell Independent School District will be taking the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, better known as the PSAT. The results of this test will determine if junior students will be a National...

Vazquez goes nationwide in three months with jewelry store

Vazquez goes nationwide in three months with jewelry store

September 24, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta staff writer @prannydacheetah Ali Vazquez was looking for a necklace on etsy.com during the summer. She came with $20 but couldn’t find anything in her budget. Frustrated, Vazquez then had an idea and life has been much different ever since with the launch of her own jewe...

Edin to move into interim CISD administrative position

May 15, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer Coppell Independent School District announced on Tuesday that former Coppell Middle School West Principal Vern Edin has been named Interim Administrative Liaison for the district. In this part-time role, Edin will assume many of the superintendent duties while CISD c...

Punjwani plays her way to Northwestern as she continues to pursue oboe

Punjwani plays her way to Northwestern as she continues to pursue oboe

May 8, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer Playing the same instrument for seven years never tired senior Alisha Punjwani. She has been playing oboe since sixth grade, even though it was not her first choice of instrument. “I went in thinking I really wanted to play the flute,” Punjwani said. “But...

Musical Medley performers help “Make-A-Wish” come true

Musical Medley performers help “Make-A-Wish” come true

April 25, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer Two hundred people for an audience was not a barrier for the Musical Medley concert performers. The performance consisted of a variety of acts from Bollywood to American music. The performance was held at Chinmaya Mission Chitrakoot in Irving. Performers varied...

Students using school organizations solely to expand their resume

Students using school organizations solely to expand  their resume

April 23, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer Throughout the halls this week, students have been putting up posters to advertise their running for student council. Usually, students run for these positions to take leadership of their grade, but recently, many of them are only running so they can have something...

Vertti takes Austin for 2014 iTunes Festival for Coldplay

Vertti takes Austin for 2014 iTunes Festival for Coldplay

March 20, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer The annual iTunes Festival as SXSW in Austin is very popular among students. Students strive to go to this great event and sophomore Martha Vertti got a chance to experience this. Vertti went to Austin on Mar. 11 to see her favorite band, Coldplay, perform. “I en...