Coppell Student Media

CISD Board approves new technology plan for students next year

CISD Board approves new technology plan for students next year

Ryan Dyke, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019


Filed under CISD Board Meetings, News

On Monday night, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees met to discuss the new technology plan, the Coppell Middle School East field and future Coppell High School renovations. CMS East recently implemented a new plan to close off the field on weekends and leave it open on the weekdays. This plan ...

Apple’s new iPhones: are they the right buy?

Apple’s new iPhones: are they the right buy?

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  Last year, Apple took a bold step forward with the iPhone X, which helped in kickstarting the era of the “bezel-less” era, i.e the absence of the front screen edges.   Now, a year later, Apple returned with its all-new iPhone XS and iPhone XR. But the question is, is Appl...

Technology Spotlight: Apple releases new iPhones

Technology Spotlight: Apple releases new iPhones

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, One-Shot Columns

Shriya Vanparia Like the previous years, rumors of a new iPhone model were already roaming the web a few months before the annual Apple Keynote, and there were already pictures and specs circulating the news a few weeks before.   Though there were not many huge jumps expected by Apple, the...

Technology Spotlight: The rise of Android

Technology Spotlight: The rise of Android

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under One-Shot Columns

Ever since the birth of the smartphone in the American market, Apple’s iPhone series has been the dominant player globally and is undoubtedly the king of smartphones in the United States, which is also Apple's biggest market.   However, in the last half-decade, Android smartphones have begun...

Technology Spotlight: Apple Music vs. Spotify

Technology Spotlight: Apple Music vs. Spotify

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under One-Shot Columns

The modern world of music is no longer dependent on CDs and iTunes, but rather have turned to streaming services demanding a relatively low price for millions of different songs. One of the top players, Apple Music, recently made headlines when it hit its 40 millionth subscriber.   Though...

Technology Spotlight: Facebook Controversies

Technology Spotlight: Facebook Controversies

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under One-Shot Columns

Facebook and CEO/founder Mark Zuckerberg is under condemnation by the media following the release of reports that Facebook allowed political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica to gain access to data of users.   Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm, was working to develop...

Technology Spotlight: Uber Controversies

Technology Spotlight: Uber Controversies

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under One-Shot Columns

An Uber self-driving Volvo SUV killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg as she walked her bicycle across a street during one of its test drives in Tempe, Ariz. The self-driven vehicle was headed down near Mill Avenue and Curry Road early Monday morning and is said to have struck the women, who was not in a cro...

Technology Spotlight: The Apple Homepod

Technology Spotlight: The Apple Homepod

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under One-Shot Columns

The New Apple HomePod has brought mixed reactions from the public ever since its release. Priced at $349, the Apple HomePod at first received a warm welcome from the public, with most happy to see Apple catching up with Amazon and Google.   Powered by the same beloved Siri in everyone’s iPhones, iPad a...

Google Assistant: A promising “Life” tool or not?

Google Assistant: A promising “Life” tool or not?

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Artificial Intelligence. Let's break that term down. Could it stand for fake smart? Unreal wits?   Instead of finding synonyms to use, let us find an application for A.I. in our everyday lives.   Apple and Google have pursued consumer level usage of A.I. for the past couple of y...

Generation Z not inherently self-centered, just conditioned by generational strife

Generation Z not inherently self-centered, just conditioned by generational strife

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

Each generation of youth has faced its fair share of disagreement from the older demographic. Technology has only become a new format in which to aim the blame.

Hallways packed with inquisitive parents on Curriculum Night

Hallways packed with inquisitive parents on Curriculum Night

Lina Pyon, Social Media Manager

August 31, 2016


Filed under News

@linalinaapril Curriculum Night is the one night parents walk the hallways of Coppell High School in their child’s shoes. A parent usually follows his or her student’s schedule, learning how each class will operate and what it will offer to learners.   Parents came Monday evening for a variety of...

Apple versus the U.S. government; a matter of protecting privacy

Apple versus the U.S. government; a matter of protecting privacy

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Weekly Blog

Ever since a couple carried out a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., last December, a large scale investigation was launched by the United States government to trace American ties with Islamic extremist groups, causing Apple to get entangled in the process.   “We pledge allegiance to khalifa bu bkr al...