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

Generation Z is often stuck between socially engaging between the digital and physical platforms.

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017

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

Coppell High School English III teacher Courtney Orloff shares her passion for teachers with her students’ parents at Curriculum Night on Aug. 29. CHS teachers presented their approach to the 2016-2017 school year and how they expect their students to learn.

Lina Pyon, Social Media Manager

August 31, 2016

@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

Tom Wolff holds a sign in support of Apple outside of the the Apple store in Santa Monica, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Rallies were planned at Apple stores across the country to support the company's refusal to help the FBI access the cell phone of a gunman who took part in the killings of 14 people at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

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...

Lee Elementary green campus breathes new life into learning

Photo by Stephanie Alexander. Students learn about the environment using new technologies provide by Lee Elementary.

October 2, 2014

By Alexandra Dalton staff writer @alex_dalton04 It took three years for the new Richard J. Lee Elementary School program to fully become a devised plan. Site visits, research, interviews and collaboration over the years helped perfect the plan for the new challenged-based program taking place...

Modern childhoods becoming overridden with technology

February 20, 2014

By Jordan Bickham Design Editor Walking into my living room, I find myself in the background of a major production.  My 11-year-old sister and her little friends are in the middle of filming a video of their original dance moves. Despite originally getting together to work on homework, the ide...

Modernization endangers community; defeats the idea of small towns

October 22, 2013

By Alex Irizarry Staff Writer Picture this: it is a bright Sunday afternoon and people are flooding out of the local church. The smell of barbecue and apple pie fills the air everywhere you look, people sit in lawn chairs, talking, laughing and having a great time. A young boy rides past you on his...

Transitioning technology administration brings change to CISD

Sam Farsaii is the new Assistant Superintendent of Technology for CISD. Photo courtesy edweekevents.org

May 31, 2013

By Michelle Pitcher Editor-in-Chief Technological integration has been at the forefront of Coppell ISD’s strategic plan in recent years, and this month’s bond election ensured the allocation of funding and resources to this goal will likely increase in the years to come. With these technological i...

Place education as a priority, support CISD Bond

May 10, 2013

Editorial Every 50 minutes, a bell rings and over 3000 students spill out into the main hallway of Coppell High School. In just a few blinks of an eye the hall is filled from wall to wall with a sea of bodies - flowing through the school like molasses. The congestion during CHS passing periods is...

Wi-Fi connection down through this week

April 24, 2013

By Michelle Pitcher Editor-in-Chief The CHS technology department is running tests on the Wi-Fi system through the rest of the week. The 2.4 gigahertz radio, which can be found on most older devices, has been disabled while the 5 gigahertz radio is being tested. The tests are taking place to deter...

Deinhammer takes teaching global with new technology

April 17, 2013

By Christina Burke Features Editor With new technological innovations in the classrooms, it is now possible to perform dissections with just one finger. How? There’s an app for that. Coppell High School anatomy teacher Jodie Deinhammer has been teaching at CHS for 16 years and has witnessed...

Cozby Library receives award, launches new strategy plan

April 9, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor The William T. Cozby Library, Coppell's largest and longest-standing public library, received the Texas Municipal Library Association’s Achievement in Excellence Library Award on march 26. This is the eighth year in a row that the Cozby Library has been honored wit...

CISD team wins Edgenuity video contest, receives award for District

March 6, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor A group of faculty and students at Victory Place @ Coppell filmed a video for Edgenuity's 20/20 Vision Video Contest, and were selected as Runner Up earlier this week. Edgenuity, a leader in the growing online learning industry, hosted the contest to see how schools ...