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Flashing Lights: Texas law requires police encounter training for high school students

Texas legislation has passed a new law where students are required to have police encounter training. Each school district will implement the law in their own way to reduce tensions between the law enforcement and the community. Coppell ISD is making sure that students have viewed the Flashing Lights video, in order to be certified for graduation.

Nishant Medicharla, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

Starting this school year, Texas legislation has passed a bill requiring all high school students to have proper training in the process, procedures and legal rights of citizens in possible police encounters.   Approved in 2017, Senate Bill 30 requires both school districts and charter sch...

Moving from South Korea to Texas, Chang transitions from taekwondo to swimming

Coppell High School senior Daniel Chang practices his butterfly stroke on Tuesday at the YMCA, where the swim team practices every morning. Chang transitioned from taekwondo to swimming at the start of his junior year.

Farah Merchant, Student Life Editor

December 12, 2017

His legs hurt from pounding against the water, yet he continued to swim, thrusting his arms to gain a meter more. At that point he was so acquainted with the cool water that it had become his second home. But this was not the case a year and four months ago. When he was about 11, Chang moved...

Texting while driving ban takes effect today (with video)

Texting while driving ban takes effect today (with video)

Lili Lomas, Executive Digital Content Editor, Sports Editor

September 1, 2017

https://vimeo.com/234858461 Starting today, texting and driving is officially banned throughout the state of Texas, a change which affects students and faculty at Coppell High School as well as citizens throughout the community.   Before the implementation of this ban, drivers under the age of ...

Controversy on texas campuses as “Campus Carry” legalized

Graphic by Manu Garikipati.

Thomas Rousseau, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016

Guns have been a hot button topic at college campuses due to the shootings in Oregon and others in Texas still in recent memory. There are many proposals to solve this, but many claim that the gun-free zones do not work, and merely prevent any armed retaliation by law abiding citizens.   On ...

Buy Who? Sell Who?

Coppell High School senior John Scalley checks online news articles about the Texas Rangers in AP environmental science class on Nov.20. “Unlike the NBA, MLB is pretty good about not letting teams ‘buy’ championship by getting the best players” Scalley said. “In that respect, I think that the Texas Rangers don’t really have much to gain or lose in regards to buying players.” Photo by Ayoung Jo.

November 20, 2015

By Eric Cashimere Staff Writer   After the Texas Rangers miraculous run towards winning the American League West Division, it is now that time to deal away and buy players for free agency.   Who should they get? Or more importantly, who do they need to sell?   L...

Kalina scores role in one of the most anticipated movies; “That’s What I’m Talking About”

Kalina scores role in one of the most anticipated movies; “That’s What I’m Talking About”

January 26, 2015

Video by Mia Ford http://vimeo.com/116779401 By Sloane Samberson Staff Writer @sloane_avery From a young age you are asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. A doctor, a teacher, a firefighter or maybe a vet. There were endless options for what you wanted to do, and had...

House Bill 5 to restructure Texas education

Graphic by Julia Bordonaro.

March 7, 2014

By Christina Burke Managing Editor The State Board of Education has made some a big decisions changing the face of education as Texans know it. With the passing of House Bill 5, the graduation programs in Texas high schools will change drastically starting with the Class of 2018. This change will...

Racial ignorance hurts students, adults nationwide

February 18, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer Recently, I went to a Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition and I was quite surprised during the awards ceremony. When I was called onto the stage, the announcer failed to correctly pronounce my last name. She soon asked me to correct her and tell her...

Economic factors: marijuana

U.S. map shows status of marijuana decriminalization laws across the states; Colorado has become the first state to sell the drug for recreational use. MCT 2014

February 5, 2014

By Alex Dalton Staff Writer Marijuana in Colorado is a controversial debate that has been ongoing since 2013 when the law passed to legalize the practice. Only behind Washington, Colorado is one of the first states to hop on this new trend. Texas conservatives are not on board with this new way...

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...

Zuniga takes 2013 Texas Poetry Out Loud championship

Zuniga takes 2013 Texas Poetry Out Loud championship

April 14, 2013

By Erica Rohde Staff Writer Coppell High School senior Maria Zuniga stepped back into the Texas Poetry Out Loud competition in February. She was named state champion her sophomore year. She knew what winning the competition felt like. She knew what she was capable of. Zuniga, named the 2...

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...