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Cheer Bingo Night aims to continue tradition of old-fashioned fun

As in years past, Cheer Bingo Night hopes to provide another enjoyable and fun atmosphere for the kid in all of us. Photo by Mallorie Munoz.

October 9, 2014

By Tuulia Koponen business/public relations manager @tuulipia Ever since varsity cheerleading coach Tiffany Ganss joined the Coppell High School cheerleading program in 2001 and even before that, Cheer Bingo Night has been a tradition; something always done to raise funds for the cheerleading...

Kindergarten students write letters to Santa with help of seniors

December 18, 2012

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer Today during second period the K4 class at Cottonwood Elementary visited Ms. Neal's senior AP English IV class to get help writing their letters to Santa. This tradition started more than 20 years ago when Mockingbird Elementary kindergarten teacher Maggie Meginnis...

Origin of Halloween dates back to unusual beginning

Graphic by Sophie Nauyokas with contributions from Jordan Bickam

October 31, 2012

By Jordan Bickham The thought of Halloween conjures up images of haunted houses, costumes and candy, but the holiday did not begin this way.  In fact, Halloween began thousands of year ago with the Celts, a group of people inhabiting Ireland who celebrated a day called Samhain.  This day, Nov. 1,...

Annual community events for 2011

March 28, 2011

Ashley Attanucci Web Manager Goodbye winter 2010, hello new year's spring! With the ushering in of cheery weather, the City of Coppell has published its dates for yearly family-fun traditions, like the upcoming EGGstravaganza, a free egg hunt at Wagon Wheel Park starting at 11 o' clock on April 23,...

New outlook on old tradition

November 8, 2010

Paige Wilson Ast. Business Manager Tradition is defined as the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice. However, I see it as a way to keep people ignorant of discovering new things and...

Tradition versus rising programs, Final Four has both

April 1, 2010

By Andy Tabor The Final Four this weekend pits Duke vs. West Virginia and Michigan State vs. Butler.  For Michigan state this is their sixth Final Four appearance in the past twelve years and for coach K. this will be his eleventh appearance. As for West Virginia and Butler? West Virginia will...

Losing tradition, gaining a journey

February 8, 2010

By Rebecca Fowler Staff Writer I often write about traditions.  Call me sentimental, but I just love the familiarity and comfort of routine.  As a senior, however, I am growing slightly nervous over the fact that I will be dropping everything and moving to Abilene Christian University—three ho...

“Wreaths and trees, ribbons and bows” Coppell holiday parade around the corner

November 20, 2009

by Ashley Attanucci Staff Writer The much anticipated Spirit of Coppell Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 5 will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Samuel and follow down Parkway to Town Center Plaza where Coppellians will meet the lighting of Town Center. This year's parade theme is "wreaths...

Truly a Texas girl

November 10, 2009

By Rebecca Fowler Staff Writer Everything’s bigger in Texas, and we are proud of it. Not only do we sport the world’s largest cowboy boots (found in San Antonio), but we also have the most pride and the biggest hearts… to name just a few of the reasons the state holds a special place in my...

Homecoming: more than just bells and whistles

October 13, 2009

Two weeks ago when I went to visit my brother at Southern Methodist University, I met his friend from California. At some point while talking to her, we reached the topic of Homecoming. “What’s a mum?” she asked with confusion. Wanting to show her an important Texas tradition, I pulled up...