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On the Spot: Mock election introduces students to voting process (with video)

Coppell High School senior Tanay Pradhan selects candidates on the Texas Gubernatorial Mock Election google form in the CHS library in Bybiana Houghton’s AP Government class during eighth period. Voting is open all day with students requiring their student ID’s to vote.

Arman Merchant, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018

The Coppell High School library held a mock election for the Texas Gubernatorial race between Republican incumbent Greg Abbott, Democratic nominee Lupe Valdez and Libertarian candidate Mark Tippetts.   Open to voting all day, the mock election took place in the library with classes heading ...

Record national early voting turnout make up 2018 midterm election

This morning, a group of voters support Julie Johnson for Texas State Representative for the 2018 general election outside of Coppell Town Center. Representatives give out cards and information about candidates that will be elected for local, state, and congressional level.

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

November 6, 2018

The doors of Coppell City Hall usher in and out eager voters ready to cast their ballots as local representatives and supporters patiently gather under their canopies under the cloudy skies for this year’s midterm election.   The polls saw a slow but steady flow of voters throughout the da...

I have a voice, I want to use it

Staff writer Anika Arutla talks about the history of voting and her excitement about voting. Political signs are lined along the road to Coppell Town Center for upcoming midterm election on Nov. 9.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Change. That is what I think about when I think about voting. It is common misconception that one vote, among millions, is not worth anything - that it is a simple raindrop in the middle of the vast ocean.   Millions of those raindrops make up the ocean; similarly, my vote, even though it ...

Students over 18 can fulfill voting civic duty on March 6 for first time

For many Coppell High School students over the age of 18, the midterm elections on Nov. 6 will be the first time they will be eligible to vote. AP US History teacher Diane de Waal and Coppell High School Kennedy Carver plan to vote in November’s election that will determine the House of Representatives, one third of the Senate, 36 governorships and many state legislature seats.

Tanya Raghu, Enterprise Editor

January 25, 2018

While the midterm elections will take place on Nov. 6 and will impact the remainder of President Donald Trump’s term in the White House and the future of America’s political sphere, the Texas Senate elections on March 6 will directly affect Texans.   For many Coppell High School students over t...

Voter registration deadline today for upcoming presidential election

Graphic by Austin Banzon

Thomas Rousseau, Staff Cartoonist

October 11, 2016

With the 2016 presidential election right around the corner, many Coppell High School seniors are eligible to vote. Whatever your partisan opinions, voting is important. The deadline for registering is today, so the time is now to find out how. Millennials now makeup roughly the same amount of the...

CHS to host early voting for CISD Bond Election

April 19, 2013

By Elizabeth Sims Staff Writer Coppell High School will host early voting for the CISD Bond Election. You may vote on May 3 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and May 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All voting will take place  in the library, but you must enter using the stairs to the left of the main entrance of t...

Social media and the election

November 7, 2012

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer As of now, almost everyone knows that Barack Obama (D) defeated GOP candidate Mitt Romney to be re-elected as President, to go on with his agenda in the second term of his presidency. As the election unfolded and the electoral college votes were announced to the public through media outlets, the students of CHS logged into social media sites suc...

Obama, Romney meet again at Hofstra

October 16, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Going into the first presidential debate in Denver, enormous pressure was on Mitt Romney to show voters that he has what it takes to hold his own under the spotlight. However, he not only held his own against Barack Obama, he steamrolled him. Romney was more aggressive,...

City gears up for May 12 voting

May 7, 2012

By Mary Whitfill Features Editor With May’s primary election day just around the corner, some Coppell residents have more on their minds than just the next possible GOP candidate. Threatening a large change in city government, fivecity council seats, including the mayoral position, are up for grabs. Though...

Class officer voting today

April 16, 2012

By Kara Adkins Online Copy Editor The catchy slogans and nerve racking speeches are all paying off for students running for class officers today. Voting for president, historian, secretary, and vice president will take place today in all third period classes and students in dual credit will have the ...

Superlatives voting right around the corner

April 2, 2012

The naming of Superlatives is one of the most quintessential traditions of the American high school experience. Every school year, as the final months begin to arrive, the entire student body of Coppell High School votes on who the most distinguished students were. Categories such as "Most Involved"...

Register to make a change in Coppell

February 3, 2012

By Jordan Bickham Staff Writer As students in high school, some of us, myself included, do not care much about politics until they start affecting us personally.  One of these moments is when you turn 18 and the time to have your political opinion noticed  finally arrives.  While the Presidential...