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St. Ann brings the Harlem Shake

February 18, 2013

By Erica Rohde Staff Writer   Coppell High School KCBY student sees Harlem Shake videos on YouTube. KCBY student goes to Coppell's St. Ann Catholic Parish. KCBY student brings the Harlem Shake to Coppell's St. Ann Catholic Parish. Of course when CHS student Trevor Stiff sees a YouTube...

YouTube stars: an evolving class of entertainers

Graphic by Brian Hwu.

March 31, 2012

By Tolu Salako Staff Writer Sixty hours of video are uploaded onto YouTube every minute. Over four billion people view videos on this site per day. In 2011, this Internet hot spot had more than one trillion views. YouTube is the largest video-sharing site in the world and has built its reputation...

Coppell student quickly developing as a rapper

Aspiring rapper Raymond Hart, commonly known as “Lil' Ray”, poses for the camera. Hart released his first album “Relentless” last October and is continuing to release new rap singles every couple of weeks. Photo by Trevor Stiff.

November 10, 2011

By Seth Slover Staff Writer In a country where musical talent is abundant, it can be difficult for young musicians to succeed.  Coppell junior Raylon Hart knows that, but it is by no means stopping him. Hart, a rapper under the name of “Lil’ Ray,” has been rapping since age 12. “I...

Hunt’s departure takes hilarious spin in student YouTube video

May 18, 2011

Ashleigh Heaton Editor-in-Chief Coppell High School has been mourning the loss of Brad Hunt as its principal - so much so that a student created a "Hitler finds out" YouTube video. For those who are not familiar, "Hitler finds out" is a video meme in which a person takes a famous clip from the m...

YouTube: channels worth watching

February 19, 2011

Ashleigh Heaton Editor-in-Chief Over the years, YouTube has gotten the reputation of being a place to watch people fall down or cats play with toilet paper. However, since Hulu bought the company, the video site has become more and more of a sustained source of entertainment. Vloggers (video bloggers)...

YouTube Project for Awesome launches tomorrow

December 16, 2010

Ashleigh Heaton Editor-in-Chief Sure, YouTube has given us some quality comedy gems (Keyboard Cat? The Bed Intruder Song?), but amidst the humor, it can be easy to forget the power and impact the site can have. Tomorrow, December 17, vloggers across the globe will help remind of us that power during...

Potter-mania revived with “A Very Potter Sequel”

September 3, 2010

Ashleigh Heaton Editor-in-Chief Last year, I wrote a story about a little YouTube production from Starkid Productions called "A Very Potter Musical". If you can't tell by the tone of the article (or by the fact that I dedicated an entire article to the production,) I'm kind of in love with this show. ...

YouTube beginning to charge viewers

January 21, 2010

By Julia Kim Staff Writer The world's most popular video site is planning to charge its users to watch videos. YouTube is considering introducing a movie rental system similar to Apple's iTunes and Netflix. Five films from the Sundance Festival will be available for online rental beginning Fri.,...

Potter musical parody achieves fan base

September 24, 2009

While on mylifeisaverage.com this week, I came across an entry that talked about a Youtube video I’d never heard of: A Very Potter Musical. It seemed amazing to me at the time that a Youtube video existed that I had not seen, so I immediately found it and watched it. I was impressed. Really impresse...