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Cozby library honored at city council meeting, new city manager takes up mantle

Cozby library honored at city council meeting, new city manager takes up mantle

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News

Last Tuesday night, the Coppell City Council welcomed its new city manager, Mike Land.   “If you all haven’t noticed there’s a new face that has joined us here,” Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt said. “We are here tonight to welcome Mr. Land publicly as this is his first meeting as city mana...

2017 “Shattered Dreams” elicits emotion from junior and senior class this morning

2017 “Shattered Dreams” elicits emotion from junior and senior class this morning

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under News

  Shattered Dreams, a drunk-driving awareness program that takes place every two years, was orchestrated in the Coppell High School parking lot this morning. Juniors and seniors gathered in the arena at around 10 a.m. to watch a video directed and produced by members of CHS’s television station, KCBY.   The video featured 13...

College Series: Dorm room hacks to make freshman move in day easier

College Series: Dorm room hacks to make freshman move in day easier

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Enterprise, Entertainment

It is not a secret that dorm rooms are small. Many find themselves sharing a room smaller than their’s at home with another person. With space being limited and restrictions on what to bring, it becomes a difficult task in designing a comfortable environment. Coppell High School graduates deliver...

Third attempt for House Bill 62

Third attempt for House Bill 62

Farah Merchant, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The Texas House of Representatives recently passed House Bill 62, which prohibits the use of a wireless communication device when operating a vehicle in Texas. On March 15, the House passed the bill 114-32 onto the Senate, where it was shot down in the 2015 legislative session. This is the th...

CHS student’s prank smashes expectations, goes viral

CHS student’s prank smashes expectations, goes viral

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

One would often think that tricking the associate principals at Coppell High School in participating in a prank video would be a risky move. But for CHS senior Ryan Storch, it was a no brainer.   “It literally just came to me,” Storch said. “I’ve always really liked comedy like YouTub...

Coppell Student Media awarded NSPA Pacemaker for the first time in its history

Coppell Student Media awarded NSPA Pacemaker for the first time in its history

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
April 9, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

SEATTLE - After months of intense toiling inside and outside of the classroom, the staff of The Sidekick and CoppellStudentMedia.com was awarded a 2017 National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker award last night at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention. The award, ...

Small Seattle bakery greets Hummell at start of her career

Small Seattle bakery greets Hummell at start of her career

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief
April 9, 2017
Filed under News

SEATTLE - After a day of folding cranberry apple rolls and ham piroshkies, Katie Hummell hung up her apron and exited Piroshky Piroshky at 7:45 p.m., the end of her shift at the quaint pastry shop. Six months earlier, Hummell left her small hometown in Pendleton, Ore. with dreams of becoming a pastry ...

Unique array of clubs contribute to culture, student body, interests at Coppell High School

Unique array of clubs contribute to culture, student body, interests at Coppell High School

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under News

With more than 90 organizations fostering a sense of belonging and catering to the diverse interests of Coppell High School’s student body, clubs are an integral part of finding one’s identity.   From an educational aspect, clubs allow students to apply skills learned in a classroom se...

Q&A: Set apart by experience, personality, Koontz announced as new principal of CHS9

Q&A: Set apart by experience, personality, Koontz announced as new principal of CHS9

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under News

On March 28 at the bi-monthly Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting, Grapevine High School associate principal of academics Cody Koontz was announced to be the new principal of CHS9, the ninth grade center set to open for the 2018-2019 school year.   Koontz began his teaching career in 2005 at ...

City council election holds promise for the future

City council election holds promise for the future

Emma Cummins, Executive Opinions Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News, Uncategorized

Coppell City Council elections are now upon us. Early voting begins April 24 at Coppell Town Center and election day is May 6. In order to help Coppell citizens make an informed voting decision, The Sidekick has interviewed the citizens who are running or re-running for positions on the council. Registration for...

CHS9 Principal, bus switch to Durham School Services announced at board meeting

CHS9 Principal, bus switch to Durham School Services announced at board meeting

Meara Isenberg, Coppell High School
March 29, 2017
Filed under CISD Board Meetings, Showcase

The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday was held on an irregular date, but ran smoothly, with a new CHS9 Principal announcement and the vote to switch from Dallas County School buses to Durham School Services.  The district used the meeting to announce the hiring of Grapevine High Schoo...

Severe storms strike North Texas, leaving hundreds of thousands without power

Severe storms strike North Texas, leaving hundreds of thousands without power

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under News

The Dallas-Fort Worth area was hit with a bout of severe storms last night and in the early hours of this morning.   Although Coppell escaped the most intense parts of the storm, hail, lightning and strong winds caused fallen trees, home damage, and power outages in surrounding areas including Kaufman County, the Oak Cliff a...

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