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Demonstrators gather outside CHS to show support of victim of alleged campus incident

Demonstrators gather outside CHS to show support of victim of alleged campus incident

Amelia Vanyo, Editor-in-Chief
June 1, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Wednesday morning, as busses were pulling into Coppell High School, CHS students and Coppell citizens stood on the grass out front of the building, waving around signs and shouting “love strengthens all.”   The protest was started by a post on social media. The post, shared through severa...

Waldrip takes in last weeks at CISD, district search for new superintendent yet to begin

Waldrip takes in last weeks at CISD, district search for new superintendent yet to begin

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday afternoon, Superintendent Mike Waldrip was added to the list of Coppell ISD staff members that have tendered their resignations at the end of this school year.   In a letter to parents and faculty, Waldrip announced his departure from the district to accept the recently vacated superin...

Waldrip leaving Coppell ISD for superintendent position at Frisco ISD

Waldrip leaving Coppell ISD for superintendent position at Frisco ISD

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

In a letter to parents and faculty yesterday afternoon, Coppell ISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip announced his departure from the district to accept the recently vacated superintendent position at Frisco ISD.   Before his two years at CISD, Waldrip served as the Deputy Superintendent of Admi...

Bhattacharya develops public speaking skills through speech competition

Bhattacharya develops public speaking skills through speech competition

Gracie Blackwell, Staff Writer
May 20, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Sweaty palms and heart beating a million times a second are common tribulations that people endure when giving a speech. But for Coppell High School sophomore Swaraaj Bhattacharya, it is a piece of cake.   With the guidance from his father, Bhattacharya has practiced public speaking from a ver...

Good to go: Why traveling broadens the mind and changes perspective

Good to go: Why traveling broadens the mind and changes perspective

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Student Opinions

We see a lot of the same people, deal with the same situations and interact with similar beliefs in our Coppell bubble. Though Coppell has become increasingly diverse over the years, it is no secret that we tend to surround ourselves around like-minded people. We become comfortable; we become closed of...

Rakestraw ending tenure at Coppell; heading to Flower Mound Marcus

Rakestraw ending tenure at Coppell; heading to Flower Mound Marcus

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Boys Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

After six seasons that saw five district championships, three championship game appearances and two state championships, Coppell boys soccer coach Chad Rakestraw will not be returning to coach the Cowboys next year. Instead, Rakestraw accepted the head coaching job at Flower Mound Marcus High School...

Brown moves on from CHS choir program after five years of leadership

Brown moves on from CHS choir program after five years of leadership

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

During his time as choir director, Joshua Brown has seen one of Coppell High School’s most esteemed programs through two standing ovations at national conventions, a near tripling of solo contestants in all-region competition and a performance at the White House.   On Monday, Brown turned in his l...

Projects to make a difference: CHS students give back to community through Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts

Projects to make a difference: CHS students give back to community through Boy Scouts,  Girl Scouts

Jessica Jun, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

As the school year wraps up, many students around Coppell High School participating in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are completing their unique, individual projects within their organizations. The Sidekick sat down with these CHS students to discuss their passions, what projects they have participated in and what t...

Community members give back to school district at annual Red and Black Run to Fund

Community members give back to school district at annual Red and Black Run to Fund

Fiona Koshy, Staff Writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Saturday, residents from Coppell and other communities came together at Coppell Middle School North to participate in the Red and Black Run to Fund. Hosted by the Coppell Education Foundation, the run raises money for teaching grants and learning opportunities within Coppell ISD and had sponsors...

Hulme, Caviness win election for CISD board positions

Hulme, Caviness win election for CISD board positions

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief
May 7, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Despite a night of close vote numbers and even a problem with voting machine tapes, the results for the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees and Coppell City Council still came in on Saturday. In Place 4 on the CISD Board of Trustees, Thom Hulme won re-election against Ron Hansen with 1,778 votes (52 per...

Kodros’ gem gives Cowboys edge in bi-district playoff series

Kodros’ gem gives Cowboys edge in bi-district playoff series

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports, Uncategorized

0-+ GRAND PRAIRIE -- To say John Kodros was effective would be a massive understatement.   On Thursday night, the Coppell senior pitcher, on the mound for his first playoff start this year, baffled the hitters of Garland Naaman Forest. Plowing through the lineup, Kodros struck out 10 an...

Scientists react: March for Science radiates positivity in show of support.

Scientists react: March for Science radiates positivity in show of support.

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

DALLAS - More than 2,000 people crowded in front of City Hall, ready to march across the city to celebrate two things they all had in common: the earth and their love of science.   The March for Science in Dallas, starting at Dallas City Hall and ending at Earth Day TX in Fair Park, was a mar...

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