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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...

Pinning the problem: After Mack Beggs controversy, new implications made for future of Texas UIL rules, public debate over transgender issues

Pinning the problem: After Mack Beggs controversy, new implications made for future of Texas UIL rules, public debate over transgender issues

Meha Srivastav, Social Media Manager
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The moment the boos were uttered, the entire crowd in the heated Allen High School arena heard it. The coaches. Viewers. Fans. Opponents. The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, ESPN, USA Today, CNN.   Almost everyone noticed it.   Except Mack Beggs.   The 17-year-old Euless Tr...

Finding strength

Finding strength

Riley Galloway, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Enterprise, News, Showcase

Blue and red lights were flashing outside the window, I could see several police cars lined up around our curved driveway. I was nervous, thinking to myself ‘what is going to happen? Will my family be OK? Did this really just happen?’   Moments before, my mom was lying on the bathroom floor, a victim...

The Big Bus Switch: What it means for the students who ride the buses, and for those who drive them

The Big Bus Switch: What it means for the students who ride the buses, and for those who drive them

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief
April 20, 2017
Filed under Enterprise, News, Showcase

When Tracy Denton’s daughter turned 3, she took her along to work - a memory both she and the students on her daily school bus route enjoyed. In her 13 years of driving school buses for Coppell students, Denton could never dream of doing anything else. Now, she’s not so sure. “It’s hope...

Jasso leaves CHS after making his mark on campus, students

Jasso leaves CHS after making his mark on campus, students

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

  After 11 years on campus, Principal Mike Jasso has seen Coppell High School through its greatest tragedies and highest triumphs.   In 2001, he aided in a student evacuation after a bomb threat was called in on 9/11. In 2012, he held an aching student body together after the deaths of seniors Jacob Logan and J...

Theater students showcase abilities during emotional drunk driving simulation

Theater students showcase abilities during emotional drunk driving simulation

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

  As a sobbing Ty Dalrymple draped himself over the body of his twin brother, Jack, the emotion in the crowd of juniors and seniors gathered in the Coppell High School parking lot was almost tangible.   “Seeing my brother like that was emotional,” Ty said. “A lot of people in Shattered Dreams are very e...

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...

The Birthday Boy: Freshman Villalobos a unique character of local baseball team

The Birthday Boy: Freshman Villalobos a unique character of local baseball team

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Charlie Villalobos remembers everyone’s birthday. He can also remember what day of the week May 12 was two years ago and song lyrics after he’s listened to a song once.   Charlie’s memory is a special part of who he is. He has Savant Syndrome, a condition where autistic people displ...

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, ...

Through dedication, heart, Bryant awarded Carl Lewis ‘Inspiration Award’

Through dedication, heart, Bryant awarded Carl Lewis ‘Inspiration Award’

Joseph Krum, Executive Enterprise Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Nervous and anxious, Coppell High School junior Cole Bryant did not want to go up on the stage. With hundreds of people watching him at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom on March 20, he did not want all the eyes on him.   Yet Bryant was the recipient of the “Carl ...

Survive and advance: Cowboys stave off late rally in area round victory

Survive and advance: Cowboys stave off late rally in area round victory

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor
April 2, 2017
Filed under Boys Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

WACO - Trailing by five goals with a little more than 10 minutes to play, it looked as if The Woodlands boys soccer team was going to need magic to pull off the comeback over Coppell. And as if it was a disappearing act, the Cowboys’ lead slowly dissipated, until it was only two with 12 minutes to...

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