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From high school choir to college musician: Kim to major in music in worship

From high school choir to college musician: Kim to major in music in worship

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under Student Life

For some, choosing a college major can seem impossible. For others, it can be painfully obvious.   This was how it was for senior Daniel Kim, who knew what he planned to do with his life from the time he was in sixth grade.   “I really hope to enroll into a mega church, but my lo...

Vicas recognized as McDermott Scholar, semi-finalist for Presidential Scholar

Vicas recognized as McDermott Scholar, semi-finalist for Presidential Scholar

Farah Merchant, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Coppell High School senior and third in her class Nikitha Vicas was shocked when she received the McDermott scholarship and became a semi-finalist for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program. The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program was created in 2000 when Margaret McDermott endowed 32 million dollars...

Ranjan sprints into top senior spot

Ranjan sprints into top senior spot

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2017
Filed under Student Life

It was because of his friend, Coppell High School senior Revant Ranjan, that CHS senior Kyle Whiting found himself preparing for a Spanish midterm he did not think he would have to take. Although they were both exempt, Ranjan wanted to take the exam so he could boost his senior GPA just a little...

Alford Advances: Rising sophomore chosen to be a 2017-2018 drum major

Alford Advances: Rising sophomore chosen to be a 2017-2018 drum major

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer
May 22, 2017
Filed under Student Life

New Tech [email protected] freshman Alice Mae Alford thought she was auditioning for experience, not for results. But Alford has a passion for music that is undeniable, and a drive for leadership that places her far above her peers.   So after a nerve wracking audition, Alford was chosen as a 2017-...

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...

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...

Collins to take a gap year to travel to Europe and Australia, gain experience working with animals

Collins to take a gap year to travel to Europe and Australia, gain experience working with animals

Farah Merchant, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Student Life

When the rest of the senior class was filling out college applications and stressing over their GPA, SAT scores and extracurricular activities, Coppell High School senior Lara Collins was planning her gap year in Europe and Australia to gain experience with animals. Collins began to plan her gap year in Decemb...

Teruya creates buttons to foster student awareness, raise funds for Latin

Teruya creates buttons to foster student awareness, raise funds for Latin

Akila Muthukumar, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Coppell High School sophomore Karina Teruya is a creative genius, a dedicated Latin study and most importantly, a determined problem solver. All three of these characteristics merge together when she creates buttons.   When CHS Latin teacher Gina Powell brought her button machine to class one ...

Bowden’s monstrous love for literature allows for connecting poetry with life

Bowden’s monstrous love for literature allows for connecting poetry with life

Lina Pyon, Co-Social Media Manager
April 26, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Green slime, posters of horror movies and figurines of Frankenstein are the first things that stand out in Matthew Bowden’s room. Bowden teaches GT/Ap English IV and Creative Writing, and has been teaching at Coppell High School for 19 years, adding more and more to his collection. “Ever sinc...

Benefits, negative aspects of native speakers in Spanish classes

Benefits, negative aspects of native speakers in Spanish classes

Sofia Guerrero, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Learning a foreign language in high school is not only a requirement,  but can also be a rewarding experience because it allows the students to learn a new language. Some Coppell High School students have the benefit of being fluent in their language class.   “You still have to do your work,” sophom...

Everybody has a story, this is Aditi’s: Karate, advanced courses shape into life lesson to try new things

Everybody has a story, this is Aditi’s: Karate, advanced courses shape into life lesson to try new things

Akila Muthukumar, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Like many high school students, Coppell freshman Aditi Mutagi divides her time to explore a few different hobbies.   When Mutagi moved to Texas two years ago from St. Louis Missouri, her parents encouraged her to join an activity that would allow her to socialize with different people in...

Xiong youngest to compete in second U.S. Chess Championship

Xiong youngest to compete in second U.S. Chess Championship

Jessica Jun, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

He picks up the piece and makes his final move down the board. He exhales deeply as the room around him erupts into applause and a smile smears across his face.   Former Coppell Middle School North student and 16-year-old chess grandmaster Jeffery Xiong, who is currently homeschooled, w...

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