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  • George Coffee + Provisions set to open this spring in Old Town Coppell.

  • 2017-18 Teen Leadership Coppell applications now available at www.teenleadershipcoppell.com.

  • Coppell boys and girls soccer teams take on Lakeview Centennial in bi-district playoffs on Friday at Highland Park

YouTuber Shastry inspires students to take learning initiatives

YouTuber Shastry inspires students to take learning initiatives

Sruthi Boppuri, Staff Writer
February 3
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

As students take harder level classes throughout their education, many find themselves struggling to understand certain topics, to the point where they may lose interest in them. But for Coppell High School senior Adithya Shastry, these advanced classes have only made him more interested in science....

Q&A: VanderSchee discusses teaching career, life at CHS (with video)

Q&A: VanderSchee discusses teaching career, life at CHS (with video)

Sruthi Boppuri, Staff Writer
January 27
Filed under Student Life

When Coppell High School students hear the words “blue shirt” and “khakis”, they are instantly reminded of CHS International Baccalaureate (IB) teacher Ian VanderSchee, known for his daily outfit and relaxed teaching style. Recently, The Sidekick sat down with him to discuss his teaching career. &nbs...

Donaldson drives start-up golf cart repair business toward success

Donaldson drives start-up golf cart repair business toward success

Lina Pyon, Co-Social Media Manager
January 25
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

It was raining when Coppell High School seniors Thomas Donaldson and Skyler Seidman approached the street, now flooded with water, with unusually large cargo to get across.   “We took the top off one golf cart and tied it to the back of another cart and pulled each other and rode around t...

Q&A: Walker leads worship at annual Winterfest conference, shares faith and talent (with video)

Q&A: Walker leads worship at annual Winterfest conference, shares faith and talent (with video)

Kelly Wei, Staff Writer
January 20
Filed under Student Life

Standing onstage beneath the spotlight with six other church peers, including her worship minister, Coppell High School sophomore Katie Walker couldn’t see a thing beyond the glaring brightness.   Nevertheless, she knew what lay before her: an eager crowd of over 6,000 and the opportunity ...

Once upon a Dressember: Mccord sheds light on human trafficking through month long dresswear

Once upon a Dressember: Mccord sheds light on human trafficking through month long dresswear

Jessica Jun, Staff Writer
January 18
Filed under Student Life

From holding a fundraiser to simply raising awareness, those who are passionate will always find creative ways to bring light to an issue. For Coppell High School junior Lauren Mccord, wearing a dress was what she perceived to be the most powerful form of speech in raising awareness.   Dressem...

Cummins, Medel broadening horizons of winter guard

Cummins, Medel broadening horizons of winter guard

Lili Lomas, Staff Writer
January 13
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

You would not think that three boys waving flags could be such revolutionaries, but at Coppell High School, they are changing the definition of color guard.   Earlier this school year, New Tech [email protected] senior Dennis Shen became the first male to join the CHS color guard, the typically female-...

Q&A: Federica Ferrari on upcoming Academic Decathlon competition

Q&A: Federica Ferrari on upcoming Academic Decathlon competition

Farah Merchant, Staff Writer
January 13
Filed under Student Life

Coppell High School Senior Federica Ferrari has been in the Academic Decathlon (AcDec) program since her sophomore year. Her dedication to AcDec has paid off as she is now captain of the team. The following questions detail Ferrari’s experience in AcDec and their competitions. Describe your AcDec experie...

Desire to explore: Kumar sets stage for promising career with scientific cancer research

Desire to explore: Kumar sets stage for promising career with scientific cancer research

Akila Muthukumar, Staff Writer
January 13
Filed under Student Life

From the graduating class of 2019, Coppell High School’s Bhoomika Kumar is the most likely to cure cancer.   Kumar has been working on a science fair project to find a novel small molecule that can lower levels of tenascin-c, a protein that causes cancer cells to spread, by using bioinformatic...

Redding retiring after 14 years of leadership

Redding retiring after 14 years of leadership

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor
January 3
Filed under Student Life

On Dec. 16, Coppell High School teacher, club sponsor and department head Shelly Redding closed the door to her small, hidden office in A hall, drove to her country home and took on her newest endeavor: retirement.   “I’ve never missed a year [of school], so when September comes around, and I...

Video games are sports too

Video games are sports too

Jessica Jun, Staff Writer
December 14
Filed under Student Life

He walked into his room, set down his backpack and cleared the table of everything except for headphones, his computer and a newly opened can of soda. Clearing his mind of everything but the game, he opened up his laptop and prepared to play.   Like many students around the world, Coppell...

Menon builds a future with NASA teen scholar program

Menon builds a future with NASA teen scholar program

Kathryn Rudd, Entertainment Editor
December 9
Filed under Student Life

From sitting bored in an elementary school classroom, lazily folding paper airplanes, to a tour at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Coppell High School junior Nayana Menon has slowly developed her passion for engineering. The hands on learning is leading her to more opportunities than she could ...

Pakistan meets America: Q&A with Soha Asif

Pakistan meets America: Q&A with Soha Asif

Briana Thomas, Staff Writer
December 8
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

If you listen closely to what at first seems to be an unfamiliar accent, you will uncover beneath mispronunciation and forgotten syllables, centuries of beauty and history that have been carried by tongue over seas, skies and countries to reach here and speak to you now. For Coppell High School sen...

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