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Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.
Got You Covered: 2/26-3/3
Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor • February 26, 2024

Today, Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meets at 6 p.m. in the boardroom of the Vonita White Administration Building.  On Tuesday, Coppell...

Former U.N. ambassador and former two-term South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks to supporters at a rally event in the South Side Music Hall on Thursday. Haley came to Dallas as part of her 2024 presidential campaign as a Republican candidate.
Haley makes bold promises at Dallas rally
Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor • February 19, 2024
Coppell players celebrate after Coppell senior forward Samuel Stone scores its only goal in the game with 42 seconds left in the first half at Buddy Echols Field on Friday. Coppell defeated Lewisville, 1-0, tieing them with Hebron for second place in District 6-6A.
Late first-half goal by Stone puts Cowboys on top of match
Ainsley Dwyer, Entertainment editor • February 26, 2024

Friday night, the Coppell boys soccer team defeated Lewisville, 1-0, at Buddy Echols Field.  With 42 seconds left in the first half, Coppell...

Ursuline Academy sophomore Gigi Gilliam passes a teammate against Coppell at Coppell Middle School North on Wednesday. The Cowgirls won 19-13.
Cowgirls catch victory in toe to toe game against Ursuline
Aliza Abidi, Editorial Page Editor • February 24, 2024
Scholastic Journalism Week celebrates the freedom of press and importance of journalism. The Sidekick CHS9 editor Nyah Rama expresses her gratitude for being able to write about unexplored topics and express herself without fear.
SJW2024: Journalism creating avenue for my self-expression
Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor • February 23, 2024

As I sit here, in my IB Theory of Knowledge class, my hands are pecking at the keys to string together some kind of poignant sentence. I am reminded...

Editorial page editor Aliza Abidi shares what journalism means to her for Scholastic Journalism Week. SJW is from Feb. 19-23 and continues the tradition of honoring student journalists.
SJW2024: Finding my voice through 'essays'
Aliza Abidi, Editorial Page Editor • February 23, 2024
With homework and assignments consuming most of a high school student’s time, school can be hard to escape from. The Sidekick staff writer Katie Park discusses how hobbies are a great way to decompress from academic expectations and provide an outlet for creative freedom.
Stitching a hobby into an overwhelming life
Katie Park, Staff Writer • February 20, 2024
As Valentine’s Day approaches, couples look for unique places to celebrate their love. The Sidekick news editor Sahasra Chakilam provides ten date ideas for couples to enjoy together within Coppell.
Where to take your heart this Valentine’s Day
Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor • February 13, 2024

Coppell High School senior Divya Ghanta has been involved in choir for five years, displaying her dedication and passion to the arts. Apart from being in various Coppell Choir ensembles including Madrigals and A Cappella, Ghanta has also made many outside of school ensembles such as the 2023-24 TMEA All-State Treble Choir and the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas. Photo by Rhea Chowdhary.
Chasing high notes
Niharika Tallapaka, Staff Writer • February 9, 2024
Coppell High School senior Ava Zhang develops her skills in pattern design, manufacturing and time management skills by expanding her online store, Juicy Candy. Zhang plans to attend Cornell University as a global development major. Photo illustration by Minori Kunte.
Zhang continues entrepreneurship over next four at Cornell
Rhea Choudhary, Staff Writer • February 14, 2024

Coppell High School senior Ava Zhang has recently committed to Cornell University as a global development major and simultaneously runs her successful...

Coppell High School juniors Chandana Pagadala and Kyna Shah volunteer as assistant coaches for the Coppell Girls on the Run under program manager Allison Gnade. Originally founded in Charlotte, N.C., Girls on the Run is a 10-week program with bi-weekly practices where girls from third to eighth grade train to participate in a 5K.
Running to a better future
Ishita Patra, Staff Writer • January 30, 2024
CHS9 Principal Cody Koontz gets his blood pressure taken by freshmen HOSA members in the cafeteria during lunch on Tuesday. In honor of American Heart Health Month, HOSA members measured blood pressure to spread awareness about heart and blood health.
CHS9 HOSA blood pressure drive endorsing heart health, helping hone vital medical skills
Yug Talukdar, Staff Writer • February 22, 2024

A blood pressure cuff huffs as it tightens on a CHS9 Principal Cody Koontz  arm, hissing as it loosens its grip and a reading appears on the...

Getting ready for course selection
Getting ready for course selection
Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor • January 25, 2024
SJW2024: Frozen in flexibility
SJW2024: Frozen in flexibility
Noor Fatima, Staff Designer • February 23, 2024
Current Issue – Volume 35
The Talk
The Talk: “Here to Stay”: Three Coppell media program stars highlight journalism journey for SJW
Anushree De and Wendy Le February 24, 2024

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