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Coppell Student Media was awarded its seventh National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker on Saturday in Kansas City at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention. The NSPA Pacemaker, often considered the Pulitzer Prize of scholastic journalism, has been awarded since 1927 and is the highest achievement for high school journalism programs.
Coppell Student Media wins fifth consecutive NSPA Online Pacemaker Award, seventh overall
Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor • April 11, 2024

One rainy night in Oklahoma, The Sidekick adviser Chase Wofford sat in his car scrolling through the National Scholastic Press Association’s...

Coppell ISD coordinator of student and staff services Marcy Walters will assume the position of principal at Victory Place @ Coppell for the 2024-25 school year. Walters previously worked in the Peace Corps and served as principal of Ginnings Elementary School in Denton ISD and as assistant principal for various schools.
Building relationships through mentorship
Sukirtha Muthiah, Business Manager • April 11, 2024
On Monday, Coppell High School students experienced a total solar eclipse by viewing through district-issued viewfinders. Coppell was on the path of totality and CHS scheduled an evacuation drill from 1:35-1:55 p.m. to provide students a viewing experience.
A celestial encounter
Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor • April 9, 2024
Coppell senior midfield Kate Nelson takes a shot at Coppell Middle School North on Tuesday. The Cowgirls defeated Lovejoy, 15-13. Kayla Nguyen
Coppell girls lacrosse prevails over Lovejoy in thrilling game
Sabah Uddin April 12, 2024

As rain falls during the fourth quarter, the crowd anticipates the last few minutes of the match. After close scores and ties throughout the...

Ode to her: Connecting through cuisine (with video)
Ode to her: Connecting through cuisine (with video)
Rhea Chowdhary, Video Editor • April 9, 2024

At age 5, leaning in to take a bite of the peculiar pile of random chunks my mom placed in front of me, my tongue was immediately hit with the...

Out of the core academic subjects, high schoolers tend to brush off social studies classes, not understanding how a lack of knowledge in this subject could harm them in the future. The Sidekick staff writer Yug Talukdar thinks learning social studies is essential for students’ understanding of the world around them.
Stop sleeping on social studies
Yug Talukdar, Staff Writer • April 8, 2024
At Coppell High School, it’s not uncommon to see a menagerie of unique styles as students use fashion as a mode of self expression, but many people do not understand the labor behind their favorite clothing pieces. The Sidekick staff designer Noor Fatima calls for a higher appreciation of sewing as a labor and art form.
The value in every stitch
Noor Fatima, Graphic designer • April 8, 2024
In the past decade, less people have been considering fine arts as a valid career path. Staff writer Neha Nathwani explores the implications of a society that undervalues visual arts. Photo illustration by Neha Nathwani
Practicing the art of valuing art
Neha Nathwani, Staff Writer • April 2, 2024
American musician Adrianne Lenker is the lead vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter of the band Big Thief, as well as an established solo artist. The Sidekick staff photographer Marli Field reviews Lenker’s sixth solo studio album, Bright Future, delving into each songs unique story and the acoustic melody and classic folk instrumentals. Safiya Azam
Lenker’s “Bright Future” glows with possibility, a great example of what indie folk is becoming.
Marli Field, Staff Photographer • April 11, 2024

  Since her release of her first studio album, Stages of The Sun, at age 14 and gaining popularity as the lead vocalist and guitarist...

Coppell High School junior Ayan Dadsena holds up three of his art pieces. Dadsena has been a passionate artist since childhood, and details his artwork on his Instagram and through a digital portfolio on Bulb.
Sketching the scribbles to self-expression:
Anushree De, Features Editor • April 4, 2024
Coppell High School IB French ab Initio teacher Michael Egan teaches conjugations on March 20. Egan is a linguist who shares his love for language with high school students. Egan has been selected as The Sidekick’s Volume 35 No. 5 Teacher of the Issue.
Teacher of the Issue: Egan retains love for languages as nerd for words
Anushree De, Features Editor • April 4, 2024

The first thing one notices about Coppell High School room C131 is its teacher.  Hands move enthusiastically to emphasize each point. His feet...

CHS9 student Anjana Pericharla is an International Career Development Conference DECA qualifier and was awarded a medal for advancing to finals at the Texas State Development Career Conference on Feb. 17 in Houston. Pericharla is the only Coppell freshman to advance to the highest level of competition.
Starting strong: Pericharla as only freshman advancing to ICDC
Ishana Sharma, Staff Writer • April 9, 2024

On Feb. 16, CHS9 qualifier Anjana Pericharla did not expect to be one of the 21 names on the list of the DECA International Career Development...

Coppell freshman Anna Grace Gauntt practices at CHS Small Gym on March 1. Gauntt is the CHS9 cheer captain and leads through a positive mindset.
Bringing spirit to success
Anvita Bondada, Staff Writer • March 27, 2024
CHS9 English I teacher Erin Begle advises students on their class assignment on Feb. 28. Begle was named CHS9 Teacher of the Year on Dec. 1.
Begle named CHS9 2023-24 Teacher of the Year
Sohana Singh, Staff Photographer • March 19, 2024
The driving test
The driving test
Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor • April 11, 2024
Current Issue – Volume 35
The Talk: Egan, a Nerd for Languages
The Talk: Egan, a Nerd for Languages
Anushree De and Wendy Le April 5, 2024

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