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Coppell High School Sidekick adviser Chase Wofford and Austin Elementary School teacher Heather Naragon accept the awards for District Teachers of the Year, accompanied by the CISD school board and the CHS and Austin Elementary principals.
Board getting down to business
Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor • May 21, 2024

On Monday night, the Coppell ISD School Board met to delve into proposed changes for the 2024-25 academic year, touching upon updated School...

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: 5/20-5/26
Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor • May 20, 2024
Meet the Class of 2024s Top 10
Meet the Class of 2024's Top 10
Avani Munji, Executive Design Editor • May 17, 2024
The Coppell girls golf team receives its UIL Class 6A third place trophy. On May 6-7, the Coppell girls golf team competed at the UIL Class 6A Championship in White Wing Golf Club in Georgetown. Photo courtesy Coppell ISD.
Girls golf finish third in state tournament, second highest in program history
Sanghika Pallela, Staff Writer • May 17, 2024

Hoping for a top five placement, Coppell girls golf coach Gary Beyer was beyond impressed when the Coppell girls golf team placed in the...

High school is a time for students to find their identity and make irreplaceable memories. Coppell senior and The Sidekick editorial page editor Aliza Abidi reflects on how her time in the program has given her resilience and determination in preparation for her future. Photo by Rhea Choudhary.
Senior column: From me to another you
Aliza Abidi, Editorial Page Editor • May 17, 2024

Dear future Aliza Abidi,  On your first day of high school, you had planned to write a letter to yourself to open when you became a senior....

Masculinity is one of many social factors that still remain ingrained in the minds of boys everywhere. However, some elements of masculinity have evolved into toxic beliefs, leading to the exhibition of socially hazardous behavior in boys. The Sidekick staff writer Hamza Zakir addresses how toxic masculinity negatively affects the behavior of boys at CHS and ways to reduce the regularity of said behavior.
Real men reject toxic masculinity
Hamza Zakir, Staff Writer • May 17, 2024
The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sri Achanta discusses her growing interest in memoirs. Achanta applauds the connections she feels toward inspirational authors through their writings and reflects on what her own memoir would look like.
Letter from the editor: The final chapter
Sri Achanta, Executive Editor-in-Chief • May 16, 2024
Each decade of the late 20th century has had a subgenre of rock that defined the era. The Sidekick entertainment editor Ainsley Dwyer goes through the years from 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 years ago to find the best rock album of that year.
Rock redux: Decade defining albums
Ainsley Dwyer, Entertainment editor • May 17, 2024

Over time, rock music has evolved to new subgenres that define each decade. Comparing what was considered rock in the ‘60s would be laughed...

A lover of physical media, staff writer Marli Field has collected plenty of grunge memorabilia over the years including books, band merch and vinyls. Music is a defining part of Field’s life, and her history with grunge music has changed the way she views the art form forever.
My love for the Seattle sound
Marli Field, Staff Writer • May 17, 2024
Coppell High School senior Brianna Henderson has accumulated more than 18,000 followers on TikTok (@brezyh). Henderson films fashion related content, posting curated style videos and brand sponsorships. Photo by Kayla Nguyen, Photo illustration by Sofia Exposito
Henderson stars on TikTok with a passion for fashion
Pranavi Ramineni, Staff Designer • May 17, 2024

She takes a breath and smiles, looking at the phone camera in front of her. Tapping the phone, the familiar countdown begins.  Three…two…one… “Hey...

KCBY-TV is the student-run broadcast program at Coppell High School that has been producing shows since 1995. The KCBY-TV seniors reflect on how their time in the program has provided them with an outlet to explore their passions and make valuable memories.
Dropping the mic:
Anushree De, Features Editor • May 17, 2024
CHS9 students play a game of tug-of-war on the football field on Friday. CHS9 held its fourth annual Cowboy Fest to celebrate the end of the school year and boost school spirit.
Expanded Cowboy Fest brings festivity to freshmen
Anvita Bondada, Staff Writer • May 20, 2024

Under the shining sun, CHS9 students eagerly run outside, either embracing the heat with fiercely competitive games of tug-of-war, or beating...

On May 13, CHS9 Principal Dr. Cody Koontz was named principal of Flower Mound Marcus High School. Koontz is the first and only principal of CHS9.
On to Marcus
Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor • May 19, 2024
CHS9 therapy dog, goldendoodle Stanley Blasingame, serves as the school’s canine-assisted counselor partner. Trained by owner Amy Blasingame, Stanley’s role has positively impacted the campus’s overall atmosphere. Rhea Choudhary.
Bringing comfort to CHS9:
Pranavi Ramineni, Staff Designer • May 17, 2024
The one that lingers
The one that lingers
Minori Kunte, Staff Cartoonist • May 17, 2024
Current Issue – Volume 35
The Talk: The Limitations on Field Trips at CHS
Anvita Bondada and Wendy Le May 13, 2024