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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

When students return from Thanksgiving break, CHS9 counselors Amy Blansingame and Katie Walker will shift their focus to aiding freshmen to finish the first semester on a positive note.

CHS9 counselors share semester updates and tips for Thanksgiving

Yaamini Jois, CHS9 Editor November 24, 2022

As CHS9 students return to school from Thanksgiving break, their focus is on the three-week stretch before winter break to conclude the first semester. Freshmen are concluding their first semester,...

Sibusiso Ncube-Socks is a freshman on varsity basketball and strengthens his playing skills by applying academic principles. Ncube-Socks has an extensive basketball background which has helped him adjust to playing at the varsity level.

A perfect formula for basketball

Maya Palavali, Staff Cartoonist November 22, 2022

The digital numbers count down as the last quarter of a game against Prosper. Even though the game is the second varsity game of the season, Coppell freshman Sibusiso Ncube-Socks keeps his composure;...

Meet the leaders of the new CHS9 Student Council Executive Board

Meet the leaders of the new CHS9 Student Council Executive Board

Sahith Mocharla, Deepali Kanchanavally, and Ava Johnson November 16, 2022

In place of a typical Student Council with a set number of leadership positions, CHS9 has implemented an Executive Board this year to allow more students to take on various roles in the program. Students...

Suicide amongst teens has been an ongoing national crisis in the United States. In order to combat that, CHS9 held suicide prevention week in October to raise awareness. Graphic by Avani Munji

CHS9 taking steps to keep conversation going

Nyah Rama, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

CHS9 held its annual Suicide Prevention Week from Oct.17-.21. Suicide Prevention Week is used to inform students about depression and how to recognize it around them. CHS9 is trying to keep the conversation...

Coppell freshman Black football players Karim Alfarwati and Godson Osuju watch the freshmen game against Hebron on Oct. 20. Alfarwati has played football since eighth grade and plays on a tight and defensive end.

Childhood memory transforms into Alfarwati’s new passion

Ishana Sharma, Staff Writer November 2, 2022

Coppell freshmen Black team tight end Karim Alfarwati has always enjoyed watching football. He grew up watching the Gators play at the University of Florida with his dad since he was 10. This inspired...

A Day in the Life of A… Policy Debater

A Day in the Life of A… Policy Debater

Aliya Zakir, Convergence Editor October 31, 2022

The “A Day in the Life of a…” series features the unique talents and pursuits of students at CHS9. Watch The Sidekick convergence editor Aliya Zakir’s interview with freshman policy debater Amay...

CHS9 AP Human Geography teacher Haley McDuffee plays “Speed Vocab” with her first period class on Oct. 26 to help students review before a test. McDuffee has taught at CHS9 for two years.

McDuffee culminates a lively yet efficient classroom atmosphere

Sahasra Chakilam, Staff Photographer October 28, 2022

“Bey-beys” and “Mon-eyyyy” are eccentric and comedic phrases said in lectures on an ordinary basis in Coppell High School Ninth Grade Campus AP Human Geography teacher Haley McDuffee’s class.  They...

Coppell freshman Lexie Patton serves against Hebron in her doubles match with freshman Gabby Rice on Tuesday at the Coppell Tennis Center. Coppell defeated Hebron, 13-6.

A Day in the Life of A…Varsity Tennis Player

Meghna Kulkarni, Social Media Manager October 21, 2022

The “A Day in the Life of A…” series features the unique talents and pursuits of freshmen at CHS9. Watch The Sidekick’s Social Media Manager Meghna Kulkarni interview Coppell varsity tennis player...

CHS9 varsity wrestler Ishitha Mallidi and Coppell High School girls wrestling coach Maxine Lisot pose with dumbbells at the CHS Fieldhouse on Sept. 22. Mallidi has been wrestling for three years.

Sometimes all you need is a bit of confidence

Nyah Rama, Staff Writer October 18, 2022

Pin her! Pin her!  That’s what CHS9 varsity wrestler Ishitha Mallidi hears day in and day out.  Mallidi started her wrestling career two years ago at Coppell Middle School West under...

A Day in the Life of A... Museum Intern

A Day in the Life of A… Museum Intern

Yaamini Jois, CHS9 Editor September 30, 2022

The “A Day in the Life of A…” series features the unique talents and pursuits of freshmen at CHS9. Watch The Sidekick’s CHS9 Editor Yaamini Jois interview museum enthusiast and Art 2 Honors freshman...

CHS9 AP Human Geography teacher Brittany Scruggs plays cards with CHS9 student Luke Bastow in C109 on Wednesday. Scruggs has been teaching at CISD for 10 years following her mother’s footsteps, who also taught at CISD.

Scruggs continues journey at CISD: from student to teacher

Aliza Abidi, Staff writer September 19, 2022

CHS9 AP Human Geography teacher Brittany Scruggs truly bleeds Coppell red and black. Graduating from Coppell High School in 2006 and Midwestern State University in 2009, Scruggs returned to Coppell...

A Day in the Life of A... Webtoons Creator

A Day in the Life of A… Webtoons Creator

Sruthi Lingam, CHS9 Visual Media Editor September 16, 2022

The "A Day in the Life of A..." series features the unique talents and pursuits of freshmen at CHS9. Watch The Sidekick's CHS9 Visual Media Editor Sruthi Lingam interview a Webtoons creator and Art 2 Honors...

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