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Coppell High School AP chemistry teacher Amy Snyder receives her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on March 9 at CVS Pharmacy in Southwest Arlington. Teachers nationwide have been eligible to get the vaccine since March 8. (Photo courtesy Amy Snyder)

District teachers protecting classrooms by getting COVID-19 vaccine

Iniya Nathan, Staff Writer April 12, 2021

Teachers across the nation celebrated in relief when President Joe Biden announced he was using “the full authority of the federal government” to help teachers and other school staff members get the...

It has been a full calendar year since the last regular day of school at Coppell High School prior to COVID-19’s influence. Coppell ISD is still upholding various coronavirus-related guidelines, such as social distancing and wearing masks.

One year later: Campus commemorating memories on school closure anniversary

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor March 6, 2021

Three fourths of the way into the 2020-21 school year, Coppell High School art teacher David Bearden’s classroom, E103, holds about five students per class period, out of approximately the 25 enrolled....

2020 was defined by politics, a global pandemic and social justice movements. Though many were optimistic about the beginning of a new decade, the year turned out to be full of unexpected changes and ups and downs.

The hand we were dealt

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief December 31, 2020

It was meant to be the best of times, it was warped into the worst of times, it was the age of social activism, it was the age of polarization, it was the epoch of pandemic, it was the epoch of politics,...

After online end-of-course exams last week, Coppell High School and Coppell ISD are responding to adjustments to testing requirements for graduation. Spring exams are set to be online, while individual graduation committees seek to fill in the gaps.

Testing graduation requirement upheld

Neha Desaraju, Entertainment Editor December 17, 2020

Last month, Coppell ISD sent a letter to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for flexibility in administering standardized end-of-course exams and potentially eliminating them altogether. While the state...

As we approach the end of this semester, some students may feel exhausted or experiencing academic burnout from a tiring year. The Sidekick staff writer Manasa Mohan provides tips on how to stay motivated and finish the year off strong.

Preventing academic burnout with simple tips

Manasa Mohan, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

High school is a difficult experience for many students. With coursework, extracurricular activities and a student’s personal and social life, it can get very overwhelming. Now, high school students...

COVID-19 brings changes to Coppell Farmers Market

COVID-19 brings changes to Coppell Farmers Market

Tanvee Patil, Staff Photographer December 7, 2020

Coppell Farmers Market business owners explain how COVID-19 has affected their businesses this year. The Coppell Farmers Market is open while following COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines every Saturday...

Coppell ISD conducts manual contact tracing, in which a team of four district leaders receive phone calls and answer questions from administrators and nurses across 18 campuses daily. NOVID, a COVID-19 radar mobile application developed by Carnegie Mellon University associate professor Dr. Po-Shen Loh, was pitched to CISD in August, but the district is not planning to adopt it at this time.

Mapping COVID-19: adopting manual, technological means of contact tracing

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor December 1, 2020

One positive case.  One student, walking the carpeted halls of Coppell High School, sitting down for lunch and going home to siblings and parents.  One student, unwittingly spreading the virus...

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused Thanksgiving plans to change this year as people travel less and have less extensive meals due to unemployment. These economic restrictions and health concerns may allow for a more low-stress celebration.

COVID-19 Thanksgiving modifying family traditions

Anjali Vishwanath, Staff Writer November 25, 2020

The pandemic has now taken over the holiday season, as new guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise against traveling for Thanksgiving. Accordingly, people have had to...

The Sidekick staff writer Varshitha Korrapolu emphasizes that healthcare workers are truly heroes because they continue to fight COVID-19 for the greater good. Korrapolu thinks her interest in becoming a doctor outweighs the dangers that healthcare workers face.

Passion prevails over perils in healthcare field

Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer November 20, 2020

Imagine if there weren’t any doctors, nurses, medical assistants, paramedics, residents and people willing to pursue a career in the medical field right now. Where would our world be? How would our world...

Coppell High School and the Coppell High School Ninth Grade campus are moving to remote learning only from tomorrow to Nov. 18. Aramark custodial services will be deep cleaning both campuses as in person learning resumes on Nov. 19. Photo by Samantha Freeman

CHS, 9th grade campus moving to 5 days full remote learning

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor November 11, 2020

This morning, Coppell ISD announced Coppell High School and Coppell High School Ninth Grade Campus will move to five days of full remote learning starting tomorrow through Nov. 18. “It’s really...

The Coppell football team listens as the band plays the alma mater after its game against Plano West on Oct. 30 at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowboys’ game against Hebron has been declared a no-contest as Hebron has shut down football operations for the next two weeks.

Coppell remains idle this week as Hebron game canceled due to COVID-19

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor November 9, 2020

According to Coppell coach Michael DeWitt and Hebron High School Principal Amy Boughton, Hebron will shut down all football operations for the next two weeks after Hebron coaches and others have been impacted...

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