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The hand we were dealt

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.
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,...

Testing graduation requirement upheld

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.
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...

Preventing academic burnout with simple tips

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.
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...

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

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.
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...

COVID-19 Thanksgiving modifying family traditions

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.
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...

Passion prevails over perils in healthcare field

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.
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...

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

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
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...

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

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.
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...

COVID-19 student cases rise post-homecoming week on campus

Coppell ISD posts signs when cleaning is in progress in classrooms in order for students and faculty to be aware of a possibly contaminated room. CISD follows all CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of students. Photo by Lilly Gorman
Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager November 6, 2020

Coppell High School is seeing its first spike in COVID-19 case with the district dashboard reflecting 29 positive student cases as of this afternoon. “We sent home 59 kids [on Wednesday],” CHS Principal...

COVID-19 calls for amending athletic trainer duties

Coppell High School senior London Hurt brings water to the Coppell football team during a timeout at Buddy Echols Field against Plano West on Oct. 30. The athletic trainers have experienced many changes due to COVID-19, such as wearing masks to follow the Centers of Disease Control Prevention guidelines to keep the staff and students safe.
Sreehitha Moravaneni, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

The days of meeting with athletes and making casual appearances in the training room have changed in hopes of keeping up with the safety of staff, students and athletes at Coppell High School. In order...

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