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CISD to hold in-person graduation for the class of 2020

Coppell High School senior class president Leo Swaldi gives his speech at virtual graduation at Event Technology Services on Wednesday. CHS is holding a virtual graduation ceremony on May 28.

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

On May 12, an email from Coppell ISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt to the class of 2020 confirmed plans for an in-person graduation. According to the email and the CISD website, the ceremony will be held on May 31 at the Globe Life Field in Arlington at 5 p.m. for New Tech @ Coppell graduates and 8 p.m. for Coppell High School g...

Early endings, new beginnings

CHS9 is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and distance learning began on March 23. Freshmen are completing school work online prior to their transition to the Coppell High School campus for the 2020-21 school year. Photo by Shivi Sharma.

Sreeja Mudumby, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

When the Coppell High School ninth grade campus freshmen walked out of the campus doors, they were ready to finish off the rest of the year before going to the bigger high school with more people, and different experiences.  Little did he know that he just spent his last moments in CHS9.  Due to C...

Storch encouraging global unity through Twitter challenge

Participants from across the world sing, dance and play instruments to the song “We are the World” by USA for Africa. Coppell High School 2017 graduate Ryan Storch and company Gallery Furniture partnered to create a video as a way to unite people across the world.

Jillian Moore, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Amid worldwide confusion and fear, Coppell High School 2017 graduate and current Texas A&M University student Ryan Storch partnered with Gallery Furniture to help unite the world through the universal language of music.  On March 23, Storch posted on his Twitter account (@ryanstorch) a video of him aski...

Coppell: Let’s stick together while we’re apart

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is ordering the reopening of selected businesses across the state. The Sidekick staff writer Yasemin Ragland thinks we should move slowly, agreeing with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, as coronavirus cases continue to increase.

Yasemin Ragland, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Texas Governor Greg Abbott started reopening state restaurants, movie theaters, malls and more beginning on May 1. He thinks that we can both kickstart the economy and continue to be healthy in our everyday lives. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins wants to “follow the science and stay home.” He...

How seniors/those moving from CISD are going to return items amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Students will have the opportunity to return items belonging to Coppell High School on May 21-22. Items include iPads, textbooks, and library books.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

As the school year is coming to an end and with students off campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are left wondering what to do with items that belong to Coppell High School.   “[The school] is putting together a schedule, and [CHS Principal Laura Springer] will be sending that out to studen...

Adopt a Coppell High School Senior 2020 bringing seniors recognition, celebration

Coppell High School senior Justin Dodd receives his first gifts from the Adopt a Coppell High School Senior 2020 program. The program seeks to celebrate seniors living in Coppell by nominating students and sending them personalized gifts from adopters.

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

The Coppell High School class of 2020 has missed out on numerous senior events due to COVID-19. From prom and graduation to various banquets, celebrations to commemorate their high school years are now canceled or done virtually. However, the atypical situation has fostered atypical solutions and among virtu...

Businesses reopening at 25% occupancy following governor’s orders

Chipotle is one of many businesses in Coppell offering takeout and delivery options. Effective since May 1, restaurants, retail stores and movie theaters in Texas are allowed to open at 25% occupancy following the governor's orders.

Jillian Moore, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

Effective since May 1, many businesses were allowed to reopen in-person services with specific guidelines to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Although initially remaining closed following the order, a select number of Coppell facilities have opened since Monday.  Coppell facilities that are currently open i...

Hidden toll of COVID-19: Mental Health

The onset of COVID-19 has started taking a negative impact on the mental health of many Americans. The Sidekick staff writer Meer Mahfuz explains the emotional toll it has taken on him personally and discusses a silver lining in all of this.

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Every morning I wake up feeling trapped. Every night I go to bed feeling trapped. Trapped inside my house. Trapped in a monotonous routine. Drowning in a pool of never-ending thoughts. Losing my sense of reality. Caged in by the parameters of this global pandemic. Since March. 13, my life has been the exact ...

Video: Isolation workout with Samantha Freeman

Video: Isolation workout with Samantha Freeman

Camila Villarreal, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

As self-isolation fatigue kicks in, The Sidekick staff photographer Samantha Freeman remains active by stretching and working her muscles as she normally would for tennis practice. This nine-step exercise is perfect for starting or ending your day and keeping your body in top shape. This workout includ...

What it is like to work in a grocery store now

During this pandemic, grocery workers are put to work despite social distancing regulations. Fear of infection and dealing with customers hoarding are two of the many challenges workers are facing during this time.

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Coppell resident and Natural Grocers cashier Amanda Larsen never thought working in a grocery store would involve constant sanitization, switching out gloves and face masks. Yet, due to coronavirus, these changes and behaviors have been common. Despite not being able to work at home, Larsen faces thes...

More than a game

The Sidekick adviser Chase Wofford and his children Caroline and son John, attend the Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners game on July 30 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, marking their last time to see the Rangers play in the stadium. Like many Dallas-Fort Worth sports fans, the Wofford family was excited about games in the new air-conditioned Globe Life Field this season before sports were put on hold due to COVID-19. Photo courtesy Chase Wofford

Chase Wofford, The Sidekick adviser

May 7, 2020

Sitting in section 209 of the American Airlines Center on a warm spring evening in downtown Dallas, I watched the Mavericks take on the Denver Nuggets. I had little idea how life would change by the game’s end. I sat with my wife and teenage son, Sarah and John Wofford. I had accidentally left my...

Stitching for safety

Coppell freshman Jacob Hahm and his brother Connections Academy junior Joshua wear masks and display the Korean symbol of love. Over six weeks, the Hahm family has made and donated more than 2,000 masks to local hospitals to help medical professionals during the coronavirus pandemic.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

May 5, 2020

Doctors and nurses treating coronavirus patients across the country are grappling with a severe lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and many are forced to use the same face masks for multiple days.  For Coppell freshman Jacob Hahm and his family, hearing about the shortages inspired them t...