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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...

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

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

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...

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.

COVID-19 calls for amending athletic trainer duties

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...

The Coppell Biodiversity Education Center continues to offer nature walks and events during the pandemic. The BEC is practicing social distancing and following CDC guidelines to organize events such as scavenger hunts, EcoExplorer trail kits and trail hikes.

Biodiversity Education Center prevails despite COVID-19 challenges by remodeling programs

Drishti Gupta, Staff Writer October 15, 2020

Although COVID-19 has restricted the activity of many organizations, the Coppell Biodiversity Education Center (BEC) continues to thrive during this unprecedented time.  The primary mission of the...

Pets are ready to be adopted at the Coppell Animal Services. During COVID-19, animal adoption has increased as people stay home and are happier to have pets around the house. Photo by Lilly Gorman

Chasing the ‘pawsitives’ of COVID-19

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor September 15, 2020

While the rest of the world is counting the days until COVID-19 is finally over, there are some who may never want it to end: pets. As a result of isolation during the pandemic, many people have been...

Coppell ISD students who chose in-person learning are returning to school tomorrow. High school students will follow a staggered lunch schedule depending on which class they are in.

Answering in-person schooling questions

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor September 7, 2020

In Coppell ISD, in-person learning begins tomorrow for the students who chose the option on the district’s commitment form. The Sidekick asked Coppell High School students what questions they had about...

Coppell junior defender and The Sidekick co-sports editor Meer Mahfuz shoots during an individual practice on Aug. 25 at Buddy Echols Field. Mahfuz reflects on last year’s season and explains how the process of returning to athletic play this season has impacted him.

Closure and a new beginning

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor September 4, 2020

If you were to ever tell me I would have to learn how to play soccer wearing a mask or that I wouldn’t be able to walk into the locker room with my teammates, I would not have ever believed you.  But...

Coppell High School senior Naisha Gottipati delivers a donation of face shields to UT Southwestern Clements Jr. University Hospital on July 14. Gottipati started the nonprofit Healthcare Meals, Inc. to raise money, food, and personal protective equipment for hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Stepping up for healthcare workers

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager September 3, 2020

As apprehension over the coronavirus rose in May, Coppell High School senior Naisha Gottipati watched as the long shifts at the UT Southwestern Children’s Medical Center took their toll on her sister,...

Wilson Elementary second grader Eliza Harris works on her math work on Friday. Due to online school, young learners have had to adjust how they learn interactively.

Virtual environment provides new experiences for elementary, middle school learners to start school year

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer September 1, 2020

For Coppell ISD students, the transition to remote learning means that the kitchen table, bedroom, and backyard all double as a classroom, making it increasingly difficult to separate home life from...

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