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Artists rising up to face COVID-19 as community

Painted on watercolor paper with instant coffee, this bear is on display on Instagram as a part of the Art in Place Coppell movement. The Coppell Arts Council, Coppell ISD, Coppell Creatives and the Coppell Art Center have created a virtual art exhibit called Art in Place Coppell to show artists' response to social distancing guidelines.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

With the hope of alleviating anxiety amidst coronavirus concerns, the Coppell Arts Council has joined hands with Coppell ISD, Coppell Creatives and the Coppell Art Center to launch the at-home art initiative Art in Place Coppell.  As Coppell’s residents self-isolate, the city’s art groups wanted to ...

Bear Hunt spreading love among residents

Coppell resident Karen Williams puts a bear near the front door for the community Bear Hunt. The challenge brings positivity to Coppell residents during the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 16, 2020

Smiling faces scan windows for the presence of a teddy bear.  Kids in Coppell are finding their fun by following the Bear Hunt challenge. Many Coppell residents have joined this challenge, putting animal toys like teddy bears, chickens and even monkeys on their windows or front gardens. “I h...

Chalk messages brightening uncertain times

Coppell High School sophomore Dia Atluri follows chalk instructions for the social distance dance on the pavilion floor in Andrew Brown Park East on April 2. Coppell residents are using the extra time provided by the Dallas County issued stay-at-home order to draw colorful chalk messages around the community.

Trisha Atluri, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 16, 2020

Cancellation of prom may have taught us something more valuable – living in the moment

Students from Coppell High School’s class of 2019 dance at prom at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Sidekick business manager Nishant Medicharla discusses that even though this year’s prom has been canceled due to the coronavirus, the class of 2020 may have gained an invaluable lesson - learning to live in the moment.

Nishant Medicharla, Business Manager

April 11, 2020

The clock struck midnight as I was scrolling through Instagram, liking all the prom pictures my upperclassmen were posting. The scary thoughts of the SAT and the next day’s calculus test dwindled away as I imagined a night where I could celebrate four years worth of hard work. But one email des...

Hang up your caps and gowns

Former Coppell High School Principal Dr. Nicole Jund recognizes the senior Student Council officers at the class of 2019 senior awards in the CHS Arena on May 22. For the class of 2020, Principal Laura Springer announced the cancellation of the graduation ceremony at the University of North Texas on May 28 in an email this morning.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

April 10, 2020

This morning, an email was sent out to the class of 2020 from Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer announcing the cancellation of the graduation ceremony due to COVID-19. The ceremony, which was scheduled for May 28 at 1 p.m. at the University of North Texas, is set to be conducted virtually a...

Adjusting to school from home: the impacts of online learning throughout district

High School junior Paola Hernandez, does her IB English class work on her school issued iPad. Coppell ISD campuses are closed through at least May 4 due to COVID-19. Courtesy photo Paola Hernandez.

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

Bedrooms have been substituted for classrooms, parents’ cooking serves as cafeteria food and siblings have become friends.  Due to the coronavirus, Coppell ISD began distance learning on March 23. The most recent district wide update has pushed the return to school date to May 4.  CISD has ad...

DECA reflecting on successful season with cancellation of internationals

Coppell High School DECA state winners and finalists pose with their trophies and medals outside the Fort Worth Convention Center on Feb. 22. Sixteen students from CHS advanced to internationals, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trisha Atluri, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 10, 2020

Out of the 160 members in the Coppell High School and CHS9 chapters of DECA, 16 qualified for internationals. However, internationals was canceled this year due to the coronavirus. The International Career Development Conference (ICDC) is where internationals are held each year. This year, the conf...

COVID-19 confines year-end programs in the fine arts departments

Coppell High School sophomore Rylie Bonner plays Juror 3 in the CHS student-directed play “12 Angry Jurors” on Feb. 21 in the CHS Black Box. The CHS theater department is making changes to the next play, “The Theory of Relativity,” to make it a virtual one. Photo by Camila Flores.

Sreeja Mudumby, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

The band hall that was once permeated by sonorous instruments is now silent. The choir room that was once filled with harmonies and crescendos is now empty. The art room filled with messy tables and colorful artwork is now bland. The stage characteristic of drama and emotion is now lifeless.  COVID-19,...

Double tasking as students, essential workers

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.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

April 9, 2020

When Coppell High School senior Jane Kim was called into work on a day she had off, she assumed she was just picking up a shift because another worker did not show up. When she arrived at the Tom Thumb on N. Denton Tap Road, she found something very different: panic buying due to COVID-19 fears.  “...

Summer Olympics postponed in wake of global pandemic

The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo has been postponed for a year, opening July 23, 2021. Sporting events are being canceled around the world as a result of the current COVID-19 global pandemic.

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

Elite athletes are some of those feeling the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has prompted a year delay of the 2020 Summer Olympics.  For the first time in Olympic history, the recurring games have been rescheduled because of a pandemic. Initially planned to open July 24 in Tokyo, the games have been po...

Census 2020 extending deadline amid COVID-19

The 2020 Census self-response deadline has been postponed from July 31 to Aug. 14. The census is sent out every 10 years and it collects data used to form congressional alignments and federal funding distribution. Photo by Laasya Achanta.

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

In addition to being an election year, 2020 also presents the census, a form distributed every 10 years to residents  across the country, the results of which are used to determine the apportionment at the House of Representatives. Due to the presence of COVID-19, the U.S. Census Bureau is suspe...