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#TracyTravelsFromHome: Visiting Taiwan in one flavorful bite

Taiwanese pineapple cakes are made with fresh pineapple for a juicy and natural taste. These tangy bites are sure to provide the taste of Taiwan.

Tracy Tran, Photo Assignment Editor

September 14, 2020

#TracyTravelsFromHome is a series of recipes from The Sidekick photo assignment editor Tracy Tran, who shares her secrets to travel anywhere from her own kitchen. Around the world, people are traveling less and encouraged to stay safe at home. Traveling to another country might seem like an impossible feat for ...

Lariettes to hold online auction, live raffles

The Coppell High School Lariettes is hosting a virtual auction through Sunday. The raffle and auction replaces the annual Spaghetti Dinner, which was canceled due to COVID-19. Graphic by Sally Parampottil

Tracy Tran, Photo Assignment Editor

September 9, 2020

On Tuesday evening, the Coppell Lariettes announced the winners of its annual raffle ticket fundraiser via Facebook Live. “It took about three to five months to restructure the auction and raffle,” CHS senior Lariette Katie Fraser said. “Raffle tickets have always been a great fundraising op...

Band conducting limited in-person rehearsals after start of virtual school year

Coppell High School band students are currently taking music classes from home with limited in-person rehearsals. For many students, the virtual set up consists of devices with their music, Zoom screens and instruments. Photo courtesy Anvita Ukidwe

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor

September 8, 2020

Since March, the Coppell Band has been conducting its program virtually due to COVID-19. Now, with the start of the 2020-21 school year, band has continued to carry out the program online, and as of two weeks ago, has begun limited in-person rehearsals.  These in-person rehearsals started Aug. 24 w...

Video: Top grossing groceries

Video: Top grossing groceries

Lilly Gorman, Visual Media Editor

September 5, 2020

Trader Joe’s has a selection of fun and trendy groceries where people’s recommended lists appear on platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. The Sidekick social media manager Blanche Harris and visual media editor Lilly Gorman try some of their most popular picks.   ...

A look at learning through Oscar

A look at learning through Oscar

Lilly Gorman, Photographer

August 28, 2020

Newsroom Bunnies #1: “Nostalgia”

Newsroom Bunnies #1:

Neha Desaraju, Entertainment Editor

August 21, 2020

Artists drawing support for racial justice

Following the death of George Floyd, Coppell High School senior Ishita Sisodia finishes an oil painting on June 5 in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Local artists have put their talents to use by raising awareness and money for the movement through donation commissions and artwork.

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager

August 20, 2020

This past May, when the death of George Floyd rocked the nation and opened the eyes of a generation to racially motivated violence, Coppell High School senior Ishita Sisodia picked up her oil paints and set to work on a piece she would spend five days on.  Sisodia, along with other Coppell-ba...

Swift passes down stories of human condition on ‘folklore’

Former Sidekick editor-in-chief Anthony Cesario describes Taylor Swift's folklore as a

Anthony Cesario, guest writer

July 30, 2020

I went to sleep on July 22 following another uneventful day of social distancing and isolation; nothing to complain about, but nothing to be excited about, either. Then I logged onto Instagram the next morning and practically fell off my bed, because Taylor Swift had announced the surprise release of her eig...

Video: Fine arts students flourish from home

Video: Fine arts students flourish from home

Tracy Tran and Blanche Harris

June 9, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Coppell High School students are affected by the school closure and cancellations of concerts and music-related events. This video features students with their music talents, hoping to spread positivity and rhythms to the music lovers.

Look good, feel good: A positive quarantine lifestyle

Look good, feel good: A positive quarantine lifestyle

Lilly Gorman, Photographer

May 16, 2020

Self-isolation has created changing in our daily lives but The Sidekick's Lilly Gorman has some helpful reminders on how to remain positive during these challenging times.

Aguilar’s upcoming film Titleholder explores a story of resilience, showcases Filipino culture

Coppell-based independent filmmaker Danny Aguilar is directing and producing his eighth film, Titleholder, starring multi-award-winning Hollywood actor Cory Kays. The film follows the journey of a street-tough American boxer who travels to the Philippines to train and unexpectedly falls in love with an aspiring beauty queen. Photo courtesy Danny Aguilar.

Alishba Javaid, Staff writer

May 15, 2020

A story of a boxer and a beauty queen in the Philippines is not a story like that commonly lights up the big screen. Coppell-based independent filmmaker and The Sidekick staff designer Kaylee Aguilar’s father Danny Aguilar is directing and producing his eighth film, Titleholder starring multi-award...

Scoring more than just papers

Coppell High School honors Physics teacher Cynthia Lee enjoys rating movies on IMDB. So far, she has rated 630 movies in various genres.

Sreeja Mudumby, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

What started as a simple discussion in a movie theatre soon turned into a long lasting hobby. Before she knew it, she had more than 600 reviews in her portfolio. Coppell High School honors physics teacher Cynthia Lee has a fervor for rating and reviewing movies. So far, she has rated 630 movies, and...