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The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Each decade of the late 20th century has had a subgenre of rock that defined the era. The Sidekick entertainment editor Ainsley Dwyer goes through the years from 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 years ago to find the best rock album of that year.

Rock redux: Decade defining albums

Ainsley Dwyer, Entertainment editor May 17, 2024

Over time, rock music has evolved to new subgenres that define each decade. Comparing what was considered rock in the ‘60s would be laughed at by fans to what was considered rock during the ‘90s. In...

A lover of physical media, staff writer Marli Field has collected plenty of grunge memorabilia over the years including books, band merch and vinyls. Music is a defining part of Field’s life, and her history with grunge music has changed the way she views the art form forever.

My love for the Seattle sound

Marli Field, Staff Writer May 17, 2024

It was 2017, I was 9, and grunge had been dead for 20 years.  I was laying on the carpeted floor of my home in Mansfield, studying for my elementary school’s spelling bee.  I sat there, dying...

Coppell High School senior Parker Jones accepts his award for performer of the year with North Texas Colorguard Association president Arthur Grossman on April 7 at CHS Arena. This is the first year NTCA has had the Scholastic Performer Award. Photo Courtesy Parker Jones

Jones’s colorguard journey leads to Performer of the Year crown

Aasritha Yanamala, Staff Designer May 17, 2024

The name echoes through the room from the speakers. As a thunderous combination of applause and cheers follow this announcement as Coppell Colorguard senior Parker Jones claims his Performer of the...

Watching movies can be an activity that alleviates stress. Staff writer Anvita Bondada discusses how her routine of watching a movie every Saturday has become a beloved habit of hers as it allows her to wind down from the pressures of school.

Moving with movies through junior year

Anvita Bondada, Staff Writer May 17, 2024

As a child, the last thing I wanted to do was watch a movie. Staring at a screen for two hours feigned no appeal to me despite living in an household that reveled in all sorts of cinema.   This changed...

Despite the language barrier, one of The Sidekick staff writer Elizabeth De Santiago’s favorite genres of music is Japanese rap. The genre has helped De Santiago become more confident in herself and who she is. Photo Illustration by Aasritha Yanamala

Japanese rap motivates me beyond language barriers

Elizabeth De Santiago, Staff Writer May 16, 2024

I stare at the blinking cursor on my screen for what feels like hours. I start looking around everywhere but my screen. I have never noticed the texture of that wall before, I have never felt how comfy...

Coppell High School junior Varsha Vijay has served as the Coppell Choir secretary for the past two years and is a member of A Capella Mixed Choir. Vijay is in her seventh year of choir and further pursues her passions by being a part of the Dallas Symphony Children’s Chorus.

Vijay’s musical journey from classical Carnatic to choir cadences

Rhea Choudhary, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

Walking out of her choir audition, among the chaos and chatter of other students’ voices, Coppell High School junior Varsha Vijay sighs with the weight lifted off her shoulders, thinking, “I gave it...

Taylor Swift, a popular American pop singer, released her 11th studio album, Tortured Poets Department, consisting of 17 tracks on April 19. The Sidekick staff writer Neha Nathwani delves into the album’s lyrics as well as collaboration with Post Malone and Florence + the Machine in two of her album tracks.

Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department lacks tortured poetry

Neha Nathwani, Staff Writer May 6, 2024

I thought this was The Tortured Poets Department? However, when I look inside, I cannot seem to find any tortured poets.  No intricacies of words weaved together, nothing for me to hold onto after...

Coppell senior Raghav Hosalli has spent the past four years of high school dedicating their all to Coppell Choir. Hosalli has left an impact on the students and directors within the program.

Coincidence to crescendo

Niharika Tallapaka, Staff Writer May 6, 2024

Discovering a passion for something that would eventually create years of memories and experiences isn’t the easiest thing. Passions and finding your own talents can take years and some people don’t...

Coppell High School senior Scarlett Bilobenes works on webcomic Train of Whispers during the morning before school in E105. Bilobenes has been working on her webcomic since Junior year. Photo by Noor Fatima

Bliobenes brings dreams to life through webcomic Train of Whispers

Noor Fatima, Staff designer May 5, 2024

Coppell High School senior Scarlett Bliobenes appears from the outside to be a reserved figure as she finds every minute she can to draw on the Procreate app between assignments and during mornings...

Author Sarah Mlynowski signs a book for attendees of North Texas Teen book festival.  The festival brings readers and authors together and was held at the Irving Convention Center on April 27.

North Texas Teen Book festival lights up reading world

Noor Fatima, Staff designer May 3, 2024

IRVING - The atmosphere is boisterous from the beginning at the North Texas Teen Book Festival as avid readers and writers stand outside the Irving Convention Center, waiting for the festivities to...

On March 29, Beyoncé released her eighth studio album, sparking new conversations about the role of Black women in country music. The Sidekick entertainment editor Ainsley Dwyer delves into whether or not Beyoncé succeeded in creating a country album that is unique in her largely pop discography.

Column: Beyoncé tipping hat to Southern roots in “COWBOY CARTER”

Ainsley Dwyer, Entertainment editor April 30, 2024

On March 29, Beyoncé released her eighth studio album, COWBOY CARTER, an album experimenting with country music as well as other genres that has been in the making since 2019. She uses her majestic...

Coppell High School senior Joshua Kim plays a series of warmup chords and progressions prior to playing a piece. Kim has been playing piano since age 10 and plans to major in piano at the University of Texas at Austin.

Kim composing his own story with piano

Yug Talukdar, Staff Writer April 30, 2024

A piano sounds through a stage as its keys are traversed by Coppell High School senior Joshua Kim, filling the air with a harmonious symphony of notes. Kim, by a pianist’s standards, started late....

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