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All new design team producing next season’s band show “Archetype”

All new design team producing next season’s band show “Archetype”

Joanne Kim, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

Flags wave and instruments shine on the field as music floats through the stands, capturing the hearts and ears of audience members. The sound of typewriters overlay the music as band and color guard members...

On April 8, Paramount Pictures released Sonic The Hedgehog 2. The Sidekick staff writer Havish Premkumar delves into the film and its strengths and weaknesses. Graphic by Noor Fatima

Sonic The Hedgehog returns to the big screen in a sequel

Havish Premkumar, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

When the first Sonic The Hedgehog movie ran in theaters in February 2020, the movie debatably took the world by surprise. As a movie the public once dismissed as a dreadfully generic CGI character in a...

There are many highly anticipated movies coming out this summer, including Lightyear and Top Gun: Maverick. The Sidekick staff writer Havish Premkumar writes about the movies he’s most excited for and what makes them so exciting to him. Graphic by Avani Munji

Most anticipated movies of the summer

Havish Premkumar May 13, 2022

This summer looks to fire on all cylinders and offer the most tried and true moviegoing season since the emergence of COVID-19.  Here are the top five movies releasing this summer, that I’m looking...

The Worst Way to Graduate

The Worst Way to Graduate

Srihari Yechangunja, Design Editor May 13, 2022

Video: Chang celebrates art in her life

Shreya Ravi, Staff Photographer May 13, 2022

Coppell High School junior Emily Chang shares her favorite art projects and offers a piece of advice she would give to younger artists, along with much more. Watch The Sidekick staff photographer’s Shreya...

Coppell High School senior trumpet section leader Zain Zaidi practices in the CHS Band Hall on May 9. Zaidi placed second in the high school division at the National Trumpet Competition, which took place on March 30-April 2.

Zaidi scaling to great heights with trumpet

Srihari Yechangunja, Design Editor May 13, 2022

Though Coppell High School senior Zain Zaidi considers himself optimistic, he didn’t expect much when he joined the Coppell Middle School North band in sixth grade, considering he had no prior experience...

Coppell High School Color Guard concludes its performance of “Toy Factory” at the CHS Arena on April 3. CHS Color Guard won third place at the North Texas Colorguard Association (NTCA) state competition.

Color guard flying to new heights at NTCA

Manasa Mohan, Advertising and Circulation Manager May 12, 2022

On April 3, members of the Coppell Color Guard sat anxiously awaiting the results at the North Texas Colorguard Association state competition. The guard needed to be in the top three in order to receive...

Coppell High School senior and band head drum major Wes Booker plays the bassoon during band rehearsal on April 19. Booker has recently been honored as a Texas Music Educators Association musician and will be attending University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music in the fall.

The beat goes on

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer May 12, 2022

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated from its original version. On November 4, the night before the Coppell High School marching band was meant to perform its program “Carousel” at the Bands...

Coppell High School senior Sage Priest performs a scene from “Into the Woods” during the Senior Showcase on Saturday in the CHS Black Box. Priest participated in the show to mark the end of her high school experience.

Following a dream: theater journey of Priest

Maya Palavali, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

A tiny fourth grader looks at the stage she helped build. In the warm glow, she stands entranced as she watches her brother, Coppell High School 2018 graduate Wyatt Priest, transform into another person...

Singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo released driving home 2 u (a SOUR film) on March 25 on Disney+. The film encapsulates the creation process behind Rodrigo’s debut album SOUR, which was released last year.

Rodrigo bares heart and soul in driving home 2 u

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor May 5, 2022

Catapulted into fame after her hit single “drivers license,” singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo went from being the intimately recognizable star of Nickelodeon's Bizaardvark to an international pop sensation...

Coppell High School 2014 alumna and author Laura Gao published her book Messy Roots, with a color panel that signifies the meaning of her Chinese name. Gao hosted a book talk at the Cozby Library and Commons on Sunday for Coppell youth.

Tracing the roots of your identity

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer May 4, 2022

After being bullied in the first grade for her Chinese name, Gao Yuyang, Laura Gao demanded to be given an American name, eventually being named after the first lady at the time, Laura Bush.  Five...

Coppell Middle School West theater director Franci Hazleton reviews stage geography and directions for her theater students on April 7 in her classroom. Hazleton was inducted to the Texas Thespian Hall of Fame after contributing to more than 20 years of service endorsing and contributing to educational theater.

Hazleton inducted into Thespian Hall of Fame

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer May 4, 2022

Receiving an award, most look at it as an accomplishment to reward one effort; however, one experiences recognition for all of their efforts  On Jan. 29, the Texas Thespians, a sub-chapter of the International...

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