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Coppell High School senior Divya Ghanta has been involved in choir for five years, displaying her dedication and passion to the arts. Apart from being in various Coppell Choir ensembles including Madrigals and A Cappella, Ghanta has also made many outside of school ensembles such as the 2023-24 TMEA All-State Treble Choir and the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas. Photo by Rhea Chowdhary.

Chasing high notes

Niharika Tallapaka, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

As the soft stage lights hit the stage in the Coppell High School Auditorium, an angelic voice hits the air. The audience members sit in awe, watching her sing with a face filled with expression and effortless...

KCBY-TV Film Fest category winners receive their awards at the end of the film festival on Jan. 31 in the CHS Auditorium. The second annual KCBY Film Fest is a celebration for students interested in filmmaking and allows them to showcase their artistic expression and creativity.

KCBY-TV showcases student filmmaking talent at second annual Film Festival

Ainsley Dwyer, Entertainment Editor February 8, 2024

The lights begin to dim as the audience grows quiet and the lights of the projection allows others to see those around them. The ideas and visions in the minds of students at Coppell High School and New...

Cinematography, especially when enjoyed in a group setting with people we love, can be a truly magical experience. The Sidekick CHS9 editor Nyah thinks that the overly salted, buttery popcorn and reclining seats in a perfectly air-conditioned theater is all part of the experience just as much as the actual movie itself.

Save the movies

Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor February 1, 2024

The theater lights begin to dim and the speakers come to life. The speakers whisper “all around sound” and as it travels through the theater, a wave of excitement washes over my body and I rip into...

Hammers discovers the world through art (video)

Noor Fatima, Staff Designer January 31, 2024

Neel Hammers is a sophomore at Coppell High School who excels at art and design. He finds inspiration through art classes and hopes to pursue it professionally. Watch The Sidekick graphic designer Noor...

MatPat is the host of one of YouTube’s biggest community of channels, and recently announced he is retiring. The Sidekick staff photographer Maddy Park thinks his retirement marks the end to a generation of content and a symbol of growing up for teens who grew up watching his content.

Growing up with Game Theory, moving on with MatPat

Maddy Park, Staff Photographer January 29, 2024

On Jan. 9, a generation of teens and young adults gathered around the dim glow of their electronics, pressed play on a YouTube video and watched an internet legend goodbye.   The video in question,...

From southern roots, “9 to 5” resurfaces workplace equality with 70s flair

From southern roots, “9 to 5” resurfaces workplace equality with 70s flair

Minori Kunte, Staff Cartoonist January 26, 2024

One by one, alarm clocks blare throughout the auditorium, capturing the attention of the audience and transporting them to a familiar occurrence for the average working adult. Dolly Parton, one of...

Coppell High School senior Olivia Willey prepares to play Doralee Rhodes on Thursday in the final dress rehearsal of Coppell Cowboy Theatre Company’s spring musical “9 to 5.” “9 to 5” is playing in the Coppell High School Auditorium Friday to Sunday.

“9 to 5”: What a way to make a show

Marli Field, Staff Photographer January 24, 2024

While walking into the backstage section of the theater, affectionately called the Bat Cave by members of the Coppell High School “9 to 5: The Musical” cast and crew, you’ll find along the side of...

Notelove marketing director and Coppell High School junior Sophie Depew shows participants how to play the Vibraslap at the Music & Me showcase hosted by Notelove at the Coppell Cozby Library & Community Commons on Saturday. Notelove DFW’s mission is to provide people with the opportunity to experience the joy of music, without cost being a barrier.

Notelove DFW striking a chord of change

Rhea Choudhary, Staff Writer January 24, 2024

In the heart of Coppell on Saturday morning, a crescendo of compassion and melody is echoing through the front room of Coppell Cozby Library and Community Commons during Notelove’s “Music and Me”...

Mean Girls released in theaters on Jan. 12 and has garnered a fair share of criticism due to its perceived lack of accuracy to the 2018 broadway musical adaptation.  The Sidekick entertainment editor Ainsley Dwyer thinks the movie’s positives outweigh its flaws and makes for a fun adaptation for fans of musical theater and Mean Girls (2004).

Plastics carry Mean Girls to be an appreciative film

Ainsley Dwyer, Entertainment editor January 23, 2024

As soon as the first trailer was released for the film adaptation of Mean Girls, the Broadway musical, the theater kid inside of me was over the moon. Some of my favorite show tunes come from this show,...

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