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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...

Exploring fine arts career pathways

Exploring fine arts career pathways

Various Writers

May 15, 2020

As Coppell High School seniors commit to universities and make decisions for their futures, some students take the less common route, electing to study fine arts in hopes of securing careers in art, music or theater. Though their interests stretch into unique subsets of each industry, their passions...

Sweeping the competition

CHS9 student Ashley Zhang displays her VASE medals at CHS9. Zhang is one of four Coppell students whose artworks received a gold seal at the state VASE competition.

Trisha Atluri, Staff Writer/Photographer

May 14, 2020

With tedious hours spent gridding a 24x26 in paper, the anticipation of adding a gold leaf accent and grueling days spent waiting for layers of oil paint to dry behind them, four Coppell students received the gold seal honor at the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) competition on April 24-25. ...

Reenvisioning Eurovision

Eurovision is a yearly song competition in which various European countries submit a song and an artist to represent them, as they perform live in the previous winner’s country. Though this year’s Eurovision was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Sidekick executive sports editor Sally Parampottil explains why this is an opportunity rather than just a loss.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

May 14, 2020

If there is one positive to the numerous event cancellations all over the globe, I would say it is how it gives a chance for the canceled 2020 Eurovision competitors to do better than what they planned on doing this year. Eurovision is a European song contest in which each of the participating countrie...

Seizing the day as well as 14 nominations

Coppell High School and New Tech High @ Coppell students participate in the CHS fall musical, “Newsies,” which took place Nov. 1-3 and 9-10. The production was nominated for 14 Schmidt & Jones HS Musical Theatre Awards.

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

The Coppell High School Theatre Department is known for its experienced actors and actresses, engaging sets and realistic costumes that captivate their audience.  Recently the department has received 14 nominations for “Newsies” from the Schmidt & Jones HS Musical Theatre Awards. "I am so hu...

Enola Holmes film heading directly to Netflix

Another film is going directly to streaming services rather than to the big screen. Enola Holmes will be release to Netlfix late than year and skip the movie theaters.

Yasemin Ragland, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Recently, it was announced that the film adaptation of the book series The Enola Holmes Mysteries, Enola Holmes is skipping theaters due to COVID-19. It will be dropped on Netflix later this year. Enola Holmes is the forth movie this year to skip theaters after DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls Worl...

Scrivner seizes the day

Coppell High School junior Tiffany Mares and senior Drew Scrivner perform “Newsies” in November. Scrivner is pursuing acting at Kansas State University.

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

As cast members perform the opening act, Coppell High School senior Drew Scrivner anxiously watches the performance offstage, building up energy and getting ready to take on the crowd. From finding a liking for puppetry in elementary school to enrolling in the Young Artists Training Program in middle sc...

Tasting comforts of home food

This easy soup noodle dish offers a warm spice on a cozy-night in. The most technical step of the entire meal is simply combining all the ingredients in a bowl, but this simple recipe brings the authentic taste of Chinese cuisine wherever you are.

Various Writers

May 2, 2020

As families across the nation remain at home while social distancing and isolating, we turn away from takeout and restaurant food and look toward the stovetops and cabinets staple of kitchens, rusted from age and use.   These eight recipes are foods that define home to us. Some of these are a fa...

You get to exhale now

With the pressures kids and teens face in their lives, entertainment can be a much-needed source of self-acceptance. The Sidekick editor-in-chief Anthony Cesario emphasizes how important entertainment, including the 2018 film Love, Simon, was to his own self-acceptance.

Anthony Cesario, Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2020

“These last few years, more and more, it’s almost like I can feel you holding your breath,” Simon’s mother tells him in the 2018 film Love, Simon, shortly after he comes out to his parents. “You get to exhale now, Simon. You get to be more you than you have been in a very long time.” L...