Coppell Student Media

Madrigals Feast: comedic performance leaps off stage, attendees leave with holiday spirit and full stomachs

Madrigals Feast: comedic performance leaps off stage, attendees leave with holiday spirit and full stomachs

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When one walked through Coppell High School’s doors on Friday and Saturday night, they were met with a castle-like entrance, trees decorated with lights and ornaments lining the entryway to the Commons. A large dining room backdrop loomed on the stage, medieval-style colored flags adorned on nearby...

Hoque, Priest explore mental illness through self-written play

Hoque, Priest explore mental illness through self-written play

Sally Parampottil, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The subject of theatrical works has no boundaries and CHS9 students Emma Hoque and Sophia Priest are taking full advantage of that. The two girls are writing a full length script titled “Out of My Head” which deals with mental health through the personification of mental illnesses such as body d...

Coppell Community Orchestra to perform annual holiday concert

Coppell Community Orchestra to perform annual holiday concert

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Saturday at 3 p.m., the Coppell Community Orchestra will perform its annual holiday concert at the Cozby Library and Community Commons. This year, it will be joined by guest singer and former Coppell High School student, Smrithi Upadhyayula.   The orchestra itself is very different from ...

Whimsical Winter

Whimsical Winter

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Whether your idea of celebrating the holidays is witnessing a bright spectacle of lights and sound in a parade or simply strolling through a park to absorb the nuances of the holiday spirit, there will be something in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for you to enjoy.   These are some of the most interesting exhib...

The Sidekick staff votes on the best of 2018 entertainment

The Sidekick staff votes on the best of 2018 entertainment

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

New singers jumped into the scene. Movies shattered records - as well as cultural barriers. The shocking deaths of many adored celebrities created a void in fans’ hearts.   All of these things and more described 2018, an exceptionally eventful year for entertainment, both globally and locally. B...

24th annual Madrigals feast to take place tomorrow night, Saturday

24th annual Madrigals feast to take place tomorrow night, Saturday

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Tomorrow and Saturday night, the Coppell High School Madrigal choir will hold its annual Madrigal Feast. The CHS commons will be transformed into a Renaissance-era dining room, tables filled with roasted vegetables, fowl and dessert for attendees.   The evening will be complete with a comedic ...

Travel, family, full stomachs

Travel, family, full stomachs

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With the diverse community at Coppell High School, the holiday season means different things to different people. From recipes to simple traditions to attending events, the variation at CHS is incredible. Follow these students through their adventures during the holidays.   Coppell High Scho...

City breaks ground on new arts center

City breaks ground on new arts center

Claire Clements, Editorial Page Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The new Coppell Arts Center, scheduled for completion in spring 2020, will open new doors for local artists both literally and figuratively: they will have a greater space in which to practice their art.   “[I am most looking forward to] not having to share a space like we have to share ...

FUMC’s “The Beauty & the Beast” promotes positivity, diversity in musical, auditions

FUMC’s “The Beauty & the Beast” promotes positivity, diversity in musical, auditions

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The silence in the chapel is pressing. The back rows are dotted with students of varying ages on their phones or speaking in hushed tones with their parents.   The kids are waiting for their auditions for the First United Methodist Church of Coppell’s production of “The Beauty & the Beast”, ...

Hot cocoa cookies to warm up the holidays (with video)

Hot cocoa cookies to warm up the holidays (with video)

Christie Hernandez

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Recipes

With Christmas approaching, many cannot wait to crank out the holiday recipes for our friends, family and peers.   I have always loved baking, especially during Christmas time. Below is one of my favorite holiday recipes that is guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of others.   ...

Three seasonal drinks to keep you warm through the holidays

Three seasonal drinks to keep you warm through the holidays

Kelly Wei, Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Recipes

Texas may not be expecting snow this year, but the pleasant chill in the air is as good a reminder of the coming holiday season as any.   With winter weather sparkling on the horizon, many of us find ourselves in want of something warm to keep us company through the holidays— and what coul...

Character development, emotional impact fall short in Crimes of Grindelwald

Character development, emotional impact fall short in Crimes of Grindelwald

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

  In Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, after Hermione Granger’s love interest Ron Weasley deserts her, she stands her ground and continues supporting her best friend, Harry Potter.   In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which premiered on Nov. 16, after Queenie Golds...