Coppell Student Media

The Sidekick Strip #6 – “Grade Outlooks”

The Sidekick Strip #6 – “Grade Outlooks”

Ryan Kim, Graphic Designer

April 6, 2019


Filed under Comics

Trumpet ensemble makes history as first to win in new division of national competition

Trumpet ensemble makes history as first to win in new division of national competition

Shravya Mahesh, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When the five high schoolers signed up to compete in the National Trumpet Competition, they did not expect to make history. They simply thought it would be a fun experience to play together. Yet on March 15-16, Coppell High School junior Terri Rauschenbach, seniors Trevor Holmes and Supratik Pochampa...

Best of Coppell 2019

Best of Coppell 2019

April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Sidekick staff presents the 2019 Best of Coppell: a collection of our favorite local food and entertainment spots.  

Five Feet Apart puts fresh twist on old themes

Five Feet Apart puts fresh twist on old themes

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Due to romance constantly being associated with physical contact, the love in Five Feet Apart, released March 15, feels refreshingly pure because the two protagonists are prohibited from touching each other.   The story follows Stella Grant (played by Haley Lu Richardson) and Will Newman (C...

Music industry stopped being creative a long time ago

Music industry stopped being creative a long time ago

Camila Villarreal, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It was only a few decades ago that the success of a song came from the response it got after being played on the radio and the sales it produced. That meant the music industry had to produce something new and exciting to compel audiences to purchase CDs or records.   With the introduction and diffusion of the i...

Past to present: How Heritage Night continues to evolve, celebrate global diversity (with video)

Past to present: How Heritage Night continues to evolve, celebrate global diversity (with video)

Nishant Medicharla, Export and Production Manager

March 30, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The audience roared wildly as mega-hit Bollywood songs burst from the speakers. A moment of bliss, laughter and happiness bloomed over the audience and performers as people came together into one world.   From hip-hop Korean pop to traditional Middle Eastern dances, Coppell High School...

Heritage night to showcase cultural traditions, offer food trucks

Heritage night to showcase cultural traditions, offer food trucks

Nishant Medicharla, Export and Production Manager

March 29, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This year marks the 14th year Coppell High School celebrates a night of diversity and culture. Heritage Night is today from 6-11 p.m. in the CHS commons. Heritage Night, held by the Junior World Affairs Council (JAWC), celebrates various cultures through dance, singing and instrument-playing. Ad...

Holmes places first chair in state, keeps up with dynamics of music

Holmes places first chair in state, keeps up with dynamics of music

Sofia Guerrero, Co-Student Life Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Coppell High School senior Trevor Holmes sat anxiously in the lobby as he waited for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Convention chair placements to be released. Finally, the results were posted on a board and upon first glance, Holmes quickly found his name at the top, meaning he ...

CISD students unleash inner artist through Cozby Library’s Storybook Contest

CISD students unleash inner artist through Cozby Library’s Storybook Contest

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Many Coppell ISD students became authors for the first time as they created picture books for the Cozby Library and Community Commons’ 2019 Storybook Contest, which concluded in February.   All students in grades K-12 were eligible. There were two age divisions - the first for those in f...

Dragon, eagle battle to form an identity through art

Dragon, eagle battle to form an identity through art

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

March 23, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Art means something different to every person due to their own varying personal experiences; Coppell High School senior Jingchun Quan used her own background and experiences to create award-winning art. Quan took a digital photograph, titled “Eagles meets Dragon: A Clash of Cultures”, which was selec...

Conflicting ideologies collide in award-winning artwork

Conflicting ideologies collide in award-winning artwork

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

March 23, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Light vs. dark, two sides to humanity: that became the focus of Coppell High School junior SreeVarsha Chinthapenta’s abstract painting, which is now on display at the Dallas Museum of Art. The painting, titled “Juxtaposition”, is an experimental, drawing that Chintapenta created at the beginning ...