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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Gorillaz released its second single, “New Gold,” off its  upcoming album Cracker Island, releasing Feb. 24. The new single features long-awaited collaborator Tame Impala and returning guest feature Bootie Brown.

Tame Impala shines on Gorillaz’s latest single

Josh Campbell, Page design editor September 12, 2022

Gorillaz, a virtual band curated by Damon Albarn, have released the second single off its forthcoming eighth studio album, Cracker Island, releasing Feb. 24. The first single of the same name released...

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...

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...

Disney’s Encanto released on Nov. 24 and grossed $40.6 million in its 5-day opening weekend. The Sidekick staff writer Yasemin Ragland praises it for being the first Disney movie to handle generational trauma well and include diverse racial representation. Graphic by Avani Munji

Disney’s Encanto handles surprising topic

Yasemin Ragland, Staff Writer March 4, 2022

Warning: Slight spoilers for Encanto (2021) In December, my parents, younger sisters and I watched Walt Disney Animation Studio’s latest, “Encanto'' in theaters, as a matter of fact I’ve known...

Brunch showdown: Ascension vs. Black Walnut Cafe (with video)

Brunch showdown: Ascension vs. Black Walnut Cafe (with video)

Deepti Patil, Staff Writer January 28, 2022

Sunday brunch, a time to spend with family and friends while leisurely munching on classic meals. From creamy eggs benedict to pancakes drizzled with syrup, The Sidekick staff members Deepti Patil, Aliza...

The early 2000s were a great time for rock, along with music in general, although for many high school students these songs may get lost in the new era of streaming. The Sidekick designer Josh Campbell highlights some of the best rock albums of 2001 two decades later.

Rock redux: The best of 2001

Josh Campbell, Staff Designer December 8, 2021

Modern rock isn’t the same as two decades ago, when it was in its prime at the top of the charts. 2001 brought on historical debuts and great music, but many of my peers haven’t heard of these...

Singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran released his latest album,=, on Oct. 29. The Sidekick communications manager Varshitha Korrapolu writes about how the album portrays different stages of his life through deep and meaningful lyrics.

Sheeran traveling through stages of life in latest album

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager December 6, 2021

As I stream English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s new album =, I resonate with the sense of maturity conveyed in the music even though I have not experienced the same life events as Sheeran. It is almost...

Singer Taylor Swift released Red (Taylor’s Version), the second of her re-recorded albums, on Nov. 12. The Sidekick editor-in-chief Anjali Krishna writes about how the album is different from the first recording and why it doesn’t have the same impact as the original from 11 years ago.

Swift is golden on ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’

Anjali Krishna, Executive Editor-in-Chief December 5, 2021

Taylor Swift never forgets a thing. Not her scarf, left in an ex’s drawer with other things long passed, not the note on the door with a joke she made and not a new guy pulling out a chair for her on...

Tame Impalas Slow Rush tour: a time altering kaleidoscope of pop rock (with video)

Tame Impala’s Slow Rush tour: a time altering kaleidoscope of pop rock (with video)

Olivia Short, Staff Photographer November 30, 2021

DALLAS - The atmosphere buzzed with excitement. We nearly sprinted through the crowd, learning that day we had secured general admission tickets. Shortly after, we found ourselves entangled in...

Video: Starbucks fall favorites transitioning into autumn

Nandini Paidesetty, Staff Videographer November 5, 2021

Every year, Starbucks chooses around six drinks to feature as the “fall favorite”. In this video, The Sidekick staff videographer Nandini Paidesetty tastes four fall favorite drinks at Starbucks including...

Singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey released her latest album, Blue Banisters, on Oct. 22. The Sidekick staff writer Shrayes Gunna writes about how the album relays her embrace of her independence and femininity through the beautiful crafting of lyrics.

Del Ray embracing self on ‘Blue Banisters’

Shrayes Gunna, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

She once needed a man. She once needed a support system; someone to preserve the state of stability she cherished. But with a sudden rise to stardom, she soon embraced the majesty behind independence,...

Video: Fine arts teachers opinions on modern trends

Video: Fine arts teachers’ opinions on modern trends

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

What do teachers think of the transformation of different fine arts fields online and the influence of technology on these fields? Watch The Sidekick staff writer Yaamini Jois' video about Coppell...

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