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Fronts of Coppell: Jeniece Paige (with video)

Co-owner Jeniece Paige makes the Cookies N’ Cream protein shake at the counter of Fit Hub in Coppell on Sept. 10. Paige, with help from friend and co-owner Thalissa Williams, opened Fit Hub in September 2018 to help people live a healthier lifestyle.

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor

September 17, 2020

Fronts of Coppell is a Sidekick series in which executive news editor Shivi Sharma profiles a Coppell business owner to bring awareness to community-based establishments. Every morning since 2016, Black Vegan Fitness founder and Fit Hub co-owner Jeniece Paige prays over her vision board. When Paige de...

Coppell Serves making most of North Texas Giving Day

Coppell Serves making most of North Texas Giving Day

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

Today, the Coppell Arts Center is hosting multiple live streams throughout the day to shed light about the nonprofit organizations that have played a fundamental role in how Coppell operates.  This year for North Texas Giving Day, Coppell Serves has partnered with the Coppell Arts Center to bring different organizations in Coppell together and spread awareness about them. “North Texas Givin...

Virtual College Fair providing opportunities to understand college process

Due to COVID-19, Coppell High School students will be attending virtual college fair this year. The event is from 6-8 p.m. tonight on the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO) website.

Tracy Tran, Photo Assignment Editor

September 17, 2020

From 6 to 8 p.m. today, Coppell High School will hold a Virtual College Fair, allowing students to converse with college representatives and admissions counselors regarding student life, admissions and applications of particular schools. This year, the College Fair will be hosted on the Texas Associat...

Chasing the ‘pawsitives’ of COVID-19

Pets are ready to be adopted at the Coppell Animal Services. During COVID-19, animal adoption has increased as people stay home and are happier to have pets around the house. Photo by Lilly Gorman

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor

September 15, 2020

While the rest of the world is counting the days until COVID-19 is finally over, there are some who may never want it to end: pets. As a result of isolation during the pandemic, many people have been able to spend more time at home and welcome a pet into their family. Animal adoption rates have b...

New Zoom class video rules reigniting learning

On Sept. 1, Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer announced new Zoom video requirements. Coppell ISD students participating in both distance and in-person learning are required to join a Zoom for the first 15 minutes of class.

Blanche Harris, Social Media Manager

September 11, 2020

Imagine this. You are a teacher at Coppell High School, logging onto Zoom and getting ready for a full day of work. Your first class starts. A smatter of students have cameras on and are alert, while everyone else has the video setting off and are unresponsive for the duration of class.  This sc...

District students return to campus, maintain health restrictions

Coppell High School students have lunch while maintaining social distancing during B lunch in the CHS commons on Tuesday. The first day of in-person school started with 27% of Coppell ISD students going back to school and following the public health guidelines strictly.

Tracy Tran, Photo Assignment Editor

September 9, 2020

Tuesday morning, around 27% of students attended in-person school in Coppell ISD with face coverings and followed other public health guidelines from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The school staff and teachers are monitoring social distancing, starting from when students enter the school and go into th...

City council proposes budget for new fiscal year

The city council budget meeting took place on Tuesday. The Coppell city council announced the new budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. Graphic by Blanche Harris

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager

September 9, 2020

On Tuesday, Coppell Mayor Karan Hunt said that the main hindrances of American citizens voting were missing voting deadlines, being unfamiliar with the registration process, and the COVIS-19 pandemic. Hunt declared Sept. 22 as National Voting Registration Day, in order to encourage more Americans to ...

Texas Power Switch Program sparks attention in city residents

Energy consumers can register for the Texas Power Switch service for free via its website, The Coppell City Council recently approved an agreement with iChoosr, a company that shops for electricity providers for residents through its Texas Power Switch program.

Sarah Habib, Staff Writer

September 8, 2020

For Coppell residents, the struggle of changing providers and overpriced electricity bills will come to an end with the recent agreement between the City Council and iChoosr, a company that shops for electricity providers for residents through its Texas Power Switch program, potentially saving residents hu...

Answering in-person schooling questions

Coppell ISD students who chose in-person learning are returning to school tomorrow. High school students will follow a staggered lunch schedule depending on which class they are in.

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor

September 7, 2020

In Coppell ISD, in-person learning begins tomorrow for the students who chose the option on the district’s commitment form. The Sidekick asked Coppell High School students what questions they had about in-person learning and answered them below. Students and parents are also encouraged to view the chec...

Boseman lives on in his cemented legacy

Hollywood actor Chadwick Boseman's famous roles as the Black Panther, Jackie Robinson and Thurgood Marshall are portrayed above. Boseman died on Friday due to colon cancer.

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer

September 2, 2020

On Friday, the world lost Chadwick Boseman. He had secretly been battling colon cancer for the past four years, all while entertaining everyone through film. Through his movies and actions, he has cemented a legacy. "He was humbly fighting this battle that no one knew about and he didn’t seek any s...

Secondary campuses conduct first virtual Curriculum Night

Coppell High School Aquatic Science teacher Davin Conrad speaks virtual Curriculum Night on Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. CISD secondary schools held live Zoom sessions for CHS while CHS9 teachers uploaded videos onto Schoology for parents to watch in their own time. Photo courtesy Hillary Gorman

Akhila Gunturu and Shivi Sharma

September 2, 2020

For Coppell High School assistant principal Zane Porter, Curriculum Night on Monday night was a lot quieter than the years past. Without families to direct and classrooms to walk into, Porter spent his time from 5:30- 7 p.m. visiting teachers’ Zoom meetings and watching them chat through Google Teams....

NBA players’ boycott resonating through Coppell

Coppell senior forward India Howard passes against Irving MacArthur on Jan. 21 in the CHS Arena. Howard is one of many students speaking out on social media in support of the NBA strike.

Anjali Krishna, Co-sports Editor

September 1, 2020

The Milwaukee Bucks’ decision to strike on Aug. 26 - announced just moments before their game against the Orlando Magic - began a domino effect including every remaining playoff team in the NBA.  In just one day, league play came to a standstill in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movemen...