Coppell Student Media

  • The Senior Awards Ceremony is on May 21 in the CHS Arena
  • AP and IB testing ends on May 20
Wes Mays was elected as the new mayor of Coppell in the City Council election on May 1. Brianna Hinojosa-Smith won re-election for Place 2, Kevin Nevels won Place 3, Biju Mathew won Place 6 and Place 3 will go to a runoff between Don Carroll and Davin Bernstein on June 5. Photo by Olivia Cooper

Mays elected Mayor, Place 3 heading to runoff after City Council Election

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor May 11, 2021

A dedication to service was instilled in newly elected Mayor Wes Mays from a very young age. His father served on his hometown’s city council for nine years, and after graduating from Texas A&M...

Coppell ISD Place 6 trustee Tracy Fisher was reelected to the CISD Board of Trustees on Saturday. Fisher beat opponents Sonal Tandale and Sam Wellington and began her fourth term.

Fisher re-elected to school board Place 6

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor May 6, 2021

On Saturday, Coppell ISD Place 6 trustee Tracy Fisher was re-elected to the CISD Board of Trustees with 2,320 votes. Place 6 candidates Sonal Tandale and Sam Wellington received 1,034 and 1,156 votes,...

Kimberly Shuttlesworth was approved as Coppell Independent School District’s new band director on April 26. Shuttlesworth is the Director of Bands for Tom Glenn High School in Leander and  begins  her new role in July.

Shuttlesworth named new Coppell Band director

Angelina Liu, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

On April 26, Coppell ISD Board of Trustees approved Kimberly Shuttlesworth as the district’s new band director. Shuttlesworth replaces Gerard Miller, now CISD’s coordinator of fine arts.  “I...

Common microaggressions against the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community can snowball into violent hate crimes, as evidenced by the Atlanta spa shootings on March 16. The shootings sparked a nationwide reaction against racism and spurred local organizers into action.

COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act passes following waves of anti-Asian sentiment

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor May 6, 2021

On April 22, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan COVID-19 hate crimes bill to enact protections for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.  The bill is a concrete step from the...

Texas Woman’s University awarded its prestigious Chancellor’s Endowed Scholarship to Coppell High School senior Binivaa Manandhar on March 25 in the CHS Arena. Manandhar was the only applicant out of 1,600 to receive the award. Photo by Pranati Kandi

Manandhar receives exclusive TWU’s Chancellor Endowed Scholarship

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor May 4, 2021

When Coppell High School Senior Binivaa Manandhar applied to Texas Woman’s University  in early October, she never dreamed that she would be selected out of 1,600 applicants to be the only recipient...

Coppell High School seniors Natalie Ward, Zoey Darkoch, Makaylie Montague, and Chloe Pham dance to classic dance floor shuffles such as “Single Ladies'' by Beyonce and “Dancing Queen” by ABBA at CHS prom 2021. CHS seniors were able to have a senior prom photo shoot on Saturday night.

Art-Deco photo booth prom highlighting the adaptability of seniors

Angelina Liu , Staff Writer May 2, 2021

The red tarp resembling red carpet rolled out and covered the wooden floors of the Coppell High School Arena. The bright, fluorescent lights dimmed and flashing rainbow colors took their place. An art-deco...

Jade Walker is crowned CHS Prom Queen in 2019 at the AT&T Stadium. Current CHS seniors can attend a unique prom photoshoot on Saturday from 6 p.m to 9 p.m in the arena at CHS.

Unique year brings unique prom celebrations

Angelina Liu, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

As the school year comes to an end, seniors often look forward to traditions such as prom. Due to the risk of COVID-19, the typical packed dance cannot be executed for the class of 2021. However, Coppell...

Coppell High School 2009 graduate Jim Pagels died on April 9 in Washington, D.C. in a bicycle accident. Pagels loved Dallas professional sports, senior shenanigans, playing varsity tennis and producing comedic segments for KCBY-TV.

“Creative genius, master storyteller”: Pagels’ individuality lives on in stories after bicycling accident

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor April 29, 2021

On April 9 in Washington, D.C., Coppell High School 2009 graduate Jim Pagels died in a five-car chain reaction crash while cycling, leaving those who knew him devastated. Pagels was an urban economist,...

Tuesday night, the Coppell City Council met to discuss designating the week of May 16-22 as “National Public Works Week”, approve Obligation Refunding Bonds and amend Chapter 9 Section 1 and 3 for a Dog Tethering Ordinance. Coppell City Council regularly meets every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Photo by Aliya Zakir

Council approves dog tethering ordinance, tax bonds

Shrika Vurimi, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Tuesday evening, the Coppell City Council held a meeting to address the issues and concerns of the citizens of Coppell, such as the Dog Tethering Ordinance and the Obligation Refunding Bonds that needed...

On Monday, Coppell ISD held a board meeting covering topics including 2021-22 enrollment projections and budget process, Strategic Design and parents proposing the removal of the mask mandate. The Sidekick’s Meer Mahfuz goes into detail about these and more in the meeting.

Board meeting dominated by three topics: enrollment, strategic design and budget

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

Monday night’s Coppell ISD board meeting was centered around updates on Strategic Design, the 2021-2022 Budget Process and Enrollment Projections/Demographic’s Report, as well as renewed calls by Coppell...

Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer revealed on Thursday that around 400 seniors were failing classes and in danger of not graduating on time. Administrators and teachers are encouraging students to come to school in person or join classes synchronously and are asking parents to help check students’ grades. Photo by Lilly Gorman.

400 seniors in danger of failing classes, not graduating on time

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor April 27, 2021

Last Thursday afternoon, Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer sent parents and students of the senior class a concerned video message: more than 400 students are at risk of not graduating in May. Springer’s...

New AP, IB exam protocol generate student opinions

New AP, IB exam protocol generate student opinions

Olivia Cooper, Staff Photographer April 26, 2021 Many things have had to change within the last year and exams were no exception, including the Advanced Placement program (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) program.   For...

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