Coppell Student Media

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center to hold parade

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center to hold parade

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

January 17, 2020

On Monday, in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is holding the 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration March/Parade.  The march is one of several events the community center organized to honor Dr. King’s life during the week of Jan. 13...

Fisher using experience to inspire love for students on school board

Fisher using experience to inspire love for students on school board

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor

January 17, 2020

This story is part of a Sidekick series honoring National School Board Appreciation Month, with each component honoring one of the seven members of the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees.  Tracy Fisher currently holds the Place 7 position on the board. ...

Boom! Bang! Pow! Holmes brings comic books to life (with video)

Boom! Bang! Pow! Holmes brings comic books to life (with video)

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor

January 17, 2020

With his walls covered in Frankenstein and Marvel posters and his bookshelves overflowing, Coppell High School English teacher Alexander Holmes’s devotion to storytelling becomes crystal-clear the moment one walks into his classroom.  Now, he is using that devotion to launch a new English clas...

Administration cracking down on tardiness, IDs

Administration cracking down on tardiness, IDs

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

January 17, 2020

With the start of the new semester comes the return of tardy and ID sweeps. Either caught in the hallway after the tardy bell rings or seen without their IDs, students at Coppell High School face new consequences for these actions. If CHS associate principals Sean Bagley or Melissa Arnold see a student w...

North Texans to remember, celebrate 19th Amendment in Dallas Women’s March

North Texans to remember, celebrate 19th Amendment in Dallas Women’s March

Andrés Bear

January 16, 2020

On Sunday at 2 p.m., people will line the streets of Dallas for the fourth annual Dallas Women’s March. Such as last year, the event was organized by state representative Victoria Neaves and Rhetta Bowers - District 207 and District 113 respectively - along with volunteers gathered online. Preparati...

New state tax laws to decrease city general fund by 16 percent if enacted

New state tax laws to decrease city general fund by 16 percent if enacted

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Sixteen percent of Coppell’s yearly budget is in jeopardy due to a new state tax law, according to city manager Mike Land. The new tax law will change tax revenue collected from business sales from origin to destination source.  Currently, cities collect tax from items produced within the municipality, but ci...

Hong Kong protests causing tension worldwide

Hong Kong protests causing tension worldwide

Camila Villarreal, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Since March 2019, Hong Kong has been in disarray over the newly introduced extradition bill, which would allow for those accused or convicted of a crime to be transported to mainland China.  The protesters’ main argument is that the Hong Kong legal system is different than the rest of the coun...

Board approves new calendar for 2020-21, 2021-22 school years

Board approves new calendar for 2020-21, 2021-22 school years

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

On Monday night, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees discussed and adopted the new calendar for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years.  The calendar for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years, dubbed as Option 1 during the meeting, is similar to the 2019-20 calendar. School begins on Wednesday, Aug. 1...

Bird lovers gaining knowledge at Wild Day: Winter Birds

Bird lovers gaining knowledge at Wild Day: Winter Birds

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer

January 12, 2020

Cold weather and early morning snow could not stop bird-lovers from coming to the Biodiversity Education Center during the Wild Day: Winter Birds event Saturday afternoon. “The purpose of Wild Days in general is a family-friendly event program where we open our door and people can come in, drop i...

Severe weather threat leading to multiple cancellations

Severe weather threat leading to multiple cancellations

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor

January 10, 2020

Although many Coppell High School students planned to be competing in basketball games or traveling to their debate tournament tonight, these activities were canceled by Coppell ISD’s administration due to impending weather, including possible thunderstorms and even tornados.  All basketball g...

Wild Day: Winter Birds to gather bird lovers

Wild Day: Winter Birds to gather bird lovers

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer

January 10, 2020

Starting from 2014, the Biodiversity Education Center started hosting Wild Bird days with multiple themes. Continuing the tradition, the Biodiversity Education Center is hosting Wild Day: Winter Birds 2020 from 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow at its education hall indoor area. “[Wild Day: Winter Birds event] seems very...