Coppell Student Media

Freshmen athletes conforming to high school athletics after initial scheduling issues

Freshmen athletes conforming to high school athletics after initial scheduling issues

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under CHS9, News

Before basketball season came to an end late February, CHS9 freshman boys basketball player Anthony Black’s school schedule was a monotonous grind. Black woke up early in the morning to get to Coppell High School to train with his team. As the clock hit 9:55 a.m., the freshman would rush to the showers and change before his other t...

Coppell Model UN surpasses expectations with unprecedented wins

Coppell Model UN surpasses expectations with unprecedented wins

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Walking across the stage amidst roaring applause, Coppell High School students Sahana Rao, Athira Suresh and Bikal Sharma were chosen as first place winners for the Best Delegate Award at the SCIMUN conference, along with third-place winners Roma Mazumdar and Neil Upreti for the Honorable Delegate Awar...

Past visits to storied cathedral bring fire closer to home for staff, students

Past visits to storied cathedral bring fire closer to home for staff, students

Charlotte Vanyo, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under News

On Monday, at around 12 p.m. many classes at Coppell High School were brought to a sudden halt as teachers learned of the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. As mournful posts began to flood social media and stories and updates were released, the news of the fire began to spread. The c...

Coppell Student Media wins Best Website, celebrates 10 year anniversary of first win

Coppell Student Media wins Best Website, celebrates 10 year anniversary of first win

Andrés Bear

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On Thursday afternoon, with excitement in the air and phone notifications on high, The Sidekick staff members were greeted to Coppell Student Media being awarded Best Website in the 2018-19 Dallas Morning News High School Journalism Competition.   Coppell Student Media was launched in 2008 as a...

Clearing the smoke

Clearing the smoke

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

A feeling of extreme lightheadedness, mind buzzing with the brightness of the surrounding world, the smallest occurrences warranting a giggle. Those euphoric highs plummeting to withdrawn, desperate lows. Such is the cycle of addiction induced by e-cigarettes and vaping, causing the intake of drugs with d...

CHS students place second in state science fair with solution for the global water crisis

CHS students place second in state science fair with solution for the global water crisis

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under News

For the first time in the past 10 years, CHS ranked in Texas Science and Engineering Fair(TXSEF), an annual statewide science fair at Texas University on March 29, thanks to the efforts of CHS junior Tom Vazhekatt, brother sophomore Zach Vazhekatt and sophomore Karthik Karuppiah. Finishing second in the Plants Science division of TX...

Standing in the wake of devastation (Part 3)

Standing in the wake of devastation (Part 3)

Kelly Wei, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, News

CHS senior Farris Ali does not pray five times a day, as is traditionally custom, but he does visit the Irving Islamic Center every Friday and strives to pray at least once or twice daily. He practices Ramadan, but doesn’t adhere to the belief that drinking or sex before marriage is wrong. “My par...

Standing in the wake of devastation (Part 2)

Standing in the wake of devastation (Part 2)

Kelly Wei, Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, News

As an internationally-renown mosque, the VRIC is led by some of the country’s most influential Islamic speakers, such as imams Issa and Omar Suleiman, who collectively boast a social media following of over 1.5 million and regularly travel the country to speak at events. In fact, Suleiman, who was unav...

Year of research, preparation culminates in debate UIL state tournament

Year of research, preparation culminates in debate UIL state tournament

Karen Lu, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under News

On March 23, two teams from Coppell High School participated in the UIL Cross Examination Debate state meet at the University of Texas at Austin. The first team, consisting of CHS senior Jayashree Ganesan and junior Prayaag Gupta, reached the quarterfinals, while sophomore Arnav Kashyap and junior Va...

City of Coppell discusses new mural regulations for Old Town Coppell

City of Coppell discusses new mural regulations for Old Town Coppell

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under News

One of the main reasons Jacaranda Gift Shop owner Sarah Carrick wants a mural on the building is to draw attention. Carrick said she has a basic idea for the mural since last January but did not want to be very specific so that the final idea would still follow the city’s new mural regulations. ...

Shattered Dreams to interact with students, teach impact of drunk driving

Shattered Dreams to interact with students, teach impact of drunk driving

Claire Clements, Editorial Page Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under News

On Thursday, Coppell High School, in collaboration with the Shattered Dreams program and the Coppell Police Department, is hosting an daylong event, highlighted by a mock accident and short film, to show the deadly effects of drinking and driving.   The presentation begins in the CHS arena at ...