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Mapping COVID-19: adopting manual, technological means of contact tracing

Coppell ISD conducts manual contact tracing, in which a team of four district leaders receive phone calls and answer questions from administrators and nurses across 18 campuses daily. NOVID, a COVID-19 radar mobile application developed by Carnegie Mellon University associate professor Dr. Po-Shen Loh, was pitched to CISD in August, but the district is not planning to adopt it at this time.
Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor December 1, 2020

One positive case.  One student, walking the carpeted halls of Coppell High School, sitting down for lunch and going home to siblings and parents.  One student, unwittingly spreading the virus...

Adding texture to paint

Coppell High School senior Cameron Reid plays guitar at Andy Brown Park East on Oct. 21. Coppell has a rich history in the arts whether it be performing or visual.
Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor November 5, 2020

In 1999, a small, unused fire station was converted to Coppell’s first Center for the Arts. Twenty-one years later, in the midst of a pandemic, the first, brand new Coppell Arts Center had its opening...

The ramifications, realizations of racial inequality

Coppell residents hold signs in the sky to protest against racial inequality on Sandy Lake Road on June 6. Coppell has recently experienced a burst of advocacy against racial inequality after the death of George Floyd.
Shreya Beldona, Executive enterprise editor October 1, 2020

Discrimination. “I can take a joke,” Coppell High School sophomore Faith Smith said. “But I can’t take racism disguised as a joke.”  Whether the intention behind acts of discrimination...

Coppell’s blooming business scene: present condition, tackling COVID-19 and future ambitions

Coppell has made a name for itself in the local business scene, with a growing business economy and pro-business attitude. The city government hopes to continue attracting businesses and building its image.
Akif Abidi, Staff Writer May 15, 2020

Coppell is a prime example of the tremendous growth North Texas cities have been experiencing the past few decades-- booming from approximately 16,000 residents to 42,000 residents in the last 30 years. As...

To hook ‘em or to gig ‘em

On March 26 at Grapevine Springs Park, Coppell High School senior Leo Swaldi, who is attending A&M this fall, takes a photo with CHS senior Rushil Nakkana, who is attending UT Austin. With the rise in competitiveness of acceptances, CHS students’ have increased flexibility in which of the two colleges they apply to and are less bound by family traditions.
Victoria Hertel, Staff Writer May 7, 2020

After decades of devotion to college tradition in the footsteps of relatives or friends, Coppell students have increased flexibility in which Texas colleges they apply to because of rising competitiveness...

Keeping your distance

Due to COVID-19, events such as Prom, concerts and sporting events were cancelled. On March 21, Dallas County mandated that only essential services are to remain open as per social distancing measures.
Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor April 17, 2020

At 11 a.m., Kelly's Texican Grill owner Lawrence Kelly pushes open his restaurant’s door, his footsteps breaking the silence that surrounds the unmoved chairs and tables. Sunlight seeps through the windows...

V is for vegan

Coppell High School senior CJ Konwe eats a meatless burger. Veganism/plant-based eating is becoming more popular due to a changing culture and increased dining options.
Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer April 3, 2020

It is the little asterisk, the green leaf, the “v,” the check mark to look for. It is a symbol of inclusivity, a respite from the alienation faced when going out. It is what plant-based eaters/vegans...

Next generation of artists flourishing through evolving visual design fields

Digital design programs such as Adobe Photoshop can be used to recreate physical pieces of art, including this mural in Downtown Carrollton depicting the Plaza Arts Center. Digital art has become a more popular medium in the art world throughout the last few decades, creating a new platform for artists.
Shravya Mahesh, Entertainment Editor March 1, 2020

Bold strokes of vivid color. Clean, orderly lines sweeping from top to bottom. A cursor tracing the edges of an object. A screen, a mouse and a hand. This is the modern reality of art.  In a rapidly...

Venturing into the era of artificial intelligence: humanity’s doom or greatest ally? (Part 1)

Artificial intelligence is one of the fastest growing technologies in today’s age. As it progresses, more debates have arisen concerning the safety and true potential of AI. Graphic by Cristina Gomez.
Akif Abidi, Staff Writer February 1, 2020

  From portable virtual reality headsets to self-landing space rockets, new technological advancements are popping up right and left in today’s age. However, among the expanding sea of innovation,...

Venturing into the era of artificial intelligence: the other side of the coin (Parts 2, 3, 4)

Artificial intelligence is one of the most up-and-coming technologies of the decade. The Sidekick staff writer Akif Abidi shares his thoughts about the future of AI becoming humanity’s next big invention.
Akif Abidi, Staff Writer February 1, 2020

  This is part of a four-part news feature package. Click here to read part one.   Though the idea of an AI-driven car is often criticized, it's hard to ignore that 95 percent of...

Coloring in the lines

Sports such as softball, cross country, soccer, swimming and football all have races that are stereotyped as participants. These racial patterns can be seen both on a professional and high school level.
Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor January 1, 2020

Throughout the world, about 200 sports are internationally recognized. In total, there are an estimated 800 sports throughout the world, including regional and specialized sports. Just as those smaller-scale...

Electing the decade’s first president

Candidates Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are campaigning for the 2020 Democratic primaries. Issues including college debt forgiveness, climate change and abortion are of central discussion. Photos courtesy commons.wikimedia.org and Flickr.
Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer December 5, 2019

Only about 1% of the American population lives in the little midwestern state. Its rolling waves of maize largely shy away from the cameras. But once every four years, a media army sets up base in Iowa....

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