Coppell Student Media

Anxiety among teens: disorder increasingly prevalent nowadays

Anxiety among teens: disorder increasingly prevalent nowadays

Gracie Blackwell, Business Manager

February 24, 2018


Filed under Enterprise, News

Coppell High School senior Penelope* knew something was wrong when she was worried about a piece of fruit being stuck in her throat in the third grade.   She did not realize she was seeing a therapist until a little later in her life.   The reality is that many people are sufferi...

Preserving the past

Preserving the past

Tanya Raghu, Enterprise Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Enterprise, News, Showcase

A version of this story was featured in The Sidekick’s December print issue. Joe Shirley, Bethel Road Barber Shop owner and Coppell resident since 1979, has seen it, live through it, and even documented Coppell’s transformation from a small town to its present state as a bustling suburb.   Des...

Impact of #MeToo movement trickles down from Hollywood, mainstream media (Part I)

Impact of #MeToo movement trickles down from Hollywood, mainstream media (Part I)

Tanya Raghu, Enterprise Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Enterprise, In-Depth, News, Showcase

Editor's note: This story is a part of The Sidekick series on the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment. It began last fall when sexual assault allegations were brought up against media mogul Harvey Weinstein. Then, the termination of television figure Charlie Rose after in-house allegations of sexua...

Finding value through pain

Finding value through pain

Tanya Raghu, Enterprise Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under Enterprise, Showcase

Growing up, if asked what she wanted to be, former Coppell resident Pam Cope did not say a doctor, teacher or astronaut. She said a wife and a mother.   When she made her vows to unconditionally love her husband, Randy Cope, she was sure to fulfill her promise.   Even if it mea...

Blurred circumstances: From campus to company, consequences for vaping cross loose lines

Blurred circumstances: From campus to company, consequences for vaping cross loose lines

Amelia Vanyo, Editor-In-Chief

November 9, 2017


Filed under Enterprise, News, Showcase

The thick, sweet fruity smell fills my head as I step into the bathroom. A girl swipes at the air and slyly pockets a silver device as the space in front of her becomes smudged and blurry.   The problem staring Coppell in the face: A look into roadblocks associated with reinforcement of rules ...

Coppell Rewind: A flashback to iconic points of interest, historical establishments

Coppell Rewind: A flashback to iconic points of interest, historical establishments

Lili Lomas and Christine Zacuai

October 31, 2017


Filed under Enterprise, News

Coppell, Texas. A city now synonymous with oversized T-shirts and George Coffee + Provisions, was once a small farming community centered around today’s Grapevine Springs Park. Since the city’s humble beginnings in the early 1880s, it has seen tremendous growth in population, land and business y...

Unconventional funding means for smaller student groups, simplification of funding methods (part 2)

Unconventional funding means for smaller student groups, simplification of funding methods (part 2)

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


Filed under Enterprise, News

While booster clubs come to mind as the powerhouse of large athletic programs, a booster club is behind almost every successful program at Coppell High School ranging from the solar car team to the football program.   Booster clubs are not only an effective alternative source of income fo...

Bringing the art back

Bringing the art back

Joseph Krum, Executive Enterprise Editor

May 23, 2017


Filed under Enterprise, News

Coppell ISD Superintendent Dr. Mike Waldrip and the district human resources team has approved a contract for a fourth art teacher at Coppell High School, which will allow the campus to add four art classes back to the 2017-18 course guide.   The cutting of the classes, which includes Art II Painting, Art ...

College Series: Simple recipes to make transition easier

College Series: Simple recipes to make transition easier

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor

May 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Enterprise, Recipes

As seniors head off to college this summer, one of the most bothersome changes may be the lack of meals made by our parents. In order to make this transition smoother, I have included a few starter recipes to make if you are feeling the hunger pains late at night.   Since big colleges often have a few amenities t...

Finding strength

Finding strength

Riley Galloway, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Enterprise, News, Showcase

Blue and red lights were flashing outside the window, I could see several police cars lined up around our curved driveway. I was nervous, thinking to myself ‘what is going to happen? Will my family be OK? Did this really just happen?’   Moments before, my mom was lying on the bathroom floor, a victim...

The Big Bus Switch: What it means for the students who ride the buses, and for those who drive them

The Big Bus Switch: What it means for the students who ride the buses, and for those who drive them

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2017


Filed under Enterprise, News, Showcase

When Tracy Denton’s daughter turned 3, she took her along to work - a memory both she and the students on her daily school bus route enjoyed. In her 13 years of driving school buses for Coppell students, Denton could never dream of doing anything else. Now, she’s not so sure. “It’s hope...

College Series: Dorm room hacks to make freshman move in day easier

College Series: Dorm room hacks to make freshman move in day easier

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Enterprise

It is not a secret that dorm rooms are small. Many find themselves sharing a room smaller than their’s at home with another person. With space being limited and restrictions on what to bring, it becomes a difficult task in designing a comfortable environment. Coppell High School graduates deliver...