Coppell Student Media

Spanish students prepare as AP exam nears

Spanish students prepare as AP exam nears

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019


Filed under News

Tomorrow is a big day for AP Spanish Language and Culture students as they will be taking their exam to conclude four years of Spanish courses. Eligio Mares is the sole AP Spanish Language and Culture teacher at Coppell High School. He emphasizes the importance of oral fluency and prepares his students...

Turning Point sees largest graduating class of the year

Turning Point sees largest graduating class of the year

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019


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Thirty Coppell ISD students are embarking on their future, and at the same time, a part of Victory Place's history: they are the largest graduating class under the management of current Principal Jeff Minn. “We typically see a larger group graduate on the third nine weeks and a lot of it has to...

CISD Board approves new technology plan for students next year

CISD Board approves new technology plan for students next year

Ryan Dyke, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019


Filed under CISD Board Meetings, News

On Monday night, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees met to discuss the new technology plan, the Coppell Middle School East field and future Coppell High School renovations. CMS East recently implemented a new plan to close off the field on weekends and leave it open on the weekdays. This plan ...

More than just math class: Epidemic of addiction among family, friends pushes Behlen to share important message of sobriety with students

More than just math class: Epidemic of addiction among family, friends pushes Behlen to share important message of sobriety with students

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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An uncle, two brothers and others in his extended family were jailed or died because of drug addiction. Heroin and cocaine had been killers of his kin. He watched as family members drifted in and out of jail. With struggles breathing down his neck, CHS9 math teacher James Behlen made a choice to make a change. ...

On the Spot: New policy exempts students taking AP exams from class finals (with video)

On the Spot: New policy exempts students taking AP exams from class finals (with video)

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under News, On the Spot

Just ahead of AP/IB testing and with finals quickly approaching, the Coppell High School administration announced a new exemption policy late last week. The policy states that students taking an AP exam for a class are not required to take the class’ final exam. “By taking the AP test, they now qualify f...

City Council touches on homelessness in Coppell

City Council touches on homelessness in Coppell

Karen Lu, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News

On Tuesday night, Chief Executive Officer of Metrocrest Services Tracy Eubanks gave a presentation to the Coppell City Council, revealing that there are two known regularly homeless individuals within Coppell. From the core values to recently discovered statistics, Eubanks’ presentation covered the...

Jund moving to assistant AD role next school year

Jund moving to assistant AD role next school year

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

April 24, 2019


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On Monday, Coppell High School Principal Dr. Nicole Jund was announced as the new Coppell ISD assistant athletic director after serving two years leading the CHS campus. CISD Superintendent Brad Hunt announced the changes in the administrative leadership in a district wide announcement stating “[Jund’s] exte...

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...