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The official student news site of Coppell High School

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There are many events in high school that many consider as important to attend to “complete” the high school experience, but students may feel pressured to attend these events. The Sidekick editorial board thinks students should be able to do what makes them happy to have fun in high school instead of succumbing to peer pressure.

Editorial: The DIY high school experience

Editorial Board May 12, 2022

Four years of high school culminate at the end of a student’s senior year. It is a time to celebrate the end of an era and usher in a new chapter. However, this coming-of-age experience is often determined...

Coppell High School bathrooms do not provide feminine hygiene products, limiting accessibility for students. The Sidekick editorial board thinks pads and tampons should be available in the bathroom for free to help students when they need it.

Editorial: Provide complimentary feminine products in school bathrooms

Editorial Board April 1, 2022

When it comes to biological necessities, it is essential for schools to support students. While Coppell High School  offers a plethora of services and resources for its students to thrive, one specific...

Some students debate current events and policy in school, while others are largely clueless about the news. The Sidekick editorial board thinks students should educate themselves appropriately.

It’s all about the details

Editorial Board February 11, 2022

As students, there is a weight on our shoulders for being the next leaders of the world. Whether it be choosing the leaders or becoming them, the future of tomorrow lies in the hands of the current  generations....

Coppell ISD had a lockdown drill in November and a fire drill in October. The Sidekick editorial board thinks students need to take school safety more seriously in order to be prepared for dangerous circumstances.

Editorial: Drill in on safety

Editorial Board December 15, 2021

On Oct. 6, an 18-year-old student opened fire at his high school in Arlington, killing one student and wounding one teacher. This is one of 21 high school shootings in the United States since August. On...

Many students take classes to boost their GPA or help their college applications. The Sidekick editorial board thinks high school students should be using their courses as a way to explore their interests instead.

Editorial: Use classes as an avenue for exploring interests

Editorial Board November 4, 2021

From forensic science to psychology, Coppell High School offers a variety of classes to accommodate students’ interests, no matter what that might be. Out of the 36 total Advanced Placement classes established...

Technology allows younger generations easy access to explicit content, which can affect maturity. The Sidekick thinks this increased exposure shapes growth and learning negatively.

Editorial: The kids are all grown up

Editorial Board October 1, 2021

Hey Siri. What’s the weather like today?  In an increasingly digital world, technology has become an essential part of everyday life. Long gone are the days of walking outside to test the weather,...

Generation Z has experienced several significant events that have exposed them to the real world. The Sidekick editorial board discusses why this new generation calls for a different way to educate and to learn.

Editorial: Our futures are not a group project

Editorial Board May 14, 2021

Generation Z is an x variable in the equation of the modern world. The oldest Gen Z is 24 years old, the youngest is 9. Not only are we mostly in the dark about what makes us unique as a generation, we’re...

The winter storm that hit Texas from Feb. 13-17 caused a lot of damage throughout a state not prepared for such severe weather. People within the state and around the country have been empathetic towards those affected and offered shelter in order to help.

Editorial: Snow melted our hearts

Editorial Board April 2, 2021

As numerous Coppell residents huddled under layers of blankets, it was easy to focus only on the moments they were living right then. The lack of power,  risk of burst pipes, inability to travel on snow-covered...

While society moves into a more progressive era, many minority groups do not feel included. The Sidekick editorial board thinks that a more inclusive community will benefit everyone.

Editorial: An inclusive community is a strong community

Editorial Board February 11, 2021

“Get back in the closet.” Regret. “Go back to your country.” Shame.  It’s 2021, a year where we are still dealing with a global pandemic, a year with a new president, a year where...

While Coppell ISD campuses have COVID-19 protocols and precautions, it is not possible for CISD to enforce them when students are not in school. The Sidekick editorial board thinks community guidelines should be created and followed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, even if inconvenient.

Editorial: Writing off COVID-19

Editorial Board December 31, 2020

Since March, Coppell has been forced to limit daily life in order to protect its citizens and keep businesses alive, all in order to restore normality sooner rather than later. This is due, in part, to...

The majority of Texas school districts, including Coppell ISD, teach abstinence-only or, in most cases, no sex education at all. The Sidekick editorial board thinks students should be taught sex education in school.

Editorial: Time for sex education to return to schools

Editorial Board November 5, 2020

Ignorance is not bliss, particularly when it compromises the safety and well being of others. Given that the only sex education we have had in Coppell is the puberty video in elementary school and the...

Editorial: Treat COVID-19 as a resource instead of a curse (with video)

Editorial Board October 2, 2020

What does not kill you makes you stronger.  While we should take the time to recognize and grieve what we have lost because of COVID-19, we need to shed some light on the situation so we do not drown...

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