Coppell Student Media

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Passion makes perfect

Professional makeup artist Leslie Hernandez (left) concentrates as she does 2018 Miss Texas United States Andrea Fox’s makeup. Ricky Mitchell (right) walks through the music of FUMC’s upcoming musical, “The Beauty and the Beast.” The Sidekick’s Camila Villarreal encourages readers to pursue their passions and not chase the big bucks.

Camila Villarreal, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

Scientists define happiness as having satisfaction or meaning in your life. Studies show after post-war depressions, an increase in household incomes correlated to growth in happiness, but only for a limited amount of time.   Money has long-term effects on a person’s contentment only if it remo...

Con: Raising the budget for NASA

NASA received $19 billion in funds in 2017, while there is plenty of financial unrest in the world. With a cut NASA budget, more charitable organizations could be aided in a mission to bring help for those in need.

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

According to a study conducted by UNICEF, 20,000 children die from living in poverty each day. People all over the world are starving to death, and while those of us who are financially well-off wonder when we will have our chance to send a man to Mars, the people in poverty that are dying from hunge...

Pro: Raising the budget for NASA

American institutions such as NASA and SpaceX are currently leading the exploration and study of space. Lately, there has been talk about reducing or increasing the budget for NASA. Coppell High School juniors Andrés Bear and Nolan Sanders stand on opposite sides of the argument.

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

Humanity’s fascination with the deep, starry unknown has followed the species since the early stages of its history. The forefathers of stargazing established the need to study our black sky and its twinkling lights. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was founded in 1958 by the...

Pro: Protesting is more than just effective, it is necessary

Students protest as a demonstration of support for tighter gun control.  The student-led March for Our Lives took place in downtown Dallas on March 24, resulting in a turn out of about 5,000 people.

Camila Villarreal, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

Protests induce change.   Three simple words can cause heated arguments at the dinner table. Headlines flash with immediate news of the Women’s March and the Time’s Up movement and everyone suddenly has an opinion about everything.   This is nothing we have not seen befor...

Pro/Con: Protesting

Amongst the provinces of South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal is recorded with the highest number of violent protests while the Free State has the lowest number. Public protests have grown more violent over the past five years, causing police to look past other serious crimes.

October 11, 2018

Con: Violence creates protests, protests create violence

Amongst the provinces of South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal is recorded with the highest number of violent protests while the Free State has the lowest number. Public protests have grown more violent over the past five years, causing police to look past other serious crimes.

Ryan Dyke, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

In theory, protesting or demonstration is a good idea. It is protected by the Constitution and can incite change, but reality is different from theory. In reality, protesting is not a good idea to further a cause. It is nearly impossible to control a protest because of the sheer amount of people w...

New high school: Possible solution or terrible mistake?

Sidekick staff members Shreya Beldona and Nico Reyes discuss the benefits and downfalls of building a new high school in Coppell. These downsides include high construction and transportation costs, while the benefits include fixing crowded hallways and decreasing class sizes.

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

The hallways of Coppell High School during passing period are full of life, bustling with students on their way to next class. Some might say the hallways are too packed.   The solution seems simple: build another high school. But is that what Coppell really needs right now?   ...

It is time for a change: Coppell is in great need of a new high school

Coppell High School students return to class from lunch. CHS is home to over 4,000 students and staff.

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

At Coppell High School, our hallways are bustling with people; conversations are loud and blurred, and you can occasionally hear the sound of a kid playing a straw kazoo in the sea of teenage stress.  The halls smell of excessive Axe and not-so-discreet sweat stains. It is impossible to block out t...

Pro/con: Standardized testing

KD College Prep is facility that tutors students for the SAT and ACT, standardized tests that most high school students take before college. Coppell High School sophomores Claire Clements and Nicholas Pranske explore the benefits and drawbacks of standardized testing.

Nick Pranske and Claire Clements

April 6, 2018

Working hard or hardly working? The various ways students use release periods

Coppell High School junior William Leslie spends his morning release period listening to showtunes on his laptop. This year, Coppell High School sophomores, juniors and seniors have the option of a release period in their schedule.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017

  Coppell High School offers release periods to sophomores, juniors and seniors. During these 50 or 90 minute periods, students can either leave campus or stay on campus and use the time as a free period. There are both pros and cons to this system of using release periods.   Pros   ...