• Board of Trustees meeting Jan. 24
  • City Council meeting Jan. 25
  • Voice recital Jan. 26-27
  • SpongeBob the Musical Jan. 28-Feb. 6
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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

CHS9 student Sri Mayukha Yadavalli edits a future talk show at Starbucks in Coppell on Nov. 13. On her talk show, Yadavalli interviews and discusses the lives of individuals that have an impact on our world. Photo by Meghna Kulkarni

Yadavalli lends her mic to quiet talents

Deepti Patil December 8, 2021

CHS9 student Sri Mayukha Yadavalli has begun her journey to create her own talk show outside of being a high achieving student. Yadavalli hopes to one day have her own talk show and wants to follow the...

Coppell High School AP U.S. history teacher Joshua Chanin teaches his first period class on Nov. 19. Chanin is a new teacher at CHS and went to school in Coppell ISD.

Teacher of the Week: Chanin teaching at CHS after graduation from New Tech

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer December 1, 2021

After graduating from New Tech High @ Coppell in 2012, AP U.S. history teacher Joshua Chanin returned to CISD this year. With one year of teaching experience behind him as a college history professor...

CHS9 biology teacher Hannah Dooley explains the “creating a baby alien” assignment to freshman Joaquin Cedillo where students flip a coin to determine whether their alien receives a dominant or recessive trait in J116 on Thursday. Dooley was named the October 2021 Teacher of the Month for her passion to make learning engaging for her students.

CHS9 October teacher spotlight making transition into high school sciences more engaging

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

After a year of prior teaching experience as a STEM teacher at UME Preparatory Academy in Dallas, CHS9 biology teacher Hannah Dooley is finding new ways to make the first year of high school science...

Coppell cross country warms up with a one mile jog on Tuesday at Buddy Echols field. Coppell High School junior Tahir Ali (center) is returning from an injury and perseveres to improve every morning.

Student of the Week: Ali strives to cultivate dedication, support teammates in pursuit of excellence

Nathan Cheng, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Coppell High School junior runner Tahir Ali is a dedicated team player and student athlete. He has been running cross country for four years and is a volunteer at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science...

Coppell assistant Nicholas Shaw coaches a defense tactic to the Coppell boys basketball team during practice on Tuesday. Shaw coaches the boys basketball team and teaches ninth grade geography.

Coach’s Box: Shaw teaches athletes to have no limits

Nathan Cheng, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

After coaching college basketball at Stephen F. Austin for five years, Coppell assistant Nicholas Shaw began coaching basketball at Arlington Bowie. He came to Coppell in 2015, where he also began teaching...

CHS9 principles of health science teacher Bill Borowski helps CHS9 student Monica Morales create a QR code during first period on 10/26. Borowski, after leaving the education industry for 10 years, returned to teaching health science four years ago.

CHS9 September Teacher Spotlight introducing students to new interests

Nathan Cheng, Staff Writer October 31, 2021

After a 10 year hiatus, CHS9 health science teacher Bill Borowski has returned to teaching with a new desire to bring students into his passion for health. Borowski received his teaching certification...

Coppell High School honors precalculus and honors algebra II teacher Farzin Farzad teaches three variable systems during eighth period class on Thursday. Farzad is a new teacher at CHS and previously worked at Dallas College as an adjunct professor and the director of instructional support areas.

Farzad follows family tradition of teaching

Olivia Cooper, Staff Photographer September 20, 2021

Coppell Honors precalculus and Honors algebra II teacher Farzin Farzad is a new teacher to Coppell ISD. Prior to this year, he worked at Dallas College as an adjunct professor and the director of instructional...

Coppell High School algebra II teacher Alec Nguyen Bui introduces characteristics of functions to his fourth period class on Monday. Bui is a new teacher at CHS and he graduated from the University of North Texas in December.

Bui breaks down his first week as an algebra II teacher

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor August 27, 2021

Coppell High School algebra II teacher Alec Bui has taught at CHS since the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year. This will be his first full year as a teacher since graduating from the University...

Coppell High School AP English III teacher Emily Pickrell holds a tutoring session over the topic of rhetorical analysis on Thursday in C hall. Pickrell tries to balance this year’s new changes whilst ensuring her students gain skills that can be used in future endeavors from her class.

Pickrell hoping students grow as thinkers, writers

Manasa Mohan, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

Coppell High School AP English III teacher Emily Pickrell has taught at  CHS for three years and at Coppell Middle School East for two years. Every year, Pickrell finds herself fascinated by the new...

Coppell High School aerobic activities and dance I teacher Julie Stralow leads her sixth period class through aerobics warm-ups on April 23 in the small gym. Starlow was selected by The Sidekick staff as the sixth Teacher of the Issue for the 2020-21 school year.

Stralow strives to teach students to enjoy the movement of dance

Manasa Mohan, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

Coppell High School dance and aerobics teacher Julie Stralow was selected by The Sidekick staff as its Teacher of the Issue. Starting her teaching career at CHS in November 2003 as a long-term substitute...

Coppell High School junior Sejal Goyal is the president of the Food for Thought Club and has a passion for spreading culture through food. The club educates youth about culture through a culinary field while giving back to the community.

Goyal sprinkling awareness on various holidays through food creations

Drishti Gupta, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

In October, Coppell High School junior Sejal Goyal started the Food for Thought Club, sponsored by Carla Martinez, with an intent to spread awareness of various holidays and traditions around the world....

Coppell High School senior Qiling Yeo organized the Virtual Club Expo in November. Yeo receives student of the week for helping put together zoom meetings alongside a Student Council representative and CHS head counselor Ann Cinelli for new CHS students in the fall semester. Photo by Nandini Muresh

Yeo constructing community for new students

Manasa Mohan, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

In April,  Coppell High School senior Qiling Yeo created a Zoom session in which new students to CHS could meet one another and interact to get to know each other better. With the help of lead counselor...

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