Coppell Student Media

  • Commitment form for third nine weeks is available today for those changing their commitments, due Dec. 9
  • Dec. 11 is an early dismissal day in CISD (Elementary: 12:30 p.m., Middle: 1 p.m., High: 1:40 p.m.)

Health science students plant foundations for community garden, food pantry

A campus garden at CHS9 has been in talks since the 2018-2019 year opened the campus. This year, through the Coppell ISD Give for Grants initiative, students involved in Principles of Health Science started grants of $3,158 and $2,105 to fund a campus garden and food pantry. Photo illustration by Samantha Freeman and Akhila Gunturu
Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor December 1, 2020

Coppell ISD houses gardens on several campuses across the district, providing fresh and healthy food options for students. Joining the district garden initiative this year is CHS9, with a grant to...

Opinion: Don’t fear to tear

Crying is stigmatized in society and is often perceived as a sign of weakness. The Sidekick photo assignment editor Tracy Tran believes the stigma around crying in public should be removed. Photo illustration by Sally Parampottil
Tracy Tran, Photo Assignment Editor November 19, 2020

This story is written for my cat, Lily, who died in 2016. It became one of my unforgettable memories and I experience judgment from other people when I cry every year in remembrance of him. As tears...

Understanding mental, physical aspects of pacing, distance racing

Coppell junior Lane Jacobs stays ahead of a pack at the Coppell Invitational on Sept. 4, 2019 at the course at Coppell Middle School West.
Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor November 16, 2020

Whether pushing off the starting block for a 500-yard freestyle or starting a 5K run alongside many others, distinct patterns emerge as long-distance racers compete using various strategies tailored to...

Adding texture to paint

Coppell High School senior Cameron Reid plays guitar at Andy Brown Park East on Oct. 21. Coppell has a rich history in the arts whether it be performing or visual.
Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor November 5, 2020

In 1999, a small, unused fire station was converted to Coppell’s first Center for the Arts. Twenty-one years later, in the midst of a pandemic, the first, brand new Coppell Arts Center had its opening...

Election Day stirring speculation about delayed results in evolving political climate

A voter shows his brochure for District 115 State Representative candidate Karyn Brownlee at Coppell Town Center. Today is Election Day, with seven polling locations open in Coppell, including the Coppell Town Center, Coppell Arts Center, Wilson Elementary, Mockingbird Elementary, Lakeside Elementary, Riverchase Elementary and Cottonwood Creek Elementary.
Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor November 3, 2020

Polling locations across the country opened for the final time in 2020 this morning for Election Day. In Coppell, seven locations: Wilson Elementary, Lakeside Elementary, Cottonwood Creek Elementary, Riverchase...

KCBY livestreams making Coppell sports a click away (with video)

Coppell High School junior Hally Leonard and CHS senior Rohan Jani operate cameras in the press box for the KCBY-TV livestream of the homecoming football game against Plano West at Buddy Echols Field on Friday. This year, KCBY is livestreaming every home football, volleyball, basketball and soccer games match for people to watch from their homes.
Sapna Amin, Staff Writer November 3, 2020

With the subtle adjustment of a camera lens and the dedicated camera running alongside the ball, the cheer of the adoring crowd can come to life on a cell phone. Thanks to the KCBY-TV crew and special...

Secret ingredient is Ginger

Grapevine business owner Ginger Blazek shares helpful flavor tips in her kitchen where she runs her new business, Baked By Ginger, on Sunday. The Sidekick staff writer Sreeja Mudumby explores Blazek’s journey of running former Coppell bakery Zenzero for eight years.
Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager October 29, 2020

The smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies in the oven. The perfect pink dollop of icing on the top of a cake. The smiling faces of people who take their bite of a warm, soft, doughy cinnamon roll. True...

Opinion: People of color and women have suffered enough

Women and people of color still face discrimination both in our community and globally. The Sidekick staff writer Varshitha Korrapolu discusses their struggles and how we can help minimize them in Coppell.
Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer October 23, 2020

We are all human beings. We all bleed the same. People of color have taken risks in attempt to achieve equal opportunities just like anyone else. Their fight has inspired women and other groups to take...

Cowboy fight never dies

Coppell High School seniors Tallulah Rushton, Maura Valentine and Maggie Castranova design their senior overalls for the 2020-2021 school year. Despite COVID-19, seniors are still making their senior overalls to keep the Coppell tradition going.
Tracy Tran, Photo Assignment Editor October 20, 2020

With the cancellation of anticipated events for the 2020-21 school year such as senior prom and spring sporting events due to COVID-19, the class of 2020 ended its four years at high school in an unexpected...

Youth politics collective amplifying students voices for change

Coppell High School sophomores Shrayes Gunna, Zachary Li, Siya Sangani, Hunniya Ahmad and Alexis Sibanda hold up voting forms used at voting drives at Andy Brown East on Saturday. They are all founders of the Coppell High School Youth Politics Club, dedicated to discussing political opinions while hosting voting drives.
Angelina Liu, Staff Writer October 16, 2020

Editor's note: Youth Politics Collective is not associated or listed as an official club by Coppell High School. With increasing civil unrest over multiple topics, students at Coppell High School have...

Latina and beyond

CHS9 Spanish teacher Rosa Brown explains an upcoming project to a student during fifth period on Oct. 2. Brown immigrated from Chihuahua, Mexico and is a Spanish II teacher at CHS9.
Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager October 5, 2020

As she waves goodbye to the beaches and swaying trees of Mexico, her eyes dart at the big red, white and blue flag. A tingle occurs, followed by a shiver.  Woman. Doesn’t know English. No paternal...

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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