• 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

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Coppell Student Media

Brunch showdown: Ascension vs. Black Walnut Cafe (with video)

Brunch showdown: Ascension vs. Black Walnut Cafe (with video)

Deepti Patil, Staff Writer January 28, 2022

Sunday brunch, a time to spend with family and friends while leisurely munching on classic meals. From creamy eggs benedict to pancakes drizzled with syrup, The Sidekick staff members Deepti Patil, Aliza...

Coppell assistant head coach Karl Pointer calls a defensive scheme against Highland Park at Buddy Echols Field on Sept. 10. Pointer, also the head track coach, was named the Judson ISD athletic director on Jan. 24.

Pointer moving on to become Judson ISD Athletic Director

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer January 28, 2022

After over 25 years in education and 13 years as part of Coppell ISD, Coppell assistant head football coach and head track coach Karl Pointer has finally achieved his dream.   Pointer was named the...

The Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex is undergoing several renovations, including replacing the former grass fields with turf to handle rain and extreme weather conditions. The renovations are expected to be completed by February.

Renovations bolstering Coppell teams through increased efficiency

Sri Achanta, News Editor January 25, 2022

Since October, the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex has been undergoing renovations projected to end in February.  Coppell High School’s first baseball and softball fields were located on the...

The Sidekick writer Maya Palavali enjoys walking around Coppell High School while listening to music to de-stress. Palavali thinks romanticizing the little things in day to day life brings out the best in people.

Living life through rose-tinted glasses

Maya Palavali, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

I roll to my side in bed, my books and iPad on the messy nightstand. I check my phone and groan - it’s 7:30 a.m. already?  I sigh. Here’s to another day of nothingness.  The days have begun...

Video doorbells were installed in early November at all Coppell ISD campuses to further improve campus security. The doorbells allow administrators to safely authorize entry to staff, students and visitors.

Video doorbells securing campus safety

Sruthi Lingam, Staff Photographer January 21, 2022

Especially in this day and age, it’s all about safety. Coppell ISD’s safety and security committee decided to install video doorbells across campuses during the 2020-21 school year. The video doorbell...

Texas Association of Sports Officials referees Carmichael Willaim and David Leiva talk prior to kickoff between Coppell and San Antonio Reagan at Buddy Echols Field on Jan. 7. Due to a shortage of referees, many matches are only being officiated in duals instead of the typical trios.

Culture of referee abuse, pandemic plaguing soccer through referee shortage

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

Picture this. You are a forward and you are playing in a tied match with just seconds remaining. You get a through ball played to you and make a beeline towards the goal to score the match winner. Out...

Housing markets change frequently with the change of economic conditions. The housing market in Coppell and the Dallas-Fort Worth area booms as others crash all over the United States.

Everything’s bigger in Texas

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor December 15, 2021

Texas is notorious for breaking the rules; as the only state that was once a country, remnants of that independence remain in the form of Texas flags and pledges in classrooms. Texas doesn’t just break...

CHS9 freshman Aishwarya Anandkumar began dancing at age 3 and has experimented in numerous Indian and American styles. She currently is part of the CHS9 Silver Stars and takes classes at the Sur Sangam dance company and Dance Machines dance studio.

Anandkumar whirling her way forward

Saniya Koppikar, Staff Writer December 14, 2021

The à la seconde.  Revered. Sought after. Finally accomplished.  The à la seconde turn had been a goal for Coppell freshman Aishwarya Anandkumar, a dancer since age 3, for almost five years––five...

Coppell coach Mike DeWitt addresses his team after a 28-13 loss to Highland Park on Sept. 10 at Buddy Echols Field. DeWitt announced Monday that he’ll resign from his position as boys athletic coordinator and head football coach at the end of the school year.

DeWitt resigns as Coppell football coach

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer December 14, 2021

Monday marked the end of a football era at Coppell. Coppell head football coach Mike DeWitt announced on Monday that he is resigning at the conclusion of the school year. DeWitt, who is also Coppell...

Coppell High School junior Tanai  Prathapam trims a wood block to fit his CO2 dragster for his engineering class during first period on Friday. Prathapam is a UNICEF officer and an aspiring engineer.

Prathapam puts effort in the present to pursue engineering

Iniya Nathan, CHS9 Editor December 9, 2021

Watching him build his CO2 dragster, it is very clear that Coppell High School junior Tanai Prathapam put a lot of extra effort and precision into designing the car.  Prathapam is an aspiring engineer...

Coppell High School Muslim students have been performing Jum’ah (Friday) prayer in the library since Nov. 5. Jum’ah prayer refers to weekly Friday Dhuhr (midday) prayer, which can be practiced in congregations or individually.

Muslim students practicing weekly Friday prayers in library

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor December 8, 2021

Jum’ah (Friday) prayer, refers to when Muslims gather for congregational worship during Friday midday prayer time. Prayer is after a sermon (khutbah) from an imam. Group Friday prayer is encouraged for...

East Asian media has become increasingly popular throughout the years. The Sidekick staff writer Joanne Kim thinks many obsess over Asian culture while doing nothing to stop Asian hate.

Respect the people behind the art

Joanne Kim, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

“Oh my God, Joanne. I’m literally more Asian than you.” I stared blank-faced at my white friend who currently had a K-pop music video pulled up on her phone. She kept up with her favorite K-pop...

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