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Chasing the ‘pawsitives’ of COVID-19

Pets are ready to be adopted at the Coppell Animal Services. During COVID-19, animal adoption has increased as people stay home and are happier to have pets around the house. Photo by Lilly Gorman

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor

September 15, 2020

While the rest of the world is counting the days until COVID-19 is finally over, there are some who may never want it to end: pets. As a result of isolation during the pandemic, many people have been able to spend more time at home and welcome a pet into their family. Animal adoption rates have b...

The driving force

Coppell senior Chelsea Romas earns a full golf scholarship to Texas Tech. Romas plans to major in business and finance along with playing golf. Photo courtesy Chelsea Romas.

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager

September 8, 2020

As the golf club swings and the ball flies off of the tee, her heart flutters. If only this feeling could last forever. Maybe it can.  Coppell senior golfer Chelsea Romas earned a full scholarship to play golf at Texas Tech and announced her commitment on Aug. 8. Romas plans to major in busine...

Video: Top grossing groceries

Video: Top grossing groceries

Lilly Gorman, Visual Media Editor

September 5, 2020

Trader Joe’s has a selection of fun and trendy groceries where people’s recommended lists appear on platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. The Sidekick social media manager Blanche Harris and visual media editor Lilly Gorman try some of their most popular picks.   ...

Opinion: A sign of the times

Time is a concept perceived differently by each person. The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil explores the phrase, “time is relative,” while commenting on the fact that COVID-19 has made time fly by this year.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2020

With each snip of the scissors, another lock of hair fell to the ground. As nearly six inches of black waves were severed, a small pile formed at my feet. It was my first haircut since May of 2019.  Time is relative. Though measured in standards like hours and days, each person experiences the passage of t...

#CHSRelentless: Springer’s heart misses students on campus as school opens remotely

Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer shared her insight on the first week of school with The Sidekick executive news editor Shivi Sharma. CHS began the 2020-21 school year remotely on Monday.

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor

August 21, 2020

A remote learning school day starts at 3:40 a.m. for Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer. The start of her 40th year in education isn’t what she expected, yet each day, she shows up on campus for her staff and nearly 3,000 students preparing to start class at their desks. In the first we...

District’s Facebook Live explains instructional, safety protocols for new school year

Coppell ISD’s Facebook Live on Thursday evening detailed curriculum goals and sanitation procedures for the upcoming school year. CISD administrators answered questions from the community regarding procedures for in-person and distance learning. Photo by Chase Wofford.

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor

August 7, 2020

Thursday evening, Coppell ISD held a Facebook Live to explain back to school plans and answer questions from the community. Throughout the session, CISD administrators clarified curriculum changes from last semester and explained safety protocols for the new school year. The first day of school begins virtually on ...

UIL releases guidelines for upcoming fall sports season

Coppell senior quarterback Ryan Walker pushes past Sashce on Aug. 30, 2019. Based on the adjusted UIL schedule, Coppell will begin 2020-21 fall sports on Sept. 7.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

July 25, 2020

With the announcement of the University Interscholastic League's fall adjusted sports schedule, Coppell faces a unique challenge: District 6-6A opponents Lewisville, Hebron, Flower Mound, Marcus, Plano, Plano East and Plano West are not under the Dallas County guidelines, which means these schools are...

Coppell ISD proposes changes to grading, campus procedures in Draft Return to School Guide

Coppell ISD released a Draft Return to School Guide on July 8 to provide information to staff and families about the requirements for in-person and virtual learning for the upcoming school year. Major points include an emphasis on relationships, mandatory masks and use of the typical grading system.

Avani Kashyap and Shivi Sharma

July 15, 2020

On July 8, Coppell ISD released the Draft Return to School Guide, detailing campus procedures and requirements for in-person and virtual learning for the upcoming school year. The guide is subject to change based on state and county guidance and the district continues to conduct surveys and incorporate feedback from students, families and staff.  On Tuesday, CISD also released the commitment forms, which fa...

District to provide flexible learning options for upcoming school year

District to provide flexible learning options for upcoming school year

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor

July 8, 2020

In its weekly email newsletter, Coppell ISD announced that it will allow families to choose between in-person and remote learning for the 2020-21 school year. Families will commit to their choices for the first nine weeks of the school year through a survey that will be sent out on Tuesday and is due ...

Just the beginning

Protestor Faith Smith leads chants to support the Black Lives Matter movement in the streets of Coppell on Saturday. The Coppell Walk for Peace at Andy Brown Park East was organized by local pastors with support from the Coppell Police Department.

Victoria Hertel, Student Life Editor

June 7, 2020

On Saturday morning at the pavilion in Andrew Brown Park East, hundreds of people with different racial and economic backgrounds stood together, eyes closed and heads bowed, deep in prayer. “Being a black woman it is important to know that everyone cares,” Coppell resident Erika Williams said. “...

Coppell organizes peaceful rallies alongside local, nationwide police brutality protests

Young protestor, Ben, holds up his sign in order to support the Black Lives Matter movement at Town Center Plaza in Coppell on Wednesday. The Coppell community rallied together to spread awareness about BLM and fighting against racial injustice.

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor

June 5, 2020

An hour before the city’s 9 p.m. curfew, more than 2,000 protestors at Denton Square on Monday night echoed each other and protests across the nation, chanting “black lives matter” and “I can’t breathe”, clutching homemade signs as local police stood by.  “When I got [to Denton Square]...

Peaceful demonstration allows community to advocate for racial equality

Coppell protesters stand against racism by supporting the Black Lives Matter movement behind City Hall on Wednesday. The Coppell community rallied together to spread awareness about BLM and fighting racial injustice.

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager

June 4, 2020

Seven consecutive chants of “say his name” were responded by seven consecutive shouts of “George Floyd” as Coppell residents showed solidarity and support for the Black Lives Matter movement on Wednesday. Rally organizers Johnny Roberson Jr. and Manuella “Mannie” held a Black Lives Matte...