Coppell Student Media

Tapler breaks to nationals with 10-minute marvel (with video)

Tapler breaks to nationals with 10-minute marvel (with video)

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Only minutes after Coppell High School senior Austin Tapler was awarded third place at the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) district qualifying tournament for Dramatic Interpretation, it was announced the first place entry was dropping out. The NSDA tournament allows for the top two r...

Coppell Student Media wins Best Website, celebrates 10 year anniversary of first win

Coppell Student Media wins Best Website, celebrates 10 year anniversary of first win

Andrés Bear

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On Thursday afternoon, with excitement in the air and phone notifications on high, The Sidekick staff members were greeted to Coppell Student Media being awarded Best Website in the 2018-19 Dallas Morning News High School Journalism Competition.   Coppell Student Media was launched in 2008 as a...

Rathod reaching for skies to fulfill dream of piloting

Rathod reaching for skies to fulfill dream of piloting

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Gazing out his car window, Coppell High School senior Henil Rathod studies the night sky, scouring the depths of its blackness. A few minutes later, his squinted eyes focus on a distant figure that means the world to him — an airplane. Letting out an excited cry, he points at the plane in e...

Clearing the smoke

Clearing the smoke

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

A feeling of extreme lightheadedness, mind buzzing with the brightness of the surrounding world, the smallest occurrences warranting a giggle. Those euphoric highs plummeting to withdrawn, desperate lows. Such is the cycle of addiction induced by e-cigarettes and vaping, causing the intake of drugs with d...

Local theater recreates magical land of Oz

Local theater recreates magical land of Oz

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

As the lights inside Theatre Coppell dimmed during its “The Wizard of Oz” show on Sunday, a spotlight illuminated a 2-year-old border terrier - Toto - prancing across the stage with Dorothy (played by Denton ISD Navo Middle School seventh-grader Bella Bollack). Directed by Sandy Edwards a...

Harmony of music, math

Harmony of music, math

Charlotte Vanyo, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

In fifth grade, Coppell High School math teacher Karie Kosh joined North Hansen Elementary School’s after-school string program. Unlike most kids who choose a stringed instrument, Kosh never wished to play the violin. “I decided the violin and viola were too squeaky so I wanted to play cello,” Ko...

Freshman’s overtime goal sends Coppell to regional quarterfinals

Freshman’s overtime goal sends Coppell to regional quarterfinals

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor

April 4, 2019


Filed under Girls Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

BEDFORD - Although it took all of regulation and another four minutes for the first goal to go in, it was still a thrilling match between the Coppell girls soccer team and Mansfield Lake Ridge. Coppell (26-1-1) defeated the Eagles (10-3-1), 1-0, in the Class 6A Region I area playoffs. The Cowgirl...

Dismantling mistruths

Dismantling mistruths

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Disheartenment and anger faced the nation when admissions into numerous top-tier universities across the nation involved crimes such as bribery and fraud. In all its unethicality, the FBI’s “Operation Varsity Blues” investigation only confirmed what Coppell ISD knew already: there is no one track road to success. Through the tampering of test scores, millio...

Standing in the wake of devastation (Part 1)

Standing in the wake of devastation (Part 1)

Kelly Wei, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

Fifty are dead. Fifty more wounded. On March 16, a pair of mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand suffered what might have once been considered unimaginable, but is now rapidly becoming the new norm. In the wake of the Christchurch shootings, perpetuated by Australian Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-...

Han Gil Hotel brings drug discussion startlingly close to home

Han Gil Hotel brings drug discussion startlingly close to home

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

When I heard we were going to spend sixth period in the Coppell High School arena for a talk about drugs, I, like my friends, was less than enthusiastic. But within minutes of when Assistant U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Texas Rick Calvert began discussing the case of the Han Gil Hotel, ...

Cowgirls shoot past Indians in bi-district playoffs

Cowgirls shoot past Indians in bi-district playoffs

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor

March 29, 2019


Filed under Girls Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

JUSTIN - It was 35 minutes of passing, shooting, missing, repeat before the first goal in last night’s Class 6A Region I bi-district playoffs. In the end, the Coppell girls soccer team defeated Keller, 3-0. The Cowgirls play Mansfield Lake Ridge in the area playoffs on Monday. “For the first 35 minutes, ...