Coppell Student Media

Penny Podcast – Season Finale – Episode #016

Penny Podcast – Season Finale – Episode #016

May 18, 2019


Filed under Media, Podcast, Showcase

Weekly Hosts: Andrés Bear, Neha Desaraju Weekly Guest: Kevin Nevels Equipment: Andrés Bear Music: Andrés Bear Penny Podcast is a weekly hybrid podcast that incorporates elements of interview and conversation. ---HEADLINE RUNDOWN--- Anthony Cesario's article https://coppellstudentm...

Pros/cons of pushing kids into sports

Pros/cons of pushing kids into sports

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

May 12, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

My hands gripping the yellow Head tennis racket, I squint at the clock across the courts - only five minutes left until the lesson would be over. Letting out a sigh of relief, I reluctantly pick up the nearest ball for my next serve. Throughout my childhood, many weekends were spent doing something...

Coming home

Coming home

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

May 10, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

It is not uncommon for students to feel Coppell Middle School East Principal Laura Springer’s warm and upbeat energy, see her grin ear-to-ear while recalling each and every one of her students’ names as they reach in for a hug in the hallways.   Next year, it will be a norm.   ...

A dual identity

A dual identity

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

May 10, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The December drive back from College Station after a night out caroling with my youth group is an unforgettable one.   Little to nothing is seen on the road, besides the occasional stop sign or roadkill. But it isn’t difficult to hear the lively chatter and guitar riffs in the van that didn’t m...

CHS Through Fashion

CHS Through Fashion

Claire Clements, Editorial Page Editor

May 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

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...