Coppell Student Media

Four languages and beyond: Schoen experiences culture past physical borders

Four languages and beyond: Schoen experiences culture past physical borders

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


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From living in Germany to Sweden to Costa Rica, Coppell High School sophomore Jessica Chaska Chuquichampi Schoen has experienced more than the typical high school student.   At just age 16, Schoen is fluent in four languages (German, Swedish, Spanish and English). Her unique exposure to languag...

Student of the Week: Thompson balancing fine arts, journalism and athletics

Student of the Week: Thompson balancing fine arts, journalism and athletics

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

March 22, 2019


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This week, The Sidekick has chosen Coppell High School sophomore Juliana Thompson as the Student of the Week. Thompson explains the joys and difficulties of being in theater, KCBY and ultimate frisbee at CHS.

Teacher of the Week: Deines empowering students, self through multicultural language studies

Teacher of the Week: Deines empowering students, self through multicultural language studies

Shravya Mahesh, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

The moment one enters honors French I and II teacher Nathalie Deines’s classroom, he/she is met with lively French music, colorful words, a large French flag and the teacher’s smiling face. Here, learning a language is cultural immersion, a chance to step into France for a period. This week, The Si...

Reaching beyond

Reaching beyond

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Very seldom is there a high school project that has an impact beyond the bricks of a school. For Coppell High School science teacher Angela Barnes’ classes, it is an annual event. Barnes started the Sustainable Development Goals project in her Earth and Space Science/Astronomy classes to create a p...

Leadership through legislation

Leadership through legislation

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

As the only student who competes in congressional debate at Coppell High School, junior Bhavik Reddy faced an uphill climb from the start. To earn his spot in the Tournament of Champions, the most prestigious debate tournament in the nation, Reddy had to develop his oratory skills in an undeveloped sectio...

Coppell’s newest tradition: STEM seniors introducing podcast

Coppell’s newest tradition: STEM seniors introducing podcast

Ryan Dyke, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


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Podcasting is a rising form of media consumption, and now it has spread to Coppell High School. In CHS engineering teacher Mike Yakubovsky’s Engineering IV class, three CHS seniors, Paola Iseley, Alexander Gross and Travis Peek, were selected to be the leads of That Engineering Podcast. “I have friends ...

Teacher of the Week: Alexander-Blythe managing both teaching, motherhood

Teacher of the Week: Alexander-Blythe managing both teaching, motherhood

Rishika Rakwal and Rishitha Penmetsa

March 8, 2019


Filed under 15 Questions with The Sidekick, Multimedia, Student Life, Video

The Sidekick has selected Coppell High School English III AP/GT teacher Melissa Alexander-Blythe as this week's Teacher of the Week. Watch to find out about how she has adjusted to motherhood, her favorite book to teach in her class and her advice to seniors.

Student of the Week: Looking back, looking forward – Leslie’s theater experiences inspire career

Student of the Week: Looking back, looking forward – Leslie’s theater experiences inspire career

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

Since joining the theater department freshman year, Coppell High School senior William Leslie has performed in numerous productions and acquired skills in set building and design, inspiring him to study architecture in college. He has been selected as The Sidekick’s Student of the Week. Now serving as...

Student of the Week: Wiegand paves path for coding

Student of the Week: Wiegand paves path for coding

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Video

This week, The Sidekick has chosen Coppell High School junior Victoria Wiegand as Student of the Week. Wiegand dives deep into the purpose of Girl's Coding Club, the importance of coding and the representation of women in the field.

Monetizing Passion

Monetizing Passion

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


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Born in Pakistan, 2012 Coppell High School graduate Madiha Lakhani was told to follow the typical career paths perceived as successful: lawyers, doctors, engineers. However, with an economics degree from Baylor University, Lakhani launched a makeup brand knowing very well it did not fall into the line o...

CHS students, staff commemorate Black History Month

CHS students, staff commemorate Black History Month

March 1, 2019


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Every February, millions celebrate Black History Month, a month dedicated to recognizing African-American cultures and achievements. Coppell High School junior Priscille Kompany, football coach Lonnie Teagle, student resource officer Reggie Walker and CHS sophomore Ikenna Okoli share the importance of t...

Teacher of the Week: Hauske describes life as art teacher, VASE competition

Teacher of the Week: Hauske describes life as art teacher, VASE competition

Christine Zacuai and Sofia Guerrero

March 1, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Video

For this Teacher of the Week, Executive News Editor Christine Zacuai interviews Coppell High School AP Art History, Drawing, IB Visual Art and Drawing II teacher Michelle Hauske. On Feb. 9, the CHS art department's annual competition Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) had 48 total regional medalists...