Coppell Student Media

Teacher of the Issue: Ruedi providing support through roles of administrative assistant, mother

Teacher of the Issue: Ruedi providing support through roles of administrative assistant, mother

Sofia Guerrero, Co-Student Life Editor

May 17, 2019

Coppell High School administrative assistant Anne Ruedi was selected by The Sidekick as the May Teacher of the Issue. She came to CHS after substituting in Coppell ISD, primarily Coppell Middle School East, for four years. Along with serving in a supportive role, Ruedi has six children, the youngest of...

Student of the Week: Sun succeeds in fine arts through photography, drawings

Student of the Week: Sun succeeds in fine arts through photography, drawings

Sofia Guerrero and Sally Parampottil

May 17, 2019

Coppell High School sophomore Sidney Sun started taking photos from a young age. She is currently in the digital art and media class and has been recognized for her work.

Both sides of the camera

Both sides of the camera

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

A camera lens trains its eye on its subject, and there is a beat of silence as the image focuses and sharpens. Coppell High School senior Peyton Wallace is used to being on both sides of this exchange, as an anchor for KCBY-TV and photographer. However, that is not the limit of Wallace’s artisti...

Path to success

Path to success

May 17, 2019

Coppell High School offers a multitude of classes geared towards career clusters. From health science to education, students can find the paths they wish to take after graduating from college. These paths, both academic and nonacademic, can be pursued through multiple colleges throughout the nation.

Embrace yourself: Gray defines what adoption really means

Embrace yourself: Gray defines what adoption really means

Andrés Bear, Coppell Student Media Web Producer

May 16, 2019

  Amanda Gray is a sophomore at Coppell High School and an honest person. She understands she is an adopted girl from South Korea. She sees nothing out of the ordinary about herself - do you? “I live in Coppell - and there are a lot of Caucasians and Asians here,” Gray said “Growing up, the ethn...

Student of the Week: Havemann carries on crafting, welds weapons

Student of the Week: Havemann carries on crafting, welds weapons

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

May 10, 2019

Coppell High School sophomore Ethan Havemann, along with playing the saxophone for the CHS band, spends his free time working with wood and metal. From replica weapons to silverware, he creates a multitude of masterpieces. Havemann was selected as The Sidekick’s Student of the Week and reflects on his history wi...

Love for art history inspires Woodall to take action after Notre-Dame tragedy

Love for art history inspires Woodall to take action after Notre-Dame tragedy

Sydney Rowe, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

Coppell High School senior Pierce Woodall has always had a passion for art and its history. After the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on April 15, Woodall decided to start the fundraiser “Rebuild” to help reconstruct the church. Only hours after the fire, Woodall took quick action and posted ...

Teacher of the Week: Anderson love for environmental science with focus on future

Teacher of the Week: Anderson love for environmental science with focus on future

Arman Merchant and Laura Amador-Toro

May 7, 2019

The Sidekick has selected Coppell High School Environmental Science AP/IB teacher Holly Anderson as this week’s Teacher of the Week. Watch to find out about how she made the transition from middle school to high school, hobbies, her favorite part about teaching in her class and her advice to students. ...

Hustling to Harvard

Hustling to Harvard

Nishant Medicharla, Export and Production Manager

May 6, 2019

“I was in disbelief, and I wanted to make sure I was reading it right, so I wiped my eyes, and then looked at it again to make sure,” Coppell High School senior Peyton Williams said. “I showed my sister, and then we started screaming and crying.” From starting her own nonprofit to getting t...

Student of the week: Vasquez excelling in photography, music, soccer

Student of the week: Vasquez excelling in photography, music, soccer

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

May 3, 2019

Coppell High School senior Jacob Vasquez has been selected as The Sidekick's student of the week due to his interest in music, photography and soccer. His photography can be found on his Instagram (@_jacobvasquez_) and his music on his SoundCloud, with the username "ashenxmusic".    ...

Enhancing self-confidence in ‘one go’

Enhancing self-confidence in ‘one go’

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Standing in front of an audience of senior citizens with a microphone in hand, Coppell High School junior Shreyas Rajagopal sings “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley, letting the music consume him. Rajagopal is a member of Encore Talent Group. CHS juniors Rohil Verma and Alec Klem started Encore...