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Coppell Motor Sports Club revs up for a new year

Coppell Motor Sports Club revs up for a new year

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

January 7, 2018


Filed under Student Life

  The Coppell Motor Sports Club workshop is one of the rather remarkable places found at CHS. One can sense the buzz of excitement as one enters the Coppell Motorsports Club workshop. Often filled with the bustling of people and lively noises, the feeling of curiosity and innovation always ...

Senior Spotlight: Leaders shine under Friday night lights as season comes to close

Senior Spotlight: Leaders shine under Friday night lights as season comes to close

Jess Hernandez, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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Joining band, color guard, the drill team or the cheer team your freshman year of high school can be a terrifying thing.   With the 2017 Coppell High School football season ending with a 35-34 loss to Round Rock Cedar Ridge on Dec. 2, the seniors involved with Friday night lights are saying go...

Supporting fellow students by giving the shirt off of their backs

Supporting fellow students by giving the shirt off of their backs

Claire Clements, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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Walking through the halls of Coppell High School, it is common to see colorful shirts with clever alliteration, such as ‘Hoop Hottie’ or ‘Swimming Sweetie’ on them. These shirts, known as supporter shirts, are a CHS tradition students and teachers proudly wear.   “In high school...

Pickrell excels in immersing students in language

Pickrell excels in immersing students in language

Christine Zacuai, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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Honors Spanish II and III teacher Trent Pickrell breaks through the challenging and tedious boundaries of learning a new language by actively engaging his classes, making him The Sidekick’s December Teacher of the Issue.   Teaching at Coppell High School for four years now, Pickrell is known for his welcoming an...

Whitfield’s winning ways connect with students in relaxed classroom environment

Whitfield’s winning ways connect with students in relaxed classroom environment

Akarsh Velagapudi, Staff Writer

November 18, 2017


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Coppell High School Honors Physics I teacher Evan Whitfield is known to be humorous, friendly and empathetic, characteristics which helped him become The Sidekick’s November Teacher of the Issue.   Whitfield takes the time and effort to engage his students in what they are learning. ...

Local students using art to help support cancer patients

Local students using art to help support cancer patients

Sofia Guerrero, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Lanterns were thrown into the air by people who travelled to the Shine Festival near Denton, and people enjoyed lemonade and art. This was Coppell High School senior Ruqiya Bankole’s view on Oct. 7 as she and two friends, CHS seniors Mateo Perez and Grace Kompany, held an art exhibit and sold lemonad...

Q&A: Holmes takes yearlong leave to North Dakota National Park

Q&A: Holmes takes yearlong leave to North Dakota National Park

Christine Zacuai, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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Big Bend, Mount Rushmore, Great Sand Dunes, Rocky Mountain, Zion and Yosemite are just a few of the many national parks AP English IV teacher Alex Holmes visited last year. An avid traveler and nature enthusiast, Holmes traveled to Dickinson, N.D, a small town with a population of 25,000 year round,...

Sticking to the new trend

Sticking to the new trend

Fiona Koshy, Editorial Page Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Stickers have always been a popular item, especially for younger kids. Lately, it seems as though the trend has seeped into Coppell High School. From water bottles to phone cases, teenagers love adorning their items with stickers of all sorts.   A place of choice for stickers for many has ...

Making learning easy

Making learning easy

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Student Life

  An idea to help struggling students while also earning valuable business experience has developed into an expansive tutoring organization: EZ Tutor. EZ Tutor, a student run company, offers tutoring to families in Coppell and Irving for their school classes as well as standardized test prepar...

Finnish student Viitanen loving the American lifestyle

Finnish student Viitanen loving the American lifestyle

Tara Ansari, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

It took bravery and courageousness for Coppell High School junior Sara Viitanen, a Finnish exchange student, to leave her hometown of Seinäjoki, Finland to spend a year at an American high school.   “Me and my mom searched for different organizations that offered to send students from Finland...

Sidekick elects AP/IB English IV teacher Richard Orlopp as teacher of the issue

Sidekick elects AP/IB English IV teacher Richard Orlopp as teacher of the issue

Tara Ansari, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


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Comical, kind and relatable are only a few adjectives which describe Coppell High School AP/IB English IV teacher Richard Orlopp’s devoting personality that elected him The Sidekick’s October Teacher of the Issue.   “I have always wanted to be a teacher since I always loved textbooks an...

Dance and music: a few cultural aspects Loza, Romo reflect on during Hispanic Heritage Month (with video)

Dance and music: a few cultural aspects Loza, Romo reflect on during Hispanic Heritage Month (with video)

Farah Merchant, Student Life Editor

October 19, 2017


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Everybody has something they are proud of,  whether it is an object, an accomplishment or characteristics defining them. Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for many Hispanic Americans to be proud of their ethnicity. The celebration began a weeklong festival in 1968. However, in 1988, the celebration w...

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