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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


Filed under Student Life

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


Filed under Student Life

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


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

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...

Miles from home, but close to their hearts

Miles from home, but close to their hearts

Renata Barona, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Last year, Coppell High School senior Isabella Mejia left Venezuela and her closest friends and family members in search for bigger opportunities.   Mejia’s stepfather was unable to acquire a passport to leave with Mejia and her mother.   “My stepfather lives there,” Mejia s...

Bhatnagar shines through classical Indian dance on national TV

Bhatnagar shines through classical Indian dance on national TV

Claire Clements, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

“I felt great, I actually cried after I was done, I got really emotional,” Coppell High School junior Karvi Bhatnagar says, in recollection of her past summer, performing an arangetram, a classical Indian dance, for Doordarshan India, one of the national TV channels of India, and All India Radio, ...

Best of both worlds: perspective of nearby family on school activity

Best of both worlds: perspective of nearby family on school activity

Christine Zacuai, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Student Life

When adapting to changes in regards to surroundings, most will find it difficult and inconvenient when carrying out their daily life. However, Coppell’s Brandenburg family shares its positive outlook regarding recent changes to the school’s activities and construction. During her eight years as...

Barnes’ class pets grab attention of students and teachers alike

Barnes’ class pets grab attention of students and teachers alike

Molly McGill, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Coppell High School Astronomy and Earth & Space Science teacher Angela Barnes is just your average science teacher with a snake, a tarantula and countless Madagascar hissing cockroaches of course. Known to walk around with her snake Monty, wrapped around her neck, Barnes is an animal loving s...

CHS senior represents Coppell as Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen 2017

CHS senior represents Coppell as Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen 2017

Jess Hernandez, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Competitive dancer, Red Jacket, Lariette, advocate, volunteer, leader, friend, daughter and Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen 2017. These are just a few of the many titles that can be used to describe Coppell High School senior Stephanie Wendt.   At the end of June, Wendt was named Miss Texas’ Outstanding Te...

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