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Devotion to wildlife conservation key focus to Adams’s documentary

Devotion to wildlife conservation key focus to Adams’s documentary

Trisha Atluri, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 6, 2020

When you go outside for a walk, how often do you notice the nature around you? How many times do you see the turtles sunbathing on a riverbank or the miniature frogs hopping across your path? Coppell High School junior Natalie Adams notices these animals every time she is outside and appreciates ...

Friendly face in nurse’s clinic

Friendly face in nurse’s clinic

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 3, 2020

In a small corner near the Coppell High School Attendance Office, a heroine works hard everyday, making sure to keep the safety of more than 2,800 students and 300 staff members.  Each time the clinic’s door opens, it could be a student who needs mental support. It could also be a student with...

Making the best of break

Making the best of break

Neha Desaraju, Student Life Editor

March 18, 2020

With Coppell High School unexpectedly closing this week due to concerns over COVID-19 and social distancing encouraged, many students found themselves with much extra time on their hands. While school is resuming online next week, this week has been an opportunity for students to catch up on sleep, w...

CHS students rushing towards much awaited spring break

CHS students rushing towards much awaited spring break

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

As Coppell High School students desert the school this afternoon, where will they go? Some taking staycations in DFW, others crafting in Coppell and some hopping on flights to exotic destinations. And all are taking a much-needed break from the flurry of second semester.

Black History Month: Spears explores new reality in the CHS Forensics and ESS classroom

Black History Month: Spears explores new reality in the CHS Forensics and ESS classroom

Sarah Habib, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

Coming from the Windy City, Coppell High School Forensics and Earth and Space Science teacher Lanissa Spears has an abundance of teaching experience as she continues her career in the Lone Star State. Teaching in Chicago for the longest, Spears has taught at various high schools and middle schools, ser...

Black History Month: Signing the stories of those unheard, unspeaking

Black History Month: Signing the stories of those unheard, unspeaking

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Upon entering an American Sign Language classroom at Coppell High School, your greeting is a warm silence and a simple hand movement, rather than traditional chatter filling the air. To the members of this class, though, the hand movements are as understood as any spoken language is. In honor of Bla...

#SJW2020: Yearbook, KCBY celebrate Scholastic Journalism Week

#SJW2020: Yearbook, KCBY celebrate Scholastic Journalism Week

February 27, 2020

Scholastic Journalism week is Feb. 23-28 and is a time to recognize the accomplishments of student journalism across the country. This year, The Sidekick is spotlighting fellow Coppell High School journalism programs KCBY and the Round-Up Yearbook.

Black History Month: Wilkins shining as model, journalist

Black History Month: Wilkins shining as model, journalist

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Coppell High School junior Hailey Wilkins has been a model for two years and is also a member of KCBY. During Black History Month, Wilkins emphasized the importance of black history and uses black fashion as an inspiration for her modeling career. How do you use Black History Month as an inspiration...

Passing the torch

Passing the torch

Anvitha Reddy, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

In 2018, it was New Tech High @ Coppell senior Sikyra Castle. In 2019, [email protected] senior Rishi Choudhary. Now, [email protected] junior Anekah Kelley, follows her predecessors as a DECA District 11 officer for 2020-21.  Over the past few years, New Tech has established a legacy of leadership positions among DECA ...

LOTE teachers using differences to become closer

LOTE teachers using differences to become closer

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

The language hall at Coppell High School is filled with the sound of conversation that your ear isn’t usually attuned to. Once you acknowledge that it is a completely different language, you embrace the culture.  The Language Other Than English (LOTE) teachers celebrate their differing cultures ...

February Teacher of the Issue: Dixon chalking it up to experience

February Teacher of the Issue: Dixon chalking it up to experience

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

February 15, 2020

The sound of chalk on a blackboard melds with the sound of a presentation, connections drawn between different periods and events in the expanse of time. Having spent time as a member of the military and wrestling coach, Coppell High School AP World History teacher and academic decathlon coach Tim Di...