Coppell Student Media

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Adjusting to school from home: the impacts of online learning throughout district

High School junior Paola Hernandez, does her IB English class work on her school issued iPad. Coppell ISD campuses are closed through at least May 4 due to COVID-19. Courtesy photo Paola Hernandez.

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

Bedrooms have been substituted for classrooms, parents’ cooking serves as cafeteria food and siblings have become friends.  Due to the coronavirus, Coppell ISD began distance learning on March 23. The most recent district wide update has pushed the return to school date to May 4.  CISD has ad...

Double tasking as students, essential workers

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is ordering the reopening of selected businesses across the state. The Sidekick staff writer Yasemin Ragland thinks we should move slowly, agreeing with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, as coronavirus cases continue to increase.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

April 9, 2020

When Coppell High School senior Jane Kim was called into work on a day she had off, she assumed she was just picking up a shift because another worker did not show up. When she arrived at the Tom Thumb on N. Denton Tap Road, she found something very different: panic buying due to COVID-19 fears.  “...

Passion for cars driving Bartlett’s engineering dreams forward

Coppell High School senior Ben Bartlett welds his go-kart in his garage on March 23. Bartlett spends most of his time at home in his garage working on his go-kart and other varying projects.

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

On March 4, Coppell High School held its first-ever adulting day, a day where students were able to learn real-life skills they might have missed out on.  While some students who took the car-maintenance workshop went home that day knowing how to change a tire, Coppell High School senior Ben Bart...

Devotion to wildlife conservation key focus to Adams’s documentary

Coppell High School junior Natalie Adams pets a horse through a fence in Provo, Utah on June 22, 2018. Adams filmed In Our Backyard, a documentary on domestic poaching and wildlife conservation. Photo courtesy Veronica Turner

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

Coppell High School finance secretary Patcee Becerra, nurse Beth Dorn and clinic aide Jane Signore convene in the CHS clinic on March 20. Dorn has been working at CHS since 2006, experiencing many injury cases of students.

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

This week, Coppell High School is closed due to concerns over COVID-19 exposure. Students are encouraged to stay at home, and it is an opportunity for students to catch up on sleep and explore other passions. Photo illustration by Neha Desaraju and Adisri Mohapatra

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

Coppell sophomore Megan Tierney is headed to Maui for spring break. In Maui, Tierney plans to swim and enjoy the sun.

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

Coppell Forensic and Earth and Space Science teacher Lanissa Spear works with senior Nawawan (June) Poopanead during third period on Friday. Spear is an experienced teacher who came to Coppell from Chicago.

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

Coppell High School American Sign Language teacher Erika Trammell teaches signing phone numbers and addresses with her seventh period class on Tuesday. Trammell and the CHS ASL team are teaching classes about Black ASL and influential Deaf African American people in honor of Black History Month.

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

Coppell High School junior Juliana Thompson edits a KCBY segment in KCBY adviser Irma Kennedy’s third period class. Thompson recently submitted a segment to the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Film Festival and is currently working to reestablish KCBY Español.

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.