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Black History Month: Wilkins shining as model, journalist

Coppell High School junior Hailey Wilkins models on a railroad in Coppell on Nov. 15. Wilkins uses the history of black models and fashion as an inspiration for her modelling journey.

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

New Tech High @ Coppell sophomore Anekah Kelley was elected DECA state District 11 president for the 2020-21 school year. Kelley is the third consecutive NTH@C student who is a district officer.

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

Coppell High School Mandarin Chinese teacher Andrea Voelker instructs junior Shoy Border how to play Chinese yoyo during third period on Jan. 23.

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

Coppell High School AP World History teacher Tim Dixon discusses the do’s and don’ts for a thesis statement during his second period AP World History class on Thursday. Dixon previously served in the military and as a wrestling coach and was named The Sidekick’s February teacher of the issue.

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...

Coch cultivating essential skills through collaboration, support

Coppell High School special education teacher Brooke Coch helps sophomore Ryan West set table utensils. Coch’s class learns various life skills and incorporates a diverse curriculum to prepare students for life after high school.

Jillian Moore, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

Coppell High School special education teacher Brooke Coch has been teaching for the past eight years. Despite initially receiving a degree in communications and advertising, Coch developed a passion for teaching special education after working as a teacher at T. A. Sims Elementary School, Wakeland Hig...

A force of nature inside and out

Coppell Biodiversity Education Center employee Maura Reed is very passionate about promoting sustainability. The Biodiversity Center offers programs and initiatives to implement sustainability in the community.

Camila Villarreal, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

At the Biodiversity Education Center in the Coppell Nature Park, three people (or team members) run the facility day in and day out, dedicated to the city of Coppell, the children who come to learn and most of all, the environment around them.  For them, nature is a beautiful, ever-present thing.  The BE...

Quiz Bowl taking strides for a bright future

Coppell junior Quiz Bowl co-captain Vishal Sivamani studies for a tournament. The Quiz Bowl team qualified for the Pace National Scholastic Championship this year which will take place in Virginia and the HSNCT National Championship which will be located in Atlanta this year.

Rithik Chennupati, Writer

February 4, 2020

The Quiz Bowl team formed at Coppell High School  three years ago by junior co-captain Vishal Sivamani. “This year we had to reach out and focus more on getting students that were going to be incoming freshmen,” CHS junior co-captain Raymond Zhang said. “We want to pass down leadership to o...

At #CHSHome: First-year librarian reads more than 20 books per month while bringing love of storytelling to campus

Coppell High School librarian Trisha Goins works in her office on Jan. 28. Goins enjoys getting to know students to better recommend books to avid readers at CHS. 
Photo by Camila Flores

Victoria Hertel, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Trisha Goins is one of the two librarians at Coppell High School. This is her first year at CHS and as a librarian. She has always had a passion for learning the stories in books and about other people.  What is your experience as a librarian? This is my first year as a librarian [and] my first...

Big things come in small packages

Coppell High school astronomy and earth space and space science teacher Angela Barnes in her tiny home’s kitchen, on Feb 2. Barnes has been living in her new home for about nine months to be more energy-efficient and reduce her carbon footprint.

Claire Clements, Executive Editorial Page Editor

February 3, 2020

You step inside your house, drop your backpack and head to your bedroom, ready to escape into the comfort of your bed. For average people, it might take a minute to get to their room, maybe a little less.  For Coppell High School astronomy and earth & space science teacher Angela Barnes, it take...

Mundhada cooking, growing alongside club

Coppell High School senior Cooking For A Cause co-President and co-founder Pragati Mundhada signs up a new member at the club expo during C-lunch on Oct. 4, 2019. Cooking For A Cause members make food for events and charities.

Angela Yuan, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Coppell High School senior Pragati Mundhada is the co-president of Cooking For A Cause. Cooking For A Cause is a club that makes food for events and donates profits to charities. In addition, she is an AP student in National Honor Society and Health Occupations Students of America.  How does Cooki...

Falling for traveling

Coppell High School senior Santiago Ceniceros interacts with snake charmers in Jaipur, India. Ceniceros has a passion for broadening his world view and learning more about cultures through travel. Photo courtesy Santiago Ceniceros

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Coppell High School senior Santiago Ceniceros’s passion for traveling is fueled by his family. Ceniceros has traveled to many countries in hopes of broadening worldviews and learning about various cultures. During winter break, Ceniceros traveled to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and India.  Wh...