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  • Coppell ISD Board of Trustees approves Brad Hunt as new superintendent

  • Dr. Nicole Jund has been named Coppell High School's new principal.

  • Jill Popelka has formally resigned from her Place 2 seat on the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees

The whistler: Music offers Chadaga insight on human connection, personal expression

The whistler: Music offers Chadaga insight on human connection, personal expression

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Coppell High School junior Mihir Chadaga gets shushed a lot in class. Chadaga, a band student and All State performer, whistles to keep on task and has been doing so since the sixth grade. Music, like whistling, is his passion, and defines who he is as a person. Chadaga is just one of more tha...

Diaz creates magic with VASE art entry, showcases creativity through mythological creatures

Diaz creates magic with VASE art entry, showcases creativity through mythological creatures

Sofia Guerrero, Staff Writer
February 20, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Enter. Plan. Create. This was the process for many art students for Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), which took place on Feb. 11 at Coppell High School. CHS junior painting student Jasmine Diaz, came up with an entry that is sure to wow her audience. “I’m [representing] different folktales, legends, creatures and I...

Everybody Has A Story: Gil de Ieyva finds acceptance, purpose in faith community

Everybody Has A Story: Gil de Ieyva finds acceptance, purpose in faith community

Farah Merchant, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Coppell High School senior Daniela Gil de Ieyva has always found solace in her Catholic faith. Throughout high school, her piety has increased and she can even see missionary work in her future.     Though Gil de Ieyva has always been religious, she began to prioritize her faith when she ...

Passion takes flight: Lee ensues fervor, seeks to take on piloting career

Passion takes flight: Lee ensues fervor, seeks to take on piloting career

Jessica Jun, Staff Writer
February 6, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

He sat down eagerly as his grandpa and older cousins told their stories. From stories about the Vietnam War to the sharing about the life of a pilot, with each word, his smile grew bigger and fascination for airplanes grew deeper.   Captivated by the stories of a pilot’s life, Coppell High School junior Sangjun Lee m...

YouTuber Shastry inspires students to take learning initiatives

YouTuber Shastry inspires students to take learning initiatives

Sruthi Boppuri, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

As students take harder level classes throughout their education, many find themselves struggling to understand certain topics, to the point where they may lose interest in them. But for Coppell High School senior Adithya Shastry, these advanced classes have only made him more interested in science....

Q&A: VanderSchee discusses teaching career, life at CHS (with video)

Q&A: VanderSchee discusses teaching career, life at CHS (with video)

Sruthi Boppuri, Staff Writer
January 27, 2017
Filed under Student Life

When Coppell High School students hear the words “blue shirt” and “khakis”, they are instantly reminded of CHS International Baccalaureate (IB) teacher Ian VanderSchee, known for his daily outfit and relaxed teaching style. Recently, The Sidekick sat down with him to discuss his teaching career. &nbs...

Donaldson drives start-up golf cart repair business toward success

Donaldson drives start-up golf cart repair business toward success

Lina Pyon, Co-Social Media Manager
January 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

It was raining when Coppell High School seniors Thomas Donaldson and Skyler Seidman approached the street, now flooded with water, with unusually large cargo to get across.   “We took the top off one golf cart and tied it to the back of another cart and pulled each other and rode around t...

Q&A: Walker leads worship at annual Winterfest conference, shares faith and talent (with video)

Q&A: Walker leads worship at annual Winterfest conference, shares faith and talent (with video)

Kelly Wei, Staff Writer
January 20, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Standing onstage beneath the spotlight with six other church peers, including her worship minister, Coppell High School sophomore Katie Walker couldn’t see a thing beyond the glaring brightness.   Nevertheless, she knew what lay before her: an eager crowd of over 6,000 and the opportunity ...

Once upon a Dressember: Mccord sheds light on human trafficking through month long dresswear

Once upon a Dressember: Mccord sheds light on human trafficking through month long dresswear

Jessica Jun, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
Filed under Student Life

From holding a fundraiser to simply raising awareness, those who are passionate will always find creative ways to bring light to an issue. For Coppell High School junior Lauren Mccord, wearing a dress was what she perceived to be the most powerful form of speech in raising awareness.   Dressem...

Cummins, Medel broadening horizons of winter guard

Cummins, Medel broadening horizons of winter guard

Lili Lomas, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

You would not think that three boys waving flags could be such revolutionaries, but at Coppell High School, they are changing the definition of color guard.   Earlier this school year, New Tech [email protected] senior Dennis Shen became the first male to join the CHS color guard, the typically female-...

Q&A: Federica Ferrari on upcoming Academic Decathlon competition

Q&A: Federica Ferrari on upcoming Academic Decathlon competition

Farah Merchant, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Coppell High School Senior Federica Ferrari has been in the Academic Decathlon (AcDec) program since her sophomore year. Her dedication to AcDec has paid off as she is now captain of the team. The following questions detail Ferrari’s experience in AcDec and their competitions. Describe your AcDec experie...

Desire to explore: Kumar sets stage for promising career with scientific cancer research

Desire to explore: Kumar sets stage for promising career with scientific cancer research

Akila Muthukumar, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
Filed under Student Life

From the graduating class of 2019, Coppell High School’s Bhoomika Kumar is the most likely to cure cancer.   Kumar has been working on a science fair project to find a novel small molecule that can lower levels of tenascin-c, a protein that causes cancer cells to spread, by using bioinformatic...

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