Coppell Student Media

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At #CHSHome with Tong: International student inspires students like her

Coppell High School junior Nanzihe Tong is a first-year exchange student from China. Bringing her culture and study experiences from China, she hopes to share her story to reveal the difficulties international students have to face.

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Coppell High School junior Nanzihe Tong is a first-year exchange student from Ningbo, China. Bringing her culture and study experiences from China, she hopes to share her story to reveal the difficulties international students have to face. What are the differences between CHS and school in China? In Ch...

Student of the week: Mohan dances for human trafficking awareness

Student of the week: Mohan dances for human trafficking awareness

Pramika Kadari, Executive News Editor & Enterprise Editor

October 7, 2019

Coppell high school senior and Lariette captain Maya Mohan recently created an original dance to raise awareness for the issue of human trafficking, which can be found on her Instagram page (@themayamohan) and her Youtube Channel, "Maya Mohan". Below, Mohan discusses her motivation for the project, her...

Club Expo allows clubs to share, shine

Senior buildOn co-founder Ananya Pagadala displays the article written about buildOn in the October issue of The Sidekick on her table at the club expo during C lunch on Friday. Coppell High School students were given the opportunity to promote their clubs to students to gain membership for the school year at the expo on Friday.

Charlotte Vanyo, Visual Media Editor

October 4, 2019

Mackin teaching with purpose, encouraging self discipline with money

Coppell High School Money Matters teacher Megan Mackin helps sophomore Emma Harper with her budgeting project during sixth period on Thursday. Students in Mackin’s class learn the importance of managing money. Photo by Camila Flores.

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

After spending three years in the corporate world as an information technology consultant, Coppell High School Money Matters and Dollar and Sense teacher Megan Mackin switched careers to fulfill her calling of making an impact on others’ lives. Money Matters and Dollars And Sense focus on consumer pra...

Q&A: Taylor sheds light on his role as student council president

Coppell High School sophomore student council President Samuel Taylor marks important StuCo events in his calendar after school on Sept. 25 in the CHS Library. Taylor is excited to use his leadership position in StuCo to achieve his goals for the program.

Sreeja Mudumby, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Coppell High School sophomore student council president Samuel Taylor shares his thoughts about his experiences as StuCo president, and how he wants to make certain changes to CHS in order to make it a better place for the entire student body. Why did you decide to join student council? I deci...

Discover Coppell: McGehee embodies spirit of Twisted Root through culinary arts, coincidence

Twisted Root Assistant general manager Felicia McGehee has worked at Twisted Root Burger Co. since 2016. Along with her high school cooking journey, McGehee has a professional culinary art and military background.

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

In the heart of downtown Coppell, Twisted Root Burger Co. creates a welcoming, casual atmosphere for each of its customers - a “come as you are” environment filled with the scent of fresh, half-pound burgers and the sound of shared laughs. Among all the hard-working employees striving to uphold th...

October Teacher of the Issue: Hauske gives insight in art through experience in museum

Coppell High School art teacher Michelle Hauske demonstrates motion to her fifth period Art II Drawing class. Hauske is The Sidekick's first teacher of the issue.

Neha Desaraju, Student Life Editor

October 1, 2019

Michelle Hauske is The Sidekick’s October teacher of the issue, selected by the newspaper staff. Hauske is in her third year of teaching and teaches AP Art History, AP Drawing, IB Visual Art and Drawing II.  What is your background in art? My degree is in painting and art history. Prior to being...

Making politics easy, one post at a time

Coppell High School senior Ram Castro records a draft introduction about gun control for his Easy Politics channel during eighth period on Sept. 17. Castro has been creating videos for his Easy Politics YouTube channel and Instagram page @easypoliticsusa.

Anthony Cesario, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2019

Scrolling through news channels in April, Coppell High School senior Ram Castro finds himself growing frustrated as he struggles to find unbiased stories. This is the moment he decides to start his Instagram page, @easypolitics_2000, which was later renamed to @easypoliticsusa. As the name implies,...

Q&A: Arney turning fresh page at CHS9

CHS9 English teacher Christopher Arney talks to a parent at Open House on Sept. 3. Arney is new to the campus for the 2019-20 school year.

Sarah Habib, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Christopher Arney is a new honors English teacher at CHS9. Starting his first year of teaching, Arney understands the academic struggles his students may face in high school, struggling himself under the application of a traditional Catholic school system in the past. With a love of thematic reading...

Dutton’s world of Disney, all filled within a classroom

Coppell High School IB History of Americas teacher Kyle Dutton shows his passion for Disney through his decorations around his room. Dutton has been collecting Mickey Mouse mementos since his childhood.

Sarah Habib, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

With the gift of a watch and the flicker of a black and white cartoon came the spark of a childhood love prolonged. Today, this nostalgic passion can be seen through a classroom of magical collectables and decorations. From cup holders to folders, even vintage posters, Coppell High School history ...

Coppell High School to host TEDxYouth Talk, provide a platform to fresh, innovative ideas

Coppell High School junior Sid Sabhnani rehearses his speech for Coppell High School’s first TEDxYouth Talk in the auditorium. The TEDxYouth Talk will be held in the CHS auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Photo by Akif Abidi

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Coppell seniors Aneesh Arora, Aarush Arora and Nasser Alexander are the communications head, curations head and organizer, respectively, behind the school’s first TEDxYouth Talk in the past four years. The event is on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium and is open to all, free of cost. The s...

Barik, Clark take global, national stages with prestigious drum corps

New Tech senior Mason Clark poses for the Boston Crusaders on Aug. 1 in Lawrence, Mass. Clark’s outfit is a Crusader, a medieval fighter. Clark wields his tuba in the left hand and the right up in the air. Photo courtesy Mason Clark

Ryan Dyke, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Coppell High School senior color guard captain Kiran Barik wakes up in the cafeteria of a school in Indianapolis. Her day begins early, performing for an audience of strangers. Barik is part of the Blue Stars, an international drum corps. New Tech senior Mason Clark gets ready for his first performance...