Coppell Student Media

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Made from kindness, for kindness

Coppell High School special education teacher Melissa Murray gives directions to her seventh period Applied Vocational Experience class about the next preparation phase of their business and year-long class project called A Note of Hope. This business provides a service where CISD students can send anyone kind, uniquely designed notes for free.

Camila Villarreal, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

In a world so often divided by negativity, good deeds can often depend on groups of people seeking to make a difference through kindness. Coppell High School has found itself extremely lucky to have such a group of its very own. A Note of Hope offers Coppell ISD students and faculty pre-made notes th...

Q&A: Stroud to teach students about rhetoric, reading

Coppell High School English teacher Benjamin Stroud discusses rhetorical purpose with his fourth period Honors English II class on Friday. Stroud is a new teacher at CHS and hopes to teach students about argument and reading.

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

Coppell High School English teacher Benjamin Stroud brings with him a love for English, a master’s degree in higher education from the University of North Texas and plan to complete 18 hours of English instruction to teach dual credit courses in his first year at CHS. How did you begin teaching at Coppell High Sc...

Physics teacher Sloane displays superhero qualities as the school year unfolds

Coppell High School physics teacher Stephanie Sloane has been watching Marvel for 11 years. Sloane said she connects the most with Captain America because of his charitable beliefs and big heart.

Victoria Hertel, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

Coppell High School physics teacher Stephanie Sloane isn’t just your friendly neighborhood teacher at CHS. Clues in her classroom like the poster on the wall that plasters Avengers in bright red hint that she is an avid Marvel fanatic.  However, more than just a fan of the movies, Sloane admires the...

Park highlights enthusiasm for makeup with Instagram account

Coppell High School junior Jamie Park uses Instagram to display her passion for makeup. Park often views other makeup accounts as a source of inspiration.

Shravya Mahesh, Entertainment Editor

September 13, 2019

A dab of blush, a swipe of lipstick, a touch of highlighter. Just 10 minutes, and Coppell High School junior Jamie Park is out the door, makeup done and confidence at a high.  To Park, makeup is more than a side hobby or part of a daily routine. It is a passion and an important form of self-expr...

Local farmers market serves as starting point for growing French bakery

A shopper  leaves the Coppell Farmers Market on Aug. 24 morning after a morning of shopping, his bags full of locally grown products. The Coppell Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, and attracts hundreds of customers each month.

Anvitha Reddy, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Every Saturday morning since 2003, vendors from across the Dallas area have sold their locally produced goods at the Coppell Farmers Market. As a 501(c)3 registered non-profit organization, the Coppell Farmers Market strives to develop relationships between vendors and the community by encouraging...

buildOn trek to Africa allows CHS students to explore cultural similarities

Translator Aby Saar and Coppell High School seniors Ananya Pagadala and Shreya Agarwal don traditional Senegalese outfits as they present a closing speech. The buildOn organization raises funds and helps build schools in areas across the world that are in need. Photo courtesy Shreya Agarwal.

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

In the arid climate of Ndiob, Senegal, Coppell High School seniors Reina Raj, Shreya Agarwal and Coppell’s buildOn club co-founder Ananya Pagadala wrapped up their construction for the past five days.  Wiping the sweat from their brows, they couldn’t help but smile at the school they started...

Teacher of the Week: Salamone returns to high school campus with enthusiasm, expectations

Coppell High School English teacher Laura Salamone discusses the curriculum during the English department’s conference period on Tuesday. Salamone taught at Coppell High School for the 1994-95 and 2010-13 school years and has returned for the 2019-20 school year.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

August 28, 2019

Former seventh and eighth grade English teacher Laura Salamone has returned to Coppell High School to teach Honors English II/English IV for the 2019-20 school year. Salamone taught at CHS for the 1994-95 and 2010-2013 school years, staying with her children [Gabrielle, 22, Lia, 20, Marisa, 18, Ava, 1...

Ashok pursuing engineering dreams

Ashok pursuing engineering dreams

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

August 26, 2019

Coppell High School senior Suprita Ashok participated in programs for NASA in Houston and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York last summer. She is involved in engineering at CHS and hopes to pursue electrical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...

Teacher of the Issue: Ruedi providing support through roles of administrative assistant, mother

Coppell High School administrative assistant Anne Ruedi was selected Teacher of the Issue by The Sidekick for her supportive role at CHS. Ruedi has been at CHS for two years and her son, Joe Ruedi, is a current senior.

Sofia Guerrero, Co-Student Life Editor

May 17, 2019

Coppell High School administrative assistant Anne Ruedi was selected by The Sidekick as the May Teacher of the Issue. She came to CHS after substituting in Coppell ISD, primarily Coppell Middle School East, for four years. Along with serving in a supportive role, Ruedi has six children, the youngest of...

Student of the Week: Sun succeeds in fine arts through photography, drawings

Student of the Week: Sun succeeds in fine arts through photography, drawings

Sofia Guerrero and Sally Parampottil

May 17, 2019

Coppell High School sophomore Sidney Sun started taking photos from a young age. She is currently in the digital art and media class and has been recognized for her work.

Both sides of the camera

Coppell High School senior Peyton Wallace is attending Parsons School of Design at the New School this fall. Wallace will be receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in strategic design and management, inspired by her pursuits in graphic design, film and photography.

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

A camera lens trains its eye on its subject, and there is a beat of silence as the image focuses and sharpens. Coppell High School senior Peyton Wallace is used to being on both sides of this exchange, as an anchor for KCBY-TV and photographer. However, that is not the limit of Wallace’s artisti...