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Path to success

Path to success

May 17, 2019

Coppell High School offers a multitude of classes geared towards career clusters. From health science to education, students can find the paths they wish to take after graduating from college. These paths, both academic and nonacademic, can be pursued through multiple colleges throughout the nation.

Embrace yourself: Gray defines what adoption really means

Coppell High School sophomore Amanda Gray is adopted and has experienced different cultures throughout her childhood. Gray was adopted as an infant from South Korea and balances her Korean culture with the American aspects.

Andrés Bear, Coppell Student Media Web Producer

May 16, 2019

  Amanda Gray is a sophomore at Coppell High School and an honest person. She understands she is an adopted girl from South Korea. She sees nothing out of the ordinary about herself - do you? “I live in Coppell - and there are a lot of Caucasians and Asians here,” Gray said “Growing up, the ethn...

Student of the Week: Havemann carries on crafting, welds weapons

Coppell High School sophomore Ethan Havemann spends his free time creating a variety of objects using wood and metal. One of Havemann’s creations was made with recycled aluminum ingots.

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

May 10, 2019

Coppell High School sophomore Ethan Havemann, along with playing the saxophone for the CHS band, spends his free time working with wood and metal. From replica weapons to silverware, he creates a multitude of masterpieces. Havemann was selected as The Sidekick’s Student of the Week and reflects on his history wi...

Love for art history inspires Woodall to take action after Notre-Dame tragedy

Coppell High School senior Pierce Woodall displays a T-shirt design dedicated to the burning of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. Woodall started a fundraiser on Facebook to sell her T-shirts, and the proceeds help with the building’s restoration and renovation.

Sydney Rowe, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

Coppell High School senior Pierce Woodall has always had a passion for art and its history. After the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on April 15, Woodall decided to start the fundraiser “Rebuild” to help reconstruct the church. Only hours after the fire, Woodall took quick action and posted ...

Teacher of the Week: Anderson love for environmental science with focus on future

Teacher of the Week: Anderson love for environmental science with focus on future

Arman Merchant and Laura Amador-Toro

May 7, 2019

The Sidekick has selected Coppell High School Environmental Science AP/IB teacher Holly Anderson as this week’s Teacher of the Week. Watch to find out about how she made the transition from middle school to high school, hobbies, her favorite part about teaching in her class and her advice to students. ...

Hustling to Harvard

Coppell High School senior Peyton Williams tutors CHS sophomore Lauren Myers for Algebra II on April 22 at Myer’s residence. Williams has tutored students in a variety of subjects throughout high school and is attending Harvard University in fall 2019.

Nishant Medicharla, Export and Production Manager

May 6, 2019

“I was in disbelief, and I wanted to make sure I was reading it right, so I wiped my eyes, and then looked at it again to make sure,” Coppell High School senior Peyton Williams said. “I showed my sister, and then we started screaming and crying.” From starting her own nonprofit to getting t...

Student of the week: Vasquez excelling in photography, music, soccer

Student of the week: Vasquez excelling in photography, music, soccer

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

May 3, 2019

Coppell High School senior Jacob Vasquez has been selected as The Sidekick's student of the week due to his interest in music, photography and soccer. His photography can be found on his Instagram (@_jacobvasquez_) and his music on his SoundCloud, with the username "ashenxmusic".    ...

Enhancing self-confidence in ‘one go’

On April 7, juniors Eva Theel and Shreyas Rajagopal sing “Best Part” by HER and Daniel Caesar at St. Joseph’s Senior Home for Encore Talent Group. Rohil Verma and Alec Klem created a website for the group and hope to create a network of venues and performers.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Standing in front of an audience of senior citizens with a microphone in hand, Coppell High School junior Shreyas Rajagopal sings “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley, letting the music consume him. Rajagopal is a member of Encore Talent Group. CHS juniors Rohil Verma and Alec Klem started Encore...

Student of the Week: Peterman shines behind scenes through makeup, management

Coppell High School junior Ashlyn Peterman writes cues for her next stage managing project, the upcoming “Senior Showcase” on May 3-4 at the CHS auditorium. Peterman hopes to pursue a career in managing or stage makeup.

Lilly Gorman

April 19, 2019

Coppell High School junior Ashlyn Peterman expresses love for special effects makeup and stage managing for school shows. Peterman’s creative monster-like makeup and strong capability in stage managing makes her stand out from the crowd. Peterman was chosen as The Sidekick’s Student of the Week. How d...

Teacher of the Week: Houghton emphasizes significance of government through relational education

Coppell High School AP U.S. Government teacher Bybiana Houghton is The Sidekick’s Teacher of the Week because of her ability to build relationships with her students and get kids engaged in her teaching. Houghton first found her love for government in her high school debate class where she first started studying the subject.

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Lectures, independent work and tests may be the extent of teaching styles in a typical high school classroom. But for AP U.S. Government teacher Bybiana Houghton, interactive elements play significant roles in and out of the classroom - from class discussions to empowering relationships. This week, The S...

Rathod reaching for skies to fulfill dream of piloting

Rathod reaching for skies to fulfill dream of piloting

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

April 16, 2019

Gazing out his car window, Coppell High School senior Henil Rathod studies the night sky, scouring the depths of its blackness. A few minutes later, his squinted eyes focus on a distant figure that means the world to him — an airplane. Letting out an excited cry, he points at the plane in e...

Student of the Week: New addition to family sparks joy in Williams

Coppell High School sophomore Sydney Williams recently became an aunt when her older sister, Aubrey Garcia, gave birth to her first daughter, Mila Garcia. Williams’ niece was born on Valentine’s day and will be two months old this Sunday.

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

April 12, 2019

Coppell High School sophomore Sydney Williams became an aunt after her older sister, CHS 2004 graduate Aubrey Garcia, gave birth to a girl named Mila Garcia on Feb. 14. Williams was selected as The Sidekick’s Student of the Week, and she reflects on the experience of becoming and being an aunt to the now 2-month-...