Coppell Student Media

Q&A: Lamichhane carrying legacy to support Nepal

Q&A: Lamichhane carrying legacy to support Nepal

Sydney Rowe, Staff Writer/Photographer

October 15, 2019

Coppell High School senior and Night for Nepal president Ichha Lamichhane, who helped start the club in 2015, has ambitious goals for the club this year to raise money for a project in Nepal.   What are your goals for Night for Nepal this year? Our goal for this year is to collect money, and the...

Q&A: Caswell brings professional drum corps experience to high school students

Q&A: Caswell brings professional drum corps experience to high school students

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Coppell High School associate director of bands Adrian Caswell leads with a background of professional experience in teaching drum corps. While only officially working for The Cadets, a drum and bugle corps based in Allentown, Pa. Caswell has consulted with the visual staff of Carolina Crown and wa...

At #CHSHome: McCoy utilizes TikTok to engage students in learning Spanish

At #CHSHome: McCoy utilizes TikTok to engage students in learning Spanish

Jillian Moore

October 8, 2019

Coppell High School IB Spanish teacher Emily McCoy uses her passion for Spanish culture and language to inspire students to incorporate Spanish into their lives and learn about the commonalities found between cultures. This year is McCoy’s 15th year teaching Spanish and 10th year teaching at Coppe...

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

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

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...

Mackin teaching with purpose, encouraging self discipline with money

Mackin teaching with purpose, encouraging self discipline with money

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

Q&A: Arney turning fresh page at CHS9

Q&A: Arney turning fresh page at CHS9

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. With a love of thematic reading and a link ...

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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...