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The Coppell High School Library has expanded its collection with new books in science-fiction, romance and more. The library is introducing many new changes to its system, including fresh titles to their catalog and creative activities such as painting and knitting. Nrithya Mahesh

Turning to a new chapter: changes added and coming to the library

Noor Fatima, Graphic designer September 22, 2023

The bell rings. In a few seconds, students pour out of their classes. Coppell High School sophomore Grace Potter squeezes her way through the bustle of the school hallways. She opens a door and...

Coppell High School Round-Up yearbook adviser Katrina Hester selects photos taken by juniors Zaara Habeeb and Raashi Kalyani on Friday. Hester previously taught English for the past three years at Plano West High School,  and the 2023-24 school year is her first year advising yearbook at CHS.

Flipping the page: New beginnings in yearbook with Hester taking the helm

Rhea Choudhary, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

In the intricate world of high school yearbook production, change is not always easy to digest. For the past several years, Coppell High School's Round-Up yearbook has been a shining star in the realm...

Coppell High School class of 2002  wear their senior overalls in the student section at a pep rally. Senior overalls have been a tradition since the early 2000s as a way for senior girls to represent their school spirit and pride in Coppell.

We’re all over the overalls

Ainsley Dwyer, Entertainment Editor September 20, 2023

Coppell High School senior Alex Cooper walks through the school doors wearing a pair of overalls she worked on over the summer.  “Alex” is spelled in cursive across the front with patterns of red,...

Coppell High School senior Zahra Shaikali spent 8 weeks of her summer interning at Southwest Airlines. She worked in the LEAD Ops and Scheduling Department and plans on using this experience to major in computer science.

Expanding her horizons: Shaikhali takes off with Southwest Airlines

Anvita Bondada, Staff Writer September 15, 2023

Looking at the vast Southwest Airlines headquarters in Dallas at 9 a.m., Coppell High School senior Zahra Shaikhali puts on a bright smile on her face and walks into the building, illuminating the busy,...

13 questions with: Mallory Sather

Sukirtha Muthiah, Business Manager September 7, 2023

Watch The Sidekick Business Manager Sukirtha Muthiah’s video as she takes a peek at the life of Coppell High School’s U.S. History teacher Mallory Sather. Inspired by Vogue's 73 Questions video series....

The Coppell High School StudentCouncil officers have been elected for the 2023-24 school year and are ready to implement some changes.

Get to know the future of CHS

Nyah Rama, Staff Writer May 19, 2023

Coppell High School junior Akshat Athale converses with an attendee at Saksham fundraiser. Athale founded his nonprofit, Saksham, in the summer of 2022. Photo courtesy of Akshat Athale.

Athale garnering new experiences through financial literacy education

Anvita Bondada, Staff Writer May 19, 2023

When most Coppell students think of prevalent pressing matters, the last thing they would think of is the lack of financial literacy in our society. Coppell High School junior Akshat Athale took notice...

Coppell High School Honors Anatomy & Physiology teacher Jodie Deinhammer assists juniors Harini Hariharan and Nazia Quadri with their standard synthetic urinalysis lab in third period on Monday. Deinhammer was selected as The Sidekick’s Volume 34 Issue 6 Teacher of the Issue.

Teacher of the Issue: Deinhammer’s gap year decisions becomes lifelong

Iniya Nathan, Features Editor May 19, 2023

Coppell High School Anatomy & Physiology teacher Jodie Deinhammer’s teaching career started because she held off going to medical school after completing her microbiology degree at TCU. “I did...

Coppell High School senior Isabella Beach has been conducting research about the effectiveness of antibodies in syncytia-formia viruses under the Texas Christian University Research Apprentice Program since December 2021. Beach has presented her research at two poster symposiums; one at TCU and one virtually.

Beach breaking breaches through research

Sahasra Chakilam, Staff Photographer May 19, 2023

Confused yet determined to find her answers, Coppell High School senior Isabelle Beach traverses her classes with a Macbook screen peppered with lines of Python, hoping a fellow peer can help decipher...

Coppell High School astronomy teacher Angela Barnes describes her eclectic bulletin board, filled with mementos and letters from her students, as her most prized possession. Barnes fosters a unique classroom environment that hones in on stress-free learning.

Barnes fostering stress-free classroom environment through passion for science

Divya Sivalenka, Staff Writer May 19, 2023

While most high school classrooms are adorned with twinkling fairy lights, gigantic wall posters, and abstract photo collages, Coppell High School Honors Astronomy teacher, Angela Barnes, decorated hers...

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