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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Asking CHS…What are you thankful for?

Asking CHS…What are you thankful for?

Aliya Zakir and Sannidhi Arimanda November 24, 2022

As Thanksgiving approaches, appreciation and gratitude are on the minds of the Coppell community. Wondering what Coppell High School is grateful for? Watch Sanni Arimanda and Aliya Zakir’s video to find...

Coppell High School English II teacher Matthew Anderson writes notes on his iPad to teach his students how to structure a paragraph during seventh period on Thursday. Anderson is a new teacher this 2022-23 school year and was inspired by his past teachers to make his classroom feel like a home.

Anderson spotlighting student talent in classroom

Anvita Bondada, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

  Coming into the 2022-2023 school year, a new face lights up the English department. Coppell High School English II teacher Matthew Anderson strives to make his classroom feel like a home. Inspired...

Coppell High School sophomore Laasya Javvadi started her own cake making business in 2021. Javvadi enjoys fulfilling orders for numerous clients. Photo by Nyah Rama

Student of the week: Javvadi running reliable baking business as a sophomore

Manasa Borra, Staff Designer November 22, 2022

  Coppell High School sophomore Laasya Javvadi presents a two-layered cake meant to mimic an Indian Saree. Javvadi enjoys fulfilling orders for numerous clients. Photo courtesy Laasya Javvadi From...

Outside the Classroom: Chesney talks proper medical injections (video)

Outside the Classroom: Chesney talks proper medical injections (video)

Trey Boudreaux, Staff Photographer November 21, 2022

The Sidekick series, Outside the Classroom, is a student life series where The Sidekick interviews teachers and students around the school to learn a lesson. Coppell High School Medical Assistance...

Texan-themed decorations coat the tables of the Coppell High School Library on Tuesday. Coppell High School student council invited other CISD student council members for dinner and leadership games as a part of the inaugural Barnyard Bash.

Student Council connecting district leaders in inaugural Barnyard Bash

November 20, 2022

In the early November cold, the lights in the Coppell High School Library glow despite the darkness outside the facility. On Tuesday evening, Coppell High School Student Council’s inaugural Barnyard...

New Tech High @ Coppell Annual Fall Festival celebrating changing seasons and science (video)

New Tech High @ Coppell Annual Fall Festival celebrating changing seasons and science (video)

Sameeha Syed, Staff Photographer November 18, 2022

The annual Fall Festival at New Tech High @ Coppell was Oct. 27 to celebrate Halloween and the arrival of fall with food and games available for Coppell community members to enjoy. The proceeds of the...

Asking CHS...Whats your favorite fast food?

Asking CHS…What’s your favorite fast food?

Shreya Ravi, Staff Photographer November 17, 2022

There are lots of different fast foods around Coppell High School and even more that students and teachers love, from Chipotle to Raising Cane’s. Want to know what CHS staff and student’s favorite...

Coppell High School Algebra II and Geometry teacher Philip Smith helps shopmore Laksita Yuvaraja with their weekly check for understanding (CFU). Smith uses student’s input to adjust his lesson plans, creating a more engaging learning environment.

Teacher of the Week: Smith’s creativity helps increase engagement in learning

Wendy Le, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

Originally from California, Coppell High School Algebra II and Geometry teacher Philip Smith moved to Coppell at age 9 and graduated from CHS in 2014. During his high school career, he did JV track, football,...

Coppell High School junior Roma Jani rehearses a song during second period on Friday. Jani is an accomplished performer at CHS, currently participating in A Cappella, varsity mixed choir, and Madrigals. Photo by Aliya Zakir

Student of the Week: Jani singing her way through the pressure of school

Ishana Sharma, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

Coppell High School junior soprano Roma Jani has been a part of choir since she was in third grade at Brooks Crossing Elementary in South Brunswick Township, N.J. Now, she is the CHS Choir vice-president...

Coppell High School Securities and Investments teacher Brian Simpson answers a student’s question after a debate about financial decisions on Sept. 30. Simpson’s unique style of teaching allows for his students to be better prepared for class.

Simpson’s unique way of teaching saving students a few bucks

Paarth Dutta , Staff Writer November 16, 2022
"Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships,” Simpson said.
Outside the classroom: Capucao running successful crochet business (video)

Outside the classroom: Capucao running successful crochet business (video)

Douglas Zambrano, Staff Designer November 16, 2022

Coppell High School sophomore Jia Capucao runs Goldpetal Projects, a successful business venture, where she sells products such as crochet plushies. Watch The Sidekick staff videographer Douglas Zambrano’s...

Coppell High School English teacher Richard Orlopp chats with students during his third period for his IB English IV class on Oct. 26. Orlopp was selected as The Sidekick’s Volume 34 Issue 2 Teacher of the Issue.

Teacher of the Issue: Orlopp hops through jobs before finding his calling

Iniya Nathan, Student Life Editor November 4, 2022

Coppell High School English teacher Richard Orlopp grew up wanting to be a superhero. His plan was to work out and get into peak physical condition like Batman before going out and solving crimes as a...

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