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  • On Tuesday, Coppell City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers at Town Center.
  • On Wednesday, Coppell Cozby Library & Community Commons hosts All Ages Storytime from 11-11:30 a.m.
  • On Saturday, Coppell Arts Center hosts “Alice in Wonderland” presented by Ballet Ensemble of Texas at 3 p.m.
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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

Tapia tallying trail of debate accolades (with video)

Minori Kunte, Staff Cartoonist April 23, 2024

From Santa Clara to Coppell, Coppell High School sophomore Kaitlyn Tapia has had a passion for debate since fourth grade.  While residing in California, Tapia participated in her first debate camp...

Coppell High School Mandarin Chinese teacher Andrea Voelker decorates her classroom with many references to  Chinese culture including art, literature and porcelain. Voelker made the switch from business to teaching and has taught Mandarin at Coppell for12 years, spreading the language and culture at CHS.

Voelker using cultural roots to create community

Safiya Azam, Staff Designer April 16, 2024

Hung up in C113, the flag of Taiwan displays a blue square and white disk sun amongst a field of red, cutting through the sea of Chinese characters, flags and artwork. Unlike the other decor, it serves...

Teacher of the Issue: Egan retains love for languages as nerd for words

Anushree De, Features Editor April 4, 2024

The first thing one notices about Coppell High School room C131 is its teacher.  Hands move enthusiastically to emphasize each point. His feet turn at every shift of syllable. CHS Spanish and French...

Coppell High School senior Yomna Elkayer assists Town Center Elementary School first grader Maxwell Pascoe with his math project in TCE teacher Erin Naughton’s classroom on March 6. Coppell High School’s teaching and coaching practicum offers a structured pathway for students to explore their interests and gain hands-on experience within real classroom settings.

Unlocking future educators: Inside Coppell’s teaching and coaching practicum

Rhea Choudhary, Staff Writer March 25, 2024

On a Monday morning, the sound of students chattering fills Town Center Elementary School third grade teacher Erin Naughton’s classroom.  As the door creaks open, heads turn and Coppell High...

Coppell High School senior Lakshmi Gorthi is one of 100 individuals selected across the nation to attend the Disney Dreamers Academy. The Disney Dreamers Academy is a four-day mentorship that allows students to develop individual career-based skills. Photo illustration by Emmalee Jittasupo and Katie Park

Gorthi’s dreams coming true through magical world of AI

Emmalee Jittasupo, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

Waiting for time to pass, Coppell High School senior Lakshmi Gorthi paces around her room, until finally she receives an envelope from UPS, reading the name it states the Disney Dreamers Academy.  After...

Coppell High School AP Environmental Science teacher Joshua Kinman teaches students about various mining techniques on Jan. 17 in C104. Kinman has been selected as The Sidekick’s Volume 35 No. 4 Teacher of the Issue.

Teacher of the Issue: Kinman cultivating gardens of thought through environmental science, chemistry

Anushree De, Features Editor March 7, 2024
C104 presents an assortment of decorations that students can get lost in: chemistry element posters that decorate the walls, animal hides of rodents that lay on the teacher’s desk and the lab safety goggles in the fume hood. 
Coppell High School statistics teacher Kailee Martin is in her first year at CHS. She has worked in medicine, taught preschool and first grade prior to coming to CHS.

Martin’s journey: From medicine to first grade to statistics

Sanghika Pallela, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

4:47 a.m.  It is the exact time that Coppell High School statistics teacher Kailee Martin wakes up to embrace the early hours. Gathering her essentials, she heads to The CORE to start her determined...

Coppell High School English III teacher Sean Smith keeps a collection of old issues of The Sidekick from when he served as The Sidekick entertainment editor from 1994-96. Smith attended CHS from 1992-96 and his love of words and writing brought him back to CHS as a teacher.

Smith using CHS roots to make lasting impact on students

Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor February 28, 2024

The year is 1992. The place, Coppell High School.  A teenaged Sean Smith takes his first steps through the hallways of what was a much smaller CHS. Little does he know, more than two decades later...

Coppell High School senior Ava Zhang develops her skills in pattern design, manufacturing and time management skills by expanding her online store, Juicy Candy. Zhang plans to attend Cornell University as a global development major. Photo illustration by Minori Kunte.

Zhang continues entrepreneurship over next four at Cornell

Rhea Choudhary, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Coppell High School senior Ava Zhang has recently committed to Cornell University as a global development major and simultaneously runs her successful Etsy business, Juicy Candy Design. Zhang’s entrepreneurial...

Coppell High School seniors Tisya Yadav, Aryan Bansal, Anusha Narway and Abhilash Katuru were named as four of the 1,514 semifinalists in the Coca-Cola Scholarship out of a pool of 103,800 students nationwide for their excellence and skills. On Jan. 11, Narway and Katuru were selected as two of the 250 advancing regional finalists. 150 Coca-Cola scholars receive a $20,000 scholarship for any school-related expenses.

Take a sip: 4 CHS semifinalists chosen for Coca-Cola Scholarship

On Oct. 13, 1,514 students were selected from 103,800 applicants based on their academic excellence, leadership and service. Four students are from Coppell High School: Aryan Bansal, Anusha Narway, Abhilash Kathuru and Tisya Yadav. 
Coppell High School sophomore Aditi Rathod explores her passion for dermatology through founding the CHS Dermatology & Cosmetics Club.  Rathod discussed the benefits of various skincare products during her club meeting on Jan. 24 in D211.

Rathod delivers knowledge of dermatology to peers through skincare club

Katie Park, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

Various skincare products line the surface of the countertop, some serums spilling over the top, creating a sticky but fragrant mess. Coppell High School sophomore Aditi Rathod flickers on the lights...

Coppell High School juniors Chandana Pagadala and Kyna Shah volunteer as assistant coaches for the Coppell Girls on the Run under program manager Allison Gnade. Originally founded in Charlotte, N.C., Girls on the Run is a 10-week program with bi-weekly practices where girls from third to eighth grade train to participate in a 5K.

Running to a better future

Ishita Patra, Staff Writer January 30, 2024
The weekend prior to Thanksgiving break, a dedicated group of girls, who had diligently trained mentally, physically and emotionally for weeks, assembled at the Coppell YMCA, ready to tackle their first 5K run. 
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