Coppell Student Media

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The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil accomplished countless awards academically and in all categories of high school journalism including Miss CHS and placing first in the nation for the National Student Press Association’s Editorial Leadership Best of Show. Parampottil is widely respected by peers and teachers, and will attend the University of Texas at Austin in the fall. Photo illustration by Angelina Liu

Don’t look away from the arms of a moment

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor May 28, 2021

Coppell High School 2021 graduate and former Sidekick Editor-in-Chief Sally Parampottil’s unexpected schedule change into The Sidekick is the prime example of a happy accident.  Changing her schedule...

Since the beginning of the pandemic, less teens in the United States have been able to complete proper driving education - almost three-quarters of parents with a teen said their teen’s driving education has been delayed by the pandemic. Parents have also been more concerned about their teen’s driving habits since the pandemic’s advent.

Pandemic leading to less teenage drivers on local streets

Anette Varghese, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

Traditionally, teenage drivers follow the same course to become a new driver. Learners from age 15-17 are required to complete a state-approved teen drivers education course. They must then complete...

Sprouts Farmers Market on W. Sandy Lake Road is currently hiring. The Sidekick staff writer Iniya Nathan scopes out local businesses for Coppell teenagers looking for summer jobs

Interactive: Job hunting help for teens

Iniya Nathan, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

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 Coppell senior Lily Lee plays percussion instruments in the CHS band. As the senior class president, has taken on various leadership positions throughout high school and will be attending Northwestern University in the fall.

Lee drums up accomplishments in various leadership roles

Nanditha Nagavishnu, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

As an elementary school student just broaching her journey as a leader, fifth grader Lily Lee knew leadership was a bold commitment. Standing in front of her peers at Austin Elementary School, stealing...

Coppell High School Round-Up adviser Sallyanne Harris discusses the end of year banquet with CHS senior section editor Naomi Kho in the yearbook room on May 6. Harris is retiring at the end of this school year after nine years of teaching at CHS.

Gentle personality, strong soul: Harris leaves legacy at Coppell after nine years of shaping student journalists

Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

A107 safe haven. “Yerd Herd.” Familial feelings.  Even though she realized the power of creating impactful relationships with her students late, Coppell High School Round-Up adviser Sallyanne Harris...

Coppell High School AP English III teacher Emily Pickrell holds a tutoring session over the topic of rhetorical analysis on Thursday in C hall. Pickrell tries to balance this year’s new changes whilst ensuring her students gain skills that can be used in future endeavors from her class.

Pickrell hoping students grow as thinkers, writers

Manasa Mohan, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

Coppell High School AP English III teacher Emily Pickrell has taught at  CHS for three years and at Coppell Middle School East for two years. Every year, Pickrell finds herself fascinated by the new...

Coppell High School aerobic activities and dance I teacher Julie Stralow leads her sixth period class through aerobics warm-ups on April 23 in the small gym. Starlow was selected by The Sidekick staff as the sixth Teacher of the Issue for the 2020-21 school year.

Stralow strives to teach students to enjoy the movement of dance

Manasa Mohan, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

Coppell High School dance and aerobics teacher Julie Stralow was selected by The Sidekick staff as its Teacher of the Issue. Starting her teaching career at CHS in November 2003 as a long-term substitute...

What's in your lunch?

What’s in your lunch?

Aliya Zakir, Staff Photographer May 5, 2021

New Tech High @ Coppell sophomore Vibha Radhakrishnan spends the morning at the Dallas Zoo on April 18. Radhakrishnan has been volunteering weekly as a part of the Zoo Crew volunteer program since 2017, where her role volunteering primarily includes educating guests about the animals and cleanup duty.

“It’s where I love to be”: Radhakrishnan amplifying positive impact of zoos as Dallas Zoo volunteer

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor May 3, 2021

A bright orange sign with the words ‘Dallas Zoo’ stamped in white appeared on the side of the highway as New Tech High @ Coppell sophomore Vibha Radhakrishnan and her parents were en route to the...

Coppell High School junior Aditi Thakur holds bowls of turmeric and spices used in the ancient practice of Ayurveda. Thakur was inspired by her mother to study Ayurveda, in which she grows and buys medicinal herbs in order to implement different practices of medicine into her life.

Thakur underscoring physical, mental well-being through interest in Ayurveda

Nanditha Nagavishnu, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

For Coppell High School junior Aditi Thakur, studying Ayurveda was not provoked by sheer intellectual curiosity. She is humbled by the history of the ancient Indian medicine system, which has been practiced...

Coppell High School senior Qiling Yeo organized the Virtual Club Expo in November. Yeo receives student of the week for helping put together zoom meetings alongside a Student Council representative and CHS head counselor Ann Cinelli for new CHS students in the fall semester. Photo by Nandini Muresh

Yeo constructing community for new students

Manasa Mohan and Nandini Muresh April 23, 2021

In April,  Coppell High School senior Qiling Yeo created a Zoom session in which new students to CHS could meet one another and interact to get to know each other better. With the help of lead counselor...

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