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Coppell cross country warms up with a one mile jog on Tuesday at Buddy Echols field. Coppell High School junior Tahir Ali (center) is returning from an injury and perseveres to improve every morning.

Student of the Week: Ali strives to cultivate dedication, support teammates in pursuit of excellence

Nathan Cheng, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Coppell High School junior runner Tahir Ali is a dedicated team player and student athlete. He has been running cross country for four years and is a volunteer at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science...

13 Questions with Lindsey Oh

13 Questions with Lindsey Oh

Aliya Zakir and Sannidhi Arimanda November 8, 2021

Watch The Sidekick staff photographer Sannidhi Arimanda and social media manager Aliya Zakir’s video as they take a peek at what Coppell High School last names Nac-Roc counselor Lindsay Oh’s life may...

Coppell High School junior Tavishka Arora works on an AP English III assignment that uses a tree to represent parts of an argumentative essay on Wednesday in C hall. Arora displays time management skills while taking multiple AP classes, working at Smoothie King and involvement in extracurriculars. Photo by Olivia Short.

Student of the Week: Arora acting as an example for managing school, work, social life

Olivia Short, Staff Photographer November 5, 2021

Coppell High School junior Tavishka Arora is a multi-talented student, who formerly ran cross country, served as the CHS9 student council president as well as the president for her sophomore class....

Coppell High School astronomy teacher Angela Barnes’s sixth period class researches topics for the global goals project. Honors Astronomy is a level three science elective course with prerequisites of biology, chemistry and geometry.

Crash Course CHS: astronomy

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor November 3, 2021

Crash Course CHS is a Sidekick series in which student life editor Anette Varghese answers questions about CHS courses.  In this edition, Varghese talks to CHS astronomy teacher Angela Barnes.  How...

Coppell High School AP English Literature teacher Kim Pearce explains the relationships of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to CHS senior Izzy Ortagoza in third period on Thursday. Pearce has been teaching English classes for 38 years.

Teacher of the Issue: Pearce pens dream job into real life

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor November 3, 2021

If you walked the upstairs C hall 20 years ago you would see the same face, the same AP English teacher teeming with love for her craft.  Coppell High School AP English literature and composition...

Operation Serve DFW members Jiya Patel, a junior at Coppell High School, and Meghana Chinta, a junior at Lewisville High School, discuss future club projects over coffee at Starbucks in Coppell. Operation Serve DFW is a volunteering organization started in June by Coppell High School junior Dilan Patel and Chinta.

Serving the community one operation at a time

Maya Palavali, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

Though June 5. of this year may have been a normal day to most, for a small group of students, it was a start for a volunteer organization that would change their lives.  Volunteering is not an...

Coppell High School junior Adi Patel checks the control panel of the Czech Sport Cruiser N919TM aircraft at Thrust Flight flight school on Oct. 23 at Addison Airport. Patel is obtaining his pilot’s license and wants to join the U.S. Air Force.

Limitless mindset propels Patel towards Air Force

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager November 1, 2021

While most high school juniors are working towards getting their driver’s licenses, Coppell High School junior Adi Patel is up in the sky learning how to fly airplanes to receive his private pilot’s...

Coppell High School senior Natasha Banga has been competing in extemporaneous speaking competitions since seventh grade. Banga has experienced much success in her division by winning awards up to the national level, placing sixth at the 2021 National Speech and Debate Association Tournament.

Student of the Week: Banga using her voice to excel in debate

Deepti Patil, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

Coppell High School senior Natasha Banga has been very involved in speech and debate since seventh grade and is the president of the CHS American Red Cross chapter. Banga has also worked throughout her...

Coppell High School junior Siya Sangani designs social media posts on Canva for DiLucci CPA Firm. Sangani makes Instagram, Twitter and Facebook posts and has been an intern for DiLucci CPA Firm since May.

Sangani weaving passion for art, business together in internship

Manasa Mohan, Advertising and Circulation Manager October 27, 2021

The computer buzzes as she finishes up her design and prepares the infographic to be exported. Yet another infographic complete, ready to publish on social media.  This is a constant process for Coppell...

Coppell High School International Baccalaureate History of the Americas teacher Kyle Dutton provides a lesson overview during fourth period in classroom B221 on Oct. 21. Dutton has been teaching at CHS for 28 years and is retiring after the 2021-22 school year.

Dutton graduating to retirement after 30 years

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor October 27, 2021

Beginning his teaching career at Coppell High School in 1991 after teaching at Mansfield Middle School for two years, International Baccalaureate History of the Americas teacher Kyle Dutton has taught...

Coppell High School senior Ellen Sun is a former GIGAWOT camper, VEX VR daily sessions instructor and a part of Technibots, an IBM team pro group. Sun, along with her instructors and teammates, discuss past experiences in STEM and voice their opinions on women in the field. Photo Illustration by Meghna Kulkarni and Esther Kim

Sun finding her passion through STEM

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer October 22, 2021

The world of science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) is dominated by males with a disproportionate number of women, however that does not stop  girls such as Ellen Sun, a Coppell High School...

Coppell High School forensic science students work to solve a mystery lab in seventh period on Thursday. Sandy Larson has been teaching forensic science for five years.

Crash Course CHS: forensic science

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor October 13, 2021

Crash Course CHS is a Sidekick series in which student life editor Anette Varghese answers questions about CHS courses.  In this edition, Varghese talks to CHS forensic science teacher Sandy Larson.  What...

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