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  • Friday is an early release day for all Coppell ISD schools. Coppell High School students will be released at 1:40 p.m.
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Coppell Student Media

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Coppell Student Media

The transition from middle to high school can be a tough transition for many incoming freshmen. The Sidekick staff writer Isabella Callegaro Santos shares insightful tips to get good grades while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Graphic by Manasa Borra.

Freshman Forecast: Changing your mindset

Isabella Callegaro Santos, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

That time of every school year has come again. Studying for your next test, starting your next project, catching up on all your assignments. Now the content in your classes is harder, perhaps you are taking...

Coppell junior forward Nathan Rusch communicates on the court against Lake Dallas on Nov. 17 at CHS Arena. Coppell faces Mesquite Horn tonight at 7:30 p.m. at CHS Arena.

Coppell hosts Horn for nondistrict game

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor December 5, 2023

The Coppell boys basketball team (8-3) faces Mesquite Horn (7-4) tonight at 7:30 p.m. at CHS Arena.  According to Coppell senior forward Antonio Romo, in the nondistrict season, players are focusing...

On the side of New Tech High @ Coppell, a sign welcomes visitors to the school’s Fall Festival in the campus parking lot on Oct. 28. The annual Fall Festival hosted by New Tech High @ Coppell brings a fun and festive spirit to the residents of Coppell.

New Tech High @ Coppell delights visitors with annual Fall Festival

Marli Field, Staff Writer November 14, 2023
The annual Fall Festival is a staple of the autumn season at New Tech High @ Coppell on Oct. 28. In addition to its yearly haunted house, the event raises money for school funding and its booths are operated by students.
Human trafficking is a prevalent crisis worldwide and an issue needing to be addressed, according to The Sidekick staff writer Katie Park. Park thinks organizations can provide support towards the subject and how Coppell can take initiative towards the restoration of the lives of victims of sexual abuse.  Sofia Exposito

Restoring lives of human trafficking survivors

Katie Park, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

Sexual exploitation and human trafficking is a global issue, one that predominantly affects women of all ages, races and backgrounds throughout the world. They are left feeling worthless and abandoned...

Coppell sophomore Avery Ayres cheers as the Coppell football team plays  Plano at Buddy Echols Field on Nov. 3. Ayres has been cheering competitively for 10 years and is on Coppell’s varsity cheer team

Ayres utilizing 10 years of experience on the field

Medha Kanamarlapudi, Staff Photographer November 10, 2023

The cheers, the pom-poms and the halftime routines.  Behind the glitter lies a hardworking journey that Coppell sophomore varsity cheerleader Avery Ayres knows all too well.  Ayres began cheerleading...

Coppell junior guard Landry Sherrer shoots a free throw at Argyle on Friday. The Cowgirls play Byron Nelson in their first home game of the season tonight at 7:30 p.m. at CHS Arena. Photo courtesy Lindsey Sherrer.

Overcoming preseason pressure

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor November 7, 2023

The Coppell girls basketball team hosts its first home game since its state semifinal run.   The Cowgirls play Byron Nelson tonight at 7:30 p.m. at CHS Arena.  So far in its preseason, Coppell...

“Haunted” House

“Haunted” House

Kole Lokhande, Staff Designer November 3, 2023

Coppell senior opposite hitter Alena Truong blocks against Plano on Tuesday at CHS Arena. The Cowgirls lost to the Wildcats, 11-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-22, 15-7, for its last regular season match.

Rally falls short in thrilling season finale

Greeshma Marathu, Staff Designer November 1, 2023

Though Coppell put up a strong fight, the Cowgirls fell to Plano, 11-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-22, 15-7, on Tuesday at CHS Arena. The loss ends Coppell’s season. The Cowgirls finish the year (6-8 in district...



Sofia Exposito, Staff Designer October 31, 2023

Fast food review: Halal fast food restaurants in the area

Safiya Azam, Aliza Abidi, Hamza Zakir, and Sameeha Syed October 19, 2023

Soft pita, delicious chicken and crispy falafel halal fast food places often can be hard to find when they are hidden from plain sight. Watch The Sidekick staff members Aliza Abidi, Sameeha Syed, Safiya...

Coppell juniors Diego Rivera-Mieses and Annie Chang swim in the rubber duck relay on Sept. 29 at the Coppell Family YMCA. Coppell Swim’s annual Vaquero Battle redefines a typical swim meet as it honors Coppell teachers through friendly intrasquad competition.

Swim team giddyups for good times at annual Vaquero Battle

Kayla Nguyen and Rhea Chowdhary October 17, 2023

  The Coppell swim and dive held its annual Vaquero Battle, featuring a variety of intersquad competitions. The meet allows students to invite friends and teachers to compete in different...

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