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Ainsley Dwyer

Ainsley Dwyer, Entertainment Editor

Ainsley Dwyer is a junior and the entertainment editor of The Sidekick. In her free time, Ainsley enjoys theater, enjoys singing, playing the guitar and binge watching TV shows and her favorite movies, Dead Poets Society, Almost Famous, Scream, Maurice and more. She is typically found listening to Taylor Swift, The Beatles, The Mamas & Papas, The Doors, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Amy Winehouse, Deftones, Coldplay and Evanescence. She’s born and raised in Coppell. Both her parents and families are from Colorado, and she frequently visits them every year. She plans to attend the University of Missouri to double major in history and journalism. Ainsley has two dogs named Blue and Rouey who are part lab and part pointer. Her favorite place she’s traveled to is New York and would love to live there when she's older. She also dreams of traveling across Europe. Ainsley is a big soccer fan, and her favorite player is Luka Modrić so she loves to root for Real Madrid and Croatia’s National Team. Ainsley also has a deep fascination with pop culture from the 2000s as well as pop culture from the 1960s and 70s. You can contact her on 'X'  (@ainsleydwyer).

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The Doctor’s Office, Post Office and Carpenter of the The Pauline and Austin Neuhoff Christmas Village showcased at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden on Friday. The Arboretum held its fourth annual “Holiday at the Arboretum” from Nov. 9-Jan. 5 which included a Christmas Village, Twelve Days of Christmas Gazebos and Dazzling Musical Tree.

Arboretum brings holiday spirit to Dallas

Ainsley Dwyer, Entertainment editor
January 10, 2024
Coppell junior quarterback Edward Griffin scans for an open receiver before completing a pass to junior wide receiver Tucker Cusano for a first down during the first quarter against Denton Guyer in the Class 6A Division II Region I bi-district playoffs at Buddy Echols Field on Friday. The Cowboys defeated the Wildcats, 35-21, to advance to the area playoffs on Thursday with Dallas Jesuit.

[Photo] Cowboy fight lives to see another day

Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
November 11, 2023
Coppell senior wide receiver Baron Tipton catches a pass from junior quarterback Edward Griffin during the third quarter against South Grand Prairie at Gopher-Warrior Bowl on Friday 9/1. Coppell defeated the Warriors, 44-34. The Cowboys face Lewisville tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Buddy Echols Field in their second District 6-6A game of the season against the reigning district champions.

[Photo] Proving their status

Namir Awan, Staff Photographer
September 28, 2023
Coppell High School class of 2002  wear their senior overalls in the student section at a pep rally. Senior overalls have been a tradition since the early 2000s as a way for senior girls to represent their school spirit and pride in Coppell.

We’re all over the overalls

Ainsley Dwyer, Entertainment Editor
September 20, 2023
Coppell senior middle linebacker Lucas Fredrick and junior safety Alex Krauss swarm South Grand Prairie sophomore running back Riley Calvin as he tries to take the ball downfield during the Coppell football game on Friday at Gopher-Warrior Bowl on Friday. Coppell defeated South Grand Prairie, 44-34.

[Photo] ‘Great day to be a Cowboy’

Ava Johnson, Sports assignment editor
September 2, 2023
Valley Ranch Elementary opened in 1996 as the first CISD school to open in the Valley Ranch area. The master-planned development of Valley Ranch is located in Irving southeast of Coppell and is home to many of the CISD families. Photo by Kayla Nguyen.

Getting to know our neighbors

Ainsley Dwyer, Staff Writer
January 27, 2023
Coppell senior point guard Macey Mercer defends against senior guard Waverly Hossman during practice on Dec. 5. Due to UIL transfer regulations, Mercer was ruled ineligible to participate during the Coppell basketball teams 2021–2022 season after transferring to CHS and has made a return to the court with varsity for her senior season. Photo by Sameeha Syed.

Mercer returns to the court

Ainsley Dwyer, Staff Writer
January 9, 2023
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