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  • On Tuesday, Coppell Arts Center hosts State of Education organized by the Coppell Chamber of Commerce from 8:30-10 a.m.
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  • On Saturday, Town Center Plaza hosts Celebrate Cozby Library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The official student news site of Coppell High School

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

Shivi Sharma

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor

Shivi Sharma is a senior and Executive News Editor for The Sidekick. She is part of the IB Diploma Programme at CHS and also edits for Brown Girl Magazine. In her free time, Shivi likes to teach taekwondo, read and spend time with friends and family.

With any comments or concerns, contact her at [email protected].

All content by Shivi Sharma
This year, students have been able to experience both in-person and online education. Coppell ISD is considering a virtual academy as a learning choice or 2021-2022 based on community interest and possible state allocated funding.

The future of local education

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
May 15, 2021
Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Got You Covered: 4/26-5/2

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
April 26, 2021
Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Got You Covered: 4/19-4/25

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
April 19, 2021
Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Got You Covered: 4/12-4/18

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
April 12, 2021
Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Got You Covered: 4/5-4/9

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
April 5, 2021
Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Got You Covered: 3/29 – 4/2

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
March 29, 2021
Coppell High School 2007 graduate Matthew Blanton repairs a fence on Saddle Tree Trail on March 12. Blanton uses local connections to operate Quick Stain, a fence painting and repair business he began in December.

Fronts of Coppell: Matthew Blanton

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
March 25, 2021
Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Got You Covered: 3/22-3/28

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
March 22, 2021
Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Got You Covered: 3/1-3/7

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
March 1, 2021
Coppell senior forward Jojo Alonzo dribbles against Hebron junior defender Hannah Elliott and Parker Coe on Feb. 6 at Buddy Echols Field as Coppell junior forward Reneta Vargas looks on. The Cowgirls host Marcus at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Cowgirls facing Marauders in fourth match of week

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
February 25, 2021
Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Got You Covered: 2/22-28

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
February 22, 2021
Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Got You Covered: 2/15-21

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
February 15, 2021
Coppell Music Academy owner Amir Khan plays the piano at Coppell Music Academy on Feb. 3. Khan established Coppell Music Academy in 2017 after teaching a piano program at the Coppell Recreation Center and years of performing, producing and teaching music.

Fronts of Coppell: Amir Khan

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
February 11, 2021
Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Got You Covered: 2/8-2/14

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
February 8, 2021
Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Got You Covered: 2/1-2/7

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
February 1, 2021
The Sidekick series Got You Covered includes five events happening at Coppell High School that week. Got You Covered will be posted every Monday morning for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Got You Covered: 1/25-1/31

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
January 25, 2021
Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Got You Covered: 1/18-1/24

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
January 18, 2021
Coppell freshman defender Elle Dinsmore passes against Frenship at Lesley Field yesterday. Coppell defeated Frenship, 6-0, in the Cowgirls’ third match of the season.

Cowgirls attacking season with winning streak

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
January 9, 2021
2020 has been an eventful year particularly because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused major life changes for everyone. The Sidekick executive news editor Shivi Sharma reflects on her experiences writing and being a journalist this year and looks forward to 2021.

2020: Concluding year of writing through writing

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
December 18, 2020
City council Place 5 John Jun greets early voters for the runoff election for Coppell City Council outside of Coppell Town Center on Dec. 2. Jun defeated Jim Walker in Tuesday’s runoff election for Coppell City Council.

Jun wins runoff for council Place 5

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
December 9, 2020
Coppell handyman Matt Young repairs a power outlet in his bathroom on Wednesday. Young has been a handyman in Coppell for 11 years after writing software applications for the finance industry.

Fronts of Coppell: Matt Young

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
December 7, 2020
Coppell parent and Missy’s Cottage Bakery owner Michelle Zenici packages cookies at her house on Oct. 24. Zenici established Missy’s Cottage Bakery on July 3 after a change in the Texas Cottage Food Law that allows bakers to produce and sell goods from home. (Precious Onalaja)

Fronts of Coppell: Michelle Zenici

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
November 18, 2020
election dates

Conducting local elections during pandemic

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
September 28, 2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died from pancreatic cancer in Washington, D.C. on Friday. Ginsburg advocated against gender discrimination and was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

Fighting for justice for all

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
September 21, 2020
Coppell ISD students who chose in-person learning are returning to school tomorrow. High school students will follow a staggered lunch schedule depending on which class they are in.

Answering in-person schooling questions

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor
September 7, 2020
The Sidekick’s daily news/assignment editor Karen Lu is ranked No. 5 in the Coppell High School class of 2020. Lu will be attending Rice University and plans to major in neuroscience.

Karen Lu

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor
May 14, 2020
Coppell High School senior Andrew Tao is ranked No. 7 in the Coppell High School class of 2020. Tao will attend Princeton University in New Jersey in the fall with a major in computer science.

Andrew Tao

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor
May 14, 2020
Coppell freshman Jacob Hahm and his brother Connections Academy junior Joshua wear masks and display the Korean symbol of love. Over six weeks, the Hahm family has made and donated more than 2,000 masks to local hospitals to help medical professionals during the coronavirus pandemic.

Stitching for safety

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor
May 5, 2020
Due to COVID-19, events such as Prom, concerts and sporting events were cancelled. On March 21, Dallas County mandated that only essential services are to remain open as per social distancing measures.

Keeping your distance

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor
April 17, 2020
Former Coppell High School Principal Dr. Nicole Jund recognizes the senior Student Council officers at the class of 2019 senior awards in the CHS Arena on May 22. For the class of 2020, Principal Laura Springer announced the cancellation of the graduation ceremony at the University of North Texas on May 28 in an email this morning.

Hang up your caps and gowns

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor
April 10, 2020
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