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Disconnected from modern history

Today marks the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil feels her perspective on the tragedy is less emotion-based because she did not experience it and resembles more of that felt towards any other pivotal event in American history.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2020

I can’t tell you where I was and what I was doing on Sept. 11, 2001.  I wasn’t born until Sept. 2, 2002.  Because I never experienced life prior to the attacks, I cannot understand the difference of life before and after beyond what I hear or read. The fear and uncertainty that crippled th...

17 years after 9/11 lies a lifetime of grief along with unbreakable kinship (with video)

During the Patriot Day ceremony on the morning of Sept. 11, Coppell Deputy Chief Jim Cook bows his head in prayer with his fellow officers before Coppell Town Center Hall. In honor of the lives of those lost 17 years ago, a moment of silence is taken by the attendees to commemorate the loss of the victims and the bravery shown in the last moments of their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Karen Lu, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018

Before the steps of Town Center Hall on the morning of Sept. 11 stand police officers, firefighters, paramedics and citizens of Coppell gathered under the peppering of rain and gloomy sky to commemorate the legacies of those lost 17 years prior.   Sept. 11, 2001 is a date often synonymous wi...

9/11 recalls different memories for CHS

Senior Rachel Watley and teacher Coach Z went all out today in remembrance of 9/11 by dressing in patriotic colors, stars and stripes. Photo by Nicole Messer.

September 11, 2013

By Stephanie Gross Staff Writer On Sept. 11, 2001 America was changed forever. So many innocent people lost their lives during that tragic morning in New York City and so many lives were affected all over the country because of it. Once the tragedy had occurred, news channels across the countr...

Riots over independent film continue to rock the Arab world

September 18, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor In recent years, the Arab Spring shook the foundation of many Middle Eastern countries. Now, another wave of violence and rage has swept the already-precarious Arabic World as a result of an obscure American short film published online. This film, entitled "The Inn...

A day of remembrance with the city of Coppell

September 10, 2012

By Corrina Taylor Staff Writer September 11th is a big day in history that will affect Americans for many years to come, this devastating event has created a big impact on the lives of civilians today. In a day of commemoration on the anniversary tomorrow the City of Coppell will be hosting a Patri...

Freedom Tower to shadow over dark past

April 5, 2012

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer It has been over 10 years since the horrible September day when terrorists crashed two American Airlines planes into both of the Twin Towers in New York. Americans and the city of New York are rebuilding in a spectacular way. Recently, Freedom Tower began construction close to where the Twin Towers use to stand tall. Freedom Tower hit th...

Wait is over, Gridiron greats return

September 13, 2011

John Loop Staff Writer The first week back on the gridiron had its ups and downs, as NFL fans got their much-needed influx of football since the 130-day labor standoff started. The league kicked off week one of the regular season last weekend with the first slate of games. On Sunday, the Carolina...

Band to honor victims of 9/11

September 9, 2011

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer With the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 approaching this Sunday, Coppell High School’s and Jesuit’s band planned a special pre-game performance to honor those who lost their lives at tonight's game. It is a very unique game for Coppell and Jesuit, the oppos...

Osama bin Laden killed in CIA operation

May 1, 2011

Mary Whitfill Features Editor Osama bin Laden, perpetrator of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, was announced dead Sunday night. Bin Laden was killed by a CIA-led operation. The United States has announced that they have the body of the terrorist leader and DNA testing confirmed his identity. Bin Laden was killed in a ground attack by Joint Special Operatio...

A Party in the U.S.A

September 13, 2010

by Ashley Attanucci Staff Writer This past weekend for Coppell was marked with everything Homecoming –the parade, the football game and, for students, the Homecoming dance, appropriately themed “Party in the U.S.A”. While students were dancing Saturday night away at the Omni Mandalay Hotel...

Photo Gallery: September 11th Pep Rally

September 11, 2009

CHS held a Sept. 11 pep rally to get ready for the game against the Highland Park Scots. Gallery by Tyler Morris