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Coppell Student Media

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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Standardized multiple choice testing has become a staple for high school education, but that does not mean it yields positive results. The Sidekick junior staff writer Anushree De examines the faults in this form of testing and advocates for reform.

The choice to end all choices

Anushree De, Advertising and Circulations Manager September 12, 2022

Sweat beads condense on my forehead as I stare at the paper in front of me in utter confusion. The pencil in my hand trembles, perhaps as preposterously perplexed as I. And on the grand horizon of the...

Students reach high to take standardized tests such as the SAT and the ACT. The Sidekick staff writer Saniya Koppikar thinks recent changes to the college admissions process lowering the importance of standardized testing are beneficial to students. Graphic by Jayden Chui

Stepping away from standardized testing

Saniya Koppikar, Staff Writer January 24, 2022

Dear High Schooler,  We’re writing to inform you that your SAT registration on December 4, 2021, at Coppell Hs, has been canceled.   It’s not my inbox that receives the email, but my friend’s. My...

CollegeBoard and ACT have canceled national March and April testing dates to June and July because of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Both organizations will offer students full refunds for the next testing they sign up for.

International SAT, ACT exams postponed due to COVID-19

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor March 17, 2020

The CollegeBoard and ACT organizations, which run the SAT and ACT international college entrance exams, respectively, announced Monday that they will be canceling future testing dates due to the coronavirus...

Straight from the seniors: CHS seniors offer academic, college-related advice

Straight from the seniors: CHS seniors offer academic, college-related advice

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer March 3, 2017

While walking these halls for four years, one thought has loomed over the minds of many: college.   A lot of what we do as students is to contribute to where we will be for the next four years....

Texas ACT Council deems CISD students ‘college ready’

October 31, 2012

By Michelle Pitcher Editor-in-Chief Coppell ISD is one of 170 high schools in the state that has been recognized by the Texas ACT Council for college readiness. Based on the the fact that CISD students'...

College entrance exams cast good light on CISD students

October 24, 2012

By Michelle Pitcher Editor-in-Chief Results from the 2012 SAT and ACT examinations were released recently, and CISD saw tremendous growth in performance. A record number of students took the SAT...

Act of Valor, Gone, Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds and Wanderlust released tomorrow

February 23, 2012

By Annie Wen Staff Writer This week seems to be a good week for the entertainment industry, as four new movies are set to be released tomorrow, Friday February 24: Act of Valor, Gone, Tyler Perry's...

Photo by Ivy Hess

Beginning the college process

September 20, 2011

By Seth Slover Staff Writer The college application and preparatory process is a stressful yet extremely important time.  For juniors, this time is on the horizon; for seniors, the time is now. In...

The overpracticed act of complaining

April 14, 2011

Julia Kim Staff Writer The other day, I was talking to my mother about summer plans. Senior summer plans. And just the other day, she told me I would not be going to Korea over the summer. The ideas...

Project Graduation provides ACT practice Image and video hosting by TinyPic

November 5, 2009

Story by Kelly Emerson, Sidekick Staff Photographer Video by Emily Denton, KCBY Staff Member High school students are accustomed to sleeping in on Saturday mornings, but on Oct. 31 nearly 90 students...

Students launch into their future with Saturday morning ACT

September 11, 2009

By Luciana Mendes Staff Writer Football stands may not be as crowded as usual in the student section at tonight’s game against the Highland Park Scots due to many students' early-morning wakeup calls...

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