Coppell Student Media

Life lessons from high school to carry Burke into future

Life lessons from high school to carry Burke into future

May 7, 2014

By Christina Burke Managing Editor As I reflect upon my high school experience, I realize that I have learned a lot of things in my four years at Coppell High School - not just the names of all the United States Presidents in order to the tune of Yankee Doodle, (special thanks to Mrs. Furnish), but...

Fisher takes Grammys red carpet by storm with fierce makeover

Fisher takes Grammys red carpet by storm with fierce makeover

February 6, 2014

By Christina Burke Managing Editor Passer bys did a double take as Miley Cyrus walked around Los Angeles prior to last month’s Grammys but at second glance, they might have unknowingly seen Coppell High School senior Jill Fisher. Through some interesting connections, Fisher and The Sidekick...

Frigid conditions extend winter break for local travelers

Frigid conditions extend winter break for local travelers

January 9, 2014

By Christina Burke Managing Editor Senior Kayleigh Smith and her family did not anticipate on spending their Sunday night trekking through snow to the nearest restaurant, but with the arrival of a surprise snow storm in Missouri, they did not have much of a choice. Winter break was all fun and games ...

Cancer combat successes inspire Coppell residents

Cancer combat successes inspire Coppell residents

December 12, 2013

By Christina Burke Managing Editor Twenty-four year-old Courtney Crosby, a 2007 Coppell High School graduate, was on a mission trip in Israel last February when she got the call from her mother. The lump in her throat was diagnosed as type 2A Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It all started with a cold Crosby...

Carter’s beat lifts spirits of Bostonians from historic square

Carter’s beat lifts spirits of Bostonians from historic square

November 14, 2013

By Christina Burke Managing Editor “We gotta rock it, don’t stop it, rock it don’t stop it.” BOSTON - Rising from the depths of the subway system, a sweet sound greets the ears of the Bostonian traveler. A tourist might mistake this noise for three men on a drum set, but the locals know...

Students open up about unique religious practices

Students open up about unique religious practices

November 6, 2013

By Christina Burke Managing Editor Covered modestly from head to toe, sophomore Nesma Hassan attends JV basketball practice every morning, her custom uniform embracing her Islamic traditions. In the Muslim community, once a woman has reached puberty, she must wear a hijab as a symbol of modesty....

Average Barbie brings better influence on young girls

Average Barbie brings better influence on young girls

October 23, 2013

By Christina Burke Managing Editor Although my five-year-old self did not have much sense of self worth at the time of my Barbie-playing days, I knew one thing: Barbie was pretty, and I wanted to be pretty like Barbie when I grew up. What I failed to realize was that looking like Barbie is physically impossible. A study done by Adweek magazine ...

WALK THE MOON rocks the House of Blues

WALK THE MOON rocks the House of Blues

October 16, 2013

By Christina Burke Managing Editor Dedicated fans formed a line that wrapped around the House of Blues on Oct. 9, many of their faces painted in distinct tribal patterns, ready for the WALK THE MOON concert. The crowd’s vibe was ecstatic before the concert even began. The lights dimmed and “Circle of Life” blasted from the speakers, tel...

State Fair says ‘howdy’ to new Big Tex

State Fair says ‘howdy’ to new Big Tex

October 9, 2013

By Christina Burke Managing Editor As Texans, we know that everything is bigger and better in Texas. This includes our renowned State Fair of Texas. The Fair is known nationwide for its wild rides and fascinating fried foods, but perhaps the most interesting attribute is a certain cowboy whose size 70 boots have been kickin’ since 1952. Big Tex is a legend within the borders of T...

Stiff recovers from rare illness

Stiff recovers from rare illness

September 25, 2013

By Christina Burke Managing Editor On July 7, senior Trevor Stiff brushed off his fatigue and headed off to his job waiting tables at St. Joseph’s Retirement Village, as usual. Approximately 24 hours later, Stiff’s summer was put on hold as he was engulfed by an critical case of encephalitis. Encephalitis...

Davis takes feminism one step forward

Davis takes feminism one step forward

September 11, 2013

By Christina Burke Managing Editor Thus far in 2013, the United States has taken many baby steps toward several deserved equalities. Despite certain breakthroughs, feminism always seems to be left in the dust. The name Wendy Davis was heavily circulated around the state of Texas in June, as the...

Burke expects great year as managing editor

Burke expects great year as managing editor

May 31, 2013

By Christina Burke Managing Editor Hey CSM readers! Over the last two years, I have dedicated my time to The Sidekick and Coppell Student Media, and I would like to thank you on behalf of our staff for supporting everything we do. From subscriptions to our paper to participation in our first annual...