Coppell Student Media

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How seniors/those moving from CISD are going to return items amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Students will have the opportunity to return items belonging to Coppell High School on May 21-22. Items include iPads, textbooks, and library books.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

As the school year is coming to an end and with students off campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are left wondering what to do with items that belong to Coppell High School.   “[The school] is putting together a schedule, and [CHS Principal Laura Springer] will be sending that out to studen...

Keeping your distance

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.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

April 17, 2020

At 11 a.m., Kelly's Texican Grill owner Lawrence Kelly pushes open his restaurant’s door, his footsteps breaking the silence that surrounds the unmoved chairs and tables. Sunlight seeps through the windows of the Sandy Lake Road restaurant, falling on empty delivery containers rather than the laug...

Artists painting it grand for Big Art Day

Coppell High School junior Jordan Cohen paints a flower on sophomore Arshi Sharma during A lunch in the Large Commons on Thursday. Students in National Art Honor Society throughout the day orchestrate art activities during all lunches today.

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Students peer over each other’s shoulders as Coppell High School National Art Honors Society members dip their brushes into smooth, tiny paint containers. One more stroke of midnight blue paint and a student jumps up, only for their seat to be taken by another eager patron.  March is Natio...

Farmers no match on the pitch against Cowgirls

Coppell sophomore forward Michelle Pak scores against Lewisville on Friday night at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls defeated Lewisville, 5-1.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

The Coppell girls soccer team jumped on top of Lewisville in the first half and did not look back in a 5-1 victory Friday night at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls started strong during the first half, with sophomore forward Michelle Pak scoring the first goal within four minutes. Senior defender Haley ...

Being a student journalist connects writing to my world

The Sidekick CHS9 Editor Shivi Sharma discusses her experiences in journalism on The Sidekick newspaper. Scholastic Journalism  Week celebrates student journalism globally and takes place this year from Feb. 24 to Feb. 28.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

February 25, 2020

Like most students, I participated in many classes and camps growing up, determining possible interests. One of them was a writing class at University of California, Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) in the summer of 2012.  We’d practiced writing poetry in third grade, and my haiku abo...

The Sportlight: Patel looking back on soccer as senior, venturing forward to engineering path in college

Coppell senior JV2 defender Aditi Patel runs to make a tackle against Flower Mound Marcus on Tuesday. Patel plans to pursue civil engineering after high school.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

February 15, 2020

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell senior JV2 center back Aditi Patel was selected.  Follow Nanette (@nanettepottore) and @SidekickSports on Twitter for more. ...

On the Spot: Tensions rise between U.S., Iran as the new year begins (with video)

Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad on Jan. 2. Iran responded on Tuesday when it hit two Iraqi air bases housing American military with missile strikes.

Nanette Pottoore

January 8, 2020

Within three days into the new year, relations between Iran and the United States worsened when a U.S. airstrike, ordered by President Donald Trump, killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.  Multiple memes about the situation and going into a possible war have taken over social media platforms s...

Decade Wrap-up: How internet culture evolved society

Senior Sidekick staff writer Nanette Pottoore discusses the top trends of this decade. She reviews popular phrases and memes such as Nyan Cat, vines and more. Graphic by Shriya Vanparia.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Rise and Shine. In this story, I’m going to spill the tea on why the 2010s was an exciting decade for online trends and fads. The internet brought together many people through dances and memorable memes. This decade brought forth a variety of trends that will impact many generations to come.  ...

Offseason pushes coaches to improve on their athletes

Coppell tennis coach Rich Foster advises doubles teammates junior Matthew Abbey and sophomore Vinay Patel at the CHS Tennis Center on Thursday. Foster is preparing the team for the spring season with practices and socials to build camaraderie between old and new players. Photo by Camden Southwick

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Mile-runs, gyms, and more workouts. As Coppell transitions from fall sports to winter sports, fall season coaches are working to improve their athletes in preparation for the next season.  Coppell tennis coach Rich Foster helps motivate tennis athletes during the offseason by encouraging socials a...

Choir stirs emotion among audience in Region 31 Concert

The TMEA Region 31 Treble choir performs a piece called “The Composition of a Kiss” by Padworski during the 2019 All Region Honor Choir concert on Saturday at the Grapevine First United Methodist Church. Parents and friends come to watch and enjoy an evening full of a variety of music sung by each choir.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

GRAPEVINE - The audience is silent as choir members on stage show their talents, by singing a variety of music with the help of instruments in the background.  These individuals advanced to perform the Region 31 Concert at First United Methodist Church in Grapevine, which consisted of students from...

Choir members to perform at Region 31 Concert

Coppell High School choir performs at the 2018 Choir Fall Concert. On Saturday, choir members will perform at the First United Methodist Church in the Region 31 concert.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

On Saturday, select members from Coppell High School’s very own choir will participate in the Region 31 concert at the First United Methodist Church in Grapevine.  Region 31 consists of Coppell ISD, Birdville ISD, Carroll ISD, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and Hurst-Eul...

New district provider resolving semester’s WiFi problems

Mist Systems is the Coppell ISD new WiFi vendor, replacing Xirrus which was acquired by another company. Much of Coppell High School experienced WiFi outages before new Mist Systems rays started being installed in October.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

The first two months of school, parts of Coppell High School had little to no WiFi. For weeks, classes had to endure learning without WiFi and service. This affected teachers’ agendas, student satisfaction and learning ability.     The district worked with a technology company called Xirru...