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The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

For seniors, tuition is a large factor to consider when applying and committing to college. Student loans, scholarships and grants are all feasible ways students can pay for college.

Breaking down college tuition

Manasa Mohan, Executive Editorial Page Editor January 20, 2023

“Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to our school. We’re excited for you to begin your journey with us.”  Coppell High School senior Uma Uppuloori’s heart dropped as she read the email...

Class ranks for Coppell High School’s class of 2023 will be released soon. The Sidekick advertising/circulation manager Manasa Mohan thinks students should stop letting class ranks determine their self-worth.

Class ranks are just another number

Manasa Mohan, Advertising and Circulation Manager January 25, 2022

It is almost time. Class ranks are released for the class of 2023. The time most juniors anticipate with either excitement or fear.  Conversations about when class ranks come out, who will be ranked,...

Coppell senior small forward and Stanford commit Ryan Agarwal drives against Plano East freshman shooting guard Jon Tran at the CHS Arena on Feb. 2. Agarwal is one of many Coppell athletes who have verbally committed to collegiate athletics.

Breaking down college recruiting

Torie Peck, Sports Editor October 28, 2021

It is paramount for athletes to correctly navigate the college recruitment process if they wish to continue their sport at a collegiate level. However, many high school athletes lack the advantage of family...

College application season has begun and along with it comes waves of stress for teenagers. The Sidekick communications manager Varshitha Korrapolu conveys the eagerness and excitement high school seniors have to go through this process.

Coppell Observer: College applications: the culmination of the high school experience

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager September 1, 2021

Coppell Observer is a humorous column about life as a teenager. Please be warned that any and all sass is due to the writers’ similar situation as adolescents (even though we feel so much older). You,...

Coppell High School participated in the Virtual College Fair last night from 6-8 p.m. via the TACRAO website. The Virtual College Fair will have more upcoming live sessions being hosted until Nov. 20.

Choosing college in a click

Tracy Tran, Photo Assignment Editor September 18, 2020

On Thursday evening, Coppell High School and the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO) hosted Virtual College Fair with representatives from more than 100 colleges...

In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of high school students who participate in activities for the sole purpose of helping their college applications. The Sidekick staff writer Akif Abidi explains how obsessing over padding for college applications can be harmful to one’s college career.

Deception, over-zealous ambition leading to college résumé padding

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer September 3, 2019

In recent times, colleges are giving more weight to a student’s extracurricular activities by looking beyond just test scores and GPAs. This, hypothetically, is great, as it allows students to explore...

Coppell ISD has been taking measures to reframe the district’s academic structure for more than a year. After the college admissions scandals in early March, CISD is planning even more significant action.

Dismantling mistruths

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor April 2, 2019

Disheartenment and anger faced the nation when admissions into numerous top-tier universities across the nation involved crimes such as bribery and fraud. In all its unethicality, the FBI’s “Operation...

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CISD College Night allows students to gain experience, information from ideal colleges (with video)

Claire Clements, Editorial Page Editor September 19, 2018

On Thursday, Coppell High School welcomed 161 colleges to the lecture hall, commons, cafeteria and main hallway.   College Night allows CHS students to gather important information and speak...

Coppell athletes smile for the camera after signing their letters of intent during the National Signing Day on Feb. 7. Athletes are looking forward to playing at their intended college this upcoming semester in order to pursue their passions.

On the Spot: A life-changing signature for athletes

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer February 7, 2018

Across the United States, star high school athletes woke up this morning in anticipation of a life changing signature. Today is the first National Signing Day of 2018 as nationwide, student athletes...

Coppell High School senior Gabi Badillo smiles for the camera with her coach after signing with Oklahoma Christian University on National Signing Day. Students are signing their letters of intent for the college they intend to play for in the upcoming year.

CHS athletes sign on to continue their passion on next level

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer November 9, 2017

  Five student athletes, in addition to their friends, family and coaches, gathered in the Coppell High School arena yesterday at 8 a.m. for National Signing Day.   Senior Breanne...

Students at Coppell High School are so focused on grades and GPA that their social lives start to suffer. As students start to feel isolated, their levels of stress can increase.

Plan for tomorrow, live today (not the other way around)

Anthony Cesario, Staff Writer October 26, 2017

I love talking with my friends, but somehow every conversation ends up being about GPA, the “top 10 percent” or how school takes up too much of our time and how tired we are.   I understand...

Coppell High School senior Rakhi Hirpara chooses a merchandising product development major at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. At this school, she make her dream to become a couture designer a reality.

The right fit: Hirpara chooses to study fashion in LA

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer May 5, 2017

Typical STEM, business and liberal arts majors did not pique Coppell High School senior Rakhi Hirpara’s interest when she chose her major. Instead, the world of apparel pulled her towards a unique and...

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