Coppell Student Media

  • The Senior Awards Ceremony is on May 21 in the CHS Arena
  • AP and IB testing ends on May 20
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...

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....

Cutline: Coppell High School senior Rutuja Joshi reflects on her last semester of high school. Posing under the class of 2017 sign, Joshi wears “senior overalls” to participate in the CHS senior year tradition.

New Priorities: As Coppell High School seniors enter their last semester in high school, focus shifts to family and friends

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer February 3, 2017

  I remember in my freshman year when I set up a countdown to graduation and it measured over 1000 days. Now, I see just over 100.   As seniors enter their second and last semester...

Coppell High School senior Chulmin Han carefully finishes one of his 17 art pieces on Friday at the Top Art Studio in Carrollton. He will then turn in his completed art pieces to apply to his dream art school-Rhode Island School of Design.

Stories beyond words

Jessica Jun, Staff Writer September 19, 2016

Mixed colors, scattered brushes, and crumbles of papers filled the studio. He picks up a thin paint brush, dips it in the teal colored paint, and slowly adds the finishing detail to his piece.   A...

AP classes- too good to be true?

AP classes- too good to be true?

Avery Davis, Staff Writer May 6, 2016

Ask anyone trying to make the top 10 percent of their respective class, and they will tell you that taking Advanced Placement classes is hugely important to getting there.   Not only can these...

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