Coppell Student Media

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District to provide flexible learning options for upcoming school year

Coppell ISD’s Return to School Task Force announced that district families will have the option to choose between in-person and remote learning for their children for the 2020-21 school year. Families will complete a survey to finalize their decisions for the first nine weeks.

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor

July 8, 2020

In its weekly email newsletter, Coppell ISD announced that it will allow families to choose between in-person and remote learning for the 2020-21 school year. Families will commit to their choices for the first nine weeks of the school year through a survey that will be sent out on Tuesday and is due ...

Coppell’s blooming business scene: present condition, tackling COVID-19 and future ambitions

Coppell has made a name for itself in the local business scene, with a growing business economy and pro-business attitude. The city government hopes to continue attracting businesses and building its image.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Coppell is a prime example of the tremendous growth North Texas cities have been experiencing the past few decades-- booming from approximately 16,000 residents to 42,000 residents in the last 30 years. As Coppell’s population boomed, so did its business sector. Coppell held approximately 2 million squ...

Touch ‘em all

Coppell junior pitcher and infielder Chayton Krauss hits against Rockwall on March 12 at Rockwall High School Campbell Baseball Complex. Krauss has played for Red Land Little League and the New Zealand U15 and U18 teams.

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer

May 13, 2020

A baseball, four bases and nine Angels players on the field. Moving to Los Angeles at 4 years old from New Zealand, the future of Coppell junior pitcher and infielder Chayton Krauss was set from the moment his family went to the Los Angeles Angels game against the Oakland Athletics at Angels Stadium in A...

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...

Bear Hunt spreading love among residents

Coppell resident Karen Williams puts a bear near the front door for the community Bear Hunt. The challenge brings positivity to Coppell residents during the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 16, 2020

Smiling faces scan windows for the presence of a teddy bear.  Kids in Coppell are finding their fun by following the Bear Hunt challenge. Many Coppell residents have joined this challenge, putting animal toys like teddy bears, chickens and even monkeys on their windows or front gardens. “I h...

How a positive mindset can empower female athletes

Megan Rapinoe, Simone Biles and Serena Williams are all examples of famous female athletes who have helped create a presence of women in sports. The Sidekick staff writer Nanette Pottoore thinks women-centric sports receive less attention than men-centric sports and investigates the reasoning behind the fact.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

During winter break, my brother and I attended a sports tournament my local church held every two years. I played volleyball, while my brother played basketball. It was a tournament where high schoolers came from all over the nation to compete for the championship. Both the volleyball and basketball competiti...

Voters pack Coppell City Hall for Super Tuesday

Voters stand in line at the Coppell City Hall to vote on Super Tuesday. Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden won the Democratic Primary in Texas while President Donald Trump won the Republican Primary in Texas.

Nishant Medicharla, Business Manager

March 4, 2020

Yesterday, the Coppell City Hall was a safe haven for many Coppell residents voting in what is popularly called Super Tuesday.  Super Tuesday for Texans and 13 other states means there “will be voting during the primaries on presidential candidates, U.S. Senate candidates, U.S. representatives, judges and party propositions” according to WFAA-TV. Super Tuesday usually provides more certainty of which cand...

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 ...

Journalism satisfying the inquisitive by presenting me with opportunity to give back

The Sidekick staff writer Akhila Gunturu talks about what journalism means to her for Scholastic Journalism Week. Gunturu was pushed by the journalistic influences around her to seek knowledge and join The Sidekick.

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

When I was in elementary school, I would peer out of the foggy window from my booster-seat, listening to the quiet, calm, filter of NPR’s “Morning Edition” from the car’s radio.  Fast-forward to summer break, and I would spend the days of sweltering Indian summer heat splayed on the marble ...

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...

Cowboys soar past Hawks, celebrate district victory

Coppell senior forward Clayton Hunter cuts a piece of net after defeating Hebron, 85-53, last night in the CHS Arena. The basketball team celebrated its District 6-6A championship by keeping these pieces as souvenirs.

Nishant Medicharla, Business Manager

February 19, 2020

“We are the champions,” serenaded the CHS Arena as senior guards Adam Moussa and Brandon Taylor cut down pieces of the net. Yesterday, Coppell concluded its District 6-6A play with a victory against Hebron, 85-53. The Cowboys (12-2) won the district title.  The Cowboys kept a steady distance f...

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. ...