Coppell Student Media

  • Cowgirl volleyball playing McKinney Boyd in CHS arena on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
  • Picture day taking place on 9/21 and 9/22 in the CHS cafeteria during students' english class period

Volleyball with a grain of sand

Coppell junior outside hitter Haley Holz awaits a serve during the match against Marcus in the CHS Arena on Sept. 24. Holz is one of many high school athletes playing both sand and indoor volleyball.

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor

September 16, 2020

Coppell junior outside hitter and 692 Beach Volleyball player Haley Holz breathes volleyball. Whether it be skedaddling across sand volleyball courts or flying up and down the grippy indoor volleyball courts, Holz is in the environment throughout the year.  This is her double life. Year in and...

Stepping up for healthcare workers

Coppell High School senior Naisha Gottipati delivers a donation of face shields to UT Southwestern Clements Jr. University Hospital on July 14. Gottipati started the nonprofit Healthcare Meals, Inc. to raise money, food, and personal protective equipment for hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager

September 3, 2020

As apprehension over the coronavirus rose in May, Coppell High School senior Naisha Gottipati watched as the long shifts at the UT Southwestern Children’s Medical Center took their toll on her sister, Dr. Lasya Challa. “[Challa] was more lethargic and she couldn't interact with us as much because s...

Council moving forward with lower 2020 tax rate

At Tuesday’s Coppell City Council virtual meeting, approved motions included an increased budget for Belt Line Road renovations and a tax rate of $0.58 for the 2020 tax year, which will be brought up for public hearings on Sept. 8. Photo illustration by Sally Parampottil and Sreeja Mudumby.

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor

August 26, 2020

On Tuesday night, the Coppell City Council approved the publication of the reduction of the tax rate from $0.58400 to $.05800 for the 2020 tax year. This rate will then be discussed in the Sept. 8 council meeting, after which it will be presented in a special council meeting to vote on virtually at 6 p.m. ...

Artists drawing support for racial justice

Following the death of George Floyd, Coppell High School senior Ishita Sisodia finishes an oil painting on June 5 in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Local artists have put their talents to use by raising awareness and money for the movement through donation commissions and artwork.

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager

August 20, 2020

This past May, when the death of George Floyd rocked the nation and opened the eyes of a generation to racially motivated violence, Coppell High School senior Ishita Sisodia picked up her oil paints and set to work on a piece she would spend five days on.  Sisodia, along with other Coppell-ba...

District to provide flexible learning options for upcoming school year

District to provide flexible learning options for upcoming school year

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 ...