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The Coppell City Council Place 3 runoff election ended June 5. Don Carroll won the runoff with 55.03% and 1,789 votes.

Carroll wins runoff election for council Place 3

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor June 12, 2021

Don Carroll was elected to Place 3 on the Coppell City Council on June 5 following a runoff against Davin Bernstein. Carroll won with 55.03% and 1,789 votes, and Bernstein received 44.97% and 1,462 votes.  “I'm...

Following a brief period of lowered COVID-19 cases, a recent surge of cases in April has left India grappling with a second wave, making it the country with the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world currently. Source: Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

India’s COVID case spike spurring increased caution among locals

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager May 17, 2021

After a period of little to no COVID cases in India, a recent surge of cases created a second wave, leaving millions infected.  “Every boundation [imitation] was removed, schools, colleges, malls,...

Transitioning into high school can be a daunting task for oncoming middle school students. This can intensify when students are dealing with the troubles of a poor state of mental health that can come along with a pandemic.

Pandemic makes for challenging one-year experience for freshmen

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor May 13, 2021

“This year has been crazy.”  CHS9 student Sunya Ajani began the first nine weeks of her freshman year virtually and switched to in-person school in the second nine weeks for the remainder of the...

Coppell High School Round-Up adviser Sallyanne Harris discusses the end of year banquet with CHS senior section editor Naomi Kho in the yearbook room on May 6. Harris is retiring at the end of this school year after nine years of teaching at CHS.

Gentle personality, strong soul: Harris leaves legacy at Coppell after nine years of shaping student journalists

Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

A107 safe haven. “Yerd Herd.” Familial feelings.  Even though she realized the power of creating impactful relationships with her students late, Coppell High School Round-Up adviser Sallyanne Harris...

The residents of a diverse town like Coppell are blessed with a variety of appearances and manners of speaking and style of dress. However, those who deviate from the norm are deemed irresponsible or unrespectable. The Sidekick advertising and circulation manager Trisha Atluri argues that this shouldn’t be the case.

Throw away the handbook of respectability

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager May 12, 2021

Don’t judge a book by its cover. An age-old adage passed down between generations and the moral of countless children’s books, this lesson is ingrained in our minds from the day we can comprehend...

Coppell senior midfielders Bain Carter, Tyler Wendel and Jacob Dashner embrace after fulltime is called in the 2021 THSLL State Championship on Sunday at George Turner Stadium in Humble. Coppell became the THSLL Class A State Champions after defeating Dallas St. Mark’s, 10-8, and Vandergrift, 5-4, in the Class A State Championships on Saturday, at Kingwood High School, and Sunday, at George Turner Stadium.

Lacrosse becomes state champion after defeating Vandergrift in a physically heated, low-scoring affair

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

In a humid weekend trip to Humble, Coppell played in the THSLL Class A State Championship round and faced both Dallas St. Mark’s and Austin Vandergrift as the underdog. The Cowboys embraced their...

Common microaggressions against the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community can snowball into violent hate crimes, as evidenced by the Atlanta spa shootings on March 16. The shootings sparked a nationwide reaction against racism and spurred local organizers into action.

COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act passes following waves of anti-Asian sentiment

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor May 6, 2021

On April 22, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan COVID-19 hate crimes bill to enact protections for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.  The bill is a concrete step from the...

Coppell residents Narisa and Nyra James play the xylophone in the music and movement area of the Biodiversity Education Center during EarthFest on Saturday. EarthFest is an annual family-friendly event hosted by the City of Coppell to provide a platform for environmental education.

EarthFest attracts Coppell’s environmentally conscious

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager April 28, 2021

Coppell High School senior Sydney Williams dances to “Come Sail Away” on April 24 at the CHS student parking lot during the Vivace! Virtual Show recording day. Williams is heavily involved in the Coppell choir program and plans on pursuing business and legal studies in the music and entertainment industry this fall at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

Williams means business as she heads to Music City to continue education

Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

Ever since she could remember, Coppell High School senior Sydney Williams was either singing or surrounded by others playing music.  When she was 2, she sang while her dad played country music...

Coppell Middle School East eighth graders Stayton Slaughter and Erin Robins created a petition to change their middle school’s main source of energy to solar power on March 31.. Slaughter and Robins took up this project to encourage sustainability efforts in Coppell.

Ambitious duo on their way to turn big dream into reality

Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

Coppell Middle School East eighth graders Stayton Slaughter’s and Erin Robins’ quest to bring solar energy to CMSE started with a short film contest hosted by The Redford Center, an organization that...

Coppell Middle School East Sustainability Club members talk to EarthFest attendees about recyclable materials on Saturday at the Coppell Nature Park. EarthFest is an annual family-friendly event hosted by the City of Coppell to provide a platform for environmental education.

Eco-friendly event celebrates Earth Day with pride

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager April 25, 2021

On Saturday morning, the buzz of chatter and activity replaced the usual tranquility of the Coppell Nature Park as vendors set up their tents for EarthFest.  From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., local organizations...

The Biodiversity Education Center (BEC) is located in Wagon Wheel Park. On Saturday, Coppell residents can attend EarthFest at the BEC to learn about composting, recycling and environmental conservation.

EarthFest providing platform for environmental education

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager April 22, 2021

As preserving ecosystems becomes more of a concern, local activists are taking steps to educate community members on environmental conservation.  In this vein, the Coppell Nature Park is hosting EarthFest...

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