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  • Commitment form for third nine weeks is available today for those changing their commitments, due Dec. 9
  • Dec. 11 is an early dismissal day in CISD (Elementary: 12:30 p.m., Middle: 1 p.m., High: 1:40 p.m.)

Opinion: Don’t fear to tear

Crying is stigmatized in society and is often perceived as a sign of weakness. The Sidekick photo assignment editor Tracy Tran believes the stigma around crying in public should be removed. Photo illustration by Sally Parampottil
Tracy Tran, Photo Assignment Editor November 19, 2020

This story is written for my cat, Lily, who died in 2016. It became one of my unforgettable memories and I experience judgment from other people when I cry every year in remembrance of him. As tears...

Fronts of Coppell: Michelle Zenici

Coppell parent and Missy’s Cottage Bakery owner Michelle Zenici packages cookies at her house on Oct. 24. Zenici established Missy’s Cottage Bakery on July 3 after a change in the Texas Cottage Food Law that allows bakers to produce and sell goods from home. (Precious Onalaja)
Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor November 18, 2020

Fronts of Coppell is a Sidekick series in which executive news editor Shivi Sharma profiles a Coppell business owner to bring awareness to community-based establishments. At popular New Orleans...

District Diwali committee educating community about Hindu festival of lights

Diwali takes place over five days, and this year it starts today and culminates on Monday. People celebrate Diwali with their families and decorate their homes with diyas to signify the triumph of good over evil and lightness over darkness.
Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager November 12, 2020

To facilitate awareness of Diwali celebrations in the community, Coppell ISD formed a Diwali committee with teachers and staff from across campuses. Unlike previous years where scattered campuses individually...

Election Day stirring speculation about delayed results in evolving political climate

A voter shows his brochure for District 115 State Representative candidate Karyn Brownlee at Coppell Town Center. Today is Election Day, with seven polling locations open in Coppell, including the Coppell Town Center, Coppell Arts Center, Wilson Elementary, Mockingbird Elementary, Lakeside Elementary, Riverchase Elementary and Cottonwood Creek Elementary.
Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor November 3, 2020

Polling locations across the country opened for the final time in 2020 this morning for Election Day. In Coppell, seven locations: Wilson Elementary, Lakeside Elementary, Cottonwood Creek Elementary, Riverchase...

Deputy city secretary discusses voter turnout, early voting

Election Day is tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at seven polling locations in Coppell: the Arts Center, Town Center, Wilson Elementary, Lakeside Elementary, Riverchase Elementary, and Cottonwood Creek Elementary. The Sidekick executive news editor Shivi Sharma talked to Coppell deputy city secretary Ashley Owens about what early voting was like and what to expect for Election Day.
Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor November 2, 2020

With residents waiting in socially-distanced lines to cast their ballots and partisan and nonpartisan ballots being on the same ballot for the first time in the city’s history, the 2020 election looks...

17 unanswered second half points gives Coppell dramatic homecoming victory over Plano West (with video)

Coppell senior offensive lineman Febechi Nwaiwu and junior wide receiver Anthony Black celebrate Black’s touchdown in the second quarter against Plano West last night at Buddy Echols Field. Coppell defeated Plano West, 31-20, in its annual Homecoming game.
Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor October 31, 2020

The lights lay low. The wind plateaued and the chilly backdrop ushered in. The plethora of fans silent as the game drew on, knowing that time was not in their favor. The time on the clock read four minutes...

Traditions persist despite homecoming changes

Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer introduces the 2020 virtual homecoming pep rally in the Coppell indoor  facility on Wednesday. The annual Homecoming pep rally was moved online due to COVID-19, and is available to watch today.
Shreya Beldona, Executive Enterprise Editor October 30, 2020

For Coppell High School, homecoming is more than a dance. It is a week of celebration, where students dress up according to a different theme every day. It is the Friday pep rally, where seniors wear their...

Witches are out

Coppell resident Katy Willey rides on her bike with candy during the Witches Ride on Thursday. The bike ride was held throughout various neighborhoods in Coppell from 5-7 p.m. where 11 Coppell residents rode around on bikes throwing candy out for neighbors.
Tracy Tran, Photo Assignment Editor October 30, 2020

The rays of sun passed through the trees on the road side, highlighting a group of witches riding their “broom-cycles” with candy in their baskets and backpacks. Leaving behind the bright smiles of...

Sew many masks, so little time for local senior group of knitters

The Knit Wits, a Coppell Senior Center club, has created and distributed more than 5,000 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. They distribute their masks at the Coppell Farmers Market every month while following precautions put in place to ensure others’ safety.
Anette Varghese, Staff Writer October 27, 2020

When the community calls, the ladies of the Coppell Senior and Community Center group called Knit Wits answer, whether it be in the form of crocheting baby products or making masks for a global pandemic. The...

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