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McCann dances way through Lariettes, Netflix show

Coppell High School junior Kennedy McCann practices a contemporary piece with the Lariettes during fifth period on Jan. 17 in the small gym. McCann was in the Netflix show “Dancing Queen” with the dance team Beyond Belief.

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

When Coppell High School junior Kennedy McCann's longtime dance company merged with a new one, she had no idea she would star in a Netflix show.  McCann, one of the CHS Lariettes junior lieutenants, starred in the Netflix docuseries “Dancing Queen”. The show released Oct. 5, 2018, during McCann’...

Decade Wrap-up: How internet culture evolved society

Senior Sidekick staff writer Nanette Pottoore discusses the top trends of this decade. She reviews popular phrases and memes such as Nyan Cat, vines and more. Graphic by Shriya Vanparia.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Rise and Shine. In this story, I’m going to spill the tea on why the 2010s was an exciting decade for online trends and fads. The internet brought together many people through dances and memorable memes. This decade brought forth a variety of trends that will impact many generations to come.  ...

Reflecting on a year without dance; a quitter does not equal loser

Claire Clements, The Sidekick editorial page editor, talks about her experience as a dancer and explains why she decided to quit. Before quitting in September 2017, Clements danced for eleven years.

Claire Clements, Editorial Page Editor

October 3, 2018

I do not consider myself to be a spontaneous person.   Ranging from what socks I am going to wear today to what colleges I am going to apply for, I like to sit and think hard about something for an extended period of time before making a decision.   So it came as quite a shock to...

Talent meets modesty at the CHS Talent Show

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

On Friday, students displayed their talents for the annual Coppell High School Talent Show through a variety of acts from fusion dances to drawing. As the show came to a close, the performers ascended the stage in preparation for the judges’ announcement of winners.   CHS junior Ahilesh...

42nd Street opening brings “Broadway extravaganza”

42nd Street opening brings “Broadway extravaganza”

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor

October 31, 2016

From the parking lot to the seats of the auditorium, proud family members of the cast and crew of Coppell High School’s theater department’s 2016 musical, “42nd Street” carried in congratulatory bouquets for the students who took part in the production of the musical that opened on Saturday. The...

A unique focus on the Indian culture

A unique focus on the Indian culture

Jessica Jun, Staff Writer

February 21, 2016

Students throughout Coppell High School have found a unique soul for Indian dancing. As part of their culture, Indian girls take dance classes and prepare for upcoming recitals and hope to move up onto higher levels. The Sidekick had the opportunity to receive some insight from CHS junior Anjana Parashar on her desire...

Changes visible in Ballet Academy of Texas’ production of “The Nutcracker”, but still a hit

December 8, 2014

By Tuulia Koponen Business/Public Relations Manager @tuulipia The last time I had gone to see my former dance studio, The Ballet Academy of Texas, put on its production of “The Nutcracker” was when I was in the eighth grade and danced the role of a Hungarian. Even then, I had only seen Act...

Anderson to attend The Juilliard School’s dance program

Anderson to attend The Juilliard School's dance program

April 29, 2014

By Shruthika Pochampally Staff Writer Every year, high school seniors have to make the gruelling decision of where they want to apply to school. Filling out applications, sending in scores and then waiting patiently for acceptance letters are just some of the stressful activities students have to endu...

Musical Medley performers help “Make-A-Wish” come true

Musical Medley performers. Photo by Pranathi Chitta.

April 25, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer Two hundred people for an audience was not a barrier for the Musical Medley concert performers. The performance consisted of a variety of acts from Bollywood to American music. The performance was held at Chinmaya Mission Chitrakoot in Irving. Performers varied...

No tea at this Boston party: Journalists put down notepads for convention dance

Student journalists sport costumes at the annual JEA/NSPA convention dance on Nov. 16. Photo by Kristen Shepard.

November 16, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Editor in Chief BOSTON - A cow, Miley Cyrus, Santa Claus and Iron Man made an appearance at the Sheraton Boston Hotel on Friday for the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention's dance. A Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association...

Heritage Night moves beyond one-hit-wonder

Senior Khadijah Adenwala auditioned for Heritage Night by singing 'What Makes You Beautiful' by One Direction. Heritage Night, hosted by the Junior World Affairs Council, will be Friday night, February 15th. Photo by Rinu Daniel.

February 5, 2013

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer The Junior World Affairs Council (JWAC) is predominately known for its main event of the year, Heritage Night. Countries from all over the world are represented: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, England, Mexico, Nigeria, France, China, Hungary and North Korea. A...

Lariettes show their stuff

January 16, 2013

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer The Lariette showoff is the day before Valentine's Day, Wednesday February 13th at 7 p.m. The Lariettes are performing four dances as a team, the line officers are performing three, and the social officers have one dance. The Silver Stars also perform as well as the...