Coppell Student Media

  • CHS 2021-2022 Registration Meetings with virtual learners begins Feb. 12 through March 4
  • CISD extends school closures through Friday
In celebration of Student Press Freedom Day, The Sidekick advertising and circulation manager Trisha Atluri delves into the world of student journalism with her experiences as a writer, photographer and designer. Atluri highlights the importance of student newspapers during unprecedented times.

#SJW2021: An oasis amidst desert

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager February 26, 2021

Currently, there are more than 13,000 students enrolled in Coppell ISD. 13,000 stories to tell and one newspaper staff to tell them. As news deserts across the country grow, local journalism is left...

City council Place 5 John Jun greets early voters for the runoff election for Coppell City Council outside of Coppell Town Center on Dec. 2. Jun defeated Jim Walker in Tuesday’s runoff election for Coppell City Council.

Jun wins runoff for council Place 5

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor December 9, 2020

John Jun was elected to Place 5 on the Coppell City Council on Tuesday after defeating Jim Walker in a runoff election. Jun won the runoff with 60.2% and 1,918 total votes, while Walker received 39.7%...

Incumbent Thom Hulme and Dr. Neena Biswas are candidates for Place 4 in the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees election. According to results updated by Dallas County, Biswas won with 10,856 votes compared to Hulme’s 10,427 votes.

Biswas defeats incumbent president in Board of Trustees election

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor November 6, 2020

Coppell ISD Board of Trustees candidate Dr. Neena Biswas pulled ahead of incumbent Thom Hulme for Place 4 on the board, with 10,856 votes and 51.01% compared to Hulme’s 10,427 votes and 48.99%. “I...

In Tuesday’s City Council election, incumbent Wes Mays won against David Bernstein for Place 3. As no candidate won the majority for Place 5, leading candidates John Jun and Jim Walker are headed for a runoff election of Dec. 8. Graphic by Pranati Kandi

Mays wins re-election, Place 5 heads for runoff in City Council election

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor November 6, 2020

On Tuesday, Coppell’s unofficial city council election results were announced, with Wes Mays winning re-election for Place 3 and Place 5 heading for a runoff election on Dec. 8. Cliff Long and Mark...

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.

Election Day stirring speculation about delayed results in evolving political climate

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...

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.

Deputy city secretary discusses voter turnout, early voting

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...

Coppell parent Dan Koller has written over 100 postcards since July as part of Postcards to Swing States, an initiative encouraging voter participation in the 2020 election. Postcards to Swing States is a nonpartisan initiative that encourages people to vote in 14 swing states, including Texas.

Conducting local elections during pandemic

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor September 28, 2020

I vote in every election because... Each of the over 100 letters Coppell parent and former 2018 Coppell ISD Board of Trustees candidate Dan Koller signed as part of Vote Forward, a nonpartisan initiative...

On the Spot: Calling all eligible students to make their voice be heard (with video)

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor September 27, 2018

For National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Coppell High School Red Jackets stood behind a table in the main hallway to register people to vote.   It is a requirement by the secretary of...

Midterm elections bring in new, old voters; Republicans make congressional sweep

November 5, 2014

By Kara Hallam Enterprise Editor @KaraHallam It may have been raining on Tuesday, but the weather did not cloud election spirit. Coppell students, teachers and residents alike participated and...

National Honor Society junior officer elections

May 16, 2012

By Tolu Salako Staff Writer Today in the Lecture Hall at 4:00p.m., the Coppell High School National Honor Society will have their annual junior class elections. Many incoming juniors will be running...

Class officer race crosses finish line

April 18, 2012

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer After several weeks of intense competition and campaigning, the class officers for the 2012-2013 have been announced. Elections were especially competitive this year,...

CHS parent finds niche during school board elections

April 12, 2011

Rebecca Neumann Entertainment Editor “Education is not about filling the pail, it’s about lighting the fire.” That is a mantra that Coppell school board candidate Tracy Fisher lives by. The...

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