Coppell Student Media

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Just Mercy exposes prison system bias, evokes raw emotion

Law movie Just Mercy, based on the bestselling book, came out this January. The plot follows defense attorney Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael B. Jordan) as he tackles a case centering around Walter McMillian (played by Jamie Foxx), who was wrongly convicted of murder.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

Warning: the following includes spoilers. Read at your own discretion. In 1988, an Alabama man named Walter McMillian was wrongly convicted of the murder of a white 18 year old, Ronda Morrison, and consequently sentenced to death. The only evidence against him was testimony from a prisoner and a young m...

Parasite sparks foreign film discussion with Best Picture win

Parasite is a South Korean film directed by Bong Joon-Ho that was released Oct. 9. The Sidekick CHS9 editor Shivi Sharma discusses the film’s four Oscar wins on Feb. 9 and how they have created discussion about foreign films in Hollywood.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

February 19, 2020

After the Academy Awards Ceremony on Feb. 9, photos and videos of director Bong Joon-Ho proudly clutching multiple Oscars flooded social media as the South Korean film Parasite became the first foreign language film to win Best Picture. The film earned awards in four of the six categories it was ...

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.  ...

Choir stirs emotion among audience in Region 31 Concert

The TMEA Region 31 Treble choir performs a piece called “The Composition of a Kiss” by Padworski during the 2019 All Region Honor Choir concert on Saturday at the Grapevine First United Methodist Church. Parents and friends come to watch and enjoy an evening full of a variety of music sung by each choir.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

GRAPEVINE - The audience is silent as choir members on stage show their talents, by singing a variety of music with the help of instruments in the background.  These individuals advanced to perform the Region 31 Concert at First United Methodist Church in Grapevine, which consisted of students from...

Q&A: How band defines Sangerhausen’s sense of identity

Coppell High School senior Emilie Sangerhausen practices her clarinet on Oct. 15 before school in the CHS band hall. Sangerhausen has played clarinet for seven years. Photo by Tracy Tran

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Music has always played an important role in Coppell High School senior Emilie Sangerhausen’s life. She has done band since middle school, and is on her seventh year in band.   What made you join band?  During elementary school, I started having experience with music and performing. I wanted to ha...

The Sidekick staff votes on the best of 2018 entertainment

The Sidekick staff has voted on its choices for the best in entertainment this year. There are six different categories.

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor

December 6, 2018

New singers jumped into the scene. Movies shattered records - as well as cultural barriers. The shocking deaths of many adored celebrities created a void in fans’ hearts. All of these things and more described 2018, an exceptionally eventful year for entertainment, both globally and locally. Below are T...

Impact of #MeToo movement trickles down from Hollywood, mainstream media (Part I)

In Coppell, the number of reported sexual assault cases has only fluctuated slightly and remained low, ranging from one to nine cases per year. Sexual assault, abuse, and harassment cases have recently been brought to light by the #MeToo movement, encouraging women in sports, Hollywood and the workplace to speak up.

Tanya Raghu, Enterprise Editor

January 23, 2018

Editor's note: This story is a part of The Sidekick series on the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment. It began last fall when sexual assault allegations were brought up against media mogul Harvey Weinstein. Then, the termination of television figure Charlie Rose after in-house allegations of sexua...

2017 awards season spotlights underdog films, overlooked genres amidst controversial atmosphere

Awards season is now in full swing. With it comes the many different awards which are presented to notable artists.

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018

With awards season sprouting legs and wings, one should be gearing up for whatever spectacle is to come, whether it be riddled with controversy or a lack of cultural osmosis throughout the nation. That same nation will be tuned in, ready to see gold and artistic success.   Film   What rhymes with sleeper hits and complex mind-bend...

‘Reputation’ review: Well worth the wait

Taylor Swift released her long-awaited album Reputation on Nov. 10. According to Nielsen Music, it sold 1.05 million copies in the United States in its first four days, already making it the biggest selling album of 2017.

Anthony Cesario, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017

Over the years, Taylor Swift has been America’s sweetheart, gaining the adoration of millions of people as she transcended the genres of country and pop music with appeal to all ages. That’s why it was so surprising when, after three years’ silence, Swift released “Look What You Made Me Do”,...

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...

Smooth out your morning routine: simple breakfast smoothie recipe

Smooth out your morning routine: simple breakfast smoothie recipe

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor

October 26, 2016

An easy to make fruit smoothie may be the solution to hunger during a rushed morning. With minimal preparation needed they provide morning nutrition on the go. For those do sports in the morning, sipping on a smoothie on the way to practice is a lighter alternative to a solid meal before an early...

The most neglected meal of the day: Students prioritize schoolwork over morning meal, skip breakfast to sleep in

The most neglected meal of the day: Students prioritize schoolwork over morning meal, skip breakfast to sleep in

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor

October 25, 2016

You’ve heard the saying about breakfast. We’ve been fed the cliché since kindergarten. Despite society’s emphasis on the importance of the first meal of the day, many still do not eat a “complete, balanced breakfast”. In fact, many teenagers skip breakfast altogether. The reasonin...