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Halloween is a popular holiday that is surrounded by frights and festivities. The Sidekick staff writer EV Kennard explores what this spooky holiday means to different people and how they celebrate it.

Enjoying the spookiest time of the year: Halloween

E V Kennard, Staff writer November 1, 2023

Free candy, dressing up and scaring your friends: the three activities children, teens and tweens look forward to on Halloween. Whether you are just passing out candy or simply chaperoning children...

On April 8, Paramount Pictures released Sonic The Hedgehog 2. The Sidekick staff writer Havish Premkumar delves into the film and its strengths and weaknesses. Graphic by Noor Fatima

Sonic The Hedgehog returns to the big screen in a sequel

Havish Premkumar, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

When the first Sonic The Hedgehog movie ran in theaters in February 2020, the movie debatably took the world by surprise. As a movie the public once dismissed as a dreadfully generic CGI character in a...

There are many highly anticipated movies coming out this summer, including Lightyear and Top Gun: Maverick. The Sidekick staff writer Havish Premkumar writes about the movies he’s most excited for and what makes them so exciting to him. Graphic by Avani Munji

Most anticipated movies of the summer

Havish Premkumar May 13, 2022

This summer looks to fire on all cylinders and offer the most tried and true moviegoing season since the emergence of COVID-19.  Here are the top five movies releasing this summer, that I’m looking...

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater will perform Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Coppell Arts Center. The family-friendly show includes 30 pets performing a variety of stunts. Photo by Trisha Atluri

World-famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater comes to Coppell

Anushree De, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

For more than 15 years, Gregory Popovich has been touring the world with his troupe of renowned performers. But the talented crew that Popovich performs alongside is unique. The cast of Popovich Comedy...

Cookie dough bites are edible cookie dough hearts coated in chocolate. These heart-shaped treats are the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day.

Bite into Valentine’s Day with edible cookie dough

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager January 21, 2021

Whether you are making food for a friend, family or significant other, sweets are the perfect way to someone’s heart. This Valentine’s Day, celebrate love by whipping up personalized heart-shaped...

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.

Just Mercy exposes prison system bias, evokes raw emotion

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...

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.

Parasite sparks foreign film discussion with Best Picture win

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...

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.

Decade Wrap-up: How internet culture evolved society

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...

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.

Choir stirs emotion among audience in Region 31 Concert

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...

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

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

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...

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

The Sidekick staff votes on the best of 2018 entertainment

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...

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.

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

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...

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