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Coppell High School GT and IB English teacher Richard Orlopp gives advice to the student body. He recommends following their passions to make their time in high school less grade-driven.

Video: Dear High School Student: Richard Orlopp

Tanvee Patil, Staff Photographer February 3, 2021

“Dear High School Student” is a weekly student life video series where a student or staff member from Coppell High School gives a piece of advice to a part of or the whole student body. Every...

Ridiculing other peoples’ interests can often be more hurtful than one would think. Entertainment editor Anthony Cesario shares his and other Coppell High School students’ experience of being judged for their interests and why they feel it is wrong.

I live for me, not for you: The toxicity of ridiculing others’ interests

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor September 14, 2018

I love music. I jam out to multiple albums on my phone every day, keep track of and complain about the Billboard charts (probably too much for my own good) and love talking about music with anyone who...

Sidekick staff writer Pramika Kadari holds a copy of The Overachievers by Alexandra Robbins. The Overachievers is a nonfiction book that explores the problematic pressures of today's society, focusing on eight high school and college students’ lives.

Robbins exposes society’s ugly side in The Overachievers

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer December 8, 2017

    In New York, there are preschools with a lower acceptance rate than Harvard, where children with parents who are obsessed with their success levels are sent.  This is only one of the many...

 Seniors discuss their summer plans during Kim Thibodeaux's AP English IV class on Friday.

Making it count: how end of school year should be spent

Lili Lomas, Staff Writer May 3, 2016

By Lili Lomas Staff writer   It is the beginning of May which means we we are in the home stretch of the school year. However, these last few weeks of school should be made the most out...

Seniors introduce Bhutanese Refugee club to help blend into American society, culture

Seniors introduce Bhutanese Refugee club to help blend into American society, culture

December 9, 2015

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer @prannydacheetah While much of the nation’s attention has been on Middle Eastern refugees, there is another country where 100,000 refugees are fleeing away from communal...

Twins share high school experience

November 15, 2013

By Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer  Coming into high school having a twin brother can be both comforting and suffocating. There will always be someone there for you when feel upset and need someone to...

High school encourages good grades, not passion

October 10, 2013

By Henriikka Niemi Staff Writer When attending an information session for the University of Southern California at the Marriott in Dallas this past Sunday, I found myself questioning all the classes...

Boys Basketball notebook: Cowboys ready to outmuscle Duncanville

Boys Basketball notebook: Cowboys ready to outmuscle Duncanville

December 4, 2012

By John Loop Sports Writer The pressure is on for the Coppell Cowboys to hand Duncanville their second loss of the basketball season. Coppell (4-4) enters tonight's game against the Panthers (12-1)...

Michelle’s Musings: High school only what you make it

November 30, 2012

By Michelle Pitcher Editor-in-Chief “You’ll realize in five years that high school doesn’t matter at all.” The sentiment was reiterated to me again and again by my relatives this past...

Photo by Sidekick Staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

May 24, 2012

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer Class of 2014 Where do I go if I have a question about something such as my schedule? If you have any problems such as a schedule change, lost item, or locker...

Graphic by Brian Hwu

Second languages become increasingly necessary

May 18, 2012

By Dyer Whitt Staff Writer Someone once said, “If you speak three languages, you’re trilingual. If you speak two languages, you’re bilingual. If you speak one language — you’re American.” This...

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