Coppell Student Media

My happy ending: Why I am not continuing synchronized swimming in college

My happy ending: Why I am not continuing synchronized swimming in college

May 15, 2018

If I could pinpoint the moment I decided not to pursue synchronized swimming (synchro) in college it would be two years ago at a competition in Mesa, Ariz. as I clung to the pool wall staring at a Lindenwood University swimmer.   The nerves I had for my upcoming routine combined with the image of the swimmer’s swimsuit ri...

On the Spot: Campus cracks down on lanyard policy

On the Spot: Campus cracks down on lanyard policy

Lili Lomas, Sports Editor

January 29, 2018

https://vimeo.com/253335469 Walking into school this morning, students were greeted by a blockade of administrators at the bottom of the main hallway.   Coppell High School associate principal Sean Bagley stood surrounded by tables of assistant principals on both sides making sure that stude...

On the Spot: KISS FM attending 2017 homecoming game

On the Spot: KISS FM attending 2017 homecoming game

Lili Lomas, Executive Digital Content Editor, Sports Editor

October 13, 2017

The Coppell High School pep rally this morning was paid an unexpected visit. Cruz, a radio host from 106.1 KISS FM, along with other employees from the station were at the pep rally and will be at the football game tonight.   Though Cruz will not be at the game, a KISS FM DJ will be playin...

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...

Kalvacherla named the Sidekick Sports’ student-athlete of the year

Kalvacherla named the Sidekick Sports’ student-athlete of the year

Lili Lomas, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016

This school year, Coppell High School senior Vinay Kalvacherla has managed to not only remain a part of Coppell’s varsity tennis team for his third year in a row, but also secure the rank of no. 2 in the 2016 senior class, making him The Sidekick Sports’ Student-Athlete of the Year.   B...

Take One theater class “Takes the Stage”

Lili Lomas, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016

Tomorrow night, Coppell High School’s freshman Take One theater class will be performing their show “Take the Stage” in the black box theater.   The show is comprised of a collection of scenes from different plays such as “Steel Magnolias”, “The Odd Couple” and “Crimes of t...

Taste of Irving providing culinary family fun this Saturday

Taste of Irving providing culinary family fun this Saturday

Lili Lomas, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016

Tomorrow, the city of Irving is hosting the annual Taste of Irving, a festival featuring food from various local restaurants.   Foodies, be on the lookout as 18 Irving-area restaurants will be at the event selling food from their menu including Coppell’s Pink Frosting Cupcakes, Fuzzy’...

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

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 of, not overlooked.   We always complain about how high school is hard, how we are “overburdened” by ...

Food Truck Frenzy to bring family fun to Coppell

Food Truck Frenzy to bring family fun to Coppell

Lili Lomas, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

Tomorrow, several of the most popular food trucks in the Dallas area will be in the square at Old Town Coppell for Coppell’s second annual Food Truck Frenzy.   For one night only, citizens will be able enjoy tasty food ranging from New York style sandwiches to Indian food, all within Copp...

Diving deep; an inside look at synchronized swimming (with videos)

Diving deep; an inside look at synchronized swimming (with videos)

Lili Lomas, Staff Writer

April 12, 2016

MESA, Ariz. - Training to deny your physical need for air while using every part of your body to execute fast choreography; these are few of the unique characteristics that define synchronized swimming.   This past week one of only two Dallas synchronized swimming teams, The Pirouettes of ...

London trip provides royal experience for Coppell band

London trip provides royal experience for Coppell band

Lili Lomas, Staff Writer

April 1, 2016

Only feet from where they were standing, Coppell High School band students unexpectedly caught a glimpse of the Royal Family on their trip to London this spring break.   The Queen of England, Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince Philip and Kate Middleton gathered at Westminster Abbey for a m...