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Coppell High School senior Akhil Aitha plays the marching bass drum on Feb. 8 in the CHS parking lot outside the band hall. In addition to percussion, Aitha makes music outside of school by singing and producing beats on his computer.

From tragedy to melody: Aitha evolving in music creation

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager February 17, 2021

Three weeks after the release of his song, “Na La Lenu,” Coppell High School senior Akhil Aitha woke up to find the music video had been viewed 3,500 times. The song, released Jan. 10, is Aitha’s...

Coppell Music Academy owner Amir Khan plays the piano at Coppell Music Academy on Feb. 3. Khan established Coppell Music Academy in 2017 after teaching a piano program at the Coppell Recreation Center and years of performing, producing and teaching music.

Fronts of Coppell: Amir Khan

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor February 11, 2021

Fronts of Coppell is a Sidekick series in which executive news editor Shivi Sharma profiles a Coppell business owner to bring awareness to community-based establishments. Since Coppell Music Academy...

Pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer released its fourth album, CALM, on Friday. Upon releasing three albums prior with different styles, social media manager Anika Arutla talks about its growth through the years.

‘CALM’ brings maturity to nine year old band

Anika Arutla , Social Media Manager March 31, 2020

I was first introduced to 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) when I was 11. At the time, it was reduced to the punk version of One Direction.  Nine years later, with its fourth album release CALM on Friday,...

The Sidekick entertainment editor Shravya Mahesh reviews music within the decade. She discusses how music changed over time and memorable artists in this decade.

Decade Wrap-Up: Modern media creates personalized listener experience

Shravya Mahesh, Entertainment Editor December 17, 2019

In September 2012, Apple released the first ever EarPods - a redesign of the standard earbuds the company had offered since 2001. In October 2019, Apple announced the AirPods Pro - wireless, noise cancelling...

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 choir performs at the 2018 Choir Fall Concert. On Saturday, choir members will perform at the First United Methodist Church in the Region 31 concert.

Choir members to perform at Region 31 Concert

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

On Saturday, select members from Coppell High School’s very own choir will participate in the Region 31 concert at the First United Methodist Church in Grapevine.  Region 31 consists of Coppell ISD,...

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...

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...

Technology Spotlight: Spotify Changes

Technology Spotlight: Spotify Changes

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer April 26, 2018

Spotify announced a new update that will greatly change the situation for free members. The update offers free users a collection of 15 featured playlists, which gives on-demand service, unlimited skips...

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards took place on Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The awards show garnered mixed reviews from critics and Coppell High School students alike, with some praising the emotional performances and others criticizing the lack of diversity in the awards.

From rightful winners to best performances, students offer opinions on 2018 Grammy Awards

Anthony Cesario, Staff Writer February 2, 2018

Whether or not the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday owes its lowest viewing audience in nine years to the extensive three-and-a-half hour length, or simply to a performance lineup that didn’t quite...

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

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

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...

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.

‘Reputation’ review: Well worth the wait

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...

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