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Girls defy gender roles by asking guys to prom (with video)

Rosie the Riveter is a feminist icon dating to World War II and wears a corsage to symbolize prom. Girls should take the opportunity to ask boys to prom more often instead of always waiting to be asked, says Sidekick staff writer Pramika Kadari.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

Prom has been around for many years, and so have all the traditions that come along with the dance, one of them being that the boy is expected to ask the girl, not the other way around.   But this norm is extremely sexist, and more girls should start taking the opportunity to choose their pot...

Coppell Observer: How to go cheap for prom

With prom approaching, students are finding themselves set with an unrealistic standard of prom night being the “night of all nights.” People can spend massive amounts of money to make this standard a reality, however prom can still be an enjoyable experience with less money spent.

Wren Lee, Executive Design Editor

April 18, 2018

Coppell Observer is a humorous weekly column about life as a teenager. Please be warned that any and all sass is due to the writers’ similar situation as teenagers (even though we feel so much older). You, the reader, should not take any of the words seriously. Seriously. If this article makes you laugh, l...

On the Spot: Prom tickets now on sale

Prom tickets went on sale today during all lunches. Prices for tickets are currently $85 but go up to $95 on April 11 and $105 on April 18.

Lili Lomas, Executive Digital Content Editor

April 4, 2018

Signaling the final preparations for Coppell High School prom 2018, tickets went on sale today during all lunches.   Prices for tickets are currently $85 but go up to $95 on April 11 and $105 on April 18.   Many students are surprised about the high price of the tickets.   “I...

People with special needs get Night to Shine at St. Ann Parish (with video)

Guests prepare to be crowned king or queen of the Night to Shine prom in the assembly room of St. Ann Catholic Parish on Friday. The Night to Shine prom, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, gives people with special needs ages 14 and older an opportunity to have their own prom experience.

Anthony Cesario, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Many people view prom as part of the “complete high school experience”, but some are not often able to participate in this opportunity. On Friday, St. Ann Catholic Parish hosted the Night to Shine prom for people with special needs ages 14 and older.   Joined by First United Methodist Coppell (FU...

Hitz designs, creates her own prom dress, finishes just in time for big dance

Senior Kenzie Hitz adjusts a pin on her handmade prom dress so she can add last minute stitches. Photo by Elizabeth Sims.

April 11, 2014

By Elizabeth Sims Enterprise Editor With prom a day away, seniors are finalizing plans to make sure everything is just right for the big dance. For senior Kenzie Hitz, these finishing touches involve putting the last few stitches in her handmade prom dress. Hitz began this endeavor after searching...

DIYs to help make prom memorable, affordable

March 24, 2014

By Gabby Sahm Staff Writer The cost for the average teenager to get the perfect dress or tuxedo, a limo and corsage for Prom has risen to a national average of $1,139, according to That figure might seem scary to most seniors who do not have that amount of money to spend on one dance. For those looking to save a quick buck, here are some “Do-It-Yourself...

Strategic planning overwhelms surprise element of prom

March 6, 2014

By Henriikka Niemi Staff Writer When looking forward to senior year, most Coppell High School students would imagine the last few football games, the relief of finishing college applications, receiving acceptance letters, senior skip day and senior overalls, but arguably the most memorable moment of ...

Project Prom: organization makes sure everyone has Prom to remember

January 31, 2014

By Gabby Sahm Staff Writer Prom is a night every girl waits for. From picking out the perfect dress with high heels to match to finding that one guy to go with, prom night has turned into a right of passage for senior girls. It is supposed to be a night they will never forget, and the Coppell High School Academies are making sure every girl can attend. Project Prom ...

Photo Gallery: Class of 2013 takes in prom festivities

Photo Gallery: Class of 2013 takes in prom festivities

April 19, 2013

The senior class at Coppell High School went to their prom last Saturday night at the Dallas Market Center. It was a fun-filled night with a "fire and ice" theme, poker tables, fondue and many desserts. Photos by Mia Ford.