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Coppell ISD Trustee Leigh Walker discusses improving community engagement during the livestream of the CISD Board meeting on Monday. The meeting addressed the district’s focus on new communication and updates with the podcast.

District expanding community engagement with podcast, video series

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager September 29, 2020

On Thursday, Coppell ISD launched the We Value podcast, available on all streaming services. New episodes will be released on the last Thursday of every month.  Each episode aims to share local examples...

The Sidekick junior staff writer Christine Zacuai has experienced the repercussions of taking too much on her plate when engaging in school involvement and encourages students to not exert too much of their time and energy to achieve their goals in extracurriculars and clubs. With more than 60 clubs on campus, it is important to stay involved but be wary of overextending yourself.

School overextension: do not spread yourself too thin

Christine Zacuai, Staff Writer April 11, 2018

Having too much on your plate. Biting off more than you can chew. To go to extremes.   These well known expressions at a glance seem overused and meaningless, but as a student facing the obstacles...

Coppell High School Vincent Lin displays his seven Academic Decathlon (AcDec) medals in B211 on Wednesday afternoon. Lin achieved a 948.1 out of 1,000 overall score in the Academic Decathlon State Competition, the highest overall score in CHS history.

Lin blows through CHS Academic Decathlon record

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer March 8, 2018 For Coppell High School senior Vincent Lin, arriving home from marching band practice at 7 to 8 p.m. everyday, staying up late to finish homework and cramming in...

At Coppell High School, maximum GPA points are given only to the A+ grade, rather than both the A+ and A grade, as it is done at most colleges and many high schools. The pressure to earn a 97 percent or higher in their classes adds unnecessary stress to students’ lives, leads to excessive cheating and causes compatibility issues for transfer students.

Unnecessary obstacles in the brutal climb to a perfect GPA

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer February 16, 2018

Despite the fact that only 6.9 percent of the United States is clinically depressed, 26 percent of high school students are depressed to the clinical level, which could be an indication that teens live...

Coppell High school students prepare to go to their home room class on Monday. Students started their first day of the 2017-2018 school year.Photo by Ale Ceniceros.

Eclipse, IDs, new principal create adjustment filled first day

Lili Lomas, Executive Digital Content Editor, Sports Editor August 22, 2017

Coppell High School’s return to classes on Monday was a day of change.   Apart from running on a new block schedule and an introduction of a fourth lunch, students were transported to the...

Straight from the seniors: CHS seniors offer academic, college-related advice

Straight from the seniors: CHS seniors offer academic, college-related advice

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer March 3, 2017

While walking these halls for four years, one thought has loomed over the minds of many: college.   A lot of what we do as students is to contribute to where we will be for the next four years....

School Board members open up about life, experiences at CISD

School Board members open up about life, experiences at CISD

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor February 2, 2017

In light of School Board appreciation last month, The Sidekick sat down with the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees to discuss their goals for the district, what led them to these positions and to get to know...

 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...

High school is not a torture chamber

High school is not a torture chamber

September 23, 2015

By Farah Merchant Staff Writer   Place of education or torture chamber?   This is what I constantly asked myself during my entire freshman year when I was piled with homework,...

From rank six to one: valedictorian proves his self motivation to be a success

From rank six to one: valedictorian proves his self motivation to be a success

May 4, 2015

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer @prannydacheetah Second semester of sophomore year tends be the big stress source for many Coppell High School students. With ranks coming out, students are pressured...

Graphic by Josh Martin

Ranks or GPA should not replace students’ names, identities

February 14, 2015

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer @prannydacheetah Instead of a simple hello, my class is greeted with a “What’s your rank? Nice knowing you too.” Usually, one asks another their name, but not...

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