Coppell Student Media

School overextension: do not spread yourself too thin

School overextension: do not spread yourself too thin

Christine Zacuai, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinions

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 of school involvement, it is quite scary.   There is no doubt that high school ca...

Lin blows through CHS Academic Decathlon record

Lin blows through CHS Academic Decathlon record

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Student Life

https://vimeo.com/263428024 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 time to study for Academic Decathlon was daily life for most of his first semester.   Aca...

Unnecessary obstacles in the brutal climb to a perfect GPA

Unnecessary obstacles in the brutal climb to a perfect GPA

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

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 in an unhealthy environment.   At Coppell High School, even after studying hard and receiving an A in their class, many students remain disappointed in themselves due to the fact that their A grade fails to earn them the highest possi...

Eclipse, IDs, new principal create adjustment filled first day

Eclipse, IDs, new principal create adjustment filled first day

Lili Lomas, Executive Digital Content Editor, Sports Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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 campus through a new bus company, and the school was led by a new principal.   In the morning, people checked for their homeroom and reconnected with friends.It was not until around 15 minutes after school started that the hallways cleared....

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


Filed under Uncategorized

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. The classes we take and the extracurricular activities that we participate in are often driven...

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


Filed under News

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 more about their lives. Leigh Walker, Place 1 “I met my husband when we were 8 years ...

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


Filed under Opinions

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 ...

High school is not a torture chamber

High school is not a torture chamber

September 23, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

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, extracurricular activities, clubs and so much more. This is also what I expected when I reentered Coppell High School ...

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


Filed under Student Life

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 to push themselves to the limit. However, with senior Ammar Adenwalla, it was motivation that...

Ranks or GPA should not replace students’ names, identities

Ranks or GPA should not replace students’ names, identities

February 14, 2015


Filed under Opinions

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 too long ago, it feels like it changed. Within eight hours of ranks and grade point averages being...

Studies support argument school should start later

September 16, 2014


Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

By Gabby Sahm Staff Writer @gabbysahm   Breaking news: School will now start at 9:00 as opposed to the usual 8:20. This is an announcement every students wishes to see, but that is just because they want some extra hours of sleep. However, recent studies by the  American Academy of Pediatrics states this start t...