Coppell Student Media

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Cowgirls hope to continue winning streak against Lewisville

Coppell senior forward Alyssa Roemer keeps possession against Irving MacArthur on Jan. 24 at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls face Lewisville tomorrow at 7:30 at Buddy Echols Field.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The Coppell girls soccer team plays Lewisville tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Buddy Echols Field.  The Cowgirls defeated Lewisville, 2-0, on Jan. 31.  “During this second half of season when we have played every team once, we now know how to best set up our game plan to exploit their weaknesses the ...

On the Spot: Tensions rise between U.S., Iran as the new year begins (with video)

Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad on Jan. 2. Iran responded on Tuesday when it hit two Iraqi air bases housing American military with missile strikes.

Nanette Pottoore

January 8, 2020

Within three days into the new year, relations between Iran and the United States worsened when a U.S. airstrike, ordered by President Donald Trump, killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.  Multiple memes about the situation and going into a possible war have taken over social media platforms s...

Decade Wrap-up: How internet culture evolved society

Senior Sidekick staff writer Nanette Pottoore discusses the top trends of this decade. She reviews popular phrases and memes such as Nyan Cat, vines and more. Graphic by Shriya Vanparia.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Rise and Shine. In this story, I’m going to spill the tea on why the 2010s was an exciting decade for online trends and fads. The internet brought together many people through dances and memorable memes. This decade brought forth a variety of trends that will impact many generations to come.  ...

Offseason pushes coaches to improve on their athletes

Coppell tennis coach Rich Foster advises doubles teammates junior Matthew Abbey and sophomore Vinay Patel at the CHS Tennis Center on Thursday. Foster is preparing the team for the spring season with practices and socials to build camaraderie between old and new players. Photo by Camden Southwick

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Mile-runs, gyms, and more workouts. As Coppell transitions from fall sports to winter sports, fall season coaches are working to improve their athletes in preparation for the next season.  Coppell tennis coach Rich Foster helps motivate tennis athletes during the offseason by encouraging socials a...

Choir stirs emotion among audience in Region 31 Concert

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.

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 the Region 31 Concert at First United Methodist Church in Grapevine, which consisted of students from...

Choir members to perform at Region 31 Concert

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.

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, Birdville ISD, Carroll ISD, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and Hurst-Eul...

New district provider resolving semester’s WiFi problems

Mist Systems is the Coppell ISD new WiFi vendor, replacing Xirrus which was acquired by another company. Much of Coppell High School experienced WiFi outages before new Mist Systems rays started being installed in October.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

The first two months of school, parts of Coppell High School had little to no WiFi. For weeks, classes had to endure learning without WiFi and service. This affected teachers’ agendas, student satisfaction and learning ability.     The district worked with a technology company called Xirru...

Q&A: How band defines Sangerhausen’s sense of identity

Coppell High School senior Emilie Sangerhausen practices her clarinet on Oct. 15 before school in the CHS band hall. Sangerhausen has played clarinet for seven years. Photo by Tracy Tran

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Music has always played an important role in Coppell High School senior Emilie Sangerhausen’s life. She has done band since middle school, and is on her seventh year in band.   What made you join band?  During elementary school, I started having experience with music and performing. I wanted to ha...

Kadari crosses the country

Sidekick staffers pose for a  picture at the annual Sidekick awards banquet. The Sidekick has been a big part of staff writer Pramika Kadari's life since she moved to Dallas at the beginning of the school year.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

After 15 years of living in one state, one town, one house, moving from Illinois to Texas in the middle of my high school career was not something I was happy about.   The decision had been somewhat sudden - announced near the beginning of the summer that we would most likely be moving a...

What 4 years in D115 has shown me

Photo by Mallorie Munoz

Gabby Sahm, Staff Writer

May 27, 2016

Going into high school I was very confused. I had just spent three years in band playing the flute but had realized that I did not want to continue playing in high school. Since I was not a part of anything else, I felt lost.   I knew I liked little things like reading and writing but I did ...

Kodros deals in 2-0 win to keep Coppell No. 1

Kodros deals in 2-0 win to keep Coppell No. 1

Reid Valentine, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

The Trinity Trojans (11-10 overall, 2-7 district 7-6A) had an ample amount of chances to win the Tuesday night contest at the CHS Complex against the No. 1 nationally ranked Coppell Cowboys (21-0, 7-0), yet junior pitcher and LSU commit John Kodros wasn’t having any of it. A final score of 2-0 had...

Simple Mexican recipe putting a twist on holiday leftovers

Simple Mexican recipe putting a twist on holiday leftovers

December 1, 2015

By Lili Lomas Staff Writer   Every year after a delicious holiday feast, many people have lots of leftover turkey or ham that they do not know what to do with. This simple recipe for Tortas (a Mexican version of a sandwich) has been the solution for generations in Mexican families, as it...