Coppell Student Media

The Sidekick to hold garage sale this Saturday

The Sidekick to hold garage sale this Saturday

Sloane Samberson, Managing Editor

March 23, 2016


Filed under News

This Saturday, The Sidekick will be holding a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Coppell Middle School East parking lot to raise money for printing expenses, competitions and general supplies.   All items are pre-priced and donated from the staff. Items available are expected to incl...

Black History Month will always be important

Black History Month will always be important

Sloane Samberson, Managing Editor

February 19, 2016


Filed under Opinions

In an interview with Fox News regarding the boycott of the Oscars lack of diversity, actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash said she thinks the boycott is, “Ludicrous…Either we want to have segregation or integration, and if we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels li...

Here’s to 2016; here’s to letting go, finding genuine happiness

Here’s to 2016; here’s to letting go, finding genuine happiness

January 8, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

By Sloane Samberson Managing Editor @SloaneSamberson   Happiness; “the state of being happy.” Happy: “feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.” Contentment: “a state of satisfaction.” Satisfaction: “fulfillment of one's wishes, expectations, or needs, or the pleasure der...

Five festive activities to cure boredom, celebrate the holidays over Winter Break

Five festive activities to cure boredom, celebrate the holidays over Winter Break

December 17, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

By Sloane Samberson Managing Editor @SloaneSamberson   Winter Break; two weeks of freedom, relaxation and celebration - and for most, it could not have come any sooner.   Though many of you have holiday activities that have been planned out months in advance, two weeks is a long...

Eight Coppell High School seniors put pen to paper on National Signing Day

Eight Coppell High School seniors put pen to paper on National Signing Day

November 11, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

By Sloane Samberson Managing Editor @SloaneSamberson   Sports, in general, are a big deal in Texas. Sports at Coppell High School are an especially big deal when it comes to National Signing Day. Today at 7:45 a.m., students, coaches, teachers and parents gathered in the the CHS gym to celebrate...

The Magical World of Art and Story to showcase local children’s book authors and illustrators

The Magical World of Art and Story to showcase local children’s book authors and illustrators

November 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Art by Kristine Tague. Used with permission from SCBWI North Texas.   By Sloane Samberson Managing Editor @SloaneSamberson   The world of art and story truly is magical. You can create or conjure up anything. There are no limitations when it comes to creativity, especially in the real...

Five ingredient recipe that makes a crowd pleasing Thanksgiving side dish

Five ingredient recipe that makes a crowd pleasing Thanksgiving side dish

October 28, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Recipes, Showcase

By Sloane Samberson Managing Editor @SloaneSamberson   For many, when it comes to Thanksgiving, thoughts of roasted turkey, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie come to mind. For me, the thought of my grandmother’s Ripe Olive Salad comes to mind first,...

Varsity cross country captain and exemplary student; Sims juggles two important tasks in his hardest year of high school

Varsity cross country captain and exemplary student; Sims juggles two important tasks in his hardest year of high school

October 22, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

Coppell High School juniors Nathan Sims (left) and Alan Huo (right) run neck and neck at the District 7-6A Championship meet at Bob Jones Park in Southlake on Oct. 19. Sims placed sixth, right behind Huo who placed fifth. For Sims and Huo, this seasons meet results were a constant back and forth...

Some sell hamburgers, some sell knives; working for Vector Marketing is not your typical high school job

Some sell hamburgers, some sell knives; working for Vector Marketing is not your typical high school job

October 2, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Coppell High School senior Corey Sparrow and CHS alumnus David Jackson participate in "phone time" under assistant manager in training, Zach Hull's instruction. During phone time, sales representatives make calls in order to set up demonstrations to show the product Cutco. Photo by Alex Dalton.   By...

Local alternative rock band, Flood the Walls releases first album, “The Blueprint”

Local alternative rock band, Flood the Walls releases first album, “The Blueprint”

September 23, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Prashan Jeyarajah (left), Adreesh Roy (middle), Chico Roy (right). Photo by Sunil Roy.   By Sloane Samberson Managing Editor @SloaneSamberson   Grungy love songs, raspy vocals, funky drum beats and intense guitar riffs, alternative rock band, Flood the Walls is a breath of fres...

Senior students frustration taken out through acts of thievery

Senior students frustration taken out through acts of thievery

September 18, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

By Sloane Samberson Managing Editor @Sloane_Samberson Theft is not at all common in the safe bubble that is Coppell, but at Coppell High School there has been a recent surge of thievery in the parking lot. No, cars are not being broken into, but parking stickers are being removed from student’s bumpers and ...

Annual Lariette Spaghetti Dinner to kick off prior to first home football game

Annual Lariette Spaghetti Dinner to kick off prior to first home football game

August 28, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

By Sloane Samberson Managing Editor @SloaneSamberson   The time for Friday night lights and the fringe has come again, and that does not only mean football games and halftime shows.   On Friday, Sept. 4, prior to the first home football game, is the annual Lariette Spaghetti Dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. i...