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Dwight Goodwin is Coppell ISD’s new executive director of technology. Goodwin formerly worked as a middle school history teacher and tennis coach at Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, and started working for CISD on Jan. 2.

Goodwin bringing new skills to the table as director of technology

Yug Talukdar, Staff Writer January 24, 2024

Coppell ISD Executive Director of Technology Dwight Goodwin was led into his career in technology by first making PowerPoint presentations to teach his middle school classes. Now, he is the head of CISD’s...

Over the last century, artificial intelligence has grown from simply being a topic in fiction storytelling to a rapidly expanding field that impacts many aspects of one’s life. Due to advancements in AI, including the introduction of ChatGPT in November 2022, there have been debates about its impact being positive or negative with regards to education, the workplace and more.

Decrypting the future

Manasa Mohan, Executive Editorial Page Editor February 14, 2023

In the early parts of the 20th century, science fiction introduced the world to the concept of artificial intelligence technology, specifically AI robots. It began with Karel Capek and his science fiction...

GPS is a technological device used daily to help navigate, though its usage can affect the brain’s perception and performance. The Sidekick staff writer Divya Sivalenka explores the changing behaviors of the brain due to these devices.

Road to madness: Truth behind dangerous effects of GPS

Divya Sivalenka, Staff Writer February 8, 2023

The weekend is here, and you are ready to jump in your car and go on a long road trip with your friends. Can you imagine driving somewhere new without Google Maps directing you from your cellular device?   The...

Technology has made simple actions, such as listening to music and taking photos, easier over time. The Sidekick staff writer Sreehitha Moravaneni explores how teenagers use film cameras nowadays despite having the convenience of taking photos on their phone.

Screenagers bringing back retro

Sreehitha Moravaneni, Staff Writer October 18, 2022

You might have taken a stroll on a social media platform and stumbled upon a post that was taken with film, identifiable by grainy yet distinct lines and the tiny orange date in the lower right corner. But...

Coppell High School junior TSA president Apurva Betgar, senior TSA treasurer Adarsh Pulasseri and junior Kadhir Vivekanandan Kalavathy work on their VEX Robotics project in Mike Yakubovsky’s third period practicum in engineering class on Tuesday. Betgar has grown from a shy individual to a strong leader and challenges the stigma around women in STEM.

Insecure to bold: Betgar transforms from timid member to vocal leader

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager March 22, 2022

A shy, hesitant 5-foot-3 girl enters a room full of guys that are technology enthusiasts. She tenses up and scans the room to see if there is anyone else that looks like her. Then CHS9 freshman Apurva...

Digital design programs such as Adobe Photoshop can be used to recreate physical pieces of art, including this mural in Downtown Carrollton depicting the Plaza Arts Center. Digital art has become a more popular medium in the art world throughout the last few decades, creating a new platform for artists.

Next generation of artists flourishing through evolving visual design fields

Shravya Mahesh, Entertainment Editor March 1, 2020

Bold strokes of vivid color. Clean, orderly lines sweeping from top to bottom. A cursor tracing the edges of an object. A screen, a mouse and a hand. This is the modern reality of art.  In a rapidly...

Artificial intelligence is one of the fastest growing technologies in today’s age. As it progresses, more debates have arisen concerning the safety and true potential of AI. Graphic by Cristina Gomez.

Venturing into the era of artificial intelligence: humanity’s doom or greatest ally? (Part 1)

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer February 1, 2020

  From portable virtual reality headsets to self-landing space rockets, new technological advancements are popping up right and left in today’s age. However, among the expanding sea of innovation,...

Artificial intelligence is one of the most up-and-coming technologies of the decade. The Sidekick staff writer Akif Abidi shares his thoughts about the future of AI becoming humanity’s next big invention.

Venturing into the era of artificial intelligence: the other side of the coin (Parts 2, 3, 4)

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer February 1, 2020

  This is part of a four-part news feature package. Click here to read part one.   Though the idea of an AI-driven car is often criticized, it's hard to ignore that 95 percent of...

On April 29, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees looks over the proposed technology plan for next year. Students in grades 9-12 will receive iPads Airs, along with an attachable keyboard and an Apple pen. Students in grades 6-8 will also receive the keyboards and Apple Pens, but not the iPad Airs.

CISD Board approves new technology plan for students next year

Ryan Dyke, Staff Writer May 3, 2019

On Monday night, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees met to discuss the new technology plan, the Coppell Middle School East field and future Coppell High School renovations. CMS East recently implemented...

On Sep.15 the iPhone XS was released into the world. The successor to the iPhone X, the high end phone includes dual sim compatibility, a better processor and more advanced photography features.

Apple’s new iPhones: are they the right buy?

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer October 16, 2018

  Last year, Apple took a bold step forward with the iPhone X, which helped in kickstarting the era of the “bezel-less” era, i.e the absence of the front screen edges.   Now,...

Technology Spotlight: Apple releases new iPhones

Technology Spotlight: Apple releases new iPhones

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer September 20, 2018

Shriya Vanparia Like the previous years, rumors of a new iPhone model were already roaming the web a few months before the annual Apple Keynote, and there were already pictures and specs circulating...

Technology Spotlight: The rise of Android

Technology Spotlight: The rise of Android

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer May 24, 2018

Ever since the birth of the smartphone in the American market, Apple’s iPhone series has been the dominant player globally and is undoubtedly the king of smartphones in the United States, which is also...

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