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Are you a true Texan?

Are you a true Texan?

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager March 11, 2021

Fill out the bingo below to find out how many traditionally Texan activities you have experienced. If you have completed all of them, you’re a Sidekick-certified true Texan.

Texas legislation has passed a new law where students are required to have police encounter training. Each school district will implement the law in their own way to reduce tensions between the law enforcement and the community. Coppell ISD is making sure that students have viewed the Flashing Lights video, in order to be certified for graduation.

Flashing Lights: Texas law requires police encounter training for high school students

Nishant Medicharla , Staff Writer November 29, 2018

Starting this school year, Texas legislation has passed a bill requiring all high school students to have proper training in the process, procedures and legal rights of citizens in possible police encounters....

Coppell High School senior Daniel Chang practices his butterfly stroke on Tuesday at the YMCA, where the swim team practices every morning. Chang transitioned from taekwondo to swimming at the start of his junior year.

Moving from South Korea to Texas, Chang transitions from taekwondo to swimming

Farah Merchant, Student Life Editor December 12, 2017

His legs hurt from pounding against the water, yet he continued to swim, thrusting his arms to gain a meter more. At that point he was so acquainted with the cool water that it had become his second...

Texting while driving ban takes effect today (with video)

Texting while driving ban takes effect today (with video)

Lili Lomas, Executive Digital Content Editor, Sports Editor September 1, 2017

https://vimeo.com/234858461 Starting today, texting and driving is officially banned throughout the state of Texas, a change which affects students and faculty at Coppell High School as well as citizens...

Graphic by Manu Garikipati.

Controversy on texas campuses as “Campus Carry” legalized

Thomas Rousseau, Staff Writer March 31, 2016

Guns have been a hot button topic at college campuses due to the shootings in Oregon and others in Texas still in recent memory. There are many proposals to solve this, but many claim that the gun-free...

Coppell High School senior John Scalley checks online news articles about the Texas Rangers in AP environmental science class on Nov.20. “Unlike the NBA, MLB is pretty good about not letting teams ‘buy’ championship by getting the best players” Scalley said. “In that respect, I think that the Texas Rangers don’t really have much to gain or lose in regards to buying players.” Photo by Ayoung Jo.

Buy Who? Sell Who?

November 20, 2015

By Eric Cashimere Staff Writer   After the Texas Rangers miraculous run towards winning the American League West Division, it is now that time to deal away and buy players for free agency....

Kalina scores role in one of the most anticipated movies; “That’s What I’m Talking About”

Kalina scores role in one of the most anticipated movies; “That’s What I’m Talking About”

January 26, 2015

Video by Mia Ford http://vimeo.com/116779401 By Sloane Samberson Staff Writer @sloane_avery From a young age you are asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. A doctor, a teacher,...

Graphic by Julia Bordonaro.

House Bill 5 to restructure Texas education

March 7, 2014

By Christina Burke Managing Editor The State Board of Education has made some a big decisions changing the face of education as Texans know it. With the passing of House Bill 5, the graduation programs...

Racial ignorance hurts students, adults nationwide

February 18, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer Recently, I went to a Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition and I was quite surprised during the awards ceremony. When I was called onto the stage, the...

U.S. map shows status of marijuana decriminalization laws across the states; Colorado has become the first state to sell the drug for recreational use. MCT 2014

Economic factors: marijuana

February 5, 2014

By Alex Dalton Staff Writer Marijuana in Colorado is a controversial debate that has been ongoing since 2013 when the law passed to legalize the practice. Only behind Washington, Colorado is one of...

Place education as a priority, support CISD Bond

May 10, 2013

Editorial Every 50 minutes, a bell rings and over 3000 students spill out into the main hallway of Coppell High School. In just a few blinks of an eye the hall is filled from wall to wall with a sea...

Zuniga takes 2013 Texas Poetry Out Loud championship

Zuniga takes 2013 Texas Poetry Out Loud championship

April 14, 2013

By Erica Rohde Staff Writer Coppell High School senior Maria Zuniga stepped back into the Texas Poetry Out Loud competition in February. She was named state champion her sophomore year. She knew...

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