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When two roads diverged in a wood

After being on The Sidekick newspaper for two years, Srivastav reflects on her journey and personal transformation as a writer. Initially torn between choosing ‘Creative Writing 1’ and ‘Newspaper 1’ as a writing class before her junior year, the now soon-to-be graduate is grateful for the choice she made to become a high school journalist.

Meha Srivastav, Social Media Manager

May 16, 2017

When reporting your first news story for a high school newspaper, it is probably best to start small. Maybe a student club meeting or a dissection being performed by an anatomy class, but definitely not interviewing a United States representative and vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee. ...

The Internet saved sports media, or did it?

Sports fans are changing the way they consume their media, the Internet is bringing new ideas and concepts to enhance the content and reader experience.

Reid Valentine, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016

I’m a high school student and I hate being bored, but I love sports. Chances are, when I am 30 years old,  I will still hate being bored and love sports.   The good news for me is that anytime I am bored I hop on Twitter or TeamStream and am instantly engulfed in sports up to my ears. &n...

“If there is a word I can leave you with tonight, it’s transformation.”

Coppell Independent School District Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Deanna Dynis introduces the film “Most Likely to Succeed” in the Coppell High School auditorium on Tuesday after her talk on the four tenants of a graduate from CHS. “Most Likely to Succeed” is an award-winning documentary about the lives of students and teachers in one unique teaching situation.

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

    On Tuesday night, Coppell Gifted Association brought to light the new demands of our current and future workforce through a presentation held at Coppell High School.   The future of students does not demand kids with expert knowledge on content, but rather students wh...

The Sidekick to hold garage sale this Saturday

The Sidekick to hold garage sale this Saturday

Sloane Samberson, Managing Editor

March 23, 2016

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...

Great things come in twos (or threes) for Sidekick’s Krum brothers

Great things come in twos (or threes) for Sidekick’s Krum brothers

Lili Lomas, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Although physically close since before birth, Coppell High School juniors Joseph and Marcus Krum build their brotherly bond as sports editors of The Sidekick newspaper.   The Krum brothers are part of a set of triplets which includes their sister Anna. All three siblings grew up playing sports, with...

People of color actors/actresses robbed of recognition second year in a row

Actor John Krasinski and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Mallorie Munoz, Managing Editor

January 22, 2016

There is a problem in Hollywood, and for once, it might have nothing to do with the over-glorified fame or fortune. As proven by the 2016 Oscar nominations, film is a whitewashed industry. For the second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has provided an all white nominat...

Significant moments, unique circumstances reveal true self as senior year comes to close

Senior Tuulia Koponen looks forward to studying public relations at the University of Texas at Austin this coming Fall as well as making the most of what Austin has to offer. Photo by Tuulia Koponen.

May 11, 2015

By Tuulia Koponen Business/Public Relations Manager @tuulipia The one thing I always struggle with when starting a piece of writing is the opening statement. I always long for it to be something provoking, something people do not expect, something that grips people in. When it comes to the...

Passion for journalism found through experiences in D115

Senior Elizabeth Sims is the enterprise editor of The Sidekick newspaper. She will attend the University of Oklahoma in the fall to study journalisms. Photo by Sandy Iyer.

May 13, 2014

By Elizabeth Sims Enterprise Editor Though my four years of high school have been a whirlwind of experiences, assignments and activities, one thing has remained constant: D115, more specifically The Sidekick newspaper’s classroom. Ironically, I almost did not join The Sidekick staff at all. I came...

McBride named head football coach at Dripping Springs

McBride named head football coach at Dripping Springs

January 25, 2014

By John Loop Sports Editor UPDATE: Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees officially approved the hiring of Joe McBride on Monday night. Coppell Cowboys football head coach Joe McBride is leaving Coppell High School after five years to become the next head coach at Dripping Springs High School. ...

Thomas “Army Strong” at All-American Bowl

Senior defensive end Solomon Thomas runs onto the turf at the Alamodome in San Antonio before the US Army All-American Bowl Game on Jan. 5. Thomas' selection cements his status among the most elite high school athletes in the nation. Photo by Mark Slette

January 4, 2014

Video By Mark Slette Staff Writer U.S. Army All American Bowl Game Coverage Story By John Loop Sports Editor SAN ANTONIO – Coppell senior defensive end Solomon Thomas’ on-field performance at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, where he registered three solo tackles for loss, was key as the West team defeated the East tea...

Carter’s beat lifts spirits of Bostonians from historic square

Jermaine Carter performs in front of Faneuil Hall in Boston on Thursday evening to entertain pedestrians. Thirty-one representatives from The Sidekick, Round-Up and KCBY are in the city attending the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention. Photo by Sandy Iyer.

November 14, 2013

By Christina Burke Managing Editor “We gotta rock it, don’t stop it, rock it don’t stop it.” BOSTON - Rising from the depths of the subway system, a sweet sound greets the ears of the Bostonian traveler. A tourist might mistake this noise for three men on a drum set, but the locals know...

Exciting, in-depth stories to come from enterprise position

Senior design editor Jordan Bickham finishes edits for the first issue of The Sidekick, on the stands within the next week.

October 9, 2013

By Elizabeth Sims Enterprise Editor As the first issue of The Sidekick is just days away from coming off the presses, the staff is ecstatic for Coppell High School and the community to experience the wonderful content that will fill the pages of this publication to commence our 25th anniversary. Wit...