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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Scholastic Journalism Week is a yearly celebration of student reporting, held from Feb. 21-25 with the theme of amplifying voices. In the spirit of #SJW, The Sidekick adviser Chase Wofford thinks that true adrenaline rush in the D115 newsroom comes from the urgency of reporting and deadlines.

#SJW2022: Adrenaline rush of deadlines encompasses spirit of top scholastic journalists

Chase Wofford, The Sidekick adviser February 24, 2022

Deadlines make a newsroom. And news makes a newspaper. Put them together and you get quite the adrenaline rush. When a Coppell football player scores a touchdown under the Buddy Echols Field lights,...

Coppell senior midfielders Bain Carter, Tyler Wendel and Jacob Dashner embrace after fulltime is called in the 2021 THSLL State Championship on Sunday at George Turner Stadium in Humble. Coppell became the THSLL Class A State Champions after defeating Dallas St. Mark’s, 10-8, and Vandergrift, 5-4, in the Class A State Championships on Saturday, at Kingwood High School, and Sunday, at George Turner Stadium.

Lacrosse becomes state champion after defeating Vandergrift in a physically heated, low-scoring affair

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

In a humid weekend trip to Humble, Coppell played in the THSLL Class A State Championship round and faced both Dallas St. Mark’s and Austin Vandergrift as the underdog. The Cowboys embraced their...

Coppell senior center Tim O’Hearn defends against Allen junior forward Miles Gibson on Saturday in the CHS Arena. The Cowboys play Lake Highlands in the Class 6A area playoffs tomorrow at Loos Sports Complex in Addison, with tipoff at 7 p.m.

Cowboys rematching Lake Highlands in area playoffs

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor February 24, 2021

Coppell only lost three games this entire season: two in district play, one in preseason. That one loss in preseason was to Lake Highlands. But as fate would have it, the two meet again in the playoffs. Coppell...

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.

When two roads diverged in a wood

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...

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.

The Internet saved sports media, or did it?

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...

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.

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

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...

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...

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...

Actor John Krasinski and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Straight Outta Compton as a nominee for Original Screenplay at the announcement of the 88th Academy Awards nominations during a live news conference on Jan. 14, 2016 at the Academys Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

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

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...

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.

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

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...

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.

Passion for journalism found through experiences in D115

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...

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...

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