Coppell Student Media

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“12 Angry Jurors” grips audience with tension, powerful themes

Coppell High School junior Sydney De León (Juror 4), sophomore Rylie Bonner (Juror 3) and sophomore Sneha Kumar (Juror 2) act in “12 Angry Jurors” in the CHS Black Box on Friday. The production, student-directed by New Tech @ Coppell junior Isabella Enriquez, follows 12 jurors as they deliberate on the sentencing of a murder case.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

February 23, 2020

As the Coppell High School Black Box and its production of “12 Angry Jurors” fades to black, New Tech @ Coppell junior and student director Isabella Enriquez leaps up from her front-row seat, arms raised triumphantly, beaming and cheering with pride. Opening night has been in the works since December, and at its conclu...

Student-directed 12 Angry Jurors opening to audience

Coppell High School Theater presents “12 Angry Jurors”, a play directed by student director Isabella Enriquez, in the CHS Black Box on Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the door and on the CHS Theater website.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

February 20, 2020

Many afternoons of rehearsal will culminate in performance when the Coppell High School theater department showcases its latest production, “12 Angry Jurors”, on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  The cast, led by student director Isabella Enriquez, has been pr...

Bigs and Littles program bridges divide between freshmen, upperclassmen

Coppell theater freshmen mingle as a part of the CHS Bigs and Littles theater program after school in Coppell theater teacher Karen Ruth’s room on Jan. 25. In the Bigs and Littles program, each freshman is assigned either a junior or senior to help them adjust to their first year of theater and help them with their future theater endeavors. Photo by Pranati Kandi

Blanche Harris, Staff Photographer

February 7, 2020

Since the opening of CHS9, freshmen now face an additional challenge besides entering high school: isolation. The struggle to get to know upperclassmen increases with the school’s location across town.  Freshmen are transported to CHS for certain class periods such as sports, choir or theater.  ...

Klovensky bringing enthusiasm to technical theater

Coppell High School technical theater director Dominic Klovensky teaches his students the basics of woodwork during his sixth period technical theater class. Students in Klovensky’s class have recently been learning woodwork terminology.

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

September 12, 2019

In F hall, next to the Black Box Theatre behind the auditorium, there is a room. Inside lies the office of Coppell High School technical theater director Dominic Klovensky.  When Klovensky walks into the room, the class erupts into smiles. Then, when Klovensky insists the Astros and any Houston t...

Theater students overcome obstacles, enthrall audiences with Shakespeare play

Coppell High School sophomore Sydney de Leon performs in Karen Ruth’s Broadway Bound class’ annual play on Feb. 2 in Coppell High School’s cafeteria. De Leon played one of the three narrators in “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” which had two shows on Feb 1st and 2nd.

Shravya Mahesh, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

One minute guests are chattering away, snacking on $1 concessions, and the next, the lights go down and an audible hush falls over the audience. At once, a spell is cast over the eager viewers.   The Broadway Bound class’s play in the Coppell High School commons is about to start.   ...

The Sidekick staff votes on the best of 2018 entertainment

The Sidekick staff has voted on its choices for the best in entertainment this year. There are six different categories.

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor

December 6, 2018

New singers jumped into the scene. Movies shattered records - as well as cultural barriers. The shocking deaths of many adored celebrities created a void in fans’ hearts. All of these things and more described 2018, an exceptionally eventful year for entertainment, both globally and locally. Below are T...

Homemade cakes, trips play starring role in theater department’s annual silent auction

CHS Drama Club held their annual Revue and Auction Night on Sept.18. One of their specialities during the night is auctioning homemade desserts to the audience in order to raise money for the club.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017

On Saturday, Coppell High School’s theater department held its annual Silent Auction to help raise money for its department. A total of 200 tickets were sold. There were multiple items sold in the auction, including homemade cakes, tickets to plays, a four-day trip to Santa Fe, N.M. and much mo...

Drama Club students travel to London to experience English theater

The cast of Coppell High School’s fall musical “42nd Street” takes its final bow in the CHS auditorium during a dress rehearsal on Oct. 25. 30 CHS Drama Club students are visiting London this spring break to learn about theater from an international perspective.Photo by Amanda Hair.

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor

March 10, 2017

This spring break, Coppell High School Drama Club members are encountering the international theater through a trip to London.   Apart from experiencing the city and visiting its famous attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Piccadilly Circus, the trip is designed to give stu...

Yogurt, “Titanic” and Improvisation: Broadway Bound presents “30 Plays in 60 Minutes”

Coppell High School’s Broadway Bound theater class waits for its show, “30 Plays in 60 Minutes”, to start on Friday night in the CHS commons. The show is a mixture of skit comedy and improvisation in which the class performs 30 skits in one hour. Photo by Lili Lomas.

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor

February 5, 2017

The Coppell High School commons stage was set with various props ranging from a couch to an artist’s aisle as CHS’ Broadway Bound theater students took their place to begin Friday night’s “30 Plays in 60 Minutes” show.   The performance is an improvisational and sketch comedy show in ...

42nd Street opening brings “Broadway extravaganza”

42nd Street opening brings “Broadway extravaganza”

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor

October 31, 2016

From the parking lot to the seats of the auditorium, proud family members of the cast and crew of Coppell High School’s theater department’s 2016 musical, “42nd Street” carried in congratulatory bouquets for the students who took part in the production of the musical that opened on Saturday. The...

Take One theater class “Takes the Stage”

Lili Lomas, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016

Tomorrow night, Coppell High School’s freshman Take One theater class will be performing their show “Take the Stage” in the black box theater.   The show is comprised of a collection of scenes from different plays such as “Steel Magnolias”, “The Odd Couple” and “Crimes of t...

Students awarded for performance in UIL One-Act play

Students awarded for performance in UIL One-Act play

Avery Davis, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

On and off the stage, a lot of hard work goes into making the UIL One Act play a success. This year, Coppell High School’s UIL team performed Big Love, a play about a group of sisters running away from marriage contracts with their cousins from Greece. They take refuge in a large family in Italy unt...