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  • Got You Covered: 11/20-11/26

    Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year. Coppell ISD is closed this week for Thanksgiving break. Today, Coppell Recreation Development Corporation meets at Town Center at 6:30…

  • My kind of queer

    Broad shoulders, short hair, deep voices, flannel shirts, jeans and timberland boots.  These are all what comes to mind when you hear the word ‘lesbian,’ but why? No lesbian I have ever met or been friends with has looked like that. This leaves me wondering, where did this stereotype come from? All gay men must…

  • Tipton’s hat trick surges offense in crucial win

    FRISCO – The ball travels towards the end zone as Coppell senior wide receiver Baron Tipton is facing man-to-man coverage by the Dallas Jesuit defense. As the referee’s hands go up in the air, Tipton is falling on the ground with the ball in his hands.  “Whenever the ball goes into the air, I know…

  • Slamming the door: Coppell regains momentum to surge past Jesuit

    Coppell junior linebacker Weston Polk tackles Jesuit junior running back Zane Williams at Ford Center in Frisco. Coppell defeated Dallas Jesuit. 42-23, advancing to the Class 6A Division II Region I regionals. FRISCO – One of the primary goals for the Coppell football team throughout the season was to play over Thanksgiving. With last night’s…

  • A Thanksgiving miles apart, close at heart

    Amidst a buzzing household stands a wooden table meticulously embellished with centerpiece candles, sterling silverware and most notably, a Thanksgiving turkey.  Every year families reunite, coming together within the walls of one home to celebrate the day of Thanksgiving. For me, however, the break of dawn on Thanksgiving mirrors the waking up of any other…

  • Giving Thanks: An unappreciated appreciation journey

    This school year, my hair and I came to an agreement.  As a kid I had wavy, coarse, short hair. My mom wouldn’t have to try very hard for my hair to look cute; I would wake up, brush my hair and leave for school. If both of us felt a little extra that day,…

  • Giving thanks: Finding solace in “Mia and Sebastian’s Theme”

    The Sidekick editorial page editor Aliza Abidi gives thanks to “Mia and Sebastian’s Theme” from La La Land. Abidi is grateful for the happiness and comfort she feels whenever she listens to the song, reminiscing on her past memories. Her fingers danced along the piano keys. I traced small circles on the purple sofa, my…

  • Scouting the opponent

    On Thursday, the Coppell football team plays Dallas Jesuit in the Class 6A Division II Region I area playoffs at Ford Center in Frisco at 7 p.m. The Sidekick’s executive editor-in-chief Sri Achanta spoke with The Roundup editor-in-chief and football team captain Logan Thompson and sports editor Peyton Bristow for insight on the game. How…

  • Make a Child Smile benefits district students during holiday season

    On Tuesday night, the Coppell City Council discussed the public hearing for plans to improve the Lovett Coppell Business Park.  The goal of the site of the Lovette Coppell Business Park is to enhance landscaping throughout the property and aims to include a walk-in trail around the central retention pond with an artistic fountain serving…

  • One-size-fits-all classroom rules stifle student potential

    Head hunched over my desk, earbuds playing “lofi hip hop radio,” I furiously scribble the answer to a tedious derivative.  Although I had studied the night before, it is nice to feel an extra confidence boost prior to an assessment, so doing these practice problems before my test helps. However, as I move on to…

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