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October 26, 2023

An ode to The Sidekick’s seniors: Avani Munji

Vibha Viswanath
The Sidekick news editor Sahasra Chakilam commends executive design editor Avani Munji for her unwavering resilience. As The Sidekick seniors graduate and head to college, juniors and sophomores express gratitude for their contribution.

It’s the day of the issue deadline in D115.

A tiny yet powerful force is seen pacing around in her blue Crocs (in sports mode, of course), making rounds throughout the room and assisting everyone with their page designs. 

That force is none other than Coppell High School senior and The Sidekick’s executive design editor, Avani Munji. Before this school year, I didn’t know Avani that well, but after sharing the same class period with her this year, I am grateful to say that I know Avani.

Avani and I sit right across from each other, our faces divided by desktops. However, whenever I have a question, all it takes is for me to say “Avani!” and she’s up from her seat, walking over to help me. 

That’s what I admire about Avani – she’s always there for you, regardless of the obstacle.

And Avani gets asked a lot of questions – being the executive design editor, she is tasked with assisting all design inquiries and leading our program. However, Avani handles it all with the utmost patience and grace.

Her resilience is evident in her work. Every page one and centerspread of The Sidekick Volume 35 is a testament to her dedication. She pours tremendous effort and attention to detail into each issue, exemplifying unwavering dedication.

Avani, the day we worked together to take photos on the bus for Issue 5 will be a memory forever etched in my mind. Despite the pouring rain, you seized every opportunity at every stoplight to capture the perfect front cover photo; your commitment is commendable.

As you head off to college, I want to carry a piece of your determination and grace with me, because it has taught me so much. Thank you, Avani, for everything you do, and a big thank you for every “Got You Covered” graphic, even when it was the last thing you wanted to do.

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Sahasra Chakilam
Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor

Sahasra is a junior and the news editor of The Sidekick with an unwavering passion for reporting and writing. She’s a hardworking student at Coppell High School by day and an active media enthusiast by night. She loves to be outside, walking along scenic trails teeming with a multitude of wildlife. Otherwise, she’s biking through the roads of her neighborhood, enjoying the bountiful winds in Texas with her fellow friends. 

If not outdoors, she pursues her love of all media, ranging from TV shows to movies to music. She enjoys unwinding with her favorite humorous sitcoms like New Girl or Community or some of her favorite iconic movies, like Mamma Mia and La La Land. At other times, she prefers to broaden her horizons by exploring new movies and sharing her thoughts on them through reviews. You can also often find her at many indie and pop concerts, fully immersing herself in the atmosphere. She has a broad and diverse range of music she loves to listen to, ranging from Lana Del Rey to Tyler the Creator, but she is a big Swiftie at heart.

You can contact her at [email protected] or follow her on 'X' (@sahasrachak24).

Vibha Viswanath
Vibha Viswanath, Staff Photographer
Vibha Viswanath is a junior and staff photographer for The Sidekick. This year, Vibha hopes to try new things in Sidekick, explore her interests, and work on various types of media. In her free time, she likes to bake and watch TV. Her favorite TV show is New Girl, and she likes to watch movies with family and friends. Her favorite food is drunken noodles, and she loves to drink Starbucks and Diet Coke. As a member of HOSA, she aspires to study medicine and become a surgeon. You can contact Vibha at [email protected] or follow her on Instagram @vibha_kv.  

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