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October 26, 2023

An ode to The Sidekick’s seniors: Anushree De

Isheeta Bajjuri
The Sidekick staff writer Anvita Bondada walks to lunch with features editor Anushree De, which is a daily ritual for the two. Bondada considers De a role model to her.

“My name is pronounced Anu De. A way to remember is that it sounds like ‘a new day’” 

The essence of a new day is only one way to describe Coppell High School senior and The Sidekick features editor Anu’s personality. When you walk into D115, the first thing you will see is her greeting everyone in the room, asking how their day has been, how their weekend was or what they were working on. 

My first encounter with Anu was when she edited my person, place or thing assignment back in September 2022. I was terrified to see my firstever story be edited, but she was encouraging and constructive, helping me believe in my abilities later on.

Anu’s 4-foot-11-inch, yet dynamic, presence is one that can fill an entire room. With her flamboyant wardrobe and artfully applied eye makeup, she has the capability to halt and inspire a room with her everlasting positivity.

After sitting across from her in third and seventh period for the past year, I have learned many things about Anu. Anu can burst into tears on demand. Anu always has her phone in black and white. Anu has never used a D115 desktop despite sitting at one every single day. Anu is always there when you need to rant about an unresponsive source, when you need inspiration for a witty headline or when you just want to share a laugh.

Past this, Anushree is my No.1 Sidekick confidante and is always there when I need to rant, talk about stories we want to write and joke around with. Anu is one of the most driven, dedicated people I have ever met, with her everlasting work ethic taking her all the way to McCombs  School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Whether we’re on our daily walk to lunch or talking before class, it seems like everyone she encounters can’t help but smile in her presence, indicative of her indelible mark on everyone she meets. 

And I am honored to be one of those people.


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Anvita Bondada
Anvita Bondada, Staff Writer
Anvita Bondada is a junior and a second year staff writer on The Sidekick. She runs a small business selling press-on nails, called Nails by Anvita. Although she grew up in hot, arid Texas her favorite type of weather is rain of all kinds. In her free time, she enjoys shopping for clothes, listening to musicians such as Taylor swift and Gracie Abrams, doing her nails in a variety of styles, and playing with her dog Birkin. She enjoys watching romantic comedies, her favorites are 10 Things I Hate About You, Lala Land, and Easy A. She’s travelled a lot and her favorite location so far has been Venice and she would like to go to Greece if she got the chance.  She speaks Telugu at home and would like to major in marketing.  Anvita loves writing for a variety of sections, including writing opinion columns, reviews on music albums, and feature stories. She would like to expand to movie reviews this year. Over her years of experience on The Sidekick, she has discovered new horizons for writing and design for communication and self expression.  It also gave her a way to connect with Coppell high school and its students.  The Sidekick challenged her to break out and talk to people outside of her social circles. You can contact her at [email protected], or @anvitabondada on Instagram.  
Isheeta Bajjuri
Isheeta Bajjuri, Staff Photographer
Isheeta Bajjuri is a sophomore at Coppell High School. She is a photographer for The Sidekick, Coppell High School’s newspaper, which she joined due to her interest in photography. Isheeta became interested in photography when she realized the joy that taking photos brought her. However, her passion for photography became visible in the sunset pictures she took. Now, her favorite class in school is Art II Photography. In her free time, Isheeta likes to cook; her favorite thing to cook is also her favorite food: pasta. Aside from cooking, she also enjoys baking with her friends or even her mom. Her favorite things to bake are cookies, especially chocolate chip cookies, and cupcakes. She also likes to paint with different mediums, and she has been doing art since she was 4 years old! Isheeta loves to paint scenery because it is the most fun subject to paint. Isheeta enjoys having dinner, hanging out and shopping  with her friends. She enjoys listening to music, and her favorite artist is SZA. She has an older brother in college. Since we’re on the topic of college, she wants to go to UT or somewhere outside of Texas, where she wants to study to become either a lawyer, a realtor or a pediatrician. She does not have any pets, but she has always wanted an Australian Shepherd. You can contact Isheeta @ [email protected]  

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