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October 26, 2023

An ode to The Sidekick’s seniors: Noor Fatima

Wendy Le
The Sidekick staff writer Elizabeth De Santiago shares a laugh with staff designer Noor Fatima. De Santiago expresses her gratitude to Fatima in a senior ode, part of a series of appreciation for Sidekick seniors.

Noor’s feathery voice echoes through D115 as I enter the room.

“Lizzie, dear, how are you today?” 

It’s a simple question, one that if anyone else asked I would respond with the typical, “I’m doing well.”

But when it comes to Coppell High School senior and The Sidekick staff writer Noor Fatima, I open up and she comforts me with a gentle, lavender-scented hug. 

Noor and I often joke that I’m like a little sister to her, even though I’m only a year younger in age. She’s been there for me on my best and worst days in The Sidekick. 

My first memory of Noor is during The Sidekick boot camp. I saw her going around the room complimenting everyone on their work, even if she wasn’t certain of their names. I thought she seemed so sweet and I remember looking up her name on Coppell Student Media that afternoon. As I scrolled through Noor’s profile, I was in awe of her artistic ability. 

As I’ve come to learn, Noor is very private about her art. She stays humble, but I am constantly amazed at her creativity. Every piece she makes is so intricate and meaningful. She’s even had her work featured at the Coppell Arts Center.

Above all though, I’ve always admired the fact that Noor isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Every Sidekick class period we share together, she makes the room her own. Noor chimes into every discussion with her quips about just about everything, especially the differences between living in Canada versus Texas (in her words, “people should be more afraid of goose bites than goosebumps.”) Noor truly is a character and I’ve never met anyone with the same type of charm she has.

Noor, I know you’re going to do incredible things. I see how much effort you put into everything you do creatively, and I see you branching out into new content forms this year. But beyond The Sidekick, you’re the most sincere person I know. I have always admired how much you care about the people around you. I hope I can be the warm person you always were for me to others someday. 

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Elizabeth De Santiago
Elizabeth De Santiago, Staff Writer
Elizabeth De Santiago is a sophomore and first year staff writer. Outside of The Sidekick she likes to play the piano, listen to obscure music genres, and draw. She joined The Sidekick because she enjoyed writing short stories from a young age and admired the environment of the staff. She is a big fan of the Premier League and a fan of Manchester City. Elizabeth has two french bulldogs. Frye and Boo, who are 3 and 1 years old. She is typically found listening to Twenty One Pilots, Mitski, Pierce the Veil, Trippie Redd, Awich, Underscores and Joji. She likes to research and study fashion from Japan and France. Elizabeth would like to be a dermatologist or radiologist in the future. She has lived in Coppell her whole life and plans to stay in the Dallas area when She is older. Her favorite food is Calzones and her favorite place to eat is Chili’s. Elizabeth likes to shop at Forever 21, Hot Topic, Spencers, Boxlunch and Temu. Her usual Starbucks order is an iced chai tea latte with soy milk. She enjoys watching Boondocks, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Mean Girls. Elizabeth’s favorite place she’s traveled to is Disney World and dreams of traveling to Japan and Bora Bora. She is taking Chinese II and graphic design I. She has one younger brother named Matthew who is in 6th grade at Coppell Middle School North. Elizabeth attended Town Center Elementary School and Coppell Middle School North. You can contact her by email at [email protected].com.
Wendy Le
Wendy Le, Podcast Producer
Wendy Le is a junior and the podcast producer of The Sidekick. Through The Sidekick, she found her passion in photography and podcasting. In her free time, she enjoys scrolling through Pinterest, capturing mundane moments on camera and spending time with her friends and family.  When feeling burnt out, Le recharges her social battery by sitting in her bed and relaxing throughout the day. Listening to Lana Del Rey, specifically her Lust for Life album, helps bring a sense of peacefulness to her day. You can contact her at [email protected].

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