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CHS9 hired assistant principal Nathan Harvey as an administrator for the 2023-24 school year. Harvey hopes to connect with students in his new role while students reflect on their positive experiences having him as their teacher in elementary school. Jayden Chui

Harvey reuniting with former students, forging strong bonds as AP

Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor November 17, 2023

A young boy sits in his mother’s English class waiting for the final bell to ring.  He observes the room, his eyes fixated on his mother as she delves into the complexities of literary works that...

Toxic friendships can be blind to the eye, causing emotional damage that can affect mental health to a large degree. The Sidekick staff writer Sydney Araujo thinks people should communicate to avoid potential harmful relationships. Graphic by Sofia Exposito

Freshman Forecast: How to end toxic relationships

Sydney Araujo, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

You walk into your seventh period and take a seat next to your best friend. They’ve been different lately. They starts talking to you and everything seems OK, until a guy friend sits next to them.  They...

A group of CHS9 students sit on a blanket together to watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at the CHS9 family movie night. The movie night was held at Lesley Field on Saturday.

Families come together under the stars for CHS9 movie night

Sanghika Pallela, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

Under the starry night sky, students and families bundle under their comfy blankets as the autumn breeze rustles around them. The scent of popcorn and hot chocolate fills the air, creating a cozy atmosphere...

CHS9 student Varshita Nidamanuri places a sticky note with an encouraging message on the mirror in the F hall restroom. Hope Squad is a suicide prevention program to reduce youth suicide through education, training and peer intervention. Photo by Sukirtha Muthiah

Hope Squad shining light on teenage suicide

Manasa Borra, Staff Designer November 6, 2023

Every two hours and 11 minutes, one person under the age of 25 commits suicide. It is the third leading cause of death for adolescents and takes the lives of 5,000 kids every year.  School grades,...

Cast of “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” take their final bows and thank CHS9 theater directors Eugenia Montoya and Colin Thomas for the production. The CHS9 fall show, “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” was Oct. 26 in the CHS9 Band Hall. By Isabella Callegaro Santos.

“Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” takes a twist on traditional plays

Greeshma Marathu, Staff Designer November 1, 2023

As the audience steps into the CHS9 Band Hall, radiant light beams reveal separate papers with the numbers one to 30 hanging in the periphery of the stage. On Thursday, the CHS9 Theatre Company showcased...

Many students in CHS9 use fashion to show off their creativity and identity. Staff writer Neha Nathwani explores the various ways students use fashion to express themselves in the halls of CHS9. Graphic by Noor Fatima

Freshman Forecast: Dress up your freshman year

Neha Nathwani, Staff Writer November 1, 2023

Thousands of lengthy molecules and polymers come together to curate a piece of fabric, a seemingly mundane item that serves as a paintbrush to paint a freshman’s canvas.   As the sun rises, feeling...

From the week of Oct. 23-27, students and faculty at the CHS9 campus participated in Red Ribbon Week, enforcing the elimination of drug use among teenagers. The mission at CHS9 is to help students identify the dangers and potential threats that using drugs would impact their lives. Photo by Rhea Choudhary.

Red Ribbon Week empowering students to make informed choices

Sabah Uddin, Staff Writer November 1, 2023

From Oct. 23-27, CHS9 participated in the annual Red Ribbon Week program, a national initiative committed to spreading awareness among students about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.  Real life...

For the past couple of years, the CHS9 shuttle to CHS has been posing many problems for many freshmen students. The Sidekick staff writer Elizabeth De Santiago addresses the issues that the shuttle brings to students daily and how this problem should be resolved in the future.

Struggles of the shuttles

Elizabeth De Santiago, Staff Writer October 30, 2023

Five minutes prior to the bell, CHS9 students speed walk through the hallways carrying color guard rifles, various types of band instruments and bags stuffed full of athletic equipment.  Outside, a yellow...

CHS9 students Samantha Gelman and Teo Petrov rehearse for this year’s fall show, “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.” The show runs from Oct. 26- Oct. 28 at 7 p.m at  the CHS9 Band Hall.

CHS9 theater enlightened to present “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind”

Greeshma Marathu, Staff Photographer October 26, 2023

With the opening night of CHS9’s annual fall show, freshmen students are eager to showcase their first high school production.   The CHS9 theater company performs “Too Much Light Makes the Baby...

CHS9 student Sahana Kumar performed with the Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York over the summer. Kumar excels in the fine arts, being a member of Lone Star Youth Orchestra, participating in Coppell High School Theater and singing Western and Indian classical music.

Kumar takes stage at Carnegie Hall

Vibha Viswanath, Staff Photographer October 5, 2023

Sitting on the hallowed stage of Carnegie Hall on a momentous summer evening, CHS9 student Sahana Kumar enchants the audience, her melodic notes flowing on her violin. Kumar played first violin for...

Many students struggle from the transition from middle school to high school. The Sidekick staff CHS9 editor Nyah Rama provides solutions to help the freshmen accommodate better to this change and let them know that they are not alone.

Freshman Forecast: Falling isn’t failing

Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor October 5, 2023

The moment is finally here. You sit at your desk waiting for the teacher to call out your name and hand back the test that will determine your grade.  Your name is finally called and you saunter up...

Freshmen often feel overwhelmed when they start high school, with many questioning what their focus will be, who their friends are, and what clubs to join. In contrast, upperclassmen wish they could go back to enjoy their freshman year more, free of the stress that comes in the later parts of high school.

Freshman Forecast: How to navigate your freshman year

Anvita Bondada, Staff Writer October 2, 2023

“I’m so sick of this. When will high school be over?” If you are a freshman, chances are that you have thought these sentiments at least once in the first month of school. Many freshman students...

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