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Many people strive for “perfect grades” as a confirmation of their intelligence. However, The Sidekick daily news/assignment editor Anjali Vishwanath believes intelligence is independent of grades.

We need to stop talking about grades

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor September 15, 2021

Control my expression. Flip over the paper. Duck out of the room.  Hallway. Hallway. So close. “Hey Anjali, what did you get on the test?” My heart drops. My instinct is to defend my...

Gifted and Talented students are often celebrated for their placement, despite facing challenges as they transition into separate curriculums. The Sidekick visual media editor Angelina Liu thinks her experience in the G/T program had a negative impact on her study habits in high school.

Learning how to fail forward

Angelina Liu, Visual Media Editor September 9, 2021

“Please see me after class.” The big red letters scrawled at the top of my first test in my freshman Gifted and Talented English class test taunted me as I stared at my failing grade in disbelief....

Tea time Tuesday: How much time commitment is too much for CHS students?

Tea time Tuesday: How much time commitment is too much for CHS students?

Anjali Krishna, Executive Editor-in-Chief September 7, 2021

As students return back to school and thus to their extracurriculars, the issue of time commitment is brought up every year. Band, with its current practices from 4:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. and its summer...

College application season has begun and along with it comes waves of stress for teenagers. The Sidekick communications manager Varshitha Korrapolu conveys the eagerness and excitement high school seniors have to go through this process.

Coppell Observer: College applications: the culmination of the high school experience

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager September 1, 2021

Coppell Observer is a humorous column about life as a teenager. Please be warned that any and all sass is due to the writers’ similar situation as adolescents (even though we feel so much older). You,...

The first week of school had many struggles, especially for students who were virtual last year. The Sidekick executive news editor Akhila Gunturu recounts her embarrassing and downright horrifying experience. Photo illustration by Nandini Paidesetty and Ayane Kobayashi.

Coppell Observer: The beginning of the year, conceived in orange

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor August 31, 2021

Coppell Observer is a humorous column about life as a teenager. Please be warned that any and all sass is due to the writers’ similar situation as adolescents (even though we feel so much older). You,...

Influencers are looked up to by young adults and teenagers, who consider them role models. The Sidekick’s executive editorial page editor Sreeja Mudumby thinks influencers are unfairly burdened with moral expectations and should not be considered role models.

Ask yourself who your influencers are

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive editorial page editor August 31, 2021

“Hey guys! Welcome back to my channel!”  If I had a dollar for the amount of times I heard this line, I would have as much money as the creator of that video themselves.  Over the last 15 years,...

Tea time Tuesday: What are students' opinions on masks?

Tea time Tuesday: What are students’ opinions on masks?

Angelina Liu and Sreeja Mudumby August 31, 2021

With school returning in person this year, many students are both excited and nervous as there are many uncertainties with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Masks have been an essential for many students...

May is Asian American - Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  The Sidekick staff writer Yasemin Ragland (far right) proudly wears a kimono to celebrate her Japanese heritage.

Asian stereotypes, discrimination need to stop

Yasemin Ragland, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

As a young woman who is one quarter Japanese through my mother, it outright infuriates me to see Asians discriminated against, notably women. And this discrimination often comes in the form of stereotypes.  For...

 A common saying when referring to the purchase of products in “No ethical consumption under capitalism.” The Sidekick sports editor Anjali Krishna expands on what is truly ethical in the world of capitalism.

There is ethical consumption under capitalism

Anjali Krishna, Sports Editor May 14, 2021

In a place I go to dodge my other responsibilities, a place I consider a safe haven and a place that often hides me as well as I hide my addiction to it, the phrase “no ethical consumption under capitalism”...

A lot of people have questions they want to find the answers to, such as “When is the pandemic going to end?” or “How can I motivate people?” but they cannot find said answers. The Sidekick editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil thinks people must accept the fact that they don’t know and understand they may never find out or find out later in life as they grow.

Curiosity killed the cat but life threatens to kill curiosity

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2021

There was once a little girl obsessed with the Disney movie The Little Mermaid. Though lacking in red hair and a tail, Ariel was reflected in her through curiosity: the defining trait of the princess and...

Letter From the Editor: Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2021

In December of freshman year, on a display table to the left of the cash registers on the right side of the Disney store in Grapevine Mills Mall, I found a black fuzzy jacket with a small Mickey Mouse...

Generation Z has experienced several significant events that have exposed them to the real world. The Sidekick editorial board discusses why this new generation calls for a different way to educate and to learn.

Editorial: Our futures are not a group project

Editorial Board May 14, 2021

Generation Z is an x variable in the equation of the modern world. The oldest Gen Z is 24 years old, the youngest is 9. Not only are we mostly in the dark about what makes us unique as a generation, we’re...

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