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  • On Tuesday, Coppell City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers at Town Center.
  • On Wednesday, Coppell Cozby Library & Community Commons hosts All Ages Storytime from 11-11:30 a.m.
  • On Saturday, Coppell Arts Center hosts “Alice in Wonderland” presented by Ballet Ensemble of Texas at 3 p.m.
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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Multilingualism is a valuable skill of cultural appreciation. The Sidekick staff writer Katie Park shares the difficulties of learning multiple languages and the challenges in attempting to become multilingual. Photo illustration by Katie Park

The struggles of multilingualism

Katie Park, Staff writer April 23, 2024

Hello? Annyeong? Nǐ hǎo? I’ve spent my life desperately trying to learn both of my parents’ languages, Korean and Mandarin Chinese. Since my parents' heritage is from two separate countries, there...

Ode to her: Connecting through cuisine (with video)

Rhea Chowdhary, Video Editor April 9, 2024

At age 5, leaning in to take a bite of the peculiar pile of random chunks my mom placed in front of me, my tongue was immediately hit with the zestiness of the lemon and spicy sauce that coats the potatoes,...

Out of the core academic subjects, high schoolers tend to brush off social studies classes, not understanding how a lack of knowledge in this subject could harm them in the future. The Sidekick staff writer Yug Talukdar thinks learning social studies is essential for students’ understanding of the world around them.

Stop sleeping on social studies

Yug Talukdar, Staff Writer April 8, 2024

“When will we ever use this?,” students in history class groan, as the teacher announces another test full of past events, seemingly unrelated to their current lives. The study of societies, past...

At Coppell High School, it’s not uncommon to see a menagerie of unique styles as students use fashion as a mode of self expression, but many people do not understand the labor behind their favorite clothing pieces. The Sidekick staff designer Noor Fatima calls for a higher appreciation of sewing as a labor and art form.

The value in every stitch

Noor Fatima, Graphic designer April 8, 2024

I had eagerly started sewing again after refilling the bobbin with burgundy thread. I am suddenly interrupted, however, by the needle piercing through my ill-placed finger rather than the fabric.   After...

In the past decade, less people have been considering fine arts as a valid career path. Staff writer Neha Nathwani explores the implications of a society that undervalues visual arts. Photo illustration by Neha Nathwani

Practicing the art of valuing art

Neha Nathwani, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

To me, a painting is not just a painting; when I gaze upon its expressive brush strokes, harmonious hues and intricate scenery, it evokes an emotional response.  The art tells me messages resonating...

In high school, many teenagers have made working out a vital part of their schedule. The Sidekick editorial board explores the possible extremes of working out and its consequences from it.

Editorial: Exercising gym awareness against extremes

Editorial Board March 29, 2024

Opening Instagram, dozens of strong, chiseled individuals flex through the screen, representing the desires of many adolescents who have those images on the forefront of their minds. In high school...

The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sri Achanta recounts her experiences playing instruments. Achanta has learned to play seven instruments, her most recent being the mridangam.

Letter from the editor: Seven instruments, one symphony

Sri Achanta, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2024

Place a tabla, saxophone, mridangam, piano, guitar, recorder and violin in a room full of musicians and you’ll end up with a septet - a seemingly arbitrary seven-instrument ensemble. Take out the...

Women’s History Month is a time of year to celebrate the women who play an important role in our lives. The Sidekick business manager Sukirtha Muthiah shares her gratitude for the time she’s spent with her mother. Photo courtesy of Sukirtha Muthiah

An ode to her: Memories unlocked through movies

Sukirtha Muthiah, Business Manager March 19, 2024

I sit on the couch, wrapped in a throw blanket, my eyes glued to the TV screen. My stomach is in knots as the main character inches towards a large door, moments away from discovering the murderer.  I...

Insomnia, or sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder and can impact teenagers. The Sidekick staff writer Niharika Tallapaka thinks that the normalization of unhealthy sleep schedules is caused by pressure from school and extracurricular activities. Graphic by Taylor Pham

Tossing and Turning

Niharika Tallapaka, Staff Writer March 8, 2024

I get up, frightened by my alarm. The noise blaring in my ears, I force myself to get out of bed and get ready, dreading what the day has to offer.  When did you sleep last night? 3 a.m. I had so...

An ode to her: A home away from home

An ode to her: A home away from home

Aliza Abidi, Editorial page editor March 7, 2024

Pigtails. A newspaper made into a fan. A mango-covered smiling face.  The overwhelmingly bright sun illuminated the table full with a wide arrangement of food. The chatter of my parents, cousins,...

An ode to her: Love expressed through dance (with video)

Rhea Choudhary, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

Placing my tired feet right on the marked blue masking tape on the Granville Arts Center stage in Garland on a sunny Saturday, I fold my hands, with a smile on my face so big that it probably extended...

Coppell Town Center holds the 2024 Dallas County primary elections on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Sidekick staff writer Yug Talukdar thinks people should focus more on local politics in order to improve their communities.

Local politics needs more attention

Yug Talukdar, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

“Why are there so many potholes on this road?” “Why did they start building a new rail line?” “When is this traffic light going to be fixed?” These day-to-day issues are noticed by...

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