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Ramadan is from April 3 to May 3, during which Muslims do not drink or eat for over 15 hours a day. The Sidekick staff photographer Aliza Abidi writes about how fasting affects Muslim students who are already facing end of year exam pressures and why Coppell High School should recognize Ramadan as a special month for Muslims. Graphic by Avani Munji

Ramadan is more than just fasting

Aliza Abidi, Staff Writer/Photographer May 16, 2022

To answer the question every fasting Muslim has been asked at least once: no, not even water.  Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, in which Muslims fast by refraining from eating and...

Memories are one-of-a-kind moments that happen only once. The Sidekick staff writer Havish Premkumar thinks moments should be cherished while in the present to fully enjoy them. Graphic by Minnie Gazawada

Embracing The Moment

Havish Premkumar, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

Ah life, that privilege gifted from God, that gives you the innate ability to fully prosper and thrive in any way you desire. It may have its shortcomings and overall off-putting moments but all around,...

People often make wrong assumptions about autism and the individuals on the spectrum. The Sidekick staff writer Yasemin Ragland explains that the common image of autism does not line up with the reality of the disability. Graphic by Noor Fatima

Understanding autism through the eyes of a high school senior

Yasemin Ragland, Staff writer May 13, 2022

by Yasemin Ragland I’ve always been somewhat socially withdrawn since I was a child. For the first nine years of my life, I struggled with understanding why I am the way I am.  Once in elementary...

High school can feel like a time where one needs to accomplish every task possible. The Sidekick executive editorial page editor Sreeja Mudumby thinks being selective about what one puts their time into will result in a successful high school experience.

One last time, for myself and for you

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor May 13, 2022

Dear almost ex-peers,  This is my last time ever writing for The Sidekick.  After three years of being on this staff, I can gratefully say I have had experiences in this program that I will never...

Many students who first enter high school hear the phrase, “high school flies by.” The Sidekick advertising/circulation manager Manasa Mohan agrees with this sentiment and describes her high school experience.

Where did all the time go?

Manasa Mohan, Advertising and Circulation Manager May 12, 2022

“The four years you spend in high school are going to fly by.”  “You’re going to be a senior before you even know it.”  I heard these phrases from a lot of different people as I was starting...

There are many events in high school that many consider as important to attend to “complete” the high school experience, but students may feel pressured to attend these events. The Sidekick editorial board thinks students should be able to do what makes them happy to have fun in high school instead of succumbing to peer pressure.

Editorial: The DIY high school experience

Editorial Board May 12, 2022

Four years of high school culminate at the end of a student’s senior year. It is a time to celebrate the end of an era and usher in a new chapter. However, this coming-of-age experience is often determined...

Coppell High School senior guest columnist Michelle Zhou writes, Our generation has a chance to fix this if we work together. I know it is easy to feel hopeless and disheartened, but it will get better. Change is coming. Vote in elections, write your representatives, make your voice heard and never stop fighting for what is right. Zhou is broadcast manager for KCBY-TV.

Op-Ed: The attack on trans rights

Michelle Zhou, Guest Columnist May 12, 2022

Recently, there’s been a lot of discussion regarding transgender youth and their right to access gender-affirming medical care in America. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton believe...

The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Anjali Krishna is graduating, leaving her unsure how to perfectly wrap-up her senior year. Krishna writes about her favorite endings to books, songs and TV shows, tying them into her life as she works on finding her own ending to high school.

Letter from the Editor: The perfect ending

Anjali Krishna, Executive Editor-in-Chief May 11, 2022

My favorite things are almost always endings: the last 30 pages of The Goldfinch, the outro of Phoebe Bridgers’ “Moon Song,” the reluctant closing scene of La La Land. I think it’s because of...

The 2021-22 school year has been a tough one for high school students. The Sidekick staff writer Maya Palavali addresses a letter to her junior year to air her grievances.

An ode to junior year

Maya Palavali May 11, 2022

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 act of forgiving oneself is almost unheard of. The Sidekick staff writer Maya Palavali talks about the importance of taking the time to self reflect and forgive past mistakes.

Give yourself grace

Maya Palavali, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

You have your earbuds in while waiting for your drink at the counter of a dimly lit cafe bustling with energy. You grab your drink and turn to leave. Immediately, you’re met with a shoulder hitting yours....

Tea Time Tuesday: How do seniors cope with senioritis?

Sruthi Lingam, Staff Photographer May 4, 2022

As the 2021-22 school year comes to a close, Coppell High School seniors are facing a decline of motivation or performance, otherwise known as senioritis.  The Sidekick staff photographer Sruthi Lingam...

Being sensitive, or “wearing your heart on your sleeve” is often viewed in a negative light. The Sidekick staff writer Maya Palavali shares the importance of freely expressing your emotions.

Wearing your heart on your sleeve

Maya Palavali, Staff Writer April 25, 2022

One fun fact about me is that I am a sucker for romance novels. Something about finding the love of your life through a whirlwind of events has always been appealing to me. By the end of each story,...

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