Coppell Student Media

Coppell Observer: Death by Membean

Coppell Observer: Death by Membean

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under Coppell Observer, Opinions

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 teenagers (even though we feel so much older). You, the reader, should not take any of these words seriously. Seriously. If this article makes you laugh, leave a comment. When you are cou...

From Colombia to the U.S.: Not exactly the American dream (with video)

From Colombia to the U.S.: Not exactly the American dream (with video)

Laura Amador-Toro, Staff Photographer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Showcase

Since moving to the U.S., I can’t help but miss Colombia every single day. I remember getting to school early and hearing the birds chirp so pleasantly, as if you were alone in the middle of the forest. There, my friends and I had similar experiences when it came to joining a new school....

Coppell Observer: How to be the best customer in the world

Coppell Observer: How to be the best customer in the world

Claire Clements, Editorial Page Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Coppell Observer, Opinions

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 teenagers (even though we feel so much older). You, the reader, should not take any of these words seriously. Seriously. If this article makes you laugh, le...

Coppell Observer: Last minute tips to prepare for the SAT

Coppell Observer: Last minute tips to prepare for the SAT

Nishant Medicharla, Export and Production Manager

March 8, 2019


Filed under Coppell Observer, Opinions

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 teenagers (even though we feel so much older). You, the reader, should not take any of these words seriously. Seriously. If this article makes you laugh, l...

Journalism is where my voice, imagination collide

Journalism is where my voice, imagination collide

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Opinions

I suppose I have my best friend and my over-imaginative brain to thank for my love of journalism.   As many little fourth graders, my friends and I would make up stories at recess about magical schools, beautiful fairies and plants that came alive.   It wasn’t long before I wan...

What is Presidents Day?

What is Presidents Day?

Ryan Dyke, Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Most see Presidents Day as a vague tribute to all of out past presidents and a free day of from work or school, and to an extent, they are right. Presidents Day was created to give us more three day weekends, but what is Presidents Day about then?   “I think Presidents Day serves as a good c...

What journalism means to me: Improving work ethic leads to heightened passion

What journalism means to me: Improving work ethic leads to heightened passion

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

February 24, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

After being assigned my first Sidekick story in September 2017, I basically forgot about it - until former Sidekick entertainment editor Kelly Wei, who is now serving as editor-in-chief, confronted me for missing my deadline a week later.   Somehow, I was genuinely confused about why she cared ...

Lasting impression: how journalism has impacted me, allowed me to find my own story

Lasting impression: how journalism has impacted me, allowed me to find my own story

Sofia Guerrero, Co-Student Life Editor

February 23, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

It was freshman year, and I had to make a decision. I was currently in Principles of Arts, A/V Tech and Communications, and I was having trouble choosing between the newspaper and the broadcast course.   Both intrigued me for different reasons, but it was journalism as a whole that excite...

How journalism allowed me to better understand myself

How journalism allowed me to better understand myself

Shravya Mahesh, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”   From the moment this question was posed, I wondered what I would do in the future. I explored various hobbies and fields, including fashion design, forensics and music, yet none of them seemed to stick quite right.   Finally, one d...

Hearing great stories, seeing little details

Hearing great stories, seeing little details

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Stories have always fascinated me. From a young age, I would read book after book and watch movie after movie to build up my collection of tales.   When I joined The Sidekick staff, I found that journalism became my new source of stories.   Journalism gives me a chance to meet people I woul...

Ending the glorification of toxic romance in media

Ending the glorification of toxic romance in media

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Opinions

While I am an avid reader, it may seem like I do not enjoy romance-centered stories, whether it be in the form of books, films or shows. I criticize many of them because a slew of fictional relationships, if not simply unrealistic, are abhorrently toxic.   Reading the Twilight saga ...

Coppell Observer: “Sorry, I had my AirPods in”

Coppell Observer: “Sorry, I had my AirPods in”

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Coppell Observer, Opinions

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 teenagers (even though we feel so much older). You, the reader, should not take any of these words seriously. Seriously. If this article makes you laugh, lea...