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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The Sidekick editor-in-chief Angelina Liu writes about how the “Twilight Saga” gives her comfort in the latter half of the year. For Liu, characters like Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black are a source of light that have influenced her personal tastes.

Giving Thanks: I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him

Angelina Liu, Executive Editor-in-Chief November 26, 2022

In the state of Washington, under a near constant cover of clouds and rain, there is a small town named Forks.  The familiar narrative of Bella Swan’s soft and downcast voice echoes throughout the...

The Sidekick executive news editor Sri Achanta gives thanks to her older sister, Laasya, for paving a path and supporting her through her endeavors. Her gratitude comes from being referred to as “Laasya’s little sister” for most of her life. Photo courtesy Sri Achanta

Giving Thanks: Learning to love the shadow

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor November 25, 2022

“Oh, are you Laasya’s sister?”  This is the inevitable question that most of my teachers have asked, one that truly vexed my childhood.  As early as age 3, before I even attended Valley Ranch...

A piece of art can often speak volumes to a person who connects to it. The Sidekick staff cartoonist Maya Palavali explores her appreciation towards “The Starry Night,” a painting by Vincent Van Gogh that she holds close to her heart.

Giving Thanks: My inevitable connection

Maya Palavali, Staff Cartoonist November 24, 2022

Starry Night, I have loved you ever since I first saw you. When I was younger, I was surrounded by a wealth of knowledge. My parents both appreciate traveling and the history behind cultures. While...

This year, The Sidekick staff writer Nyah Rama is grateful for football. Rama writes about how she couldn’t imagine her life without her football enthusiasm. Photo by Nyah Rama

Giving thanks: The most magical escape

Nyah Rama, Staff Writer November 24, 2022

White 80! White 80! Set… hut! Ahhh, that sound is magic to me. It has this wonderful gift of taking me away from all my thoughts and launching me into the next play. It brings to mind the most wonderful...

Rain with a side and coffee can make a comfortable ambiance for many. The Sidekick staff writer Aliza Abidi gives thanks to enjoying hot coffee on rainy days for Thanksgiving this year. Avani Munji.

Giving Thanks: Rainy days and hot coffee

Aliza Abidi November 23, 2022

As a former rain critic and hater, I can officially say that people who dislike rain are in denial. Yes, one can say that the gloomy sky, cold weather and lazy mood that comes with a rainy day can be...

With academic and social events, it  can be hard to get all of the dates in order. The Sidekick executive editorial page editor Manasa Mohan expresses her gratitude to her Google calendar for its usefulness.

Giving Thanks: Months at a glance

Manasa Mohan, Executive Editorial Page Editor November 23, 2022

Dear Google Calendar,  Thanksgiving season is here and it is only appropriate to honor you. It’s been four years since I created you, yet it feels like it has been a full lifetime. At the same time,...

As the leaves fall: giving thanks to nature

As the leaves fall: giving thanks to nature

Anushree De, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

To listen to this story, click on the box to the left. Entry #100: Dear Diary, I flip through the pages of my black-and-white composition notebook, its lines inscribed with the scratchy gray...

Even though they aren’t given enough credit, markers are an integral part of one’s childhood. The Sidekick staff photographer Shreya Ravi gives thanks to Crayola Markers as she expresses how they taught her persistence.

Giving thanks: Orange and yellow hues

Shreya Ravi, Staff Photographer November 22, 2022

I can’t say that I remember details of my childhood that well, but it's safe to say that Crayola Markers were a part of it. Whether it was trying to blend the orange and yellow hues to create the perfect...

The Sidekick staff photographer Shrayes Gunna reflects on how analyzing song lyrics and literature makes him feel heard and seen. Gunna gives thanks to the words that render him whole because he’s intrigued by their visual, physical and audible aspects.

Giving Thanks: I wish I wrote it, but I didn’t

Shrayes Gunna, Staff Photographer November 21, 2022

“So I learned the words,” Phoebe Bridgers sings in a cascading breathy tone. Her poignancy resonates within me, burning the flame that is my infatuation with her lyrics—and lyricism altogether—brighter.   It’s...

The Sidekick entertainment editor Saniya Koppikar collects mugs with her family, along with caps, postcards and figurines. Koppikar is grateful for the history and stories the collections allow her to be part of.

Giving Thanks: To a hoarder’s dream

Saniya Koppikar, Entertainment Editor November 21, 2022

A history book written in ceramics takes shape in my kitchen cupboard. As if I’m on a journey through time, decades of stories conglomerate each time I reach in.  My family’s mug collection...

Hot Takes with The Sidekick: Book vs. Movie Remake

Sruthi Lingam, CHS9 Visual Media Editor November 14, 2022

What’s better: the original book series or a movie remake? View Sruthi Lingam’s video with The Sidekick on whether Coppell High School students prefer reading a book or watching the movie remake.

Coppell High School students that live in Irving must make a treacherous journey to school each morning. The Sidekick executive design/interactive editor Srihari Yechangunja describes one such journey with many twists, turns, and encounters with drivers with less than ideal driving skills.

The Twist: An Irving resident’s journey to CHS

Srihari Yechangunja, Executive Design/Interactive Editor November 8, 2022

The Twist is a humorous column about life in Coppell. Please be warned that any and all disdain towards any topic is due to the writers’ similar situation as adolescents (even though we feel so much...

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