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Even if they might not always get along, siblings are an integral part of many people’s lives. The Sidekick staff writer Maya Palavali expresses the depth of her relationship with her brother and the gratefulness she’s grown to have.

Giving thanks: Boba runs and calling shotgun

Maya Palavali, Staff writer November 29, 2021

I was always a person who looked for connections with everything I came across. Friends, teachers, random people on the street -  no one got past my line of vision. However, though I have a lot of people...

COVID-19 has taken away many aspects of everyday life, but the one thing the pandemic can’t take away is laughter. The Sidekick staff designer Rachel Chang expresses gratitude for the special moments of laughter that make her day.

Giving thanks: Connection through laughter

Rachel Chang, Staff Designer November 20, 2021

Every year around this time, I’m asked the same inevitable question: “What are you thankful for this year?”My answer is always standard: friends, family, health. This year, I made it a goal to...

The Coppell Nature Park harkens The Sidekick senior daily news/assignment editor Anjali Vishwanath back to her childhood in Westford, Mass. Photo illustration by Ashley Qian

Giving thanks: The turkeys next door

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor November 19, 2021

Dear Phasianidae (wild turkey) family, I must begin by apologizing sincerely for not writing until now. I understand that the three years it took me to write was a lifetime to you, but please know that...

The Sidekick staff writer Shrayes Gunna gives thanks to his Asian heritage which influences his everyday life. Gunna’s Asian identity lends itself to his personality and what he is thankful for.

Giving thanks: Being Asian American is an indescribable beauty

Shrayes Gunna, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

I’m quiet.  Like many other Asian Americans, I’ve been taught this sort-of self-imposed silence. From the moment in which I uttered words in Telugu, my native tongue, but arguably more importantly,...

The Sidekick executive editorial page editor has been working in Kumon Coppell East since September. Mudumby is grateful for her job because it helps her learn valuable skills that can help her in the future.

Giving thanks: An avenue of discomfort

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor November 19, 2021

I was walking out of class one day when I received a message on my phone. “Are you still interested in working at Kumon?”  I applied to work in Kumon in June when I was bored and wanted something...

The Sidekick communications manager Varshitha Korrapolu spars at Valley Ranch Taekwondo on Monday. Korrapolu expresses gratitude for taekwondo and how it has made her the person she is today.

Giving thanks: Taekwondo is my natural high

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager November 19, 2021

I have been doing taekwondo for a little more than five years, and I am currently a second degree decided black belt. As someone who isn’t an extremely athletic person, I wanted to participate in...

Giving thanks: From point A to point B

Giving thanks: From point A to point B

Shreya Ravi, Staff Photographer November 18, 2021

I know saying “this year, I am thankful for my car” sounds materialistic and superficial. But those who know me will inevitably know my car: a Grey 2006 Honda CR-V EX. It’s a clunky car that...

For many, music plays a large part of their daily life, no matter the format it’s consumed in. For The Sidekick staff writer Saniya Koppikar, music eases anxiety through times of stress.

Giving thanks: To my earbuds

Saniya Koppikar, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

In light of the Thanksgiving season, I think it is fitting to honor you.  You, who I never leave the house without. You, who must be so tired of my bad attempts to wrap you up nicely so you don’t...

A lot of people wake up each morning wishing that they weren’t themselves. However, The Sidekick staff designer Avani Munji is grateful to be herself this year and the journey she’s been on to get to this point. Graphic by Avani Munji

Giving thanks: Thankful to be me

Avani Munji, Staff Designer November 18, 2021

This Thanksgiving, I’m very grateful that I get to be Avani Munji. I’m grateful for the chance to keep growing as a person while simultaneously being OK with the person I am today. It’s been a long...

Spotify is one of the largest audio streaming services in the world. This Thanksgiving, The Sidekick editor-in-chief Anjali Krishna is thankful for Spotify and all the music it’s provided her.

Giving thanks: A love letter to Spotify

Anjali Krishna, Executive Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2021

Dear Spotify, We’ve come a long way. The first song I added to my Liked Songs nine years ago was “Love Me Harder” by Ariana Grande. Now, here we are, four favorite genres, three password changes,...

Teatime with Trisha: Diwali celebrations provide slice of home

Teatime with Trisha: Diwali celebrations provide slice of home

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor November 10, 2021

Hindus across the world celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, on Nov. 3-4. In Coppell ISD, celebrations are adapted to fit into a community that is not predominantly Hindu. Cultural understanding...

Many students take classes to boost their GPA or help their college applications. The Sidekick editorial board thinks high school students should be using their courses as a way to explore their interests instead.

Editorial: Use classes as an avenue for exploring interests

Editorial Board November 4, 2021

From forensic science to psychology, Coppell High School offers a variety of classes to accommodate students’ interests, no matter what that might be. Out of the 36 total Advanced Placement classes established...

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