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May is Asian American - Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  The Sidekick staff writer Yasemin Ragland (far right) proudly wears a kimono to celebrate her Japanese heritage.

Asian stereotypes, discrimination need to stop

Yasemin Ragland, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

As a young woman who is one quarter Japanese through my mother, it outright infuriates me to see Asians discriminated against, notably women. And this discrimination often comes in the form of stereotypes.  For...

 A common saying when referring to the purchase of products in “No ethical consumption under capitalism.” The Sidekick sports editor Anjali Krishna expands on what is truly ethical in the world of capitalism.

There is ethical consumption under capitalism

Anjali Krishna, Sports Editor May 14, 2021

In a place I go to dodge my other responsibilities, a place I consider a safe haven and a place that often hides me as well as I hide my addiction to it, the phrase “no ethical consumption under capitalism”...

A lot of people have questions they want to find the answers to, such as “When is the pandemic going to end?” or “How can I motivate people?” but they cannot find said answers. The Sidekick editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil thinks people must accept the fact that they don’t know and understand they may never find out or find out later in life as they grow.

Curiosity killed the cat but life threatens to kill curiosity

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2021

There was once a little girl obsessed with the Disney movie The Little Mermaid. Though lacking in red hair and a tail, Ariel was reflected in her through curiosity: the defining trait of the princess and...

Letter From the Editor: Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2021

In December of freshman year, on a display table to the left of the cash registers on the right side of the Disney store in Grapevine Mills Mall, I found a black fuzzy jacket with a small Mickey Mouse...

Generation Z has experienced several significant events that have exposed them to the real world. The Sidekick editorial board discusses why this new generation calls for a different way to educate and to learn.

Editorial: Our futures are not a group project

Editorial Board May 14, 2021

Generation Z is an x variable in the equation of the modern world. The oldest Gen Z is 24 years old, the youngest is 9. Not only are we mostly in the dark about what makes us unique as a generation, we’re...

For many high schoolers, issues such as cheating, deadlines and tuition serve as common concerns during senior year. The Sidekick daily news/assignment editor Avani Kashyap discusses her experience with feeling like a hypocrite when it comes to the aforementioned concerns. Graphic by Akhila Gunturu

What happens when a hypocrite recognizes their own hypocrisy?

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor May 14, 2021

If I had a dollar for every time I looked at my Home Access Center, freaked out over my subpar grades and turned into a math whiz to see what score I needed on the next test to max the class, I would be...

Coppell High School has a diverse environment. The Sidekick student life editor Victoria Hertel reflects on how her time spent in the uniqueness of Coppell has brought a range of inspiration.

Learning from students

Victoria Hertel, Student Life Editor May 14, 2021

Two years ago, when I joined The Sidekick, I wasn’t quite sure if the program was a fit for me.  Contrarily, as I wrote my first story, I noticed how fulfilled I felt after learning about someone...

The name Akhila originates from Sanskrit and means “whole” or “complete.” The Sidekick CHS9 editor Akhila Gunturu thinks everyone should learn how to pronounce names correctly in order to respect the person.

Mispronouncing names = misunderstanding identities

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor May 13, 2021

To listen to this story, click on the box to the left.  Dear Reader,  My name is Akhila Gunturu.  That’s 13 letters total. Six and seven in English, three syllables each in Telugu.  A-khi-la....

The Sidekick executive enterprise editor Shreya Beldona turned plant-based through her journalism. Beldona thinks a plant-based diet can be tough, but everyone should still explore these eating habits.

Plant-based journalism turned me into a plant-based journalist

Shreya Beldona, Executive enterprise editor May 13, 2021

When you get to Austin, keep heading down Guadalupe Street towards West Campus until you hit a small white building with purple accents; and unlike the rest of Austin, actually decent parking availability.  As...

In today’s fast-paced world, many people forget the importance of a healthy diet, consistent sleep schedule, social interaction and sufficient exercise. The Sidekick social media manager Blanche Harris discusses the need for each of these factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Blanche’s guide to a happy, healthy life

Blanche Harris, Social Media Manager May 13, 2021

What are the most common ways to slide a meaningless comment in a conversation? How about, “I’m tired,” “my neck hurts,” “my skin looks awful.” These are the things everyone seems to constantly...

The residents of a diverse town like Coppell are blessed with a variety of appearances and manners of speaking and style of dress. However, those who deviate from the norm are deemed irresponsible or unrespectable. The Sidekick advertising and circulation manager Trisha Atluri argues that this shouldn’t be the case.

Throw away the handbook of respectability

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager May 12, 2021

Don’t judge a book by its cover. An age-old adage passed down between generations and the moral of countless children’s books, this lesson is ingrained in our minds from the day we can comprehend...

The 2020-21 school year has been quite the roller coaster. The Sidekick communications manager Sreeja Mudumby expresses how this year has shaped her into a better person.

Outer glow down, inner glow up

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager May 11, 2021

I started the school year with clear skin.  I was a very hopeful incoming junior. Online school meant an easy GPA boost, I was on the leadership team for The Sidekick and I was going to get a perfect...

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