Coppell Student Media

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Future CHS seniors must tread carefully with prom diets

Future CHS seniors must tread carefully with prom diets

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor

March 27, 2020

A gorgeous dress, perfect hair, flawless makeup - all these and more form most girls’ idea of a perfect prom night. Often, a skinny body is another ideal female students strive for.  Although CHS is no longer hosting a prom this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, usually dieting for prom becomes popular around this time of year with...

Letter From the Editor: Issuing the truth in midst of confusion

Letter From the Editor: Issuing the truth in midst of confusion

Anthony Cesario, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2020

In the span of weeks, our lives as students — and as citizens in general — have quickly been thrown into confusion and uncertainty. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has gone from an overseas issue to one that has rapidly spread across our home country, directly impacting the things we do, the places we g...

The other side of the coin: an up-close experience with racism

The other side of the coin: an up-close experience with racism

Camila Villarreal, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

In December, I landed a role for Coppell High School Theater’s “12 Angry Jurors”, a show in which 12 jurors are tasked with deciding on the guilt or innocence of a boy accused of murdering his father.  I would be playing Juror 7, who is described as this salesman type with a superiority com...

Coppell Observer: Grievances from a wary hallway traveler

Coppell Observer: Grievances from a wary hallway traveler

Anthony Cesario, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2020

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...

Column: How math is taught just doesn’t add up

Column: How math is taught just doesn’t add up

Joanne Kim, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

I hate math.  I spend hours every day avoiding my math homework, then spend more hateful hours trying to understand concepts I was supposed to have learned weeks ago. And even after I manage to struggle my way to a marginal understanding of what I need to know, my efforts prove themselves futile when I actu...

The Sidekick staff members share how journalism has shaped them (video)

The Sidekick staff members share how journalism has shaped them (video)

Nishant Medicharla, Business Manager

February 29, 2020

To celebrate Scholastic Journalism Week, The Sidekick staff members share how journalism has shaped them through their respective crafts. Follow Nishant (@Nishantnm1) and @CHSCampusNews on Twitter.

Claire’s Corner: It’s time to make announcements

Claire’s Corner: It’s time to make announcements

Claire Clements, Executive Editorial Page Editor

February 28, 2020

Claire’s Corner: executive editorial page editor Claire Clements spills the tea on the latest happenings in the world, ranging from pop culture to politics. A Coppell High School Red Jacket speaks over the intercom during third and seventh period, following the pledges.  “Make sure to check t...

Column: Cheating nullifies opportunity

Column: Cheating nullifies opportunity

Sreeja Mudumby, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

“What are the answers for the test?” The thought of getting a 30 on the exam is unsettling. As the timer is going down, the temptation of peering over at a neighbor’s paper overcomes one’s morals of academic honesty. I have seen this happen way too many times, and I have done nothing about ...

What journalism means to me: language, opinions, and words and words and words

What journalism means to me: language, opinions, and words and words and words

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Words, whether I am inhaling them as I read or pouring them out on a page or hearing them belted on the field, dominate my life.  I became a journalist because I love language and because I love attempting to sway an audience and because I love hearing the stories of people itching to be heard. ...

Journalism satisfying the inquisitive by presenting me with opportunity to give back

Journalism satisfying the inquisitive by presenting me with opportunity to give back

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

When I was in elementary school, I would peer out of the foggy window from my booster-seat, listening to the quiet, calm, filter of NPR’s “Morning Edition” from the car’s radio.  Fast-forward to summer break, and I would spend the days of sweltering Indian summer heat splayed on the marble ...

Being a student journalist connects writing to my world

Being a student journalist connects writing to my world

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

February 25, 2020

Like most students, I participated in many classes and camps growing up, determining possible interests. One of them was a writing class at University of California, Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) in the summer of 2012.  We’d practiced writing poetry in third grade, and my haiku abo...