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The phrase “no offense” is used, more often than not, before a phrase that would otherwise be wildly offensive. The Sidekick editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil and her trusty friend Montana James ask an important question about this phenomenon: “Why? Just why?” Photo illustration by Sally Parampottil and Srihari Yechangunja

Coppell Observer: Montana James and the most useless phrase in the history of English

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2021

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 adolescents (even though we feel so much older). You,...

Due to this winter weather, it is difficult for many households to stay warm at home because of continuous power outages. The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil explains how to survive during this time.

Coppell Observer: Surviving the new ice age as a Texan

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief February 20, 2021

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 adolescents (even though we feel so much older). You,...

Many people are not looking forward to Valentine’s Day on Sunday due to their single status. The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil discusses the activities people without significant others can enjoy on this holiday of love.

Coppell Observer: Valentine’s Day as a single pringle

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2021

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 adolescents (even though we feel so much older). You,...

Coppell residents and football fans can watch the Super Bowl live on Sunday. The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil unpacks the pomp and circumstance surrounding the game and shares tips on how to watch it like a pro.

Coppell Observer: Super Bowl for Dummies

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2021

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 adolescents (even though we feel so much older). You,...

Though social media provides an outlet for people to air their grievances, many times their feelings will be invalidated by others who claim they should be grateful that they are not in a worse situation. The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil believes turning suffering into a competition is absurd, and everyone deserves the right to complain.

Coppell Observer: The Suffering Olympics

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief January 28, 2021

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 adolescents (even though we feel so much older). You,...

On Jan. 10, Coppell received a bit of snow for the first time this winter. The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil recalls the feeling of what it is like to experience a Texas snowfall.

Coppell Observer: Someone actually let it snow!

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2021

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 adolescents (even though we feel so much older). You,...

Since the start of the school year, many virtual students have had trouble adjusting to new learning environments. The Sidekick’s CHS9 editor Akhila Gunturu recounts some of her most embarrassing Zoom experiences all rolled into one episode.

Coppell Observer: Zoom: where reality is a multi-faceted master of mischief

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor September 29, 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 adolescents (even though we feel so much older). You,...

Many Coppell High School students are unaware of summer reading assignments until the day before the school year starts, causing them to cram. The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil discusses the difficulties of summer reading and compares students who insist on reading their novel before school begins and those who do not finish until after.

Coppell Observer: Survival of the summer readers

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief August 25, 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 adolescents (even though we feel so much older). You,...

Despite the stay-at-home order ending on April 30, many people are still choosing to stay in quarantine, though its monotony makes it easy to go a little crazy. The Sidekick Entertainment Editor Shravya Mahesh discusses the effect of staying at home on her daily quarantine routine.

Coppell Observer: Stranded at home amidst first-world problems

Shravya Mahesh, Entertainment Editor May 5, 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,...

Coppell High School hallways are filled with many different types of students, from those who block the hall to those who walk too slow. The Sidekick editor-in-chief Anthony Cesario brings attention to the types of students who get on everyone else’s nerves in the CHS hallways.

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,...

C Lunch is at 1:15 p.m. each day, more than an hour after A lunch has eaten. The Sidekick executive sports editor Sally Parampottil argues C Lunch is unfair and drains the energy from those who have it.

Coppell Observer: C stands for cursed

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor December 18, 2019

Coppell Observer is a humorous weekly 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)....

Membean, a vocabulary learning program used in Coppell ISD and elsewhere, is a big part of Coppell High School students’ lives. The Sidekick junior staff writer Nicolas Reyes explains the frustration and boredom this program give its users.

Coppell Observer: Death by Membean

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer March 19, 2019

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,...

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