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The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Summer break is a time generally meant for rest from the school year but has become filled with academic pursuits. The Sidekick editorial board believes that students find balance between relaxation and personal growth.

Staff Editorial: Summer stressors straining students

Editorial Board May 14, 2024

After 10 months of late night study sessions, juggling never-ending to-do lists and wrestling with demanding academic pressures, the sunny days of summer should seemingly serve as a relaxing break for...

In high school, many teenagers have made working out a vital part of their schedule. The Sidekick editorial board explores the possible extremes of working out and its consequences from it.

Editorial: Exercising gym awareness against extremes

Editorial Board March 29, 2024

Opening Instagram, dozens of strong, chiseled individuals flex through the screen, representing the desires of many adolescents who have those images on the forefront of their minds. In high school...

In recent times, many people have begun to distrust news media due to the increasing polarization of large, corporate news companies. The Sidekick editorial board thinks that people should dig deeper into issues by using a variety of local and national media in order to better understand the world around them.

Staff Editorial: Journalism bigger than its flaws

Editorial Board February 9, 2024

Scrolling through an extensive social media page, another clickbait ‘news article’ pops up on your feed, blocking any content that could be genuinely useful. You sigh and close off, yet another media...

In recent times, students are volunteering in hopes to meet certain extracurricular requirements instead of attempting to impact the community in a positive manner. The Sidekick editorial board thinks students should seek out opportunities that will invoke personal growth and align with their interests.

Staff Editorial: Redefinition of high school volunteering

Editorial Board December 12, 2023

The frigid weather encircles the scattered group of Coppell students as they pick up trash around the school. The cold reaches lightless eyes. We have all heard the phrase “volunteering makes you...

As information on current events is easily accessible online, young people have begun taking part in a trend of performative activism. The Sidekick editorial board believes that we as a society have become desensitized to injustices around the world due to surface level information spread rapidly through social media. Minori Kunte.

Staff Editorial: We are tired of your performative activism

Editorial Board November 2, 2023

As you sit on your bed scrolling through Instagram, you see your friend posted something on their story. You click on the circle at the top of your screen, ready to see what they shared, a cute picture...

Affirmative action, used to provide racial diversity in admissions, was banned across the United States in June. The Sidekick editorial board believes that colleges should create a quota for students of low economic status.

Staff Editorial: Redefining socioeconomic segregation in college admissions

Editorial Board September 28, 2023

In the past, racial-based affirmative action in college admissions was used to provide diversity in admissions to enforce the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Affirmative action was banned across the country...

Staff editorial: The path you choose is not for everyone

Staff editorial: The path you choose is not for everyone

Editorial Board May 19, 2023

“Did you hear? He’s going to XXX school. Everyone goes there.” “Yeah, she got into XXXX school, but she got admitted for an easy major.” As the end of the school year and the May 1 acceptance...

Florida announced its plan to block the pilot AP African American Studies course from being taught in its high schools. The Sidekick editorial board believes that either the whole course should be provided or it should not be an option statewide. Maya Palavali

Editorial: AP African American Studies curriculum should not be “cherry picked”

Editorial Board April 3, 2023

The AP U.S. History course framework mentions the word “African(s)” 21 times, the phrase “African American” four times and the word “Black” once on a 291-page document.  AP World History:...

Teenagers put unnecessary labels on each other that only weigh everyone down. The Sidekick editorial board believes we should get rid of these labels and try to be a little kinder.

Editorial: Don’t put us in a box

Editorial Board February 21, 2023

You're such a weird kid. Bro, you're such a tryhard. Girl, you're so basic. Labels. Some of them are positive, however a lot of them are negative.  As teenagers, we love to use them, both...

Coppell High School has a reputation for its academic competition among its students. The Sidekick editorial board thinks in the long term benefits of partaking in the rigorous climb to the top.

Editorial: Respect the race to be first

Editorial Board January 3, 2023

When you think of the word “competition,” your mind may take a trip down memory lane back to childhood: winning first place in a basketball tournament, a class spelling bee, musical chairs; even Monopoly.  You...

As politics has taken a bigger role in everyday life, the importance of young voters casting their ballot is as important as ever. The Sidekick editorial board believes in the duty to vote, no matter your political perspective.

Editorial: What is “political,” really?

Editorial Board November 3, 2022

In October 2018, Taylor Swift broke her silence in regards to the world of politics to encourage fans in her home state of Tennessee to register to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Just 24 hours...

Teenagers often struggle to find a balance in their schedule, especially when overworking at their jobs. The Sidekick thinks teen workers should, if they have the financial means to do so, advocate for themselves as a student and as an employee.

Editorial: Part-time jobs should not cause full-time problems for high school students

Editorial Board October 3, 2022

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated from its original version. The bell trills at 4:15 p.m, signaling the end of the school day.  Barely having enough time to say goodbye to friends, you...

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