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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

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...

There are many events in high school that many consider as important to attend to “complete” the high school experience, but students may feel pressured to attend these events. The Sidekick editorial board thinks students should be able to do what makes them happy to have fun in high school instead of succumbing to peer pressure.

Editorial: The DIY high school experience

Editorial Board May 12, 2022

Four years of high school culminate at the end of a student’s senior year. It is a time to celebrate the end of an era and usher in a new chapter. However, this coming-of-age experience is often determined...

Coppell High School bathrooms do not provide feminine hygiene products, limiting accessibility for students. The Sidekick editorial board thinks pads and tampons should be available in the bathroom for free to help students when they need it.

Editorial: Provide complimentary feminine products in school bathrooms

Editorial Board April 1, 2022

When it comes to biological necessities, it is essential for schools to support students. While Coppell High School  offers a plethora of services and resources for its students to thrive, one specific...

Some students debate current events and policy in school, while others are largely clueless about the news. The Sidekick editorial board thinks students should educate themselves appropriately.

It’s all about the details

Editorial Board February 11, 2022

As students, there is a weight on our shoulders for being the next leaders of the world. Whether it be choosing the leaders or becoming them, the future of tomorrow lies in the hands of the current  generations....

Coppell ISD had a lockdown drill in November and a fire drill in October. The Sidekick editorial board thinks students need to take school safety more seriously in order to be prepared for dangerous circumstances.

Editorial: Drill in on safety

Editorial Board December 15, 2021

On Oct. 6, an 18-year-old student opened fire at his high school in Arlington, killing one student and wounding one teacher. This is one of 21 high school shootings in the United States since August. On...

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...

Technology allows younger generations easy access to explicit content, which can affect maturity. The Sidekick thinks this increased exposure shapes growth and learning negatively.

Editorial: The kids are all grown up

Editorial Board October 1, 2021

Hey Siri. What’s the weather like today?  In an increasingly digital world, technology has become an essential part of everyday life. Long gone are the days of walking outside to test the weather,...

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