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Editorial: Time for sex education to return to schools

The majority of Texas school districts, including Coppell ISD, teach abstinence-only or, in most cases, no sex education at all. The Sidekick editorial board thinks students should be taught sex education in school.
Editorial Board November 5, 2020

Ignorance is not bliss, particularly when it compromises the safety and well being of others. Given that the only sex education we have had in Coppell is the puberty video in elementary school and the...

Editorial: Treat COVID-19 as a resource instead of a curse (with video)

Editorial Board October 2, 2020

What does not kill you makes you stronger.  While we should take the time to recognize and grieve what we have lost because of COVID-19, we need to shed some light on the situation so we do not drown...

A letter to the classes behind seniors: Appreciate each year

A letter to the classes behind seniors: Appreciate each year
Editorial Board May 15, 2020

Sparkling prom dresses with matching bow ties, graduation caps thrown in the air and the best year of high school. These all have come to define senior year, since the days where we were watching High...

Editorial: Remembering others during panic

Editorial: Remembering others during panic
Editorial Board April 20, 2020

On March 15, TikTok user Lauren Whitney posted a TikTok that has since gone viral regarding a diaper shortage. “To all you crazy people buying out all the diapers - how am I supposed to diaper my...

Editorial: Teach us something we actually need

Editorial: Teach us something we actually need
Editorial Board February 13, 2020

If Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer had not taken the initiative to establish a #Adulting experience for the seniors of the school, nearly 900 young adults could have graduated and entered...

We can be the change

We can be the change
Editorial Board December 14, 2019

Almost 60 years ago, America was in a state of transition and generational challenges, defined by counterculture movements led by the youth. As those in power drafted them to a war most did not believe...

Forgiving in the face of hate

Forgiving in the face of hate
Editorial Staff November 5, 2019

On Oct. 3, former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder of her neighbor, Botham Jean.   The most shocking moment in the courthouse, however, was not...

Changing climate requires first step

Changing climate requires first step
Editorial Staff September 26, 2019

Our climate is changing due to human activity. But which activities are most responsible for this change? Some environmentalists advocate for individually using less plastic, especially single-use...

Letter in the mail isn’t your future

Letter in the mail isn’t your future
Editorial Board May 20, 2019

“Hey, did you get into the college you wanted?”   Everyone gets asked this question from the moment the letters come in. Some may answer with a prideful smile, recounting the exact moment...

Mental health should be priority, not an afterthought

Mental health should be priority, not an afterthought
Editorial Staff April 9, 2019

Modern adolescents are known for their sporadic attitudes, desire for independence and raging hormones. Many teens have seen the familiar picture of adults rolling their eyes, humored smiles on their faces,...

Seek positive relationships, not purely romantic ones

Seek positive relationships, not purely romantic ones
Editorial Staff February 14, 2019

The exchange of secrets among tight-knit friends, the random nicknames and laughter and quickened heart palpitations. The fleeting eye contact and failed attempts at grabbing attention.   That...

Taking advantage of New Year’s Resolutions

Taking advantage of New Year's Resolutions
Editorial Staff January 9, 2019

One of the highlights of the holiday season is New Year’s Day, and with it comes the time for New Year's resolutions. Whether it is hitting the gym everyday, spending less money on unnecessary items...

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