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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

Social media can be a dangerous place to spread information. The Sidekick advertising/circulation manager Anushree De believes that social media can expose private and personal information, creating an unsafe environment.

Don’t scroll past the peeking

Anushree De, Advertising/Circulation Manager December 12, 2022

The buildings are in gray and white, as if they have been plunged into some Instagram filter. But it’s not just the buildings. Clothes, food, even people have all become a desolate gray.  Everything...

Art has many uses and reasons to create. The Sidekick staff cartoonist Maya Palavali thinks art should be for anyone interested in creating, opposed to individuals classified as talented.

Anyone can be an artist

Maya Palavali, Staff Cartoonist December 6, 2022

Remember all the art we created when we were younger? Hand turkeys, coffee filter snowflakes, finger paintings; our imagination and interest was limitless. As the years progressed, some of us stayed...

The Sidekick executive news editor Sri Achanta gives thanks to her older sister, Laasya, for paving a path and supporting her through her endeavors. Her gratitude comes from being referred to as “Laasya’s little sister” for most of her life. Photo courtesy Sri Achanta

Giving Thanks: Learning to love the shadow

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor November 25, 2022

“Oh, are you Laasya’s sister?”  This is the inevitable question that most of my teachers have asked, one that truly vexed my childhood.  As early as age 3, before I even attended Valley Ranch...

A piece of art can often speak volumes to a person who connects to it. The Sidekick staff cartoonist Maya Palavali explores her appreciation towards “The Starry Night,” a painting by Vincent Van Gogh that she holds close to her heart.

Giving Thanks: My inevitable connection

Maya Palavali, Staff Cartoonist November 24, 2022

Starry Night, I have loved you ever since I first saw you. When I was younger, I was surrounded by a wealth of knowledge. My parents both appreciate traveling and the history behind cultures. While...

This year, The Sidekick staff writer Nyah Rama is grateful for football. Rama writes about how she couldn’t imagine her life without her football enthusiasm. Photo by Nyah Rama

Giving thanks: The most magical escape

Nyah Rama, Staff Writer November 24, 2022

White 80! White 80! Set… hut! Ahhh, that sound is magic to me. It has this wonderful gift of taking me away from all my thoughts and launching me into the next play. It brings to mind the most wonderful...

With academic and social events, it  can be hard to get all of the dates in order. The Sidekick executive editorial page editor Manasa Mohan expresses her gratitude to her Google calendar for its usefulness.

Giving Thanks: Months at a glance

Manasa Mohan, Executive Editorial Page Editor November 23, 2022

Dear Google Calendar,  Thanksgiving season is here and it is only appropriate to honor you. It’s been four years since I created you, yet it feels like it has been a full lifetime. At the same time,...

As the leaves fall: giving thanks to nature

As the leaves fall: giving thanks to nature

Anushree De, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

To listen to this story, click on the box to the left. Entry #100: Dear Diary, I flip through the pages of my black-and-white composition notebook, its lines inscribed with the scratchy gray...

Even though they aren’t given enough credit, markers are an integral part of one’s childhood. The Sidekick staff photographer Shreya Ravi gives thanks to Crayola Markers as she expresses how they taught her persistence.

Giving thanks: Orange and yellow hues

Shreya Ravi, Staff Photographer November 22, 2022

I can’t say that I remember details of my childhood that well, but it's safe to say that Crayola Markers were a part of it. Whether it was trying to blend the orange and yellow hues to create the perfect...

In the age of social media, platforms such as TikTok provide people all over the world with an outlet to share their opinions and interests. The Sidekick staff writer Nimat Randhawa believes some of the trending books on the app shouldn’t have gained the popularity they received.

Booktok should not glorify authors

Nimat Randhawa, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

There have been mentions of book clubs throughout history, with Anne Hutchinson’s weekly sermon discussion group on the Mayflower, Hannah Adams joining a reading circle in her hometown and even online...

Art is often overlooked for its immersive educational and emotional aspects. The Sidekick staff writer Shrayes Gunna details his experience at the Dallas Art Museum to demonstrate how he uses art as a mechanism to flit between worlds and experience new ideas.

Art is more than what meets the eye

Shrayes Gunna, Staff Writer October 19, 2022

In spending hours upon hours at the Dallas Museum of Art and walking through its many galleries, I bounce between worlds more rich than the summer breeze or sounds of the city outside. Dipping my toes...

Technology has made simple actions, such as listening to music and taking photos, easier over time. The Sidekick staff writer Sreehitha Moravaneni explores how teenagers use film cameras nowadays despite having the convenience of taking photos on their phone.

Screenagers bringing back retro

Sreehitha Moravaneni, Staff Writer October 18, 2022

You might have taken a stroll on a social media platform and stumbled upon a post that was taken with film, identifiable by grainy yet distinct lines and the tiny orange date in the lower right corner. But...

People often make wrong assumptions about autism and the individuals on the spectrum. The Sidekick staff writer Yasemin Ragland explains that the common image of autism does not line up with the reality of the disability. Graphic by Noor Fatima

Understanding autism through the eyes of a high school senior

Yasemin Ragland, Staff writer May 13, 2022

by Yasemin Ragland I’ve always been somewhat socially withdrawn since I was a child. For the first nine years of my life, I struggled with understanding why I am the way I am.  Once in elementary...

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