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High school is a time for students to find their identity and make irreplaceable memories. Coppell senior and The Sidekick editorial page editor Aliza Abidi reflects on how her time in the program has given her resilience and determination in preparation for her future. Photo by Rhea Choudhary.

Senior column: From me to another you

Aliza Abidi, Editorial Page Editor May 17, 2024

Dear future Aliza Abidi,  On your first day of high school, you had planned to write a letter to yourself to open when you became a senior. At the time it seemed futile and humorous, so you procrastinated....

Despite the language barrier, one of The Sidekick staff writer Elizabeth De Santiago’s favorite genres of music is Japanese rap. The genre has helped De Santiago become more confident in herself and who she is. Photo Illustration by Aasritha Yanamala

Japanese rap motivates me beyond language barriers

Elizabeth De Santiago, Staff Writer May 16, 2024

I stare at the blinking cursor on my screen for what feels like hours. I start looking around everywhere but my screen. I have never noticed the texture of that wall before, I have never felt how comfy...

The Sidekick staff writer Anvita Bondada walks to lunch with features editor Anushree De, which is a daily ritual for the two. Bondada considers De a role model to her.

An ode to The Sidekick’s seniors: Anushree De

Anvita Bondada, Staff Writer May 6, 2024

“My name is pronounced Anu De. A way to remember is that it sounds like ‘a new day’”  The essence of a new day is only one way to describe Coppell High School senior and The Sidekick features...

The concept of what a real man or woman is has been passed down through many generations. High schoolers can end up doubting themselves if they do not match the stereotypical man or woman. The Sidekick staff designer Sohalia Reddy talks about her personal experiences with not fitting the idea of the ideal woman.

I’m still a girl

Sohalia Reddy, Staff Desginer April 30, 2024

I would describe my 4-year-old self as very girly.  Back then, I kept my hair styled as a short bob. I decked myself in as many dresses and skirts as possible. I always wanted to try makeup and jumped...

Out of the core academic subjects, high schoolers tend to brush off social studies classes, not understanding how a lack of knowledge in this subject could harm them in the future. The Sidekick staff writer Yug Talukdar thinks learning social studies is essential for students’ understanding of the world around them.

Stop sleeping on social studies

Yug Talukdar, Staff Writer April 8, 2024

“When will we ever use this?,” students in history class groan, as the teacher announces another test full of past events, seemingly unrelated to their current lives. The study of societies, past...

Coppell Town Center holds the 2024 Dallas County primary elections on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Sidekick staff writer Yug Talukdar thinks people should focus more on local politics in order to improve their communities.

Local politics needs more attention

Yug Talukdar, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

“Why are there so many potholes on this road?” “Why did they start building a new rail line?” “When is this traffic light going to be fixed?” These day-to-day issues are noticed by...

Scholastic Journalism Week celebrates the freedom of press and importance of journalism. The Sidekick CHS9 editor Nyah Rama expresses her gratitude for being able to write about unexplored topics and express herself without fear.

SJW2024: Journalism creating avenue for my self-expression

Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor February 23, 2024

As I sit here, in my IB Theory of Knowledge class, my hands are pecking at the keys to string together some kind of poignant sentence. I am reminded of why I decided to join The Sidekick. When I was...

Staff writer Yug Talukdar reflects upon his experience in The Sidekick and how his writing has changed because of the program. Talukdar touches on how journalism has helped him grow beyond just developing as a writer.

SJW2024:Journalism helped push me out of my comfort zone, learn new skills

Yug Talukdar, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

In my head, journalism looked like someone typing away by themselves on an old sand green typewriter with a stack of newspapers beside them. To many, this may seem bleak, but to me it was appealing However,...

Many people may not understand what makes toxic relationships so difficult to leave.  The Sidekick CHS9 editor Nyah Rama thinks that what seems like an obvious decision for some, may be difficult for others for a multitude of reasons.

Why I went back

Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor February 15, 2024

I lay in my bed, paralyzed by my memories. One moment flashes repeatedly in my brain. That one interaction haunts me. Why did they say that? Why didn’t I say anything? Why do I care? Why...

The expanding reliance on technology in everyday life tends to overshadow the simplicity of traditional paper. The Sidekick staff writer Ishana Sharma discusses the transformation of the addition of digital methods and the widespread effect it has had on people.

Paper: My irreplaceable academic companion

Ishana Sharma, Staff Writer February 8, 2024

You are typing away on your laptop, taking notes for an upcoming test.  You decide that you need a quick break, conveniently switching tabs to a BuzzFeed quiz. After discovering which TV show character...

The Sidekick’s editor Aliza Abidi illuminates her internal struggle of spelling basic words despite having English as her strongest subject. Her disadvantage of spelling does not cease her from disregarding her passion for writing. Photo Illustration by Katie Park

Embracing irony behind misspelled literature

Aliza Abidi, Editorial Page Editor January 25, 2024

The letters h and w.  My pencil slowed down as I disputed between wow and how, pronouncing each internally. The h and w look and sound incredibly different, but at that moment, I was overcome with...

The Sidekick editor-in-chief Sri Achanta reflects on the importance of analysis after realizing the amount of conscious decisions she makes when filming events on her digital camera. Achanta appreciates the thorough examination of stories in her IB English class.

Letter from the editor: Everything is intentional

Sri Achanta, Executive Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2023

In IB English, we are learning how to write our Paper 2 essays. The premise is to ensure that we, as readers, understand how to properly analyze the content in our books. But this analysis part always...

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