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Coppell Student Media

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Coppell Student Media

Standardized multiple choice testing has become a staple for high school education, but that does not mean it yields positive results. The Sidekick junior staff writer Anushree De examines the faults in this form of testing and advocates for reform.

The choice to end all choices

Anushree De, Advertising and Circulations Manager September 12, 2022

Sweat beads condense on my forehead as I stare at the paper in front of me in utter confusion. The pencil in my hand trembles, perhaps as preposterously perplexed as I. And on the grand horizon of the...

Memories are one-of-a-kind moments that happen only once. The Sidekick staff writer Havish Premkumar thinks moments should be cherished while in the present to fully enjoy them. Graphic by Minnie Gazawada

Embracing The Moment

Havish Premkumar, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

Ah life, that privilege gifted from God, that gives you the innate ability to fully prosper and thrive in any way you desire. It may have its shortcomings and overall off-putting moments but all around,...

Coppell High School senior guest columnist Michelle Zhou writes, Our generation has a chance to fix this if we work together. I know it is easy to feel hopeless and disheartened, but it will get better. Change is coming. Vote in elections, write your representatives, make your voice heard and never stop fighting for what is right. Zhou is broadcast manager for KCBY-TV.

Op-Ed: The attack on trans rights

Michelle Zhou, Guest Columnist May 12, 2022

Recently, there’s been a lot of discussion regarding transgender youth and their right to access gender-affirming medical care in America. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton believe...

Teatime Tuesday: When and how should students begin taking charge of their health?

Teatime Tuesday: When and how should students begin taking charge of their health?

Aliya Zakir, Social Media Manager December 8, 2021

As a student manages their way through high school, their academics and extracurriculars often remain high on their list of priorities. Their health however, both mentally and physically, is often disregarded...

Many high school students struggle with maintaining healthy habits due to overworking and bad time management. The Sidekick staff writer Aliza Abidi explains why romanticizing detrimental behavior can be harmful.

The unhealthy normalization of overworking

Aliza Abidi, Staff Writer/Photographer October 28, 2021

As stress from high school, grades and social life builds up, teenagers tend to prioritize their grades and academics over their well-being. With everything they have on their plate, taking care of their...

Teatime Tuesday: What are students opinions on school IDs?

Teatime Tuesday: What are students’ opinions on school IDs?

Srihari Yechangunja, Design Editor October 12, 2021

All students in Coppell High School are required to wear their school IDs on campus. However, students have mixed reviews on this mandate. The Sidekick design editor Srihari Yechangunja speaks to CHS...

Students often doubt the need for English class when they have spent their entire life speaking, writing and reading the language. The Sidekick student life editor Anette Varghese thinks English is a requisite part of high school curriculum due to its involvement of critical thinking skills.

Don’t write off English

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor September 21, 2021

English is my first language, and the only language where I feel I can comfortably express myself.  The majority of the U.S. population speaks English. According to Language Diversity and English Proficiency...

Many people strive for “perfect grades” as a confirmation of their intelligence. However, The Sidekick daily news/assignment editor Anjali Vishwanath believes intelligence is independent of grades.

We need to stop talking about grades

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor September 15, 2021

Control my expression. Flip over the paper. Duck out of the room.  Hallway. Hallway. So close. “Hey Anjali, what did you get on the test?” My heart drops. My instinct is to defend my...

In today’s fast-paced world, many people forget the importance of a healthy diet, consistent sleep schedule, social interaction and sufficient exercise. The Sidekick social media manager Blanche Harris discusses the need for each of these factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Blanche’s guide to a happy, healthy life

Blanche Harris, Social Media Manager May 13, 2021

What are the most common ways to slide a meaningless comment in a conversation? How about, “I’m tired,” “my neck hurts,” “my skin looks awful.” These are the things everyone seems to constantly...

Over the past century, the English language has shaped and evolved in ways that the roaring twenties could never have imagined. As time has gone on, The Sidekick communications manager Sreeja Mudumby shares how early English has maintained its influence from the past and the present day twist on the English language.

Slang haters do not pass the vibe check

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager April 26, 2021

“It’s bussin bruh.” This is a phrase I have been repeatedly saying to my friends. Yes, they get annoyed, but eventually, they catch on.  Generation Z’s slang is filled with arbitrary words...

According to The Sidekick communications manager Sreeja Mudumby, cursive has become outdated, but it is still being introduced in elementary school classrooms. Mudumby thinks replacing the cursive requirement with American Sign Language will  help young children. Graphic by Ava Gillis.

“Sign here, please”

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager January 19, 2021

Close your fingers with your thumb on the side of your fist. Move your thumb to the front of your fist. Open your thumb and index finger and point them straight up.  A-S-L. I grew up in a...

The Associated Press declared that Joseph R. Biden is the 46th president of the United States. The Sidekick executive editorial page editor Camila Villarreal urges Americans to remain critical of political leaders despite political affiliations.

Remember: we have work to do

Camila Villarreal, Executive Editorial Page Editor December 4, 2020

When Joseph R. Biden was declared the projected president-elect of the United States, supporters took to the streets to celebrate the end of Donald Trump’s presidency.  However, the events leading...

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