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According to The Sidekick communications manager Sreeja Mudumby, cursive has become outdated, but it is still being introduced in elementary school classrooms.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...

Two out of the past five elections have produced a president who did not win the majority of popular votes. The Sidekick staff writer Trisha Atluri discusses a solution to the disagreement between the electoral and popular vote in recent history.

Outdated voting system would be harmful in upcoming elections

Trisha Atluri, Staff Writer/Photographer April 14, 2020

In the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump emerged victorious as the nation’s 45th democratically elected president. However, “democratically elected” proves to be a very loose term in the modern...

The Sidekick staff writer Alishba Javaid discusses how society is being desensitized to the news due to the constant exposure made easy by technology. Javaid explains how people have become apathetic to current events and offers solutions to change our mindsets.

Numb to the News

Alishba Javaid, Staff Writer January 24, 2020

Dazzling clothes on display, jewelry galore, the sounds of bargaining, exchange of cash—and within it all are beggars. This is not an uncommon view of a bazaar in Pakistan. My heart would immediately...

The U.S. spends more on its military than the next seven countries combined. The Sidekick staff writer Emma Meehan thinks, as the most powerful country in the world, there should be an obligation that the United States supports peace and negotiation and avoid war, while prioritizing the needs of its people.

American foreign policy destabilizing world safety

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer January 23, 2020

I was constantly told as a child that the United States was the greatest nation in the world and never faltered in its dedication to democracy. I saw my country as a force for good, selfless in its commitment...

Thirty states retain the death penalty, but only eight executed prisoners in 2018. Texas executed 13 of the 25 total inmates killed last year. The Sidekick staff writer Emma Meehan discusses why the death penalty should be abolished in the United States. Graphic by Kaylee Aguilar.

Kill capital punishment in pursuit of ethical society

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer December 6, 2019

Death is final. Different from convicted felons sentenced to life in prison, death row inmates cannot appeal if new exonerating evidence comes to light after they are executed.  They are already...

The Sidekick staff writer Nicolas Reyes travelled to Valencia de Jesús, Colombia over the summer to aid in a sustainable compost project. Reyes thinks changing school curriculum to include climate change could help generate the same passion seen in Valencia de Jesús in the United States.

Lack of climate change education in schools spelling Earth’s doom

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer September 17, 2019

Deep green mountains created a backdrop to my view of beggarly houses lining the road to the compost hut. Nearby dogs dipped their muzzles into waste, their spines drastically poking out of their bodies,...

Throughout high school, every student has a favorite class that resonates with them in some way. Coppell High School students share their most beneficial class they have taken or are currently enrolled in.

CHS Speaks: Students experiencing growth through enriching curriculum

Fiona Koshy, Editorial Page Editor April 12, 2018

Throughout a student’s high school career, there is bound to be at least one class that makes a lasting impact on the student from an academic or emotional standpoint.   Not only do classes...

Candidate’s campaign posters line the roads of Coppell Town Center as Coppell residents prepared to vote for Texas State representatives on March 6. Citizens should educate themselves before voting in order to be sure they vote for the candidate who represents their beliefs, and to avoid candidates exploiting their ignorance.

Curbing political ignorance

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer March 26, 2018

Throughout American history, the power to vote has been fiercely fought for, with demonstrations and protests demanding the right to be granted to all citizens.   However, recent exposés...

At Coppell High School, maximum GPA points are given only to the A+ grade, rather than both the A+ and A grade, as it is done at most colleges and many high schools. The pressure to earn a 97 percent or higher in their classes adds unnecessary stress to students’ lives, leads to excessive cheating and causes compatibility issues for transfer students.

Unnecessary obstacles in the brutal climb to a perfect GPA

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer February 16, 2018

Despite the fact that only 6.9 percent of the United States is clinically depressed, 26 percent of high school students are depressed to the clinical level, which could be an indication that teens live...

After traveling out of the country, CHS students reflect on the positives of new, global experiences. With the opportunity to leave the Coppell bubble comes eye-opening sights.

Good to go: Why traveling broadens the mind and changes perspective

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer May 17, 2017

We see a lot of the same people, deal with the same situations and interact with similar beliefs in our Coppell bubble. Though Coppell has become increasingly diverse over the years, it is no secret...

The bathroom stall seems to be the choice of platform for both hate speech and love speech.

Bathroom stalls see aggressive underground, student tensions

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer May 15, 2017

Rushing to use the bathroom and still be on time, students pick a bathroom stall to use before 52 minutes of instruction. Once situated, the student looks to their right: swastikas are drawn in black sharpie...

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