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As we grow up and start to face challenges in life, we lose our innocence and become more cynical and preoccupied with problems about work, school and ourselves. The Sidekick staff writer Neha Nathwani explores the changes that occur in us as we get older. Graphic by Aasritha Yanamala

Growing up is our downfall

Neha Nathwani October 16, 2023

When we are born, every door we enter is a new one, every face we see is a fresh one and every arm we hold is attached to an undiscovered heart.   As babies, we lack true consciousness; our minds...

This or That: pancakes vs. waffles

Greeshma Marathu and Niharika Tallapaka October 11, 2023

Pancakes and waffles, delectably golden and fluffy, are staples of the classic American breakfast tradition, but which is better? Watch The Sidekick staff writers Greeshma Marathu and Niharika Tallapaka's...

While Christmas may be one of the most popular holidays in America, there are many who dont celebrate it. The Sidekick staff writer Wendy Le shares her experience not celebrating Christmas and how she spends her time instead.

Celebrating an unconventional Christmas

Wendy Le, Staff Writer December 15, 2022

Oh Christmas, the so-called “best time of the year.” For most people, this holiday means celebrating by the Christmas tree with a lit fireplace, unwrapping presents, surrounded by their loved ones.  For...

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 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...

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