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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...

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,...

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