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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

There’s been a lot of excitement and drama about the possibility of aliens being real. The Sidekick staff writer Manasa Borra thinks humans have tried their best with Earth, but they are clearly not very good at running Earth, and it’s possible the aliens would do a better job anyways.

The Twist: It’s alien-o-clock

Manasa Borra, Staff Designer September 6, 2023

Thousands of UFOs filling the skies, cows being beamed up left and right, billions of grotesque creatures running around, an alien invasion would be terrifying, right? Every couple of years comes a new...

A crowd of Coppell High School students supports the Cowboys at Lesley Field. On Feb. 29, the Coppell Cowboys decimated the Danville Chickens, 78-10.

The Twist: Cowboys defeat Chickens, 78-10

Srihari Yechangunja, Executive Design/Interactive Editor May 19, 2023

The Twist is a humorous column about life in Coppell. Please be warned that any and all disdain towards any topic is due to the writers’ similar situation as adolescents (even though we feel so much...

The Sidekick staff cartoonist Maya Palavali poses in front of a cactus at Joshua Tree National Park in Palm Springs, Calif. Palavali recounts a funny adventure from her vacation to the desert town.

The Twist: A prickly surprise

Maya Palavali, Staff cartoonist May 4, 2023

Did you know that the cactus species Cylindropuntia bigelovii (Engelm.) F.M. Knuth has the nickname “teddy bear cholla?” And did you know teddy bears are the fluffiest stuffed animals ever? Well,...

Supporter shirts often are uninspired and sporting generic designs. The Sidekick executive design/interactive editor Srihari Yechangunja elaborates on this widespread phenomenon of mediocre supporter shirts.

The Twist: The supporter shirt epidemic

Srihari Yechangunja, Executive Design/Interactive Editor May 3, 2023

The Twist is a humorous column about life in Coppell. Please be warned that any and all disdain towards any topic is due to the writers’ similar situation as adolescents (even though we feel so much...

PBS Kids is often undervalued as a children’s TV channel, even with its large audience. The Sidekick staff designer Nrithya Mahesh shares her appreciation for the channel through a humorous column. Graphic by Trey Boudreaux.

The Twist: PBS Kids is the magnum opus of children’s television

Nrithya Mahesh, Staff Designer March 27, 2023

The year is 2016. I return home from a strenuous day of third grade at Richard J. Lee Elementary School, exhausted from cutting construction paper all day. My mom asks me how my day went. I respond, “Not...

Classical music is not always for everyone; however, the genre is often unappreciated.  The Sidekick staff Business Manager Aliza Abidi writes a humorous column on her unique kind of love for classical music. Avani Munji

The Twist: Bawling to Beethoven

Aliza Abidi, Business Manager March 20, 2023

As my sweaty palms press against the cool rusted metal of the bar, I feel my joints audibly groan. I take a deep breath, straightening my back and deadlifting my personal record.  With my red face...

The state of California has many environments, ranging from beaches to deserts. The Sidekick staff cartoonist Maya Palavali explains the lesson she learned about Palm Springs, Calif.

The Twist: A vacation mishap

Maya Palavali, Staff Cartoonist January 17, 2023

Yawning and stretching my limbs, I sleepily pulled my carry-on suitcase onto the jet bridge leading to the airport gate. Immediately, the sun blinded my eyes and a brush of wind tousled my hair. I donned...

Coppell High School students that live in Irving must make a treacherous journey to school each morning. The Sidekick executive design/interactive editor Srihari Yechangunja describes one such journey with many twists, turns, and encounters with drivers with less than ideal driving skills.

The Twist: An Irving resident’s journey to CHS

Srihari Yechangunja, Executive Design/Interactive Editor November 8, 2022

The Twist is a humorous column about life in Coppell. Please be warned that any and all disdain towards any topic is due to the writers’ similar situation as adolescents (even though we feel so much...

Every fall, companies integrate pumpkin spice products into their marketing campaigns. The Sidekick staff cartoonist Maya Palavali delves into the inherent problem behind this tactic.

The Twist: The inevitable return of pumpkin spice

Maya Palavali, Staff Cartoonist October 24, 2022

As the clock struck midnight, indicating the beginning of October, a terrible feeling settled in my gut. Dreams plagued my consciousness of what was in store for me in the morn’: pumpkin spice latte...

Headlines about celebrities and their private jet use have been in the news recently. The Sidekick executive design/interactive editor Srihari Yechangunja has uncovered that Coppell High School’s very own Cowboy Carl may be a celebrity of interest in this vital issue.

The Twist: Cowboy Carl found using private jet

Srihari Yechangunja, Executive Design/Interactive Editor October 5, 2022

The Twist is a humorous column about life in Coppell. Please be warned that any and all disdain towards any topic is due to the writers’ similar situation as adolescents (even though we feel so much...

The newest internet phenomenon is an app designed to interact with friends through photos, dubbed BeReal. The Sidekick staff cartoonist Maya Palavali warns prospective users to proceed with caution using a list of grievances.

The Twist: The pitfalls of BeReal

Maya Palavali, Staff Cartoonist/Writer September 15, 2022

The Twist is a humorous column about life in Coppell. Please be warned that any and all disdain towards any topic is due to the writers’ similar situation as adolescents (even though we feel so much...

Lately, it has seemed like more people have been going to the gym out of nowhere. The Sidekick executive design/interactive editor Srihari Yechangunja offers some tips to that one kid in the friend group who, out of peer pressure, decided to cave in and finally consider going to the gym.

The Twist: A beginner’s guide to the gym

Srihari Yechangunja, Executive Design/Interactive Editor August 30, 2022

The Twist is a humorous column about life in Coppell. Please be warned that any and all disdain towards any topic is due to the writers’ similar situation as adolescents (even though we feel so much...

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