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Aliya Zakir

Aliya Zakir, Convergence Editor

Aliya is a senior, third-year staffer and the Convergence Editor of The Sidekick. An avid ChapStick applier, Aliya can be found buying more ChapSticks or re-applying ChapStick with the one stick she actually uses. You can contact her on Twitter @aliyafza.

All content by Aliya Zakir
Mehndi, or henna, is a form of body art often applied for celebratory purposes in South Asian, Middle Eastern and African cultures. The Sidekick’s convergence editor Aliya Zakir appreciates Mehndi for allowing her to re-establish her connection to her identity.

Redefining identity through mehndi

Aliya Zakir, Convergence Editor
May 19, 2023
Dupe culture has risen in popularity in recent years. The Sidekick’s executive editorial page editor Manasa Mohan thinks that dupe culture has created pressure to keep up with the newest trends and the accessibility of dupes has created a toxic culture possibly leading to an endless cycle of waste.

[Photo] Faux pas to faux chic

Manasa Mohan, Executive Editorial Page Editor
May 18, 2023
Coppell sophomore Kimber Kerrigan bats against Plano West at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex on Tuesday. The Cowgirls lost, 13-3, to the Wolves.

[Photo] Plano West conquers home district opener at Coppell

Anushree De, Advertising and Circulations Manager
March 10, 2023
Lemon tart is a light, citrus-based dessert which can be made in less than two hours. With a few simple steps and ingredients, the dessert can be made for any occasion.

When life gives you lemons, make a lemon tart

Aliya Zakir, Convergence Editor
February 10, 2023
For seniors, tuition is a large factor to consider when committing to a college. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the official form to apply for federal financial aid to pay for college.

[Photo] Breaking down college tuition

Manasa Mohan, Executive Editorial Page Editor
January 20, 2023
Advocating for climate change legislation has been of relevance in recent years. The Sidekick executive editorial page editor Manasa Mohan thinks that though performative stunts do bring awareness, they catch the attention of social media more often than organizations that lobby for specific change.

[Photo] Climate change protesting has gone too far

Manasa Mohan, Executive Editorial Page Editor
December 12, 2022
Thanksgiving with The Sidekick (video)

Thanksgiving with The Sidekick (video)

Aliya Zakir, Convergence Editor
December 5, 2022
Bubble artist Deni Yang performs a bubble trick at Sunday’s 1 p.m. performance of The Gazillion Bubble Show at the Coppell Arts Center. Yang comes from a family of bubble artists including his father, six-time Guinness Book of World Record holder Fan Yang.

[Photo] Gazillion Bubble Show blows audience away

Sruthi Lingam, CHS9 Visual Media Editor
October 4, 2022
Coppell junior Allyson Keng serves in her doubles match against Hebron on Tuesday at the Coppell Tennis Center. Coppell defeated Hebron, 13-6.

Tennis serves triumph over Hebron

Aliya Zakir, Convergence Editor
September 26, 2022
Coppell High School juniors (top row) Mehak Gandotra, Sana Shine, Pranathi Kommaraju, Sahasra Bajjuri, (bottom row) Swati Kulshrestha, Nandini Petluti, Mahek Khandelwal and Akshadha Challa lead Think Kids, the youth chapter of international nonprofit organization: Think Peace. Currently, Think Kids is focused on a Cycle to School project with a goal of providing bicycles for children in India who live too far from school to walk, limiting their access to education.

[Photo] Thinking of kids outside our borders

Iniya Nathan, Student Life Editor
September 15, 2022
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