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Aliza Abidi

Aliza Abidi, Editorial Page Editor

Aliza Abidi is a senior and the Editorial Page Editor for The Sidekick. In her free time, she likes to read a variety of fiction novels, lift weights, and watch Studio Ghibli movies.

To Aliza, journalism is about bringing all sorts of different opinions and perspectives to light. Opinions and perspectives about the world’s various curiosities and disputes that are created by people with interesting stories underneath; experiences which shape an individual's values. To her, these viewpoints are worth sharing, vibrant and fresh to hear and learn about. Seeing her older brother being able to make an impact by bringing stories and viewpoints to light at The Sidekick inspired her to join, where she is now, helping to make an impact in her community as she helps coordinate the process of publishing works that fulfill her passions and goals.

You can contact her at [email protected].

All content by Aliza Abidi
Editorial page editor Aliza Abidi shares what journalism means to her for Scholastic Journalism Week. SJW is from Feb. 19-23 and continues the tradition of honoring student journalists.

SJW2024: Finding my voice through ‘essays’

Aliza Abidi, Editorial Page Editor
February 23, 2024
The Sidekick’s editor Aliza Abidi illuminates her internal struggle of spelling basic words despite having English as her strongest subject. Her disadvantage of spelling does not cease her from disregarding her passion for writing. Photo Illustration by Katie Park

Embracing irony behind misspelled literature

Aliza Abidi, Editorial Page Editor
January 25, 2024
It is not uncommon for people to refer to perfectionism as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. What people don’t realize is the fact that OCD is not necessarily perfectionism, but a much more complex disorder. The Sidekick editorial page editor Aliza Abidi explains how these terms are rather far from being synonyms. Sohalia Reddy.

OCD isn’t a pretty title for perfectionism

Aliza Abidi, Editorial Page Editor
November 6, 2023
Coppell junior wide receiver Tucker Cusano makes a catch in traffic against Lewisville at Buddy Echols Field on Sept. 29. The Cowboys are on a roll defeating the reigning district champions and are 4–0 with huge aspirations to go further for the state championship.

[Photo] Playoff hopeful

Namir Awan, Staff Photographer
October 5, 2023
TikTok’s Booktok trend has created a rise in young adults reading books with explicit ideas meant for adults.The Sidekick editorial page editor Aliza Abidi has growing concerns on the new normalization of largely explicit adult fiction and its effects on adolescents. Graphic by Minori Kunte

Where’s the Y in YA?

Aliza Abidi, Editorial Page Editor
September 14, 2023
Coppell senior setter/opposite hitter Mira Klem spikes the volleyball over Lewisville blockers after receiving a set from middle blocker Katie Keith. The Cowgirls  won 25-16, 25-10, 25-15 against the Farmers on Wednesday Sept. 13.

Cowgirls bounce back after victory over Farmers

Aliza Abidi, Editorial Page Editor
September 13, 2023
Coppell senior setter/opposite hitter spikes over the net against Plano West at CHS Arena on Friday. The Lady Wolves defeated the Cowgirls 25-8, 25-17, 25-23.

Cowgirls face Farmers after consecutive defeats

Aliza Abidi, Editorial Page Editor
September 12, 2023
Coppell High School seniors Henry Henze and Samarth Dubey run during cross country morning practice at Buddy Echols Field. The CHS cross country team competes weekly in meets around Texas, having done three meets so far during the 2023-24 season.

Cross country races to halfway mark of season

Aliza Abidi, Editorial Page Editor
September 8, 2023
Coppell High School senior Matthew Tindoc founded Notelove and is a percussionist for the CHS band. CHS students voted on the 19 most influential seniors in the graduating class of 2023.

Matthew Tindoc: Amiable

Aliza Abidi, Business Manager
May 19, 2023
Coppell junior Aidan McFarlane poses on the podium at the District 5/6A Area Track and Field meet on April 21 at Buddy Echols Field. Coppell qualified 23 athletes to area while also becoming back-to-back boys District 6-6A champions.

Sports recap: Track and field

Aliza Abidi, Business Manager
May 18, 2023
Maya Palavali

Maya Palavali

Aliza Abidi, Business Manager
May 18, 2023
Nandini Paidesetty

Nandini Paidesetty

Aliza Abidi, Business Manager
May 18, 2023
Sannidhi Arimanda

Sannidhi Arimanda

Aliza Abidi, Business Manager
May 18, 2023
Coppell High School senior Kannappan Iyyappan is ranked 7 of the graduating class of 2023. Iyyappan plans on attending University of Texas at Austin, majoring in Biology.

Kannappan Iyyappan

Aliza Abidi, Business Manager
May 16, 2023
Coppell High School senior Shreya Jupelly is ranked 8 in the graduating class of 2023. Jupelly plans on attending University of Texas at Dallas, majoring in Neuroscience.

Shreya Jupelly

Aliza Abidi, Business Manager
May 16, 2023
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
Coppell sophomore midfielder Summer Chen carries against Plano on Feb. 13 at Buddy Echols Field. With a 3-0 victory, the Coppell girls soccer team ended its losing streak.

Cowgirls rebound and defeat Plano 3-0

Aliza Abidi, Business Manager
February 21, 2023
CHS9 health science teacher Amber Fragosa-Deck’s students carve out shapes to build clay models of hearts during fourth period on Wednesday at the CTE collaboration space. Students interact with clay and create a detailed model of the parts of the human heart to enhance their understanding. Aliza Abidi.

Building hearts through creativity

Aliza Abidi, Business Manager
February 21, 2023
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