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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

Anette Varghese

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor

Anette is a senior and The Sidekick's Student Life Editor. She enjoys listening to podcasts, being with her family and friends, and finding obscure music.  You can find her on Twitter @AnetteVarghese or email [email protected].

All content by Anette Varghese
Coppell High School senior Lily Arancheril committed to Nova Southeastern University’s seven-year doctor of osteopathic medicine program. Admitted students follow a three-year study in any undergraduate major, and receive their bachelor’s degree after their first year of medical school.

[Photo] Lily Arancheril

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager
May 9, 2022
Nick Taylor signs a contract with Orlando City SC on Jan. 11 to play professionally in the MLS with his parents Sorya and Randal Taylor. Nick graduated from Coppell High School in 2017 and was a part of the Class 6A 2016 state championship soccer team. Photo courtesy Sorya Taylor

One more goal scored

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor
May 6, 2022
Coppell High School senior Sven Collins committed to a three-year program at RWTH Aachen University for computer science in Germany. Collins plans on taking a gap year in which he will serve as a Congress-Bundestag youth representative, studying and working abroad due to his vocational interests.

Committing the challenge

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor
May 6, 2022
Coppell High School’s 1965 valedictorian Wheelice “Pete” Wilson died on Feb. 2. Wilson was a CHS teacher for 36 years, a founding member of Theatre Coppell and a proactive member of the Coppell Historical Society. Photos courtesy Theatre Coppell.

Legacies made, legacies left

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor
March 29, 2022
March is Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to highlighting the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.  As a part of The Woman Who Made Me series, The Sidekick student life editor Anette Varghese describes how she and her mother are alike.

The Woman Who Made Me: My mirror image

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor
March 22, 2022
IB theory of knowledge is a two-semester mandatory course for students pursuing an International Baccalaureate diploma. The course bases its syllabus on the validity and reasoning behind knowledge.

Crash Course CHS: theory of knowledge

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor
March 16, 2022
Scholastic Journalism Week is Feb. 21-25 which offers student journalists across the nation the opportunity to celebrate this year’s theme of Amplifying Voices. The Sidekick’s student life editor Anette Varghese thinks her experience on The Sidekick will benefit her career in healthcare.

#SJW2022: Journalism bleeds into healthcare

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor
February 25, 2022
Coppell High School AP statistics teacher Don Kemp teaches P-values during third period on Monday. Kemp has taught at CHS for 17 years and has been named The Sidekick’s Teacher of the Issue for February.

From statistics to the Olympics

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor
February 10, 2022
Coppell High School AP English teacher Benjamin Stroud showcases his “The Amazing Race” shirt on Jan. 12. Stroud received the shirt after passing round 1 of “The Amazing Race” auditions.

The world is waiting… GO! (with video)

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor
January 28, 2022
Coppell High School astronomy teacher Angela Barnes’s sixth period class researches topics for the global goals project. Honors Astronomy is a level three science elective course with prerequisites of biology, chemistry and geometry.

Crash Course CHS: astronomy

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor
November 3, 2021
Coppell High School forensic science students work to solve a mystery lab in seventh period on Thursday. Sandy Larson has been teaching forensic science for five years.

Crash Course CHS: forensic science

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor
October 13, 2021
Coppell High School seniors Nitish Elango and Bhavesh Mandalapu discuss an SAT math problem in preparation to tutor middle school and high school students before the SAT tutoring sessions at the Cozby Library and Community Commons on Saturday. Elango and Mandalapu are co-creators of the Infinity Prep SAT tutoring group and have been uploading videos to their YouTube channel for three months.

To infinity and beyond, after your SAT

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor
September 24, 2021
Coppell High School AP U.S. government substitute teacher Thomas Sills instructs his seventh period class on Sept. 15. Sills coached girls basketball and track for 16 years at Coppell ISD and is now a substitute after retiring from teaching.

Sills choosing CISD time and time again

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor
September 22, 2021
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
Magician Mike Super comes out to meet his fans, sign T-shirts, and take photos at the Coppell Arts Center on Sunday afternoon. The Coppell Arts Center spotlighted Super to conclude its last day of the Takeoff Arts & Music Festival.

Super ends Takeoff with a magical last show

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor
September 13, 2021
Coppell senior Nandini Thallapareddy and junior Lakshana Parasuraman celebrate a volley against Ursuline Academy at the CHS Tennis Center on Aug. 20. The Coppell tennis team defeated Dallas Jesuit and Ursuline Academy with a combined score of 15-4.

Tennis to face off against Tyler Legacy

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor
September 10, 2021
Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2021-22 school year.

Got You Covered: 9/6 – 9/11

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor
September 6, 2021
CHS9 Student Council treasurer Prateek Malkoti leads his class for the 2020-2021 school year. Malkoti collaborates with his fellow classmates and teachers to improve CHS9 during his time as treasurer.

Prateek Malkoti

Anette Varghese, Staff Writer
April 2, 2021
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