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The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Anjali Vishwanath

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor

Anjali is a senior at Coppell High School, second-year staff writer and designer and the 2021-22 daily news/assignment editor for The Sidekick. She is a coffee fiend and history nerd. If you have any questions, feel free to contact her through email ([email protected]) or follow her on Twitter @anjuvishwanath.

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Incumbent Anthony Hill defeated opponent Carol Lacey McGuire to retain his position in Place 3 on the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees. Hill has been on the Board of Trustees since 2007.

Hill reelected to CISD board

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
May 23, 2022
Coppell High School students gather outside the building for an evacuation drill on Oct. 22. CHS conducts one evacuation drill per month in addition to five state-required evacuation drills in order to remain in compliance with International Fire Code requirements.

Class, interrupted

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
April 28, 2022
On Saturday at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Los Angeles, Coppell Student Media won a 2022 NSPA Online Pacemaker. This marks Coppell Student Media’s third consecutive Pacemaker and fifth overall.

Setting the pace

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
April 13, 2022
In its Thursday meeting, the Cozby Library and Community Commons board members Martha Garber, Frank Gasparro, Anne Diamond and Haridas Radhakrishnan vote 4-2 in favor of keeping Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe available to Coppell residents.

Over and over and over again

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
March 18, 2022
The Sidekick daily news/assignment editor Anjali Vishwananth reports from the Aug. 24 Coppell City Council meeting at Town Center. In the spirit of Scholastic Journalism Week, Vishwanath appreciates the opportunity to cover countless meetings as preparation for a future career in policy.

#SJW2022: The oddest staffer you ever did see

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
February 25, 2022
Coppell councilmember Kevin Nevels thanks director of city development Mindi Hurley for her presentation of an amendment to the temporary sign mandate during the city council meeting on Tuesday.

Wagon Wheel elevated water tank to be rehabilitated

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
February 9, 2022
Coppell junior Saiya Patel passes against Plano West at Buddy Echols Field on Friday. Coppell lost to Plano West, 3-0.

Cowgirls fall to Plano West in district home opener

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
February 1, 2022
The Coppell girls soccer team opens its home District 6-6A schedule tonight against Plano West at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls are coming off a 2-1 victory over Plano to open district play.

Cowgirls soccer to face Plano West at home tonight

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
January 28, 2022
Coppell Fire Chief Kevin Richardson presents the updated emergency protocol response plan to the council on Tuesday. In addition to hearing the updated protocol, the council approved planning of a ‘Visiting Coppell’ campaign.

City prepares for potential repeat of February freeze

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
January 14, 2022
Appointment-only COVID-19 testing is available in the visitor’s side press box of Buddy Echols field. The Curative testing center is open from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for patients of at least 5 years of age; minors between 5 and 17 years must have an adult accompany them.

Beginning 2022 with more positive (cases)

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
January 10, 2022
Housing markets change frequently with the change of economic conditions. The housing market in Coppell and the Dallas-Fort Worth area booms as others crash all over the United States.

Everything’s bigger in Texas

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
December 15, 2021
The Coppell Nature Park harkens The Sidekick senior daily news/assignment editor Anjali Vishwanath back to her childhood in Westford, Mass. Photo illustration by Ashley Qian

Giving thanks: The turkeys next door

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
November 19, 2021
Calendar options floated for next two school years

Calendar options floated for next two school years

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
November 19, 2021
Coppell High School senior anchors Lauren Beach and Rachel Breunle open show three of the 2021-22 season of KCBY. KCBY won first place in the National Scholastic Press Association Best of Show Broadcast competition for its third show of the 2021-22 season. Photo courtesy of KCBY.

KCBY named Best of Show at national convention

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
November 17, 2021
Coppell Mayor Wes Mays proclaims Oct. 12, 2021, as “Vivyon Bowman Day” at the Coppell City Council meeting on Tuesday. Bowman, who is now retiring, was the director of human resources and administration for the City of Coppell and has worked within Coppell and Coppell ISD for 38 years.

Land talks constructions, closures in Coppell

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
October 13, 2021
Peanut butter and jelly marble ounce cake is a miniature pound cake with classic flavors. This snack makes for a wonderful after school sweet treat.

Weigh in on peanut butter and jelly ounce cakes

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
September 30, 2021
All Coppell ISD kindergarten through sixth grade students will return to in-person learning on Oct. 7 for the second nine weeks of the 2021-22 school year. At this time, CISD does not plan to offer temporary virtual learning to any grade level for the remainder of the school year.

Virtual learning option expires at the nine week mark

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
September 22, 2021
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
Coppell citizen Thomas Burrows discussed issues with infrastructure during a citizens’ appearance at the Coppell Town Center on Tuesday. After receiving information from the neighborhood, the council convened to consult with city staff members in order to make final decisions.

Neighborhood HOAs propose paths for trails

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
August 25, 2021
Coppell High School students greet each other before first period on the first day of school on Tuesday. All CHS students are on campus for the first time since March 2020.

Anything but just any other first day of school

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor
August 18, 2021
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