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The official student news site of Coppell High School

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

Avani Kashyap

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor

Avani Kashyap is a senior and the Daily News/Assignment Editor for The Sidekick. She loves animals and you can find her talking about her dog all day. In her free time, she enjoys doing Indian Classical Dance and spending time outdoors. You can contact her through email at [email protected] or follow her on twitter @AvaniKashyap03.

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Coppell High School senior Katherine Anderson is ranked No. 10 in the CHS class of 2021. Anderson will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology and study aerospace engineering.

Katherine Anderson

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
May 14, 2021
Coppell High School senior Priya Marella is ranked No. 3 in the graduating class of 2021. Marella will be attending the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the fall with a provisional acceptance into New Jersey Medical School for a seven year BS/MD program.

Priya Marella

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
May 14, 2021
Coppell High School senior Cole Tramel is ranked No. 2 in the graduating class of 2021. Tramel will be attending the University of Texas at Austin in the fall and is majoring in Computer Science in the Turing Scholars Program.

Cole Tramel

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
May 14, 2021
Coppell High School senior Dongkyu Lee is ranked No. 1 in the graduating class of 2021. Lee will be attending Rice University in the fall and is majoring in Computer Science.

Dongkyu Lee

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
May 14, 2021
A survey of 659 students at Coppell High School found that more than half first received their news from social media. A lack of media literacy in youth has revealed the importance of student journalism. Graphic by Neha Desaraju

Waging an inevitable war (Part 3)

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
February 26, 2021
In a survey of 12,043 U.S. adults conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2019, it was revealed that Republicans had more than twice as much distrust when compared to Democrats in a sample of 30 news sources. As trust in the media has hit historic lows in the past four years, political polarization has been increasing. Graphic by Blanche Harris

Waging an inevitable war (Part 2)

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
February 26, 2021
Coppell High School students play in the freshly fallen snow near Buddy Echols Field yesterday. This afternoon, Coppell ISD announced via email that all campuses will be closed through Friday due to inclement weather.

District extends school closures through Friday

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
February 16, 2021
According to the poll conducted by Gallup, six out of 10 Americans have either little or no trust at all in mass media. This distrust has grown throughout the last couple of decades due to recent political views and influences. Graphic by Josh Campbell

Waging an inevitable war (Part 1)

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
February 2, 2021
Coppell sophomore power forward Julianna  Lamendola takes a shot against Lewisville at the CHS arena on Friday night. The Cowgirls were defeated by Lewisville with a close score of 32-29.

Lewisville snaps Cowgirls winning streak

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
February 1, 2021
Coppell varsity junior small forward India Howard shoots against Colleyville Heritage at the CHS Arena on Friday. The Cowgirls defeated the Panthers 66-46.

Cowgirls take final preseason game

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
December 8, 2020
Coppell High School IB English teacher Stephanie Spaete is awarded roses and a certificate in the CHS Auditorium during first period Wednesday. Spaete was named CHS’s 2020-21 Teacher of the Year. Photo by Lilly Gorman

Spaete awarded Teacher of the Year

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
December 3, 2020
Coppell High School senior Cameron Reid plays guitar at Andy Brown Park East on Oct. 21. Coppell has a rich history in the arts whether it be performing or visual.

Adding texture to paint

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
November 5, 2020
Coppell High School seniors Maggie Castranova and Ryan Walker are named homecoming queen and king on Friday at Buddy Echols Field. The homecoming court and crowning took place at halftime during the football game against Plano West.

Walker, Castranova crowned homecoming royalty

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
November 4, 2020
PSAT testing for Coppell High School juniors is tomorrow, and all learners who are not taking the test will participate in remote learning. There will be no Zoom sessions throughout the day, but all students must complete their daily assignments in Schoology to receive attendance credit. Graphic by Blanche Harris

Coppell High School to hold PSAT testing for juniors

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
October 13, 2020
Coppell senior Chloe Hassman and junior Waverly Hassman run during cross country practice at Buddy Echols Field on Tuesday morning. Hassman committed to the University of Pennsylvania for track and field and cross country on Aug. 22. Photo by Lilly Gorman.

Hassman commits to UPENN, finds her way back to hometown

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
September 16, 2020
Pets are ready to be adopted at the Coppell Animal Services. During COVID-19, animal adoption has increased as people stay home and are happier to have pets around the house. Photo by Lilly Gorman

Chasing the ‘pawsitives’ of COVID-19

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
September 15, 2020
During the Coppell ISD Board Meeting on Monday evening, the start of the school year was postponed from Aug. 12 to Aug. 17. School will begin online until Sept. 8, after which in-person learning will also be offered. Graphic by Samantha Freeman.

District moves first day of school to Aug. 17

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
July 28, 2020
Coppell senior guard Nicole Obialo passes around Irving junior guard Bessy Alvarado on Jan. 11 at the CHS Arena. Obialo made the All-District 6-6A second team.

Nicole Obialo

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer
March 14, 2020
Coppell senior guard Kennedi Rogers goes up for a layup in the CHS Arena on Dec. 10 against Grapevine. Rogers made the All-District 6-6A second team.

Kennedi Rogers

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer
March 14, 2020
Coppell sophomore forward India Howard wins possession for the Cowgirls at tipoff against Irving in the CHS Arena on Jan. 11. Howard made the All-District 6-6A second team.

India Howard

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer
March 14, 2020
Coppell junior guard Chloe Hassman dribbles past Flower Mound sophomore forward Sarah Edmondson at the CHS Arena on Feb. 7. Hassman made the All-District 6-6A first team.

Chloe Hassman

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer
March 14, 2020
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