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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

Pramika Kadari

Pramika Kadari, Executive News and Enterprise Editor

Pramika Kadari is a senior and the Executive News/Enterprise Editor on The Sidekick. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, watching movies and spending time with friends. Her favorite book is Ender's Game; her favorite movies include Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind and Revolutionary Road. With comments and concerns, contact her @pramika_kadari or [email protected]

 

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Coppell High School senior Varsha Chintapenta shows off her acceptance banner to The University of Texas at Austin. Chintapenta is attending UT for industrial design this fall.

Varsha Chintapenta

Pramika Kadari, Executive News and Enterprise Editor
May 15, 2020
Administrators Sean Bagley and Ryan Lam represent the Coppell High School slogan “We Are One” during the 2014-2015 school year. Now, after 15 years of working for CHS, Bagley is leaving the district.

And this is Mr. Bagley

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
April 28, 2020
Although Coppell High School recently canceled prom, which was scheduled for April 4, dieting for prom usually becomes popular around this time of year among students. The Sidekick executive news & enterprise editor Pramika Kadari believes extreme diets before prom should be approached more carefully as they can be damaging to a person both physically and mentally.

Future CHS seniors must tread carefully with prom diets

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
March 27, 2020
Lakeside Elementary kindergartner Leia Ragland holds up her rendition of “I Have a Dream” to celebrate Black History Month in Kirby Leonard’s kindergarten class. Students at Lakeside Elementary have been participating in many activities to commemorate and learn more about Black History Month.

Teachers incorporate Black History Month into classes

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
March 1, 2020
Coppell junior defender Chloe Pham passes during the match on Tuesday against Marcus at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls face District 6-6A leader Flower Mound tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Buddy Echols Field.

Video: Cowgirls suffer first loss of season

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
February 13, 2020
Coppell sophomore midfielder Bailey Peek passes during the match against Marcus yesterday at Buddy Echols Field. Despite an offensive surge in the second half, the Cowgirls fell to the Marauders, 3-2.

[Video] Marcus snatches win with late goal

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor
February 5, 2020
Coppell High School bus driver John Bokon sits in bus 119, which he drives each morning and afternoon. Bokon has been a bus driver for five years and used to own an airbrushing shop in Michigan.

Faces of CISD: John Bokon (with video)

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
February 3, 2020
Caviness using financial background to aid school board

Caviness using financial background to aid school board

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
February 1, 2020
Coppell senior Johan Pretorius races the 200-yard individual medley using the breaststroke at the Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center on Jan. 18. Many elite swimmers from the Coppell swim team are competing in the Class 6A Region II Swimming and Diving Meet today and tomorrow at the LISD Westside Aquatic Center.

Swim team rides wave of momentum into regionals

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
January 31, 2020

CISD unites at pop up party (with video)

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
January 25, 2020

Boom! Bang! Pow! Holmes brings comic books to life (with video)

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
January 17, 2020
Dark clouds surround Coppell High School this afternoon during fourth period near the senior parking lot. Several events throughout the day have been canceled due to impending inclement weather.

Severe weather threat leading to multiple cancellations

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
January 10, 2020
Throughout the past decade, cinema has become more diverse and aware of its portrayal of mental health. Many recent movies also utilize source material from books, comics and past movies. The Sidekick executive news and enterprise editor Pramika Kadari analyzes how these trends and others have transformed the film industry.

Decade Wrap-Up: World of film transformed during 2010s

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
December 18, 2019
Coppell High School Junior Class Student Council members and officers Hailey Wilkins, Lily Lee, Emily Settle and Rohan Srinivasam sell candy grams in the Coppell High School Commons on Monday. Candy grams are being sold to help raise money for the senior prom in April.

Student council raising funds through candy grams

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
December 17, 2019
Coppell High School cafeteria manager Lillian Cruz leads a team of more than a dozen cafeteria workers every day. When in food preparation, Cruz prepares enough meals for close to half of the school.

Faces of CISD: Lillian Cruz

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
December 9, 2019
The Sportlight: Ortega crosses world through exchange program

The Sportlight: Ortega crosses world through exchange program

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
December 2, 2019
CHS Speaks: Administration eliminates final exams (video)

CHS Speaks: Administration eliminates final exams (video)

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
November 15, 2019
Coppell High School special education teacher Jolynn Kelly shows her CISD spirit by participating in “Tie Dye Tuesday” at Turning Point, a program for students who need alternative pathways to graduation at Victory Place @ Coppell. Kelly has worked in Coppell ISD for 37 years and helped develop Turning Point.

Faces of CISD: Jolynn Kelly

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
November 12, 2019
Senior running back Tyrese Ward rushes after the snap giving Coppell a first down against Irving on Friday night at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowboys beat the Tigers 55-7 in their fifth district game of the season, bringing their district record to 2-3.

Coppell dominates Irving with eight touchdowns at homecoming game

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
October 26, 2019
Video: Student section hypes up Lewisville game with powder

Video: Student section hypes up Lewisville game with powder

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
October 18, 2019
University of Texas at Dallas computer science senior lecturer Gordon Arnold speaks to Coppell High School students about artificial intelligence on Wednesday in the CHS Lecture Hall. The CHS AI club reached out to the UTD Artifical Intelligence Society about bringing a guest speaker to the high school.

UTD professor initiates discussion about artificial intelligence

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
October 18, 2019
Student of the week: Mohan dances for human trafficking awareness

Student of the week: Mohan dances for human trafficking awareness

Pramika Kadari, Executive News Editor & Enterprise Editor
October 7, 2019
Coppell High School Lariettes dance to the rhythm of the band at the start of the pep rally in the CHS Arena on Friday. The pep rally was the second of the year, which included a performance by senior Langston Gardner singing”Shoreside” from his album Mystic Trail.

Pep rally excites students for game against Hebron

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
October 4, 2019
Coppell seniors Aishwarya Kannan and Ruchika Khowala wait to return a shot against Tyler Lee at the Coppell High School Tennis Center on Satuday. The Coppell tennis team defeated Lee, 17-2.

Coppell beats Tyler Lee 17-2, loses two tiebreaker matches

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
September 30, 2019
Coppell sophomore Vinay Patel prepares for a shot against Plano West at the Coppell High School Tennis Center on Sept. 13. The Coppell tennis team faces off against both Tyler Lee and Longview this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively.

Tennis to play back-to-back matches tomorrow

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
September 27, 2019
Starting this year, Coppell ISD employees, students and parents can nominate other employees and middle/elementary students for Super Star awards. The form to nominate is in CISD Superintendent Brad Hunt’s newsletter and nominations are due Friday.

Super Star program spotlights district’s unsung role models

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor
September 26, 2019
Coppell High School junior Austin Gregory returns a shot against Plano West at the CHS Tennis Center on Friday. Plano West defeated Coppell, 15-4.

Tennis fails to repeat previous victory against Plano West

Pramika Kadari, Executive News/Enterprise Editor
September 16, 2019
Coppell junior Kunal Seetha serves during his team tennis match against Southlake Carroll at the CHS tennis courts on Aug. 15. Tomorrow, the tennis team plays Plano West, who they defeated for the first time in history on Aug. 23.

Tennis to face off against fierce competitor Plano West

Pramika Kadari, Executive News and Enterprise Editor
September 12, 2019
Coppell ISD associate superintendent Sid Grant has worked in the school district for 23 years. Grant started working as an associate principal at Coppell Middle School North in 1997 and now works with numerous departments including construction, bus transportation and child nutrition.

Faces of CISD: Sid Grant

Pramika Kadari, Executive News and Enterprise Editor
September 8, 2019
James Rich, a former adviser of The Sidekick newspaper, died of a heart attack on Aug. 20. Rich was often described as hard-working, passionate and inspiring; he helped numerous students realize their love for writing and photojournalism.

Late former Sidekick adviser leaves legacy in students

Pramika Kadari, Executive News and Enterprise Editor
August 30, 2019
Coppell High School freshman Lakshana Parsuraman and sophomore Nandini Thallapareddy congratulate each other for making a break on Friday during the first round of the Highland Park/Plano West tournament. Later in the tournament, Coppell defeated Southlake Carroll for the first time in seven years.

Coppell tennis avenges itself against Southlake Carroll

Pramika Kadari, Executive News/Enterprise Editor
August 26, 2019
Starting this school year, Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer is implementing a new late work policy. Failure to turn in late work after two calendar days will now not only result in more points deducted, but also attending “Friday Night Live”, or FNL.

[Video] Bringing a new meaning to FNL (with video)

Sydney Rowe, Staff Writer/Photographer
August 23, 2019
Coppell junior  Matthew Abbey prepares to serve for his match against Southlake Carroll at the CHS tennis courts on Wednesday. Coppell played the Dragons and lost 13-6.

Coppell tennis remains positive despite loss to Southlake Carroll

Pramika Kadari, Executive News and Enterprise Editor
August 15, 2019
Carter Kryzak

Carter Kryzak

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor
May 17, 2019
Thousands of people attended the independent, grassroots and volunteer-driven. Dallas Womens March on Sunday to support womens rights. Since 2017, the parade has taken place annually in Dallas.

Feminism as a living entity

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor
February 16, 2019
On Dec. 28, the interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch was released on Netflix. The film includes a feature that allows viewers to make decisions for the main character.

Fusing video games with film

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor
January 15, 2019
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