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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

Sahasra Chakilam

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor

Sahasra is a junior and the news editor of The Sidekick with an unwavering passion for reporting and writing. She’s a hardworking student at Coppell High School by day and an active media enthusiast by night. She loves to be outside, walking along scenic trails teeming with a multitude of wildlife. Otherwise, she’s biking through the roads of her neighborhood, enjoying the bountiful winds in Texas with her fellow friends. 

If not outdoors, she pursues her love of all media, ranging from TV shows to movies to music. She enjoys unwinding with her favorite humorous sitcoms like New Girl or Community or some of her favorite iconic movies, like Mamma Mia and La La Land. At other times, she prefers to broaden her horizons by exploring new movies and sharing her thoughts on them through reviews. You can also often find her at many indie and pop concerts, fully immersing herself in the atmosphere. She has a broad and diverse range of music she loves to listen to, ranging from Lana Del Rey to Tyler the Creator, but she is a big Swiftie at heart.

You can contact her at [email protected] or follow her on 'X' (@sahasrachak24).

All content by Sahasra Chakilam
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 2/26-3/3

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
February 26, 2024
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 2/12-2/18

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
February 12, 2024
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 2/5-2/11

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
February 5, 2024
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 1/29-2/4

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
January 29, 2024
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 1/22-1/28

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
January 22, 2024
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 1/15-1/21

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
January 15, 2024
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 1/8-1/14

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
January 8, 2024
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 12/11-12/17

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
December 11, 2023
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 12/4-12/10

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
December 4, 2023
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 11/27-12/3

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
November 27, 2023
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 11/20-11/26

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
November 20, 2023
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 11/13-11/19

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
November 13, 2023
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 11/6-11/12

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
November 6, 2023
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 10/30-11/5

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
October 30, 2023
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 10/23-10/29

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
October 23, 2023
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 10/16-10/22

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
October 16, 2023
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 10/9-10/15

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
October 9, 2023
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 10/2-10/7

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
October 2, 2023
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 9/25 – 10/1

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
September 25, 2023
Olivia Rodrigo’s sophomore album GUTS delves into complicated teenage emotions in a rock, punk-ish style, setting it apart from her pop heavy album SOUR. The Sidekick news editor Sahasra Chakilam shares her thoughts on Rodrigo’s GUTS-y new record.

Rodrigo entering a GUTS-y edge

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
September 19, 2023
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 9/18 – 9/24

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
September 18, 2023
Coppell High School has implemented a new policy to discourage excessive class tardies. The new policy entails consequences that heighten as a student’s tardies increase.

Tardy turnover

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
September 14, 2023
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 9/11 – 9/17

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
September 11, 2023
Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

Got You Covered: 9/4-9/10

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
September 4, 2023
Students fill Coppell High School’s main hallway during third passing period. Tuesday marked Coppell ISD’s first day of the 2023-24 school year.

Just the beginning

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor
August 18, 2023
Coppell High School senior Mytri Nair captains the Alpha team of Science Olympiad at CHS. CHS students voted on the 19 most influential seniors in the graduating class of 2023.

Mytri Nair: Bubbly

Sahasra Chakilam, Staff Writer
May 19, 2023
Araceli Reynoso

Araceli Reynoso

Sahasra Chakilam, Staff Writer
May 18, 2023
The Sidekick Crossword: Feb. 21

The Sidekick Crossword: Feb. 21

Sahasra Chakilam, Staff Photographer
February 21, 2023
The Sidekick Crossword: Jan. 3

The Sidekick Crossword: Jan. 3

Sahasra Chakilam, Staff Photographer
January 3, 2023
Keeping Up With Coppell: Bethany Henze

Keeping Up With Coppell: Bethany Henze

Sahasra Chakilam, Staff Photographer
December 13, 2022
Coppell High School senior Elizabeth Grace Walker developed a keen interest in bees at a young age and apprentices with local beekeeper Rory Carrick. To diffuse her interests, Walker founded the CHS Bee Club, highlighting conservation efforts and bee behavior.

Walker embracing the buzz

Sahasra Chakilam, Staff Photographer
December 9, 2022
The Sidekick Crossword: Dec. 5

The Sidekick Crossword: Dec. 5

Sahasra Chakilam, Staff Photographer
December 5, 2022
Coppell High School Respira Show Choir performs “Whatever It Takes” by Imagine Dragons during the Respira Show. Respira’s annual fall dessert show, featuring the theme “Whatever It Takes,” was Saturday evening at the Coppell High School Auditorium.

Respira brings out vim, vigor on stage

Sahasra Chakilam, Staff Photographer
November 7, 2022
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