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Sreeja Mudumby

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor

Sreeja Mudumby is a senior and the executive editorial page editor for the Sidekick. Sreeja is primarily a writer, and this is her third year on the Sidekick staff. Apart from The Sidekick, Sreeja likes to read thrillers, listen to R&B music and go to restaurants with her friends. If you have any questions, feel free to contact her through her email [email protected]

All content by Sreeja Mudumby
Tracy Tran a staff writer on The Sidekick. The Sidekick’s executive entertainment editor expresses how Tran has influenced her time on staff.

[Photo] Tracy Tran

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor
May 13, 2022
Joanne Kim is a staff writer on The Sidekick. The Sidekick staff writer Anushree De expresses how Kim has influenced their time on staff.

[Photo] Joanne Kim

Anushree De, Staff Designer
May 13, 2022
Anjali Krishna is the executive editor-in-chief of The Sidekick. The Sidekick staff writer Shrayes Gunna expresses how Krishna has influenced his time on staff.

[Photo] Anjali Krishna

Shrayes Gunna, Staff Writer
May 13, 2022
High school can feel like a time where one needs to accomplish every task possible. The Sidekick executive editorial page editor Sreeja Mudumby thinks being selective about what one puts their time into will result in a successful high school experience.

One last time, for myself and for you

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor
May 13, 2022
Coppell junior first baseman Emily Fischetti prepares to field against Plano East on March 25 at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. Fischetti is currently a softball coach for the 6U Unos team and wants to be a special education teacher.

Covering all bases

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor
April 25, 2022
Coppell High School senior Om Agarwal wrote a physics textbook, AP Physics I Mechanics: Crash Course, to aid  struggling classmates. Agarwal balances a tutoring business at his house where he teaches AP physics, AP chemistry and AP calculus while being the president of the Creative Problem Solvers Club in India.

Establishing a momentum of leadership

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor
April 19, 2022
Coppell High School DECA members broke the school record of 17 International Career Development Conference qualifiers with 34 on Feb. 26 in Houston. ICDC qualifiers will travel  to Atlanta on April 23-27 to compete with international students.

DECA doubling record with 34 ICDC qualifiers

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor
April 4, 2022
Coppell junior kicker Nic Radicic kicks an extra point against Sachse on Aug. 27 at Homer B. Johnson Stadium in Garland. Radicic and Coppell junior double back Braxton Myers have been selected to play in the All-American Bowl on Jan. 7, 2023 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Only one call away

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor
March 24, 2022
Many people believe there are special requirements to be a writer. However, The Sidekick executive editorial page editor Sreeja Mudumby thinks anyone can write if they put their mind to it.

Anyone can be a writer

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor
February 11, 2022
Coppell senior Anna Kate Terry shoots against Dallas Ursuline Academy on Thursday at CMS North Field. Coppell lost to Ursuline, 9-7. Photo by Olivia Short.

Slow start dooms girls lacrosse in loss to Ursuline

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive editorial page editor
February 11, 2022
Coppell Independent School District (CISD) has introduced a new two-minute warning bell before the end of passing period. The Sidekick executive editorial page editor Sreeja Mudumby thinks the bell is a beneficial addition to reduce tardies.

The Local Lens: Saved by the bell

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor
January 27, 2022
Coppell High School’s Heritage Night moved from Dec. 3 to Feb 11 due to student conflicts with other events. Heritage Night is a night where families and students can share their culture with dances, rituals and traditions.

Heritage Night rescheduled for Feb. 11 to increase turnout

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive editorial page editor
December 9, 2021
CHS9 freshman guard Landry Sherrer shoots a free throw against Richardson Pearce at Coppell High School Arena on Friday. Sherrer is on the varsity as a freshman and has a twin sister, Mallory Sherrer who plays on the junior varsity team.

Freshman bringing new game, familiar name to varsity squad

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive editorial page editor
December 8, 2021
Coppell High School senior Rose Park, sophomore Sarang Goel and junior Jeffery Wang work on their sustained investigation project during their second period AP drawing class. Park has taken art classes since elementary school and is currently a graphic design intern for The Dallas Morning News.

Park’s pencil exploring patterns, prose

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor
November 19, 2021
The Sidekick executive editorial page editor has been working in Kumon Coppell East since September. Mudumby is grateful for her job because it helps her learn valuable skills that can help her in the future.

Giving thanks: An avenue of discomfort

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor
November 19, 2021
Coppell South Asian seniors Rudra Raval, Jaserah Chowdary and Arsalan Rivsi wear culturally significant clothing while juxtaposing the classic American diner. In recent years, South Asian immigration has risen significantly within Coppell, and Coppell ISD continues to develop and diversify to accommodate new incoming students.

Making a new home

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor
November 5, 2021
Many people, including students, are familiar with the phrase, “The early bird catches the worm,” establishing the idea that people must wake up at the earliest hours of the morning to be successful. The Sidekick executive editorial page editor Sreeja Mudumby thinks waking up early is not the only way to achieve your goals. Illustration by Esther Kim

Late birds also get worms

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor
September 29, 2021
Coppell High School senior Gautam Rao interviews computer engineer Vish Turaga for his Day As A Professional YouTube channel. Rao started his channel in November of last year and posts educational videos about various career fields.

Day in life contributing to Rao’s future days in life

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor
September 24, 2021
Coppell High School senior Lauren Chamberlain uses a hula hoop to trace a circle for her parking spot design at the CHS parking lot on Saturday. Seniors were able to paint their assigned parking spots from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Senior class embracing parking lot as canvas for creativity

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor
September 20, 2021
Coppell juniors Andrew Mullen, Karthi Partipan and Samuel Martinson run during cross country practice before school at Buddy Echols Field on Thursday. Mullen started running cross country in seventh grade and now runs on the varsity team.

Running away, then towards the finish line

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor
September 14, 2021
Influencers are looked up to by young adults and teenagers, who consider them role models. The Sidekick’s executive editorial page editor Sreeja Mudumby thinks influencers are unfairly burdened with moral expectations and should not be considered role models.

Ask yourself who your influencers are

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor
August 31, 2021
The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil accomplished countless awards academically and in all categories of high school journalism including Miss CHS and placing first in the nation for the National Student Press Association’s Editorial Leadership Best of Show. Parampottil is widely respected by peers and teachers, and will attend the University of Texas at Austin in the fall. Photo illustration by Angelina Liu

Don’t look away from the arms of a moment

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor
May 28, 2021
Andy Brown Park has four locations: West, East, Andrew Brown Jr. Community Park and Central
Field. Andy Brown Park was voted The Sidekick’s best place to take a walk in Coppell.

Best place for a walk: Andy Brown Park

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
May 17, 2021
The 2020-21 school year has been quite the roller coaster. The Sidekick communications manager Sreeja Mudumby expresses how this year has shaped her into a better person.

Outer glow down, inner glow up

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
May 11, 2021
Over the past century, the English language has shaped and evolved in ways that the roaring twenties could never have imagined. As time has gone on, The Sidekick communications manager Sreeja Mudumby shares how early English has maintained its influence from the past and the present day twist on the English language.

Slang haters do not pass the vibe check

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
April 26, 2021
People’s expectations of themselves can often lead to feeling like a failure. The Sidekick communications manager Sreeja Mudumby thinks people should start perceiving themselves for who they are as opposed to who they are not.

A world full of failures is a failed world

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
April 26, 2021
Coppell senior Hannah Francis competes in Coppell’s annual Santa Slam Meet at the CHS Arena. The Coppell girls wrestling team took home the District 6-6A title on Saturday at Allen High School with a total score of 111.

Girls wrestling brings home district title

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
April 14, 2021
Women all over the world fear the idea of walking alone in the dark. The Sidekick communications manager Sreeja Mudumby expresses her concern of not being able to walk alone in the dark due to her gender and corrupt societal norms.

Shining a light on our nightmare

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
February 24, 2021
According to The Sidekick communications manager Sreeja Mudumby, cursive has become outdated, but it is still being introduced in elementary school classrooms. Mudumby thinks replacing the cursive requirement with American Sign Language will  help young children. Graphic by Ava Gillis.

“Sign here, please”

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
January 19, 2021
The Sidekick communications manager Sreeja Mudumby has been dancing since she was 5 years old. Starting in Bangalore, India and now here in Coppell, dance has been a constant which has helped her adapt.

Dance to express, not impress

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
December 16, 2020
Coppell junior Maria Husain practices at the CHS Indoor Facility on Dec. 7. Coppell hosts its annual Santa Slam tournament tomorrow at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. in the CHS Arena.

Husain grappling for human rights

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
December 9, 2020
Coppell junior Claire Jiang warms up for the intrasquad meet on Nov. 21 at the YMCA. After Coppell High School was limited to virtual learning only for five days, the Coppell swimming team returned to action on Friday with an intrasquad meet at the Coppell YMCA.

Swim back in water for intrasquad meet

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
November 30, 2020
Project Querencia members and Coppell High School junior Gautam Rao, Coppell sophomore Sanjitha Sreemushta, Coppell sophomore Shraavya Pydisetti and Coppell junior Revant Kanakamedala put together care packages for teachers at CHS.  Project Querencia was founded by  Pydisetti in June to help make a change in the community.

Comfort in the chaos

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
November 20, 2020
Through the challenges of COVID-19, our mentalities become more adaptable. The Sidekick communications manager Sreeja Mudumby shares how she is thankful for her growth over the past few months and how plants can be seen in a similar light.

Giving thanks: from a seed to a tree

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
November 17, 2020
Diwali, the festival of lights, is largely celebrated by Hindus and includes activities such as fireworks and enjoying food with family and friends. The Sidekick communications manager Sreeja Mudumby discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the celebration and what Diwali means to her.

Celebrating festival of lights amidst darkness

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
November 17, 2020

Thom Hulme

Sreeja Mudumby
November 3, 2020
Grapevine business owner Ginger Blazek shares helpful flavor tips in her kitchen where she runs her new business, Baked By Ginger, on Sunday. The Sidekick staff writer Sreeja Mudumby explores Blazek’s journey of running former Coppell bakery Zenzero for eight years.

Secret ingredient is Ginger

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
October 29, 2020
Coppell AP literature teacher Matthew Bowden wears his Dodgers gear to show his support for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers are playing against the Tampa Bay Rays at Globe Life Field in Arlington.

Dodging COVID-19 (with video)

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
October 22, 2020
The Sidekick communications manager Sreeja Mudumby grew up loving to read books which capture her imagination. However, like many others they reach high school, Mudumby now does not have the time for leisurely reading and has to settle for required reading for school, which she often finds monotonous.

The long lost art of reading

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
October 13, 2020
CHS9 Spanish teacher Rosa Brown explains an upcoming project to a student during fifth period on Oct. 2. Brown immigrated from Chihuahua, Mexico and is a Spanish II teacher at CHS9.

Latina and beyond

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
October 5, 2020
Struggles of online school

Struggles of online school

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
September 28, 2020
Former Coppell defensive midfielder and  CHS 2020 graduate Montse Lomeli races down Buddy Echols Field on Feb. 10 against Marcus last season. Lomeli is attending Northumbria University this fall  in Newcastle, England, and plans to major in sports management while playing soccer. Sidekick file photo.

Leaving Coppell comforts

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
September 23, 2020
The city council budget meeting took place on Tuesday. The Coppell city council announced the new budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. Graphic by Blanche Harris

City council proposes budget for new fiscal year

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
September 9, 2020
Coppell senior Chelsea Romas earns a full golf scholarship to Texas Tech. Romas plans to major in business and finance along with playing golf. Photo courtesy Chelsea Romas.

The driving force

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
September 8, 2020
Coppell High School AP Statistics teacher Lowell Johnson taught students in Kenya as a Peace Corps service. Johnson taught math and English in the school in order to help facilitate learning in a third world country. Photo courtesy Lowell Johnson

From Kenya lessons to Coppell classrooms

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager
September 8, 2020
Coppell sophomore Sky Schuller releases at the Coppell Relays at Buddy Echols Field on Feb. 29. Schuller broke the Coppell pole vaulting record with 13 feet at the Coppell Relays, the 100-meter hurdles record with 14.56 seconds at the Coppell Relays and again with 14.10 seconds at The Colony Invitational on March 5 and tied the high jump record with 5 feet 6 inches at both the Flower Mound Relays on Feb. 22 and The Colony Invitational on March 5. Photo by Tracy Tran

Reaching for the sky

Sreeja Mudumby, Staff Writer
March 27, 2020
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