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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

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Sri Achanta

Sri Achanta, Executive Editor-in-Chief

Sri Achanta is a senior and the executive editor-and-chief of The Sidekick. She finds joy in finding narratives within conversations to create compelling stories.

In her free time, you can find her reading fantasy and mystery novels, her personal favorite book being Legendborn by Tracy Deon. Sri also enjoys painting still life, prefering acrylic paint over oil paints anytime. One of her favorite artworks is a sculpture by Michelangelo called the “Pietà”. 

Sri is always up for a good plate of sushi or a meal at her favorite restaurant, Siam Thai, where she gets her go-to favorite dish which is spicy drunken noodles. She loves to top off her dinner with her favorite drink, Matcha tea. She also never passes on an opportunity to hang out with her friends and family. Her favorite childhood show is “The Wizards of Waverly Place” and she’s currently on her fourth rewatch. To contact her, you can email her at [email protected] or on 'X' (@Sriachanta_ ).

All content by Sri Achanta
The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sri Achanta discusses her growing interest in memoirs. Achanta applauds the connections she feels toward inspirational authors through their writings and reflects on what her own memoir would look like.

Letter from the editor: The final chapter

Sri Achanta, Executive Editor-in-Chief
May 16, 2024
Valley Ranch Elementary School’s playground equipment is rusted and showing wear and tear. Proposition A of the Coppell ISD Bond Package allows for playground renovations for all district elementary schools aside from Canyon Ranch Elementary School.

[Photo] Playground pioneers

Namir Awan, Staff Writer
March 4, 2024
The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sri Achanta reflects on how dependent she is on other people’s opinions. Achanta, after watching the 2017 Gerwig film Lady Bird decided to start forging her own path without taking other people’s opinions as much into account.

Letter from the editor: Navigating the reel and real

Sri Achanta, Executive Editor-in-Chief
February 8, 2024
Your guide to by Nrithya Mahesh

Your guide to FAFSA

Sri Achanta, Executive Editor-in-Chief
January 19, 2024
The Sidekick editor-in-chief Sri Achanta reflects on the importance of analysis after realizing the amount of conscious decisions she makes when filming events on her digital camera. Achanta appreciates the thorough examination of stories in her IB English class.

Letter from the editor: Everything is intentional

Sri Achanta, Executive Editor-in-Chief
December 12, 2023
The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sri Achanta eats a Krispy Krab Roll from Sprouts on Oct. 18. Achanta explains how her journey as a pescatarian for the past four years has helped shape her personal destiny.

Letter from the editor: It’s been four fishy years

Sri Achanta, Executive Editor-in-Chief
November 3, 2023
Coppell High School senior Isha Rahi holds her piece titled “A Daughter’s Burden.” Rahi is president of National Arts Honors Society and uses art as a medium to advocate for South Asian women.

Rahi uses art as medium to advocate for social change

Sri Achanta, Executive Editor-in-Chief
October 30, 2023
Coppell senior outside hitter Daki Kahungu tips over the net against Plano West at CHS Arena on Friday. The Lady Wolves defeated the Cowgirls 25-8, 25-17, 25-23.

Cowgirls dig up confidence but fall short to Plano West

Sri Achanta, Executive Editor-in-Chief
September 9, 2023
The Talk: Senior Overalls Edition

The Talk: Senior Overalls Edition

Sri Achanta, Executive Editor-in-Chief
September 8, 2023
Coppell High School Lariettes perform during halftime on Friday at Buddy Echols Field. Coppell defeated Sachse, 44-41, in the season opener.

Coppell victorious in season opener against Sachse

Sri Achanta, Executive Editor-in-Chief
August 30, 2023
Yaamini Jois

Yaamini Jois

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
May 18, 2023
Meghna Kulkarni

Meghna Kulkarni

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
May 18, 2023
Saniya Koppikar

Saniya Koppikar

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
May 18, 2023
Manasa Mohan

Manasa Mohan

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
May 18, 2023
Shrayes Gunna

Shrayes Gunna

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
May 18, 2023
Angelina Liu

Angelina Liu

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
May 18, 2023
Capturing Coppell is a Sidekick series detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2022-23 school year.

Capturing Coppell: 5/15 – 5/21

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
May 15, 2023
Capturing Coppell is a Sidekick series detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2022-23 school year.

Capturing Coppell: 5/8 – 5/14

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
May 8, 2023
Capturing Coppell is a Sidekick series detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2022-23 school year.

Capturing Coppell: 5/1 – 5/7

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
May 1, 2023
Coppell resident Ranna Raval is a candidate running for Place 4 on the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees. Raval is an advocate for easy access to education for all children.

Place 4: Ranna Raval

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
April 26, 2023
Coppell resident Julie Waters is a candidate running for Place 5 on the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees. Waters is an advocate for district funding and finding a way to retain teachers.

Place 5: Julie Waters

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
April 26, 2023
Irving resident Jobby Mathew is a candidate running for Place 7 on the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees. Matthew is an advocate for building educational programs to prepare learners for the future. Jobby Mathew

Place 7: Jobby Mathew

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
April 26, 2023
Coppell resident Samit Patel is a candidate running for Place 4 on the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees. Patel is an advocate for finding a way to retain teachers.

Place 4: Samit Patel

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
April 26, 2023
Coppell resident Jonathan Powers is a candidate running for Place 4 on the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees. Powers is an advocate for fiscal transparency. Jonathan Powers

Place 4: Jonathan Powers

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
April 26, 2023
Coppell resident David Caviness is the incumbent Place 5 Coppell ISD  trustee running for reelection. Caviness is an advocate for better teacher retention measures.

Place 5: David Caviness

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
April 26, 2023
Capturing Coppell is a Sidekick series detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2022-23 school year.

Capturing Coppell: 4/24 – 4/30

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
April 24, 2023
Coppell Pinkerton Elementary School Physical Education teacher Colleen Michaelis talks to the Coppell High School junior class at CHS Arena about her experience losing her son to fentanyl abuse. As fentanyl use and overdose cases rise in high schools and near Coppell, CHS raises awareness through a mandatory assembly about its fatality.

A pill that kills

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
April 17, 2023
Capturing Coppell is a Sidekick series detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2022-23 school year.

Capturing Coppell: 4/17 – 4/23

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
April 17, 2023
Capturing Coppell is a Sidekick series detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2022-23 school year.

Capturing Coppell: 4/10 – 4/16

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
April 10, 2023
The Sidekick Crossword: April 6

The Sidekick Crossword: April 6

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
April 6, 2023
Capturing Coppell is a Sidekick series detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2022-23 school year.

Capturing Coppell: 4/3 – 4/9

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
April 3, 2023
Capturing Coppell is a Sidekick series detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2022-23 school year.

Capturing Coppell: 3/27 – 4/2

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
March 27, 2023
Coppell senior pitcher Andrew Schultz pitches against Marcus at Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex on Tuesday. Coppell lost, 5-0, to Marcus.

[Photo] Cowboys unable to keep up with Marauders in loss

Srihari Yechangunja, Executive Design/Interactive Editor
March 23, 2023
Capturing Coppell is a Sidekick series detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2022-23 school year.

Capturing Coppell: 3/20 – 3/26

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
March 20, 2023
Capturing Coppell is a Sidekick series detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2022-23 school year.

Capturing Coppell: 3/06 – 3/12

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
March 6, 2023
Capturing Coppell is a Sidekick series detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2022-23 school year.

Capturing Coppell: 2/27 – 3/05

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
February 27, 2023
Capturing Coppell is a Sidekick series detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2022-23 school year.

Capturing Coppell: 2/20 – 2/26

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
February 20, 2023
Coppell senior forward Lillian Edger takes possession from Plano junior midfielder Madison Chapel on Monday at Buddy Echols Field. With a 3-0 victory, the Coppell girls soccer team ended its losing streak, and plays against Lewisville next week.

Cowgirls fight back with 3-0 win against Plano

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor
February 14, 2023
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