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Akif Abidi
Akif Abidi is a senior and a third-year staffer on The Sidekick. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, working out, video games, watching shows and spending time with friends and family. Akif usually works on sports, news and entertainment stories, and he also covers most of the CHS boys and girls soccer matches during the winter for both The Sidekick and the Citizen's Advocate (a local Coppell newspaper). Akif is the president of the CHS AI club and is also a part of the Model United Nations club, Computer Science club and the MSA club.  If there are any comments and concerns, contact him @akifabidi on Twitter or via email at [email protected]

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020
Coppell’s blooming business scene: present condition, tackling COVID-19 and future ambitions (Story)
Apr 22, 2020
A guide to the poetic side of rap: the underappreciated lingua franca of music (Story)
Apr 01, 2020
Age is just a number (Story)
Mar 13, 2020
The Penny Podcast – Episode #042 + COVID-19 Update (Media)
Mar 05, 2020
Boys soccer makes big statement with upset of top-ranked Marcus (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
Boys soccer to face powerhouse Marcus, look to hold playoff spot (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
CISD to hold Pick Pinkerton lottery for enrollment spots at Pinkerton Elementary (Story)
Feb 23, 2020
Boys soccer puts end to winless streak, looks to redeem itself in second half of district season  (Story)
Feb 21, 2020
Coppell looks to end winless streak against MacArthur (Story)
Feb 09, 2020
Cowboys fail to break winless streak, fall 2-1 to Irving (Story)
Feb 01, 2020
Venturing into the era of artificial intelligence: humanity’s doom or greatest ally? (Part 1) (Story)
Feb 01, 2020
Venturing into the era of artificial intelligence: the other side of the coin (Parts 2, 3, 4) (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
City researching solutions to handle new state tax law (Story)
Jan 28, 2020
Cowboys to play Hebron in first District 6-6A home match (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
Coppell triumphs 2-0 over Rockwall-Heath, finishes preseason on a good note (Story)
Jan 21, 2020
Cowboys to face Rockwall-Heath, look to finish preseason strong (Story)
Jan 17, 2020
Sports are essential but should be mediated with other extracurriculars (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
On the Spot: Campus introduces changes to next year’s scheduling system (with video) (Story)
Jan 12, 2020
Cowgirls sweep Tigers in 60-20 win (Story)
Jan 10, 2020
Coppell sports update entering new year (Story)
Jan 10, 2020
Cowgirls return to district play against Irving (Story)
Dec 18, 2019
Preseason play continues with 1-1 tie against Heritage (Story)
Dec 16, 2019
Cowboys facing former assistant coach in scrimmage with Heritage (Story)
Dec 12, 2019
From supercity to southern suburbs: McLaren Automotives shifting North American headquarters to Coppell (Story)
Dec 11, 2019
Cowgirls walk off the court with win against Mustangs, gear up for first district game (Story)
Dec 02, 2019
Balancing both lives: Nelson looks to pursue basketball, academics at Trinity (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Halfway to the goal: choir sees 15 singers pass region auditions (Story)
Oct 18, 2019
The Sportlight: Warner overcomes injury, returns better than ever (Story)
Oct 17, 2019
Coppell competes in Dragon Hunt Invitational, adds experience to young team’s belt  (Story)
Oct 11, 2019
Coppell Swim team preps up for Dragon Hunt Invitational in Southlake (Story)
Oct 10, 2019
Engineering students look to tackle problems through creating apps (Story)
Sep 27, 2019
Bringing the community together: Coppell’s TEDxYouth Talk spreads new perspectives (with video) (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
Coppell High School to host TEDxYouth Talk, provide a platform to fresh, innovative ideas (Story/Media)
Sep 19, 2019
Tennis team makes history with state ranking (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
Volleyball opens district against Irving Nimitz (with video) (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
Running for a cause: Local park holds fifth Fighting Autoimmune Disease 5K run (with video) (Story/Media)
Sep 03, 2019
Deception, over-zealous ambition leading to college résumé padding (Story)
Aug 27, 2019
Andy Brown Park gears up for fifth annual Fighting Autoimmunity 5K run (Story/Media)
May 17, 2019
Path to success (Story)
Apr 18, 2019
Freshmen athletes conforming to high school athletics after initial scheduling issues (Story)
Apr 11, 2019
CHS students place second in state science fair with solution for the global water crisis (Story)
Apr 04, 2019
End of the line: Playoff run comes to an end against Grand Prairie (Story)
Apr 01, 2019
Gophers await in area playoffs following emotional win (Story)
Mar 29, 2019
An exhilarating finish: Cowboys triumph over Guyer in penalty shootout (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
Cowboys stepping into playoffs with high hopes after district runner-up finish (Story)
Mar 23, 2019
Cowboys secure 2nd place with Senior Night victory over Nimitz (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
Flower Mound takes hold of top spot in district standings (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
Cowboys to play Flower Mound in district championship deciding match (Story)
Mar 06, 2019
Comeback story: Coppell takes over as district leaders (Story)
Mar 03, 2019
Cowgirls close in on district championship with 2-1 win over Marcus (with video) (Story)
Mar 01, 2019
Coppell to play rival Marcus in crucial district match (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
CHS DECA shines at state, earns 11 spots at internationals (Story)
Feb 10, 2019
Back in-form: Cowboys secure much needed 2-1 victory against Flower Mound (Story)
Feb 07, 2019
After back-to-back losses, Cowboys playing to win against Flower Mound (Story)
Feb 02, 2019
Rival Marcus triumphs over Coppell, 3-2 (Story/Media)
Jan 31, 2019
Cowboys prepare to take on rival Marcus (Story)
Jan 27, 2019
Cowgirls secure 2-0 win against Hebron in an exciting match (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
In-form Cowgirls to play Lady Hawks in second district match (Story)
Jan 19, 2019
Cowboys end preseason on a good note with 5-0 win against Falcons (Story)
Jan 17, 2019
Cowboys look to finish preseason strong against Falcons (Story)
Dec 18, 2018
Primed for action: Cowboys strap up for a new season (Story)
Dec 10, 2018
Up-and-coming talent: Peeks selected as sole freshman on varsity (Story)
Nov 03, 2018
2018 Midterms: Candidates campaigning, citizens voting for the future (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
A big step forward: McGill commits to play football at SMU (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Apple’s new iPhones: are they the right buy? (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
Technology Spotlight: FEMA Presidential Alert, what is it? (Story)
Sep 28, 2018
Technology Spotlight: Uber expands horizons with uberAIR (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
CISD takes initiative to ramp up campus security for student safety (Story)
Sep 20, 2018
Technology Spotlight: Apple releases new iPhones (Story)
Sep 12, 2018
Technology Spotlight: Marvel’s Spider-man redefines the super hero gaming industry (Story)
May 24, 2018
Technology Spotlight: The rise of Android (Story)
May 02, 2018
Another feather in K-Dot’s cap: Lamar bestowed prestigious Pulitzer Prize (Story)
May 01, 2018
A long time comin’: Cowboys select Coppell product Williams in NFL draft (Story)
Apr 26, 2018
Technology Spotlight: Spotify Changes (Story)
Apr 20, 2018
Creativity Showcase: Sophomore Ben Han (Story)
Apr 16, 2018
Pre-game rituals get athletes’ heads right before games (Story)
Apr 11, 2018
Technology Spotlight: Apple Music vs. Spotify (Story)
Apr 05, 2018
Cowgirls inching closer to state championship following 5-0 playoff victory (Story)
Mar 28, 2018
Technology Spotlight: Facebook Controversies (Story)
Mar 25, 2018
Back to back: Cowgirls crowned as district champions once again, open playoffs Tuesday (Story)
Mar 21, 2018
Technology Spotlight: Uber Controversies (Story)
Mar 11, 2018
Coppell remains in district hunt with 5-1 victory (Story)
Mar 08, 2018
Technology Spotlight: The Apple Homepod (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
With second place secured, Cowgirls aim to lead district (Story)
Feb 28, 2018
Cowboys walk off with defeat by Pearce (Story)
Feb 20, 2018
New formation churning out needed wins for boys soccer (Story)
Feb 19, 2018
Skyline no match for district leading Cowgirls (Story)
Feb 09, 2018
Band, choir students make CHS shine at all-state (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
Eyes on the prize: Cowgirls kick off district with an impressive win against Mustangs (Story/Media)
Jan 24, 2018
Cowboys soccer emerge winners from exciting game (with video) (Story)
Jan 07, 2018
Coppell Motor Sports Club revs up for a new year (Story)
Dec 09, 2017
Coppell athletes hold up tradition of contribution in time of giving (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Leash your dogs for the safety of all (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
Coppell wrestling Montealegre, Jackson, McIntosh gear up for season (Story)
Oct 02, 2017
CHS witnesses much-awaited opening of new bathrooms (Story/Media)
Sep 27, 2017
A big step forward: Coppell’s Anderson commits to play lacrosse at Stanford (Story/Media)
Sep 19, 2017
CHS senior represents Coppell as Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen 2017 (Media)
Sep 14, 2017
CHS Holds Open House (Media)
Sep 14, 2017
Who needs Google Translate? (Story/Media)
Sep 07, 2017
Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen 2017 Attends the Miss North Texas Pageant (Media)