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Students often doubt the need for English class when they have spent their entire life speaking, writing and reading the language. The Sidekick student life editor Anette Varghese thinks English is a requisite part of high school curriculum due to its involvement of critical thinking skills.

Don’t write off English

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor September 21, 2021

English is my first language, and the only language where I feel I can comfortably express myself.  The majority of the U.S. population speaks English. According to Language Diversity and English Proficiency...

Sidekick staffers pose for a  picture at the annual Sidekick awards banquet. The Sidekick has been a big part of staff writer Pramika Kadaris life since she moved to Dallas at the beginning of the school year.

Kadari crosses the country

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer May 22, 2018

After 15 years of living in one state, one town, one house, moving from Illinois to Texas in the middle of my high school career was not something I was happy about.   The decision had been...

Four years of high school teaches Chitta to not be afraid, face fears head on

Four years of high school teaches Chitta to not be afraid, face fears head on

Pranathi Chitta, Staff Writer April 28, 2016

As the sun beats down on my skin and the metronome ticks in my ear, the sound growing louder by each tick-- tick tick, TICK TICK. It was becoming harder to lift my foot up and march in a fluid manner,...

Perks of being a teenager: High school comes full circle

Perks of being a teenager: High school comes full circle

May 31, 2013

By Addy Buigas-Lopez Business Manager She pulled out her color-coded binder and agenda and filled in her schedule for the first week of school. She used a different color for each class and made...

Senior column: Hair reflects on high school, future

Senior column: Hair reflects on high school, future

May 15, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor For the past four years, I’ve been climbing endlessly, longing to reach the top the mountain that is Coppell High School. But now that I’m pulling myself up onto...

What gets in my Hair: Golden age of music upon us

What gets in my Hair: Golden age of music upon us

April 24, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor What gets in my hair? People who spout off about how modern music is trash or how nothing will ever compare to the “classics” or how the art of music has hit...

Graphic by Haley Madigan.

Standardized testing tests the patience of students, teachers

April 19, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer When my Pre-Calculus teacher joked that the school year ends in March because testing begins, I could not help but realize the truth of the statement. After March, teaching...

What gets in my Hair: Reckless online behavior

What gets in my Hair: Reckless online behavior

February 6, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor What gets in my hair? Irresponsible and reckless behavior when communicating online. The internet is truly a wonderful place. You can instantly access a wealth...

What gets in my Hair: Students lying on college applications

What gets in my Hair: Students lying on college applications

October 17, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor As you fill out the application for your dream college, it is so incredibly easy to lie, to twist the truth to gain an edge over the competition. The pressure to be...

What gets in my Hair: racism still a problem at CHS, beyond

What gets in my Hair: racism still a problem at CHS, beyond

September 21, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Sometimes, just three words can permanently change your outlook. Even three words read on a tiny cell phone screen during a monotonous bus ride. It was a particularly...

Political journalism requires new practices, brings new challenges

November 3, 2011

By Mary Whitfill Features Editor With presidential primaries right around the corner, this newly registered voter has shamelessly been doing nothing in her spare time but obsessively following...

Generation Y doesn’t ask “why?”

October 18, 2011

By Mary Whitfill Features Editor I am an old soul. I write letters on stationary, I only understand the most basic of technological functions, I use only a pen and paper to conduct interviews and...

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