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In celebration of Student Press Freedom Day, The Sidekick advertising and circulation manager Trisha Atluri delves into the world of student journalism with her experiences as a writer, photographer and designer. Atluri highlights the importance of student newspapers during unprecedented times.

#SJW2021: An oasis amidst desert

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager February 26, 2021

Currently, there are more than 13,000 students enrolled in Coppell ISD. 13,000 stories to tell and one newspaper staff to tell them. As news deserts across the country grow, local journalism is left...

With the increasing new trend of weight-lifting high schoolers, Sidekick staff writer Anika Arutla tells how one can tackle the more intimidating aspects of the gym. Arutla explains how one’s social media presence of their active lifestyle may be even more important than the exercising itself.

Coppell Observer: The truth behind exercising

Anika Arutla , Staff Writer May 16, 2018

Coppell Observer is a humorous weekly column about life as a teenager. Please be warned that any and all sass is due to the writers’ similar situation as teenagers (even though we feel so much older)....

The bathroom stall seems to be the choice of platform for both hate speech and love speech.

Bathroom stalls see aggressive underground, student tensions

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer May 15, 2017

Rushing to use the bathroom and still be on time, students pick a bathroom stall to use before 52 minutes of instruction. Once situated, the student looks to their right: swastikas are drawn in black sharpie...

IB Math Studies teacher Ian VanderSchee works with seniors Jess Goode and Maria Khan on their trigonometry homework. VanderSchee teaches using the flipped classroom method, where students learn the material at home through videos and can ask questions and work out problems with him during class.

Working with a team when you hate team spirit

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer March 10, 2017

As students, we often learn about teamwork and its complexities. There will always be the group leader and there will almost always be one person whose laziness drags the whole group down.   Some...

Straight pride seen as equilibrium rather than for ignoring the real reasons of LGBT+ pride.

Why there is no straight pride: pride is to celebrate progress and bravery, not to please others

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer January 27, 2017
Pride is not a trend, but rather a practice based in a traumatic history of multiple social minorities.
Generation Z is often stuck between socially engaging between the digital and physical platforms.

Generation Z not inherently self-centered, just conditioned by generational strife

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer January 13, 2017
Each generation of youth has faced its fair share of disagreement from the older demographic. Technology has only become a new format in which to aim the blame.
LGBT+ community should find more strength in coexistence

LGBT+ community should find more strength in coexistence

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer December 2, 2016
In the end, we all have a common goal which brings us together: equality.
Being happy requires more than smiles

Being happy requires more than smiles

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer November 5, 2016

A good start to the week is very important and everyone starts their week in differently. Last week, I started my week by locking myself in my car at 11 p.m. and screaming from a stress-induced panic attack....

Putting the correct in political correctness

Putting the correct in political correctness

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer October 31, 2016
Political correctness has two functions: to raise awareness and to be inclusive.
Pink tax is the wrong tax

Pink tax is the wrong tax

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer October 14, 2016
This rise in pricing is known as the “pink tax”, with the reason being that most women’s hygiene products are considered luxury items - strange since they seem to be so necessary.
Statistical information on average times spent doing homework for students in the United States.

Exploring international classroom dynamics

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer September 16, 2016
The problem is that while there are benefits to staying in school, most students do not benefit very much from working hard while in school.
The evolution of the English language

The evolution of the English language

Elena Gillis, Staff Writer May 31, 2016

“Lol.”   The phrase once meant what it literally stood for- “laugh out loud.” It has now taken on a whole new meaning of simply a filler, or an acknowledgement that something was mildly...

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