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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Many people across the globe feel alienated because of their culture. The Sidekick staff designer Ahana Roy writes about why diversity is so important within a community.

Un-Alienated: Embracing diversity within a community

Ahana Roy, Staff Designer November 1, 2023

My third grade teacher taught the class that people from foreign countries were called aliens. All heads in the room turned to me. “Alien” is what my classmates started to call me. From kindergarten...

This or That: Are you a morning bird or night owl? (video)

Hamza Zakir, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

Should I wake up early or stay up late? A question many Coppell High School students have had to ask themselves at least once. Watch The Sidekick staff writer Hamza Zakir's video and see whether students...

Memories are one-of-a-kind moments that happen only once. The Sidekick staff writer Havish Premkumar thinks moments should be cherished while in the present to fully enjoy them. Graphic by Minnie Gazawada

Embracing The Moment

Havish Premkumar, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

Ah life, that privilege gifted from God, that gives you the innate ability to fully prosper and thrive in any way you desire. It may have its shortcomings and overall off-putting moments but all around,...

With not being educated about the LGBTQ community, many aspects can be confusing. The Sidekick staff writer Maya Palavali explains the importance of self education.

It is your job to educate yourselves, not the community

Maya Palavali, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

“So… what percent gay are you?”  "Who’s the man of the relationship?”  When asked these questions, I always ask one back:  “Why do I have to answer?” In recent years, there...

Teatime Tuesday: Is speech and debate significant in students’ futures?

Shrayes Gunna, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

In an increasingly connected society where interactions between people have only grown in importance in professional and informal spaces, communication skills are a desirable asset for one to master and...

Parents and other adults tend to impose their opinions and lifestyle on young adults. However, The Sidekick communications manager Varshitha Korrapolu thinks young adults should be allowed to make their own choices, as they are capable of making good decisions on their own and that an adult should serve as a helpful guide that nudges the child towards the right decision.

Little people can make big decisions

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager October 26, 2021

“You’re just a little kid. What do you know?”  “You’re too young to talk about that.”  “You’re too naive to make your own decisions.”  Far too often, adults, especially parents,...

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.
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