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‘CALM’ brings maturity to nine year old band

Pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer released its fourth album, CALM, on Friday. Upon releasing three albums prior with different styles, social media manager Anika Arutla talks about its growth through the years.

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

March 31, 2020

I was first introduced to 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) when I was 11. At the time, it was reduced to the punk version of One Direction.  Nine years later, with its fourth album release CALM on Friday, it has established its own identity in the world of pop and rock.  Its self titled debut album is the definition ...

Nothing special about Netflix’s To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Netflix released the second installment in the To All The Boys series, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, on Feb. 12. The series is based off of Jenny Han’s trilogy of the same name.  Photo courtesy Netflix.

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

February 21, 2020

When To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before released in August 2018, the internet was overwhelmed with the romance, family dynamic and aesthetic of the movie. On Feb. 12, Netflix released P.S. I Still Love You, the second installment in the series—and it did not receive the same response.  The asp...

“An Ode” gives Seventeen new reputation in latest album

Seventeen’s third studio album, An Ode, released Sept. 16. The Sidekick executive editorial page editor Claire Clements gives a glimpse into her opinion on the album.

Claire Clements, Executive Editorial Page Editor

September 28, 2019

On Sept. 16, K-Pop group Seventeen released its  third full album, An Ode. The album, preceded by weeks of anticipation following the release of its digital single, “Hit” on Aug. 5, broke numerous records, rising to No. 1 on iTunes K-Pop Album charts in 24 regions less than a day following the ...

Paying tribute to our childhood

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame released on April 26, making 1.2 billion dollars in its first weekend. The Sidekick staff writer, Anika Arutla, discusses the expectations of the movie and the conclusion to the original six Avengers characters.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. In 2008, Marvel Studios introduced Iron Man (played by Robert Downey Jr.) to the world. Little did we know, this was the start to something much bigger, something that would blow it away (pun intended). Since Iron Man’s release to today, 2...

Sunny Street Cafe becomes Coppell’s newest brunch haven

“Our Famous Hearty Breakfast” is one of Sunny Street Cafe’s favorites on the menu, with two eggs, buttermilk pancakes, choice of bacon, ham or sausage; and choice of hash browns, grits or fresh fruit.  Sunny Street Cafe recently opened on Sept. 24 and is located on 140 W Sandy Lake Rd.

Charlotte Vanyo, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

Sunny Street Cafe recently opened a new location in Coppell on Sept. 23. Specializing in breakfast, lunch and the beautiful combination of the two that is brunch, Sunny Street Cafe is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.   When I pulled up to Sunny Street Cafe, the first thing that caug...

Marvel sweeps audience with massive cliffhanger

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War opened April 27 in United States theaters and is considered one of the most anticipated films of the year. The movie received multiple acclaims and ended with a huge cliffhanger. The next Avengers movie is set to release in May of 2019.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018

No amount of mental preparation could have helped you once you were seated in that reclining chair with a big bowl of popcorn in your lap and a large Coca-Cola on your right.   Marvel made sure once you got out of that theater, you would not feel peace or happiness until you saw the next Avengers...

Mathieu creates fictional feminist revolution based on personal experiences

The Sidekick’s Wren Lee reviews Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu for the upcoming authors event at William T. Cozby Public Library on Feb. 24.. She also connects the novel with the Riot Grrrl movement, which is an underground feminist punk movement that originated in the 1990s.

Wren Lee, Executive Design Editor

February 16, 2018

Young adult fiction’s latest feminist sensation Vivian Carter is ready to fight back.   Moxie is a young adult fiction novel written by author Jennifer Mathieu, who has written various other titles such as The Truth About Alice, Devoted and Afterward.   The book’s inspiration lie...

‘Reputation’ review: Well worth the wait

Taylor Swift released her long-awaited album Reputation on Nov. 10. According to Nielsen Music, it sold 1.05 million copies in the United States in its first four days, already making it the biggest selling album of 2017.

Anthony Cesario, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017

Over the years, Taylor Swift has been America’s sweetheart, gaining the adoration of millions of people as she transcended the genres of country and pop music with appeal to all ages. That’s why it was so surprising when, after three years’ silence, Swift released “Look What You Made Me Do”,...

The ramen review: With the trend towards these noodles increasing, new restaurants are popping up in the DFW area (with video)

Ramen Hakata’s original Hakata Ramen ($8.50) has a tonkotsu, cream-based broth. With many toppings such as pork and a soft boiled egg, there is a lot of dimension to the dish. It does have thinner noodles, which is disappointing to some ramen eaters.

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017

Many people incorrectly picture ramen as a sodium-packed noodle soup in a foam cup that is eaten in copious amounts by broke college students. Authentic ramen, a Japanese and Chinese rooted dish, is more than just an instant noodle. With broths requiring six to 12 hours of preparation, specialty ...

Live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast recaptures Disney magic

Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast premiered on March 17. The film, directed by Bill Condon, stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the title roles with music composed by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.

Sruthi Boppuri, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017

The enchanting set designs, mesmerizing cinematography and remarkable score transported viewers to 18th century France in the award-winning love story, Beauty and the Beast.   The “tale as old as time” premiered on the silver screen again on March 17, in live-action form. Directed by Bill Co...

Alice Through the Looking Glass brings adventure, beautiful imagery to the screen

Alice Through the Looking Glass brings adventure, beautiful imagery to the screen

Gracie Blackwell, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016

DALLAS - “You can’t change the past,” Alice Kingsleigh, played by Mia Wasikowska, said.   The sequel to Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, comes to movie theatres starting tomorrow. Since the first movie, Alice in Wonderland brought huge success, leadin...

Sia reclaims the stage with “This Is Acting”

Sia reclaims the stage with “This Is Acting”

Elena Gillis, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

From the first glance, Australian born artist Sia Furler (mononymously known as “Sia”) is different. In every instance, she appears with creative ways to cover her face. She is known for penning the works of many artists such as Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” Beyoncé’s “Pretty Hurts” and Kelly Cl...