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CHS media programs take home top honors at journalism convention

The Sidekick, KCBY-TV and Round-Up went to the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco. The Sidekick and KCBY-TV each won first place in Best of Show, and Coppell Student Media won its second Online Pacemaker.

Wren Lee, Executive Design Editor

April 18, 2018

The announcer went down the list of National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker winners during the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco and said, “Another school from Texas,” then paused.   “I know there were other schools from Texas that were finalist...

On the Spot: From students to speakers; “Pittsburg Six” take on Dallas convention as journalism celebrities

Pittsburg (Kan.) High School seniors Connor Balthazor, Patrick Sullivan, Kali Poenitske, Maddie Baden, Gina Mathew and and their adviser Emily Smith talk about the Booster Redux’s investigative adventure uncovering discrepancies in their principal’s resume leading to her resignation they had in March 2017. They led a session on Friday at the JEA/NSPA Fall High School Journalism Convention at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, which is being attended by Sidekick newspaper, KCBY-TV and Round-Up yearbook staff members.

Amelia Vanyo, Editor-In-Chief

November 17, 2017

DALLAS - It all started with junior Maddie Baden noticing a couple discrepancies in her newly hired principal’s story.   It all ended with a trip to the White House correspondents dinner and the retirement of Destry Brown.   The whirlwind trip of the “Pittsburg Six,” of...

On the Spot: Journalists looking to go big at national journalism convention (with video)

The Sidekick staff members attend the 2017 JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention’s opening ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Dallas on Nov. 16. Among nearly 5,000 other high school journalists, students are learning about how to become better journalists through various sessions led by professionals and educators in various fields at the convention.

Lili Lomas

November 17, 2017

DALLAS - Nearly 5,000  high school journalists and advisers bustled around the Hyatt Regency lobby  at the first day of the 2017 JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention today.   For the 29 Coppell Student Media members in attendance, this scene was the introduction to a week...

Convention opens staffer to new perspective

The CBS newsroom reporters all work on their stories as members of Coppell Student Media are given a tour around the CBS Studios Center in Los Angeles on Thursday. Members of The Sidekick and KCBY were able to talk with many different journalists and learn about the professional news company.

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer

April 17, 2016

It seems to be that the best approach is every approach as long as it works for you.

Benhayoun gains life changing experience through choir convention (Q&A)

Photo courtesy Ashley Benhayoun

Sruthi Boppuri, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

Coppell High School Choir students are spreading Coppell talent beyond the borders of Texas. This past week, several CHS choir students traveled to Kansas City, MO, to participate in the Southwestern American Choral Directors Association (SWACDA) conference. Sophomore Ashley Benhayoun provides more ...

Magical experiences, awards at 2015 fall JEA/NSPA convention

Magical experiences, awards at 2015 fall JEA/NSPA convention

November 20, 2015

Rachel Buigas-Lopez Editor-in-Chief @rachelbuigas ORLANDO, Fla. - The sunshine state greeted The Sidekick and KCBY staffs with 80 degree weather, a cookie from the DoubleTree hotel and a bright blue “Media Magic” shirt. The 2015 JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention did no...

Coppell media contingent heads to nation’s capital for premier journalism convention

Eleven members of Coppell High School’s KCBY-TV and Round-Up yearbook programs departed today for Washington D.C. for the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention, which runs through Sunday. The student journalists plan to sightsee while in the nation’s capital, including a trip to Newseum (pictured here from a 2009 trip by Coppell Student Media). The Sidekick file photo

November 6, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta staff writer @prannydacheetah This morning, 11 members KCBY-TV and Round-Up yearbook members departed for Washington D.C. to attend the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Fall National Journalism Convention. Coppell High School media students...

Love of journalism brings together special couple

Love of journalism brings together special couple

April 29, 2013

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer SAN FRANCISCO - Rob and Kristi Rathbun are the dynamic duo of journalism. When students and advisors attend their session “Take it from the top: headlines and ledes” or “Borrowing from the best to be the best” at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Associati...

The Sidekick staff ends first day of journalism convention

Editor-in-chief Michelle Pitcher listens as a spokesperson from Jostens speak about a new program that allows communities to share photos at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention on April 12. Photo by Brian Hwu.

April 13, 2012

By Addy Buigas-Lopez Business Manager SEATTLE - Twelve Sidekick staff members, along with their adviser Chase Wofford and KCBY adviser Irma Kennedy, took off Wednesday night for the Journalism Education Association National Conference in Seattle, Wash. EMP Museum dazzles students with musi...

Origins of anime

Many current anime fans started with comics such as  Sailor Moon and Codename: Sailor V . Photo by Kelly Stewart

February 9, 2012

Kelly Stewart Opinions Editor Anime. The word can either invoke insane happiness, indifference, confusion or even terror depending upon whom you talk to. But whether you like anime or not, it is a good part of the undercurrent of secret fandoms at Coppell High School. What most people do n...

May brings convention season to comic book and manga fans

May 5, 2011

Kelly Stewart Staff Writer Most students want the next few weeks to go by as fast as possible so they can get to summer. But for anime, manga and comic book fans alike, the weeks leading up to summer hold the two most awesome conventions ever to hit the Dallas area. I’m talking of course, about...

Journalist’s experience inspires students

April 15, 2011

Key note speaker Laura Ling shares about her experience being held captive in North Korea and the importance of journalism in the world. Photo by Aditi Shrikant. Crossing the border into hostile North Korea is not something anyone would expect a sane person to do. Then again, Laura Ling is not a sane person: she’s a journalis...