Coppell Student Media

Lasting impression: how journalism has impacted me, allowed me to find my own story

Lasting impression: how journalism has impacted me, allowed me to find my own story

Sofia Guerrero, Co-Student Life Editor

February 23, 2019

It was freshman year, and I had to make a decision. I was currently in Principles of Arts, A/V Tech and Communications, and I was having trouble choosing between the newspaper and the broadcast course.   Both intrigued me for different reasons, but it was journalism as a whole that excite...

Lights, camera, action

Lights, camera, action

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2018

From discovering a passion for writing to landing the lead role in the 2018 film Nathan’s Kingdom, Coppell High School and Columbia University class of 2016 graduate Madison Ford is fulfilling dreams she never expected to have. When Ford was young, she did not consider becoming an actress; she w...

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

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

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)

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

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...

Passion for journalism elevates mile higher in Denver

Passion for journalism elevates mile higher in Denver

April 18, 2015

By Tuulia Koponen Business/Public Relations Manager @tuulipia   DENVER - “I wasn't a smarter guy.” Just a few sentences into his speech for the session entitled “Good journalism can be good business”, 5280 Publishing founder, president and editor-in chief Daniel Brogan had...

The “Awesome 80’s Prom” brings interactive fun for all

The “Awesome 80’s Prom” brings interactive fun for all

February 14, 2015

By Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer  Walking into the quiet black box theater, the authentic commentary from the determined student actors creates a feeling that I am really in 1989, and that prom night is being celebrated by my whole class. The play starts as Mr. Snelgrove played by sophomore Jus...

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

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

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...

Middle school students experience backpack journalism during media shadow day

Middle school students experience backpack journalism during media shadow day

October 31, 2013

Editor's Note: The following stories were written by Multimedia students from Coppell Middle School West during a "shadow day" and media workshop hosted by the EMAC Academy which includes The Sidekick newspaper, Round-Up Yearbook, and KCBY . The students put together these pieces under the instruction...

Stability outweighs passion regarding future careers

Stability outweighs passion regarding future careers

September 6, 2013

By Tolu Salako Editorial Page Editor I like finding derivatives, not learning about the different parts of the cell. I like finding the area under the curve and not the different structures of viruses. I like journalism and not learning about how enzymes help break down proteins. But sometime in th...

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

January 31, 2013

The Sidekick is the official student newspaper for Coppell High School. Its purpose is to inform, entertain and provide an educational resource for its readers. This newspaper is a public forum for student expressions and thus student editors make all content decisions. The advisor of The Sidekick ...

News media defaults to scare mongering in exchange for ratings

January 25, 2013

By Ben Cowlishaw Staff Writer Scaremongering is no longer just up to lobbyists and interest groups in Washington; today’s mainstream media has defaulted to alarmist tactics in exchange for ratings. It is no secret and there has been no shortage of coverage on the affects of instant social media,...