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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Dropping the mic:

Anushree De, Features Editor May 17, 2024

KCBY-TV is the student-run broadcast program at Coppell High School that has been producing shows since 1995. The KCBY-TV seniors reflect on how their time in the program has provided them with an outlet...

KCBY-TV Film Fest category winners receive their awards at the end of the film festival on Jan. 31 in the CHS Auditorium. The second annual KCBY Film Fest is a celebration for students interested in filmmaking and allows them to showcase their artistic expression and creativity.

KCBY-TV showcases student filmmaking talent at second annual Film Festival

Ainsley Dwyer, Entertainment Editor February 8, 2024

The lights begin to dim as the audience grows quiet and the lights of the projection allows others to see those around them. The ideas and visions in the minds of students at Coppell High School and New...

Coppell High School junior Swarra Mudgalkar interviews CHS seniors Mau Sigler and Graham Gorman on the red carpet in the CHS vestibule prior to  the KCBY-TV Film Fest commencing on Friday. The film festival was revived after a decade-long hiatus and showcased three different types of segments including broadcast, sports and special features and attendees had the opportunity to vote for their favorite segments of each act throughout the night.

Lights, Camera, Action: A successful return of the KCBY-TV film festival

Maya Palavali, Staff Cartoonist April 5, 2023

The red carpet is filled with decadent outfits and excited chatter. As the audience settles into their seats, the lights dim. A hush falls over the room as the screen comes to life. On Friday, Coppell...

KCBY-TV is hosting its 2023 Film Fest on March 31 at 7 p.m. in the Coppell High School Auditorium. The event is taking place for the first time since 2013 and will showcase student-made films. Graphic courtesy Fatima Syed/KCBY-TV.

KCBY-TV revives film festival after a decade hiatus

Maya Palavali, Staff Cartoonist March 9, 2023

Lights flash as people walk on the rolled out red carpet as they get the full VIP treatment, complete with paparazzi. Coppell High School’s KCBY-TV its first Film Fest since 2013 on March 31 at CHS...

Scholastic Journalism Week is a yearly celebration of student reporting, held from Feb. 21-25 with the theme of amplifying voices. In the spirit of #SJW, The Sidekick adviser Chase Wofford thinks that true adrenaline rush in the D115 newsroom comes from the urgency of reporting and deadlines.

#SJW2022: Adrenaline rush of deadlines encompasses spirit of top scholastic journalists

Chase Wofford, The Sidekick adviser February 24, 2022

Deadlines make a newsroom. And news makes a newspaper. Put them together and you get quite the adrenaline rush. When a Coppell football player scores a touchdown under the Buddy Echols Field lights,...

KCBY-TV junior sports director Thea Massi works on an outline for a softball hype video in the KCBY studio on Tuesday. Massi uses KCBY as a way to further explore her love for media and broadcasting.

#SJW: Massi taking KCBY-TV Sports to the next level

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor February 24, 2021

As a freshman, KCBY-TV junior sports director Thea Massi was involved in volleyball, basketball and track and field. Now, as the sports director, Massi channels her passion for media and experience into...

Coppell High School senior Hailey Wilkins interviews Coppell sophomore guard Waverly Hassman in the anchor room on Monday. This year, KCBY hit their 25 year anniversary as a student broadcast station.

KCBY-TV marking 25 years: sharpening impact, student-run program

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor December 12, 2020

It all started with a cream-colored desk.  A single microphone poking out of the boxy model, built on a 12-inch platform by the Coppell ISD maintenance department and embellished with a red Coppell...

Midterms cause stress within students

Midterms cause stress within students

January 8, 2018

High school students gain a lot of stress during midterms due to the pressure of high grade expectations

Vista Ridge promises new changes

Vista Ridge promises new changes

January 8, 2018

The Vista Ridge Mall has begun renovations including a controversial Ten Commandments statue to promote John Bushman the owner of the malls faith.

The last day of the 2017 JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas provided recognition to both KCBY-TV and Round-Up yearbook. KCBY-TV received an NSPA Broadcast Pacemaker Award and two NSPA individual awards, and Round-Up yearbook placed ninth in the convention’s Best of Show contest.

Pacing itself: KCBY collects another top honor

Fiona Koshy, Editorial Page Editor November 21, 2017

DALLAS - After winning its first NSPA Broadcast Pacemaker in 2015, KCBY won its second on Saturday.   The last day of the 2017 JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention at the...

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