Coppell Student Media

Impact of #MeToo movement trickles down from Hollywood, mainstream media (Part I)

Impact of #MeToo movement trickles down from Hollywood, mainstream media (Part I)

Tanya Raghu, Enterprise Editor

January 23, 2018

Editor's note: This story is a part of The Sidekick series on the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment. It began last fall when sexual assault allegations were brought up against media mogul Harvey Weinstein. Then, the termination of television figure Charlie Rose after in-house allegations of sexua...

Time to redefine the definition of a woman

Time to redefine the definition of a woman

October 13, 2015

By: Briana Thomas Staff Writer By what terms would you define a real woman? Weight? Ethnicity? Personality? If you chose any of the above, here’s a chance to educate yourself. A real woman defines herself. She is not required to fit certain standards or ideals that others may place upon her....

Middle school media gets taste of high school publications

November 8, 2013

By Shannon Wilkinson Staff Writer The Emerging Media and Communications (EMAC) Academy is preparing its students for a future job in the multimedia field. On, Oct. 30, they set their sights on a younger generation. Yearbook and media students from Coppell Middle Schools East, West and North ca...

EMAC Academy visits Cottonwood Creek, leads video workshop

November 5, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Editor in Chief At 8:57 a.m. the broadcast team is frantically setting up for their live show. At 8:58 a.m. the anchors are practicing introducing their segments. And at 9:00 a.m. the show goes live. This is not Good Morning America, this is Cottonwood Creek Elementary’s morn...

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...

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,...

Just one of the guys: NFL writer inspires young journalists

Just one of the guys: NFL writer inspires young journalists

November 17, 2012

By John Loop Sports Writer SAN ANTONIO - Charean Williams knows what it is like to be one of a few females employed in a male-dominated work force. But Williams, a veteran NFL beat writer for 19 years, assures it does not make her job any less enjoyable. On Friday, she addressed high school...

Princesses promote poor values

Princesses promote poor values

January 31, 2012

By Kara Adkins Online Copy Editor With drool stains on his T-shirt and boogers running from his nose, I was rejected on my preschool playground by my first crush. In that gut-wrenching moment, I realized everything does not end in happily ever after. For the majority of my life, I searched ...

Writing about writing again

Writing about writing again

January 30, 2012

By Mary Whitfill Features Editor   I love the media. #unpopularopinion. I think the media is the only industry that works more than it does not. I think it is the most fulfilling profession of all time and I completely understand why so many people despise it. I think the media is a perfectly reasonable thing to hate. There are plenty of reasons that normal, sane people want to t...

Wade heads to Chapman to pursue dreams

May 24, 2010

By Gaby Moran Staff Writer Senior Natalie Wade’s dream after college is to become a coffee girl. Now, while that sounds like a job you do not need a degree in, being a coffee girl for an important producer is one of the first steps in order to become a major player in the media world down the road....

CHS to introduce Career Academies for incoming freshmen

February 27, 2010

By Daphne Chen Starting with the Class of 2015, CHS will be introducing Career Academies in order to encourage freshmen who already have an interest in a certain career. The three academies are the Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy headed by science teacher Mike Yakubovsk...

Welcome back Jack Black

December 4, 2009

By Wren Culp Staff Writer I love Jack Black. His hilarious way of using his size and charm to please the audience just tickles me to death. And my favorite animated Jack Black movie is coming back for a sequel. The 2008 comedy Kung Fu Panda really seemed to hit homes with audiences and crit...