Coppell Student Media

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Today marks the last day of Student Journalism Week, which is Student Press Freedom Day. The Sidekick’s Varshitha Korrapolu outlines the challenges student journalists face such as censorship, COVID-19, handling racial justice coverage, and civil engagement/election news.

#SJW2021: Student Press Freedom Day shines light on student journalists fighting long standing challenges

Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

Student Press Freedom Day recognizes the challenges that student journalists face, and honors the work they put in around the clock. It sheds light on the dual lives student journalists lead, and illustrates...

According to the poll conducted by Gallup, six out of 10 Americans have either little or no trust at all in mass media. This distrust has grown throughout the last couple of decades due to recent political views and influences. Graphic by Josh Campbell

Waging an inevitable war (Part 1)

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor February 2, 2021

Competition vs. accuracy Clickbait vs. quality Fake news vs. journalism Mutually exclusive or intertwined? Information is a double-edged sword. As the wielders, journalists pick their battles...

Seniors Riley Shultz and Emily Settle make comments on the color palettes in the 2021 Jostens Yearbook Lookbook in the yearbook room during seventh period on Oct. 1. Shultz is the managing editor for the people and sports section of the Coppell High School yearbook, The Round-Up.

Shultz designing final year of high school in yearbook

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager October 8, 2020

Since sophomore year, Coppell High School senior Riley Shultz has been a staff member of the CHS yearbook, The Round-Up. This year, she earned a position in top tier as the managing editor for the people...

In Coppell, the number of reported sexual assault cases has only fluctuated slightly and remained low, ranging from one to nine cases per year. Sexual assault, abuse, and harassment cases have recently been brought to light by the #MeToo movement, encouraging women in sports, Hollywood and the workplace to speak up.

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...

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...

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...

Photo by Elizabeth Sims.

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...

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...

Just one of the guys: NFL writer inspires young journalists

Just one of the guys: NFL writer inspires young journalists

November 16, 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...

Graphic by Brian Hwu.

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,...

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...

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...

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