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Coppell Student Media named 2016 NSPA Online Pacemaker Finalist

Coppell Student Media named 2016 NSPA Online Pacemaker Finalist

Shannon Morgan, Communications Manager

March 9, 2016

BREAKING - CoppellStudentMedia.com, the website for The Sidekick newspaper and KCBY-TV, has been named as a 2016 NSPA Online Pacemaker Finalist, the National Scholastic Press Association announced on Wednesday. A Pacemaker is the highest national award a high school journalism program can receive. K...

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...

Kim, Rohde receive honorable mention for Multimedia Feature Story of the Year

Senior Hamin Kim (left) and 2013 Coppell High School graduate Erica Rohde (right) show off their honorable mention certificates for Multimedia Feature Story of the Year. Photo by Elizabeth Sims.

November 17, 2013

By Elizabeth Sims Enterprise Editor BOSTON- After three days filled with convention-going, sight seeing and bonding, the 2013 JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention was capped off with an awards ceremony to recognize the best works in publication and individual categories. KCBY...

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...

Ghosts, journalists haunt sacred ground at Menger Hotel

San Antonio's Historic Menger hotel is home to over a century of rich history, and some believe the Menger is also home to ghostly spirits. Photo by Kristen Shepard.

November 16, 2012

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer SAN ANTONIO - At the historic Menger Hotel, it is Halloween all year long. Though guests will not always be in costumes, and you may get a confused look if you say “trick-or-treat”, the hotel’s many ghosts give the hotel a haunted feel year-round. With its historic art and Victorian architecture, the Menger has be...

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...

Visit to Newseum inspires student journalists

November 18, 2009

  It's a museum. About news. Thus, the Newseum. And as nerdy as it sounds, the collective consensus when The Sidekick editors visited this past weekend for the JEA/NSPA Fall 2009 journalism convention in Washington, D.C. was that it truly was "an experience like no other". One of the standouts was the Pulitzer photo gallery. Every single Pulitzer prize...

What The Sidekick learned in Washington, D.C.

November 18, 2009

  If you've been keeping up with your favorite high school newspaper, you know that The Sidekick editors -- 11 total, with adviser Chase Wofford and KCBY teacher Irma Kennedy in tow -- traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Nov. 15 weekend to attend the National Scholastic Press Association's convention for high school jou...