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Coppell Student Media

Staff writer Yug Talukdar reflects upon his experience in The Sidekick and how his writing has changed because of the program. Talukdar touches on how journalism has helped him grow beyond just developing as a writer.

SJW2024:Journalism helped push me out of my comfort zone, learn new skills

Yug Talukdar, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

In my head, journalism looked like someone typing away by themselves on an old sand green typewriter with a stack of newspapers beside them. To many, this may seem bleak, but to me it was appealing However,...

#SJW2021: Freshmen examine importance of media ethics (with video)

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor February 27, 2021

Scholastic Journalism Week, taking place from Feb. 21-27, celebrates the work and importance of student journalism across schools in the United States. Each day is associated with a different theme, and...

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...

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...

Staffers of The Roundup, which is the Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas’s student newspaper, serve their community through impactful articles written about local events. This week is Scholastic Journalism Week, and today’s focus is on the importance of local journalism.

#SJW2021: Jesuit student journalists crafting deeper connections through local news

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2021

Had it not been for local journalism, the tale of 14 brave high school journalists for Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas’s student newspaper, The Roundup, facing off against seven members of...

The Sidekick staff members share how journalism has shaped them (video)

Nishant Medicharla, Business Manager February 29, 2020

To celebrate Scholastic Journalism Week, The Sidekick staff members share how journalism has shaped them through their respective crafts. Follow Nishant (@Nishantnm1) and @CHSCampusNews on Twitter.

The Sidekick staff writer Akhila Gunturu talks about what journalism means to her for Scholastic Journalism Week. Gunturu was pushed by the journalistic influences around her to seek knowledge and join The Sidekick.

Journalism satisfying the inquisitive by presenting me with opportunity to give back

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer February 25, 2020

When I was in elementary school, I would peer out of the foggy window from my booster-seat, listening to the quiet, calm, filter of NPR’s “Morning Edition” from the car’s radio.  Fast-forward...

The Sidekick CHS9 Editor Shivi Sharma discusses her experiences in journalism on The Sidekick newspaper. Scholastic Journalism  Week celebrates student journalism globally and takes place this year from Feb. 24 to Feb. 28.

Being a student journalist connects writing to my world

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor February 25, 2020

Like most students, I participated in many classes and camps growing up, determining possible interests. One of them was a writing class at University of California, Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development...

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