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The official student news site of Coppell High School

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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...

A survey of 659 students at Coppell High School found that more than half first received their news from social media. A lack of media literacy in youth has revealed the importance of student journalism. Graphic by Neha Desaraju

Waging an inevitable war (Part 3)

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor February 26, 2021

Editor’s note: This is part 3 in a series exploring today’s news media and the impact of distrust on its consumers. Read part 1 and part 2 here. Youth and the media As the torch bearers of digital...

In a survey of 12,043 U.S. adults conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2019, it was revealed that Republicans had more than twice as much distrust when compared to Democrats in a sample of 30 news sources. As trust in the media has hit historic lows in the past four years, political polarization has been increasing. Graphic by Blanche Harris

Waging an inevitable war (Part 2)

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor February 26, 2021

Editor’s note: This is part 2 in a series exploring today’s news media and the impact of distrust on its consumers. Read part 1 here. Deepening the divide As trust in the media continues to falter,...

Student Journalism Week allows for student reflection and appreciation

Student Journalism Week allows for student reflection and appreciation

Mallorie Munoz, Managing Editor February 23, 2016

There is an unspoken dread that comes with being a senior in high school. It is not the classes, the workload, or senioritis, in this case. It is the question that escapes the lips of every family member...

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