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Exploring the Korean side of TV during isolation

Korean dramas have gained international popularity within the last few years due to their well-written plots, skilled actors and great cinematography. Social media manager Anika Arutla lists seven dramas everyone should watch.

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

April 18, 2020

If you are sitting at home, scrolling through Netflix for what feels like the millionth time deciding what to watch, do not fret - there is a different side to television that is yet to be discovered. Korean television has gained a larger international audience within the last few years - and for go...

Damaging, unrealistic portrayals of mental health in “13 Reasons Why”

The Netflix original television show “13 Reasons Why” tells the story of a girl who leaves behind 13 tapes explaining why she commited suicide. The show’s protagonist, Clay Jensen, is featured on one of the tapes.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, killing nearly 45,000 Americans annually. Despite this, the Netflix original show “13 Reasons Why,” which correlates with an increase in the number of times people searched “how to commit suicide” by 26 percent, has a second se...

Respecting all forms of storytelling

The Sidekick staff writer Pramika Kadari, displaying her manga book, Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba, thinks all forms of storytelling should be equally respected. In addition to graphic novels, Kadari thinks spending time watching television programing is a part of storytelling and beneficial.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

  As children, many are repeatedly told by their parents to stop wasting their time watching television, to switch out the screen for a book.   In school, teachers often refuse to accept graphic novels as “real books,” saying that students must choose something different to rea...

On the Spot: CHS alumna fulfills dream of being in “Wheel of Fortune”

Coppell High School alumna Parker Stansel appeared on an episode of “Wheel of Fortune” which aired on Friday night. To be able to compete, Mrs. Stansel went through two rounds of auditions before being selected for the show. Photo courtesy Carol Kaelson

Lili Lomas, Executive Digital Content Editor, Sports Editor

October 18, 2017

As she whirled through various word problems and puzzles, Parker Stansel had one thought running through her mind: her next move.   The Coppell High School alumna and wife of CHS Psychology and Economics teacher Jared Stansel recently competed on an episode of the television game show ...

KCBY members travel to Sunshine State for STN convention

Senior Hamin Kim directs and films a scene in KCBY's Sweet 16 film entry at the Student Television Network Convention in Orlando, Fla. on Thursday. Thirteen KCBY staff members and adviser Irma Kennedy are in Orlando for the convention, which runs through Sunday, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel and Orange County Convention Center. Photo by Chase Wofford.

March 20, 2014

By Henriikka Niemi Staff Writer Last night, select members of Coppell High School’s broadcast station KCBY left for the Student Television Network Convention in Orlando, Fla. “It is a convention for high schools and middle schools all around the country to compete in different competitions,” junior Bethany Tallon said. “I decided to go to STN because I know it...

Cartoons of the 90s-dead and gone

January 9, 2013

By Jordan Thompson Staff Writer Cartoons of the 90’s-dead and gone The 1990s were a time for really great cartoons. “Rugrats”, “SpongeBob SquarePants”, “The Wild Thornberrys”, “Ed, Edd n Eddy” and “Hey Arnold!” are still remembered vividly today by students in high school-but...

Not enough room for all holiday specials to air

December 11, 2012

By Will Thomas Staff Writer Since the beginning of the film industry, the holidays have been overrun with movies and television specials. Many of which have warmed our hearts and will stay there. But as each holiday season passes by, a new wave of specials air on every network. The beloved Rudolph the...

‘Not everything you enjoy is bad’ Stewart says

Graphic by Brian Hwu.

November 17, 2011

By Kelly Stewart Opinions Editor I will be honest: whenever I sit down at my computer to check my e-mail or Facebook - my homework is done of course - a part of me feels strangely guilty for wasting time not doing anything productive. I know this is not just me; it seems like doing something pointless...

Pretty Little Liars sweeping CHS

January 31, 2011

Ashley Attanucci Web Manager "PLL, PLL! PLL's on tonight!" If you follow the show, there's no doubt that you know what those three innocent letters stand for. It calls for watching parties, not soley for the season premier and finale but for each episode for which Coppell High students flock together...

“Off the Map” splashes on ABC

January 26, 2011

Paige Wilson Asst. Business Manager Two weeks ago ABC launched a new series "Off the Map". The show is based in the rainforest and goes through the life of a group of doctors working in a clinic. I personally thought the show was great because of the excellent scenery and different types of medical...

American Idol’s tenth season kicks off Wednesday

January 18, 2011

Henna Khan Business Manager What has been one of America's most watched television shows in history is ready for its 10th season to begin tomorrow evening. In hopes of putting more musical talent into the show, producers have altered this years judging panel completely, getting rid of the ever...