Coppell Student Media

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Being a student journalist connects writing to my world

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.

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 Program (ATDP) in the summer of 2012.  We’d practiced writing poetry in third grade, and my haiku abo...

CISD students unleash inner artist through Cozby Library’s Storybook Contest

CISD students unleash inner artist through Cozby Library’s Storybook Contest

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

March 25, 2019

Many Coppell ISD students became authors for the first time as they created picture books for the Cozby Library and Community Commons’ 2019 Storybook Contest, which concluded in February.   All students in grades K-12 were eligible. There were two age divisions - the first for those in f...

I live for me, not for you: The toxicity of ridiculing others’ interests

Ridiculing other peoples’ interests can often be more hurtful than one would think. Entertainment editor Anthony Cesario shares his and other Coppell High School students’ experience of being judged for their interests and why they feel it is wrong.

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor

September 14, 2018

I love music. I jam out to multiple albums on my phone every day, keep track of and complain about the Billboard charts (probably too much for my own good) and love talking about music with anyone who will listen.   While I also love hearing others’ opinions on music, what upsets me most i...

Mathieu inspires local book lovers, shares literary journey (with video)

Author Jennifer Mathieu advises her audience to not wear red, wire-frame glasses based on her experience with her first author photo on Saturday night at the Cozby Library and Community Commons. Mathieu has been writing since she was a child and won a school-wide contest when she was in fifth grade.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018

From telling her mother stories to write down for her as a child to becoming a published author of four books, author Jennifer Mathieu has come a long way.   On Saturday, she made an appearance at the Cozby Library and Community Commons to speak about her writing history and her recent book...

Aspiring authors should chase their dreams with backup plan in tow

Matthew Bowden's first period creative writing students work on their childrens book projects. Bowden offers this class  to grow students' passion for writing and hone their skills for the craft.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

Staying up hours past my bedtime to write under my covers, sneaking a notebook under my desk to write during my classes, falling asleep to the voices of characters I had made up running through my mind- ever since I developed a strong passion for writing when I was 8 or 9 years old, all these things ...

Former CHS student takes passion for writing to next level

Young author Aimee Hyndman, a Coppell High School 2013 graduate, outlines a fantasy novel which she has been working on for five years at George Coffee + Provisions on Oct. 30. Hyndman is also working on a sequel to an urban fantasy project for National Novel Writing Month, which is this month.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

Drafting, editing, querying, publishing - the road to seeing a novel you put blood, sweat and tears into finally hit the shelves of bookstores is a long one, but Coppell High School graduate Aimee Hyndman managed to complete it.   Hyndman, who graduated from CHS in 2013, went on to doubl...

Hopkins best selling author comes to CHS to talk with students, share her story

Adult and young adult author Ellen Hopkins has written many fiction books, such as Tilt, Identical, Rumble, Traffick, Burned, Smoked, Impulse and Tricks. Hopkins will be visiting the Coppell High School Library on Feb. 1 to talk about her books.

Wren Lee, Designer

January 27, 2017

Author Ellen Hopkins has taken the young adult (YA) genre by storm with her unique style and captivating topics. On Wednesday, Hopkins will visit Coppell High School and share her writing experiences for Creative Writing teacher Matthew Bowden and English teacher Courtney Orloff’s creative writin...

Passion for journalism elevates mile higher in Denver

5280 Publishing founder, president and editor-in-chief Daniel Brogan shares the 'why' behind starting the Denver city magazine 5280 which started from his second bedroom in his apartment in 1993. Brogan took big, risky steps to get the magazine rolling such as sending out 10 credit card applications on the same day so the credit card companies would not cross-check to see which other cards he had applied for because he

April 17, 2015

By Tuulia Koponen Business/Public Relations Manager @tuulipia   DENVER - “I wasn't a smarter guy.” Just a few sentences into his speech for the session entitled “Good journalism can be good business”, 5280 Publishing founder, president and editor-in chief Daniel Brogan had...

CLAM opens up to student authors, poets

Graphic by Sophie Nauyokas

February 20, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer Creativity is not an aspect that Coppell students lack. From the media publications, to the art department, to the fine arts and theatre, students at Coppell High School have a knack for creating. If you are adept to express your creativity in the form of pros...

Horror author Darren Shan to visit CHS

January 29, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Darren Shan, one of the premier horror and fantasy fiction writers of the 21st century, is scheduled to visit Coppell High School tomorrow - Wednesday, January 30. He will be giving a presentation in the Lecture Hall for about an hour starting during 4th period and e...

Coppell Gifted Association holds annual writing competition

October 16, 2012

Shannon Wilkinson Staff Writer The fifth annual Creative Writing Competition is right around the corner. Having Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry categories, this competition is a great place to show off your writing talents. The winner will have their piece published in the spring of 2012. This...

Klise, Seifert to launch series of college essay workshops

Klise, Seifert to launch series of college essay workshops

April 17, 2012

By Thomas Hair Online Copy Editor The fleeting summer months are normally a time of rest and relief, a light at the end of the tunnel for students near the end of another school year. For juniors however, the thought of summer offers little respite. During the sunny months, the full responsibility...