Coppell Student Media

  • CHS 2021-2022 Registration Meetings with virtual learners begins Feb. 12 through March 4
  • CISD extends school closures through Friday
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...

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

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.

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

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...

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.

Aspiring authors should chase their dreams with backup plan in tow

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-...

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.

Former CHS student takes passion for writing to next level

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...

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.

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

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...

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

Passion for journalism elevates mile higher in Denver

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...

Graphic by Sophie Nauyokas

CLAM opens up to student authors, poets

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...

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...

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...

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