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Students connect musical genres to their own identity, personalities

Students connect musical genres to their own identity, personalities

Royce Brown February 1, 2023

Junior Caleb Kim loads his barbell with heavy plates. As he prepares himself for the bench press, he takes a sip of water before putting both of his AirPods in his ear. Turning up the volume on his phone,...

Senior Gloria Sanchez is holding a giraffe stuffed animal. She said that having an inner child is a good thing.

Involved students weigh in on bringing “inner child” into their personality

Ayaan Nadeem January 31, 2023

Sophomore Ashlyn Higley said students at this school feel pressured to act mature when they are still learning how things work. Higley said that this in part is due to social media.  “I think that...

Students, professor see social media as platform to raise awareness, build solidarity

Students, professor see social media as platform to raise awareness, build solidarity

Chenyao Liu January 28, 2023

Senior Somayeh Gambles said she believes social media can rapidly spread important information, specifically regarding the Mahsa Amini protests in Iran. Amini died in police custody after being detained...

Students, professor debate effects of seeing violence on social media, desensitization

Students, professor debate effects of seeing violence on social media, desensitization

Chenyao Liu January 26, 2023

Senior Eric Yang said he believes the massive amount and frequency of content on social media can be overwhelming.  “You’re scrolling, and you get so much content of all different sorts at the...

Senior Eric Yang scrolls through tik tok during his SSRT. He said that social media can lead to less personal friendships.

Students recognize social media’s impact on communication, social aggression

Chenyao Liu January 24, 2023

Senior Eric Yang spends a lot of time on TikTok. However, though he said he enjoys being on social media, he also believes it can be harmful.  “I believe (social media is) a very inevitable thing...

Senior Zachary Zach Mintz reads from a Siddur which contains different blessings said on a variety of occasions. It also contains some texts from the Torah which are read on a weekly basis.

As high-profile celebrities promote anti-semitism, those of Jewish faith work to combat stereotypes

Maggie Meyer January 18, 2023

Controversy around anti-semitic comments from celebrities has risen lately. Kanye West made a number of antisemitic comments and tweets late last year. While others like Mel Gibson, Nick Cannon and...

Involved students debate benefits, deficits of a culture of academic pressure, validation

Involved students debate benefits, deficits of a culture of academic pressure, validation

Ayaan Nadeem and Jillian Moore September 14, 2022

According to the National Library of Medicine, there is a correlation between symptoms of anxiety and depression and academic stress. With the second month of school beginning, students have observed that...

In environmentally cautious efforts, students increasingly use sustainable alternatives rather than single-use plastics, trash

In environmentally cautious efforts, students increasingly use sustainable alternatives rather than single-use plastics, trash

Jillian Moore May 20, 2022

Recently, students considering their carbon footprint have turned to a growing movement: sustainable alternatives to daily products. This means using ethically sourced, renewable products with low negative...

With 10th anniversary of “The Avengers” series, significance of  hero diversity, community hero representation increasingly important

With 10th anniversary of “The Avengers” series, significance of hero diversity, community hero representation increasingly important

Chenyao Liu and Darshini Shankar April 22, 2022

May 4 marks the 10-year anniversary of the release of “The Avengers,” the first Marvel movie to include a team of superheroes with diverse backgrounds. In those 10 years, the Marvel franchise has reached...

Muslim students observe Ramadan next month,  discrimination still an issue both in CHS, Carmel community

Muslim students observe Ramadan next month, discrimination still an issue both in CHS, Carmel community

Royce Brown and Zainab Idrees March 25, 2022

Freshman Mariam Morad adjusts her hijab during class. The hijab is a head covering that is worn by some Muslim women and is typically worn in public.  For Morad, it reminds her of who she is: a Muslim.  According...

With major celestial events approaching, students increasingly practice new age beliefs

With major celestial events approaching, students increasingly practice new age beliefs

Jillian Moore February 17, 2022

New age beliefs including tarot, crystals, “shifting” and manifesting, have become increasingly popular. Astrology is extremely important to many practitioners of these beliefs, as they believe...

With increase in virtual reality usage, students, teachers define effects of living in a digital world on an individual, view on reality

With increase in virtual reality usage, students, teachers define effects of living in a digital world on an individual, view on reality

Darshini Shankar and Saumya Somasi January 20, 2022

We live in a world where almost everyone plays video games, creating connections virtually and immersing themselves in an alternate version of our reality.  According to a 2018 Pew Research study,...

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