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Book Playlist: Free resources for quarantine & Coronathon Part Two [MUSE]

Grace Xu | April 13, 2020

I have finally started to read books for fun again during this (much too long) corona-cation, so what better time to recommend some novels? Additionally, a lot of companies and organizations have been providing free reading resources for quarantined students, so reading digitally has been about the easiest it's ever been. Perhaps you can treat this as your next “Coronathon Challenge” (check out...

Members of art-focused clubs debate whether unequal distribution of 2020 City of Carmel Arts Grants is justifiable

Valliei Chandrakumar | April 9, 2020

Earlier this month, the City of Carmel, in accordance with the 2020 Arts Grant Program, donated $3,500 to the Carmel High School Orchestra Parents Club. The CHS Art Club and National Art Honor Society (NAHS) received no financial support from the organization although a majority of the clubs' funds come from the pockets of the members. Alexandra “Ali” Strznyski, NAHS member, Art Club member...

Students continue rehearsing despite event cancelations

Christian Ledbetter | March 31, 2020

For Hannah Leonard, choir student and senior, choir was the highlight of her school day. She said after four years of being in the program, she had grown close to her fellow members, enjoying the limited time they had before the school year ended. This was before COVID-19 became a pandemic and CCS closed down its schools. “Knowing that our season and our year could possibly be done now is really...

Tessa Collinson | March 31, 2020

Mere days before Carmel Clay Schools announced all schools closing, members of Carmel Choirs were riding the high of a successful competition in the Chicago area. The choirs who competed each came away with a trophy, referred to as an “all-kill.” Trevor Johnson, New Edition member and senior, said he is pleased with the outcome of the competition season. “I think all the choirs did a fantastic...

Student poets, English teacher strive to make poetry more accessible

Sophia Hawkins | March 20, 2020

For any student of Jason ElRite, ninth grade English teacher, poetry is a regular part of his routine. Every week, he gives his students a prompt, on which they must base a poem. At the beginning of the last class of each week, ElRite takes about half an hour to stand at the front of the class and read these poems anonymously. “I first started using poetry with my classes back in 1987. I did so...

Dancers learn, teach, choreograph pieces as a way to express themselves

Tessa Collinson and Leah Tan | March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and, despite the circumstances, we still wanted readers to have an opportunity to see it. Thank you for...