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Homecoming ’19: Country vs. Country Club [MUSE]

Grace Xu, Shruthi Ravichandran | September 26, 2019

Homecoming week is almost over and we're mirroring the first half of the week with another rivalry. Today it's Country vs. Country Club so bust out your cowboy boots and tennis rackets and take a look at our top picks for today. Enjoy y'all! Country vs Country club:  Book: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West  Song: Get Along by Kenny Chesney  Movie: Brokeback Mountain  TV...

Homecoming ’19: Playhouse Building Day [MUSE]

Shruthi Ravichandran and Grace Xu | September 25, 2019

We're halfway through Homecoming week and today's spirit day is a bit more tailored to each class. Each class gets its own spirit day, all of which are based on the themes for the playhouse buildings for this year. Here are some of our top picks for each of the class spirit days.   Freshman (Halloween):  Book: The Shining by Stephen King Song: Demons by Imagine Dragons  Movie:...

Homecoming ’19: Hippie vs. Hipster Day [MUSE]

Grace Xu and Shruthi Ravichandran | September 24, 2019

It's Day 2 of Homecoming week, and today, it's the battle between the hippies and the hipsters. From the psychedelic paisley patterns of the '60s to the obsession with thick-framed Warby-Parker glasses and mustaches, here are our top picks celebrating Hippie vs. Hipster Day. Book: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner  Song: Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys  Movie: Austin Powers: International...

All(egro) In: Carmel Choirs adds second all-girls competing ensemble this school year

Emily Carlisle | September 20, 2019

The choir program has added a new competition choir to the mix. As of last year, there were three show choirs: New Edition, Accents, and Ambassadors.  This year, CHS launches a fourth group,  Allegro, into the competition world. While Allegro, an all-girls intermediate choir, has existed for several years, this year the group will participate in one competition in addition to the “Evening of Show...

Q&A with CHS’ New Choir Director Anna Debard

September 20, 2019

What roles do you have? I’m the lead director of New Edition and Rhapsody, I am one of the directors for Expressions, I am the lead teacher for applied music classes and I will direct the musical. What excites you about working at a school like CHS? All of the students and all of the different opportunities that I get to give those students in a program like this is really incredible. In Applied...

In the Mood to Write: Musicians, creative writers reflect on how emotions impact their writing

Christian Ledbetter | September 20, 2019

As Erin Takahashi, student writer and senior, goes throughout her day, she feels emotions as any other human being does. However, for her, those emotions become a catalyst for story ideas. Before the idea fades, she quickly writes it down somewhere and puts it away to mull over. Later on, this idea may shift in another direction or change entirely. The end of the story might even change, simply...