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Book Review: Ender’s Game (No Spoilers) [MUSE]

Book Review: Ender's Game (No Spoilers) [MUSE]

Grace Xu

July 1, 2020

You know how some books, after you finish them, just make you feel this urge to discuss? Like willingly write a literary analysis on it, for fun, because there is so much to unpack? Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card definitely had that effect on me, so here I present unto you: a book review. (Also, I can conveni...

Students struggle with Zoom classes but appreciate necessity

Christian Ledbetter

May 21, 2020

As COVID-19 made its way across the country, students found themselves saying goodbye as schools closed doors to keep in line with social distancing procedures to flatten the curve. As students adapted to distance learning since mid-March, teachers weren’t far behind, but according to band teacher...

Junior Cambel Castle uses photography as a source of expression

Junior Cambel Castle uses photography as a source of expression

Emily Carlisle

May 21, 2020

What got you into photography? I saw other people that I know taking pictures, and I thought it looked like a lot of fun. It is a cool way that people express themselves. I wanted that outlet and to be able to do the same thing, so I started taking photos. Do you have a specific genre of photography ar...

Senior Jaehee Kim starts embroidery business to pass time during quarantine

Senior Jaehee Kim starts embroidery business to pass time during quarantine

Da-Hyun Hong

April 29, 2020

Tell me a little bit about your embroidery business. I started it I think a month ago—a little into quarantine. The reason why I started it was because I always was interested in embroidering and I always liked doing it, but throughout the school year, I didn’t really have a lot of time that I f...

Movie Playlist: Avengers Assemble [MUSE]

Movie Playlist: Avengers Assemble [MUSE]

Shruthi Ravichandran

April 28, 2020

For the past seven years, I have been fully obsessed with all things Marvel. Since the release of Ant-Man, I have seen every single Marvel movie the day it was released, in theaters. So, with today being National Superhero day (and my opinion that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is way better than the...

With in-person classes canceled, sophomores Abigail Ko, Natsume Wu continue to train as violin soloists at Indiana University (IU) pre-college String Academy program

A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE:
Sophomore Abigail Ko practices at the IU Jacobs School of Music as a part of the pre-college String Academy program. Ko said there is nothing like the program in Indiana and it’s the best she has experienced.

Christian Ledbetter

April 23, 2020

Abigail Ko When did you first play violin? “I think I was 5 or 6 and my friend's mom was a violin teacher and I was at that friend's house. I saw a girl come in and she was playing having her lesson and I wanted to play. That's how I started." What are the classes that you take at IU like?  “It happens ev...

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

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 ea...

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

(Submitted photo) In January, the Art Club hosted a Bob Ross event. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, all of the events planned for Art Club and the National Art Honors Society have been cancelled.

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 ...

Students continue rehearsing despite event cancelations

Accents director Katie Kouns plays piano during evening rehearsal on February 6th. The Accents’ competition season was cut short due to COVID-19 cancellations.

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 close...

Despite abrupt end to show choir season, seniors remain positive about their last year

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...

Student poets, English teacher strive to make poetry more accessible

Junior Alli Johnson recites “Fire and Ice”, a poem by Robert Frost, during late start on March 4. Johnson said poetry is for everybody and isn’t something to be afraid of, as the subject of the poem can be whatever the poet would like it to be.

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 rea...