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Students continue rehearsing despite event cancelations

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 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

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 rea...

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

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 Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result.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, d...

Entertainment Briefs 03.20

Entertainment Briefs 03.20

Tessa Collinson

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 Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result.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, d...

Junior Jordan Denis creates digital art with eerie undertones

Junior Jordan Denis creates digital art with eerie undertones

Bianca Templeton

March 20, 2020

How long have you been making digital art/working as an artist in general? I’ve been drawing ever since I could remember. From the minute I could hold a pencil, I was always drawing and creating silly original characters. But the first time I ever really got serious about art was when I got a t...

Choir students to sing with alumni at Legacy Concert on April 13

Choir students to sing with alumni at Legacy Concert on April 13

Valliei Chandrakumar

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, d...

TV Playlist: Coronathon [MUSE]

TV Playlist: Coronathon [MUSE]

Tessa Collinson and Natalie Khamis

March 17, 2020

Hi there! We’re Tessa and Natalie, this year’s entertainment editors. As movie and T.V. show lovers, we’re so excited to share our recommendations with you by guesting on Grace and Shruthi’s blog. We’ve put together a list of T.V. shows and movies to binge during our four-week break. We hope yo...

Orchestras prepare for ISSMA, Side-by-Side performances

Orchestras prepare for ISSMA, Side-by-Side performances

Wendy Zhu

March 1, 2020

The CHS Orchestras have been continuing their preparation on their Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) pieces, and members of the Symphony Orchestra have also been working on their Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) Side-by-Side and Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Side-by-Side performance....

As the Ides of March draws nearer, students, director of Much Ado About Nothing challenge stigmas of Shakespearian literature

As the Ides of March draws nearer, students, director of Much Ado About Nothing challenge stigmas of Shakespearian literature

Emily Carlisle

February 21, 2020

"All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” The actors at Civic Theatre are living by this quote from William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” as they prepare to perform one of the most beloved Shakespearean works, “Much Ado About Nothing”, which plays February 7 through...

Junior Ellie Barnett sings for YouTube group Dae3

Junior Ellie Barnett sings for YouTube group Dae3

Christian Ledbetter

February 21, 2020

When do you find time to record with your group? (My group mates) live in Nashville (Tenn.)  I live here now, so it’s whenever I come. Every three months we film five videos. How do you choose video ideas or songs to cover? We usually film three videos whenever we’re together and we all choose what...