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Creativity takes courage: With International Arts Festival this weekend, student artists weigh whether to pursue art as career

Creativity takes courage: With International Arts Festival this weekend, student artists weigh whether to pursue art as career

Emily Carlisle and Grace Xu

September 21, 2018


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This weekend, Carmel plans to host its 21st annual Carmel International Arts Festival (CIAF). The festival will consist of over 130 juried artists, food vendors, entertainment, as well as an “Art Rocks!” party on Saturday evening. Joan Cimino, vice president of CIAF, introduced CHS to the festival...

Q&A with tech theater director Andrew Okerson

Q&A with tech theater director Andrew Okerson

Veronica Teeter

September 21, 2018


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Who are you, described in one sentence? “My name is Andrew Okerson. And to describe myself in one sentence, I would say: I am a creative dog lover. That’s my sentence.” Did you take a similar class when you were in school? “Oh yeah, I was in the tech crew all four years of high school. I ...

On the Edge of Tradition: CHS’ first fall musical aims to set new tradition

On the Edge of Tradition: CHS’ first fall musical aims to set new tradition

Ashwin Prasad

September 21, 2018


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Tonight, the performing arts department will embark on a new tradition with its first, of what it hopes to be annual, fall musical: “Edges.” This musical is a song cycle composed by American songwriting duo Pasek & Paul, and its central message is about growth and self-discovery. Director Samuel...

YOU HAVE TO READ THIS!! : Students, teachers address evolution of clickbait, repercussions for unbiased information

YOU HAVE TO READ THIS!! : Students, teachers address evolution of clickbait, repercussions for unbiased information

Uday Lomada

September 21, 2018


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After a long and strenuous day at school, senior Riley Aadson used to plop down on his couch and watch the headlines pass by or watch a YouTube video from his recommended list. This was when he normally caught up on the news about the world around him. Titles like “Obamacare IS DESTROYING JOBS” and headl...

Art Fair Anticipation: Dancer, artist, organizer discuss experiences with, expectations for Penrod Arts Fair

Art Fair Anticipation: Dancer, artist, organizer discuss experiences with, expectations for Penrod Arts Fair

Angela Qian, Reporter

August 14, 2018


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When someone looks up “Indiana’s Nicest Day,” the first link will direct them to the Penrod Arts Fair website. It says the Somerset CPAs have trademarked the phrase, and with over 50 years of experience organizing the fair, it has become one of the largest single day art fairs in the nation. Jo...

Coloring in the lines: Movie “Crazy Rich Asians” to star all-Asian cast, emphasizes importance of representing minorities

Coloring in the lines: Movie “Crazy Rich Asians” to star all-Asian cast, emphasizes importance of representing minorities

Alina Yu

August 14, 2018


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As summer ends and school  begins, it is never too late to stop by the theater to catch a movie. But what to watch? Among film selections recently, I have noticed an increase of minority representation, whether that be nearly all African-American casts such as “Black Panther,” which grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide over its opening weekend according to T...

Pride and Prejudice: With upcoming Indy Pride Festival, students discuss how LGBT+ community is represented in media

Pride and Prejudice: With upcoming Indy Pride Festival, students discuss how LGBT+ community is represented in media

Kassandra Darnell, Entertainment Reporter

May 18, 2018


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The indy Pride Festival will occur on June 9 in downtown Indianapolis, and according to Chris Handberg, executive director of the pride festival, it provides the LGBT+ community a place where they can feel safe, accepted and represented. Events like the pride festival also shed light on the LGBT+ com...

Pumped up to perform: CHS choir students to attend Showchoir Camps of America over the summer, come back ready to learn

Kelly Truax

May 18, 2018


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The Showchoir Camps of America (SCA) hosts two camps each summer, one in Ohio and one in Illinois. High school and middle school performers come to these camps from all over the country as well as different parts of the world. The camp provides several different workshops and performing arts activities...

Bringing it back: As summer months near, CHS students discuss how ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s fashion trends are resurfacing

Hannah Gretz

May 18, 2018


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Over the past century, each decade had it’s own distinct style. However, the style of the past years have had a mixture of several different time periods’ influence. Clothing trends from the 1970s to 1990s are finding their way back into the closets of teen girls around the nation, especially at CHS....