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As alternative fashion rises, Carmel students find unique ways to dress, discuss if they feel accepted at Carmel

As alternative fashion rises, Carmel students find unique ways to dress, discuss if they feel accepted at Carmel

Riley Laferriere

September 26, 2020

Fashion styles change constantly as new trends emerge on social media, influencers display new fads and students try to impress others with their original clothing combinations. Euphoria makeup and alternative, or “alt,” styles are similar in this way. Made popular by influencers and TikTokers al...

Q&A with new orchestra teacher Nicole DeGuire

New teacher Nicole DeGuire conducts her CHS orchestra class. She said that Carmel has a very talented and competitive orchestra program.

Jillian Moore

September 25, 2020

Where are you from? “So originally, I grew up in Rochester Mich. and then I did my bachelor's of music (degree) in violin performance at Butler University, where I went to Eastman School of Music to do my graduate work, and I got a masters in music and then also an orchestral studies diploma. An...

Lack of Black representation in American media leads to negative stereotypes

Pallevi Pillai

Michelle Wan

September 25, 2020

Senior Uredo Agada, who is Black, said she feels the impact the media can have on people in the Black community. Uredo said she feels like she carries a burden from her childhood to now, and she said she thinks it’s unfair whenever Black people are portrayed negatively in the media. “,” Uredo said. ...

Sophomores Daniel Ahn, Zachary Fan, Brayden Meng, Elliot Shi, Larry Wei make up singing, dancing hip hop dance group “Revelations2023”

Brayden Meng, Daniel Ahn and Zachary Fan practice together. The group is planning to release a music video later this month.

Maggie Wheeler

September 25, 2020

Tell us about Revelations2023. What are your goals as a group? Why did you create it? We’re a dance group made up of all sophomores. We formed because we wanted to do something impactful during our high school years, hone our skills, and have fun together. What kinds of music do you dance to? We l...

Performing arts responds to challenges of COVID-19, implements new changes

The flute section moves in formation together during rehearsal. They practice their music and the moves at the same time, putting it together with the rest of the band. Social distancing is enforced as much as possible.

Emily Carlisle

September 24, 2020

The past seven months have proven a challenge for the entire world. But in spite of it all, performing arts groups at this school have continued to work toward performances. While social distancing protocols have changed how the arts program functions, students still manage to make music together.  ...

Students practice art to find structure, emotional outlet during tense time

Junior Riley Dugan creates art on an iPad Pro. Dugan said that for her, art is a more of a lighthearted, casual way to pass time.

Christian Ledbetter

August 13, 2020

Students entering the summer of 2020 had limited offerings on ways to pass the time. The gradual chipping away of lockdown orders for Governor Eric Holcomb’s five-step plan certainly gave students flexibility throughout June, but the effects of COVID-19 had not yet passed. Many had to get creative to fin...

Senior Elizabeth Kneifel creates, sells custom clothing

Senior Elizabeth Kneifel creates, sells custom clothing

Christian Ledbetter

August 13, 2020

What led you to start selling your butterfly sweatshirts?  I saw that specifically the butterfly sweatshirts I sell are really popular but (the originals are) really expensive. Most people don’t really wanna spend that much. So I thought if I make them myself just with craft supplies, it’s pret...

Book Review: Things Fall Apart [MUSE]

Book Review: Things Fall Apart [MUSE]

Grace Xu

August 3, 2020

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe primarily follows the story of Okonkwo, set in the Nigerian Ibo villages. The first half of the novel establishes the setting and characters thoroughly, delving into the various characteristics of Ibo culture through a slice-of-life sort of pacing. The latter half then e...

folklore: A Track-By-Track Breakdown [MUSE]

folklore: A Track-By-Track Breakdown [MUSE]

Wendy Zhu

July 30, 2020

foreword: It’s been a few days since Taylor Swift released her eighth studio album, “folklore,” and I’ve finally (somewhat) recovered from the surprise drop. This album represents many firsts for Swift. It’s the first time she’s released two albums within a single year. It’s the first time s...

Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God [MUSE]

Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God [MUSE]

Grace Xu

July 20, 2020

I recently finished reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, and I just had to write a review. The book reads exactly like the type of literary classic you would read in school, except that it’s written by an African American author and features an entirely African American cast. ...