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Chipotle program offers to cover tuition for workers, sparking discussion on high school jobs

Uma Kandallu and Sarah Zheng | November 15, 2019

Ben Ring, Chipotle worker and senior, is among the many students at this school who have an after-school job. While many high school students already work in order to gain benefits such as real-world experience, Chipotle has taken the extra step by covering the tuition cost for their employees to earn technology and business degrees from certain colleges. Ring said, “I think it’s great that (Chipotle...

With bankruptcy of Forever 21, CHS students shop for clothing sustainably

Sowmya Chundi | November 15, 2019

Decades ago, clothing stores like Forever 21 embodied the American dream. The franchise brought in billions of dollars worth of revenue, trendy clothing and affordable styles. However, just last month, Forever 21 announced it was filing for bankruptcy and would be closing over 200 stores across the nation. The reason is that Forever 21 operates on a fast fashion model, which means they produce clothing...

As today is National Philanthropy Day, local  philanthropy leaders explain challenges, impact of volunteer work

Grace Xu | November 15, 2019

To many, senior Emily Deldar may seem like any other student at this school. However, as the founder and president of World Smiles Mission, Deldar’s sphere of impact isn’t limited to just CHS. With a focus on bringing dental necessities, such as toothbrushes, to developing areas, Deldar’s organization has created change in regions as far away as Malawi, located near the southern tip of Africa. In...

With Halloween around the corner, practicing  Wiccans, Pagan debunk stereotypes around their religions

Emily Carlisle and Tessa Collinson | October 24, 2019

Many people associate the word “Wicca” with witchcraft and characteristics such as “evil” or “Satanic,” while others see Wiccan practices as similar to those of cults. Few people picture a 16-year-old girl walking down the street, registering a goddess in the world around her as she says small prayers, gives thanks to the Earth and wears crystals to draw positive energy from nature. But...

Given October is Adopt-A-Dog month,  students weigh responsibilities of owning pets

Grace Xu | October 24, 2019

Since 1981, the American Humane Society has designated October as Adopt-A-Dog month. However, adopting a dog—or any pet, for that matter—comes with a whole plethora of its own responsibilities. Junior Alania Mastain, whose family owns a dog, three sugar gliders and two guinea pigs, is no stranger to the obligations that come with raising a pet. “We just took my dog in last month to get a checkup....

After Indianapolis designated one of most wasteful American  cities, Carmel community works to spread awareness, defy stereotype

Sowmya Chundi | October 24, 2019

In his free time, sophomore Ethan Stoehr is an avid recycler and plastic collecter. In his room, Stoehr has bins full of plastic waste spanning from salad forks to shampoo bottles. He said that by creating a “plastic stockpile,” he’ll try and convince his mom to stop buying plastics once she notices the massive amount. Stoehr said that as he started to learn more about the negative impacts...