Global Family: CHS students examine motives behind adopting internationally, impact on lives with observance of National Adoption Awareness Month in November

Natalie Khamis | November 16, 2018

For junior Gabe Quigley, the adoption of his younger sister Metta six-and-a-half years ago was more than an opportunity to expand his family; it was a chance to help. According to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), a string of rebel attacks in 2012 infiltrated Metta’s home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),...

Unwanted Advances: Sexual abuse cases in gymnastics raise question of awareness at CHS

Leslie Huang, Calina He, and Wendy Zhu | November 16, 2018

For freshman Ashnaya Gupta, gymnastics has been part of her life since she was 2 years old. Gupta spends most hours after school practicing at Deveau’s School of Gymnastics, where she has proudly earned various state medals for her achievements. When Gupta first heard of the sexual abuse cases in USA Gymnastics programs, she said she didn’t know much about it. But as the number of allegations began...

Shopping or Shipping: With holiday shopping season coming up,  students consider pros, cons of online shopping

Kassi Darnell, Anjali Natarajan, and Gray Martens | November 16, 2018

Junior Sofia Rashid looks through online stores every day. She likes to browse and put things in her cart but she doesn’t actually buy anything until she has saved up enough money to make a large purchase. She said she likes online shopping because it’s more convenient, especially with the holiday season coming up. “With the holidays, it’s just so busy, especially with Black Friday,” Rashid...

The War on Drugs: Officers, teachers, students work to prevent effects of drug use here

Wendy Zhu | October 25, 2018

On Sept. 6, rapper and singer Mac Miller tweeted about his concert tour, set to kick off on Oct. 27. In less than 24 hours from the time of that tweet, Miller would be dead from a suspected drug overdose at the age of 26. For sophomore Nishita Prasad, while Miller’s death did not have a direct impact on her, she said it gave her further exposure regarding the dangers of drug use.  “This...

Transportation Troubles: As Indy extends opportunities for public transportation, Carmel asesses possible implementation

Raiha Zainab, Carson Terbush, Laasya Mamidipalli | October 25, 2018

At CHS, many students are encouraged to get involved in their school and community. With hundreds of clubs and organizations offered at school and many more other extracurricular activities outside of school, Carmel offers a wide range of opportunities for students to involve themselves with. However, participating in these activities can often be a struggle for some students who are unable to get...

More Than A Diagnosis: As International Congress approaches, experts on, students with  autism explain history, misconceptions surrounding developmental disorder

Angela Qian and Harini Ravichandran | October 25, 2018

Senior Ethan Wakeman is pretty much your average high schooler. He’s a GKOM, and he participates in activities such as cross-country, track and radio. Like many students, he also said he tends to forget to do things. He often struggles with social skills and communication. Wakeman happens to have autism, but, he said, there’s nothing wrong with that. Wakeman said, “(People with autism are) really...