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Extended Culture: Students, teachers consider impacts of having extended family live far away, cultural benefits that come along

Grace Xu | December 13, 2018

This winter break, junior Maria “Mars” Stefanidou will be visiting her relatives for the holidays. However, for Stefanidou, it won’t be the run-of-the-mill driving to grandma’s house type of visit—instead, she’ll be flying all the way to Greece. “We’re going to be going (to Greece and Belgium), which I’m really excited about because we never do anything that interesting over winter...

A Way To Stay: Students find unusual ways to stay in Carmel despite parents moving; administrators discuss how to properly facilitate this

Angela Li, Raphael Li, Angela Qian, Carson Terbush, Heidi Peng, and Rhea Acharya | December 13, 2018

Last January, junior Yueze “Jimmy” Liu came home to a flooded basement. He had just returned from a vacation, only to find the pipes frozen and water everywhere. While most students his age would simply leave their parents to deal with it, Liu solved the problem on his own not because he wanted to but because he had no other option: He lives alone. In fact, Liu has been living alone for two and...

Holiday Stress(tivities): Students, staff consider how holiday season can be  more stressful than relaxing, discuss how to relieve stress

Wendy Zhu | December 13, 2018

While people often see the holiday season as cheerful time to unwind and spend with friends and family, the weeks leading up to it can be anything but relaxing for many, including students. In fact, with the sheer number of tasks they must accomplish, from purchasing gifts to studying for final exams, it is easy for students to feel overwhelmed. Audra Marchese, New Edition member and sophomore, said...

Ending Hate : Students, community deem hate crimes  ineffective, emphasize need for hate crime law

Angela Qian | November 16, 2018

Although he goes to a different synagogue, junior Josh Honig said the hate crime on Congregation Shaarey Tefilla (CST) was a wake-up call. On July 28, burn marks and anti-Semitic graffiti, comprised of Nazi flags and iron crosses, were discovered at CST, engendering a wave of support for Jews in the area. “People think of (Carmel) as a fairly safe place, but it brought to attention that there...

Thank You(th) : With upcoming holidays such as Thanksgiving,  students give back to community through volunteering

Richa Louis | November 16, 2018

While many people come together with their family to prepare feasts for Thanksgiving Day dinner,  watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or plan for Black Friday sales, families, like senior Karsen Williams’s, use Thanksgiving break as an opportunity to help the less those who are less fortunate in the community. Karsen said she and her family members devote their time during Thanksgiving...

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),...