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Student, parent, oncology social worker encourage those who are genetically prone to some cancers to take additional precautionary measures

Student, parent, oncology social worker encourage those who are genetically prone to some cancers to take additional precautionary measures

Lorna Ding and Pahal Sehgal February 3, 2023

When sophomore Grace Barnes was 5 years old, her mom, Stephanie Barnes, who is a teacher at Creekside Middle School, was diagnosed with melanoma, a type of skin cancer. “She had melanoma and (with)...

Student, parent, oncology social worker share experiences with cancer

Student, parent, oncology social worker share experiences with cancer

Lorna Ding and Pahal Sehgal February 2, 2023

“I have cancer” are three words senior Tara Corra never expected to hear from her mother. Tara said the first sign of cancer appeared when she was at her grandfather’s home.  She said, “My...

Junior Grace Larkey presents during a meeting for the Students for Safer Learning Club on January 18, 2023. At the meeting, Larkey discussed how it is extremely important for students to recognize the importance of digital safety.

Students, SRO examine school safety procedures, new student ID policy

Lorna Ding and Pahal Sehgal January 30, 2023

According to the CDC, guns are the leading cause of death for American teens and children. In fact, there have been six school shootings with fatalities in the United States as of January 2023, according...

Adam Havice, health and wellness teacher, directs students with a partner activity. Havice said, “Hopefully, (the sex education curriculum) helps prevent intimate partner violence and helps young people develop healthy relationships of any kind.”

Students hope to see changes to current sex-ed curriculum

Chenyao Liu and Ella Lipnik January 19, 2023

Junior Gabrielle “Gabby” Aitken is one of many students who has taken this school’s required health and wellness education class. Among other topics, teachers in this course go over the topic of...

A zookeeper holds a corn snake, a non venomous species, out for a young Holiday Zoo Lights attendee to touch. This is part of the event’s “creature encounters” program to encourage education about wildlife through hands-on learning.

Students, experts raise awareness to endangered animals

Helena Wang January 8, 2023

Sophomore Akshaya Lingala folds a blue Post-It note into the shape of an origami blue whale. Since elementary school, Lingala said she developed a passion for whales, but the blue whale is one of over...

Junior Yezenia PalacioVillavicenio performs in a dance competition on Nov 5th, 2022. PalacioVillavicenio said a positive thing about being an introvert is that they “don’t need other people in order to be happy.”

With World Introvert Day on Jan. 2, students reflect on struggles they face

Ayaan Nadeem January 2, 2023

World Introvert Day is Jan. 2. According to Psychology Today, an introvert is defined as someone who prefers the inner life of the mind, rather than the outer world with other people. But introverts differ...

A menorah lighting ceremony at Max & Mae Simon Jewish Community Campus. Each night, another candle is lit up until the eighth day.

Rabbi, students discuss religious significance, traditions of Hanukkah

Royce Brown December 24, 2022

Junior Samuel Birany helps his mother prepare latkes, also known as potato pancakes, for Hanukkah. Flipping the latkes, he lays them out on a paper towel. According to Birany, many traditions are observed...

Junior Pragathi Arunkumar studies in her room on Dec 16, 2022. Arunkumar said “This year I’m going on vacation, but it’s a bit stressful because I have so much schoolwork to do.”

Students feel pressure to enjoy their vacations

Lorna Ding and Pahal Sehgal December 19, 2022

While many students plan to go on vacation over winter break, senior Sadie Penix said she is staying home.  “I actually prefer to stay home especially over Christmas and New Years because I just...

A volunteer at the Humane Society for Hamilton County takes care of a cat awaiting adoption. Jennifer Hatcher, director of development at the Humane Society for Hamilton County, said adopting a pet is life-saving for animals facing the risk of euthanasia.

In light of Celebrate Shelter Pets Day on Dec. 5, students rescue, adopt shelter pets

Rose Clark December 5, 2022

Sophomore McKenzie Henry enjoys caring for her shelter’s dog and cats and fosters kittens from the Indy Humane Society. “We’ve always had a really good experience with our shelter pets,” Henry...

Emily Hahn smiles for a photo next to a chinese dancing lion. Hahn said that the only time she visited China was for about two weeks in 2011 when she was six years old. (Submitted Photo: Emily Hahn)

In honor of National Adoption Month in November, students, parents share struggles with discrimination, stereotypes

Lorna Ding and Pahal Sehgal November 30, 2022

As a Black individual adopted into a white family, history teacher Joshua Peterman said he witnesses first-hand the way he is treated differently from his family members. “Because both of my parents...

Emily Hahn poses with a panda in 2011 China. “When we went back to China when I was 6, a lot of people assumed I was a native speaker and tried to speak to me in chinese, but I didn’t understand it,” said Hahn. (Submitted Photo: Emily Hahn)

In honor of National Adoption Month in November, students, parents debate complexity with finding birth parents

Lorna Ding and Pahal Sehgal November 29, 2022

While some adoptees have strong desires to meet their birth parents, sophomore Anuj Gupta, who was adopted from India, said he has no interest and denies this common stereotype.   “I feel like a...

Emily Hahn learns how to write in Chinese. Hahn said that her parents did her best to educate her about her culture.(Submitted Photo: Emily Hahn)

In honor of National Adoption Month in November, students, parents share stories, challenges with cultural identity

Lorna Ding and Pahal Sehgal November 28, 2022

At three months old, senior Emily Hahn was abandoned in a cornfield in southern China. At 18 months old, she was adopted by her parents, Lynne Hahn and Paul Hahn, and flew on a plane to the U.S. Emily...

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