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Traveling out of state alone gives more freedom, experience

Traveling out of state alone gives more freedom, experience

Sophia Hawkins

December 12, 2019

When junior Olivia Sarjent was a freshman, she, as a member of the color guard, traveled with the marching band to southern California for a competition. The trip only happens every four years, and the students who make the trip visit Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and other sights in the area. ...

In light of growing popularity of self-care, students, counselor evaluate proposed benefits, shortcomings of trends

In light of growing popularity of self-care, students,  counselor evaluate proposed benefits, shortcomings of trends

Michelle Lu

December 12, 2019

Glossy Twitter threads. Instagram accounts boasting skincare products. Podcasts sharing stress relievers. Vlogs recording daily routines. These are all facets of the “self-care” movement that has taken the country by storm in recent years. These actions lead to the same question: “How do you pr...

As foreseen apocalyptic events quickly approach, students consider effect of superstitions, pregame rituals

As foreseen apocalyptic events quickly approach,  students consider effect of superstitions, pregame rituals

Leslie Huang

December 12, 2019

Aidan Mellor, Ambassadors member and senior, actively participates in the school choir, and although he said he doesn’t personally believe in superstitions, he said before each performance, choir members follow a chant. He said this chant has become a mandatory ritual to set an optimistic atmosphere...

Students, parents ponder expectations that come with traveling, explain how photos on social media create them

Students, parents ponder expectations that come with  traveling, explain how photos on social media create them

Sarah Zheng

December 12, 2019

Although many students find traveling one or two times a year enough to grasp different cultures and places, sophomore Annie Salter travels with her family roughly four to five times a year to a variety of places. “We usually travel to many exotic and tropical places because it’s an escape from re...

Students should take a break from constant external stimuli

Students should take a break from constant external stimuli

Grace Xu

December 12, 2019

One Saturday in November, I took it upon myself to attempt a five-hour dopamine fast. (Including sleep, it ended up being a full twelve hours.) I had found out about the self-care trend through the internet, as one does, even though a major component of dopamine fasting is going unplugged. In fact, th...

As Thanksgiving approaches, students plan Friendsgiving celebration, ponder new trend

As Thanksgiving approaches, students plan Friendsgiving celebration, ponder new trend

Sophia Hawkins

November 28, 2019

For many people around the country, Thanksgiving is when they gather with their families to share a meal and say thanks for all that they have, in accordance with the feast of the pilgrims and their Native American friends back in the early 17th century. However, the story that we tell, not only of...

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

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 ea...

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

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 na...

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

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...

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

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 s...

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

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 strange...

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

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 ...