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Phoning at the Fair: CHS students, teachers discuss the use of phones at the Indiana State Fair

Marissa Ryan

August 15, 2018


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As summer rears to a close, the festivities don’t have to. The Indiana State Fair, rated one of the top state fairs in the midwest by Forbes magazine is just beginning. Not only is the fair voted one of the best entertainment attraction in the region but offers a wide array of opportunities for stud...

Housing the Hounds: With Clear the Shelter event this Saturday, CHS students discuss challenges, obstacles with adopting from shelters

Housing the Hounds: With Clear the Shelter event this Saturday, CHS students discuss challenges, obstacles with adopting from shelters

Lin-Lin Mo

August 14, 2018


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In a common turn of events, even after years of pleading with her parents for a dog, senior Mayil Bhat’s parents did not cave in. But, as anyone who knows her will contend, her love for animals of all kinds, especially dogs, has persisted. In August of 2017, she said she followed a friend’s recomme...

Sugar Struggles: CHS students, teachers discuss health effects of sugar in the American diet

Sugar Struggles: CHS students, teachers discuss health effects of sugar in the American diet

Carson TerBush

August 14, 2018


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A s a lacto-ovo vegetarian, senior Maecey Niksch said she works hard every day trying to find foods that fit her diet. According to Niksch, this specific type of vegetarianism means while she does not consume meats, she still incorporates eggs and dairy into her diet. However, Niksch also said she tries ...

Dorm Sweet Dorm: Graduating seniors prepare for transition into life in college dorms

Dorm Sweet Dorm: Graduating seniors prepare for transition into life in college dorms

Ashwin Prasad

May 18, 2018


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Senior Sophia Tragesser's high school days are running out fast. In just six months, she will move out of her childhood home and into her college dorm at the University of St. Thomas for the foreseeable future. Tragesser said she knows this transition is coming soon, and she knows the significance of ...

My Spine Doesn’t Hold Me Back: CHS students discuss scoliosis, lack of awareness, impact on their daily lives

My Spine Doesn’t Hold Me Back: CHS students discuss scoliosis, lack of awareness, impact on their daily lives

Anushka Dasgupta

May 18, 2018


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By all measures, senior Lauren Salmon is very good at the viola. Salmon currently plays in the Camerata and Symphony orchestras at CHS and will attend the IU Jacobs School of Music in the fall to continue her education. However, her journey into the instrument has been, at the least, unconventional. In...

Strike Back: Educational expert, students discuss teacher protests, future of education system

Strike Back: Educational expert, students discuss teacher protests, future of education system

Angela Qian

May 18, 2018


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On Feb. 9, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that there were seven major work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers in 2017, the second lowest number on record, and none of which included teachers. Less than two weeks later, West Virginia teachers began a nine-day walkout to protest low wages. ...

To Serve and Protect: CHS students, staff reflect on police shortage nationwide

To Serve and Protect: CHS students, staff reflect on police shortage nationwide

Richa Louis

May 18, 2018


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Within the last year, the law enforcement community has faced a nationwide police shortage. In Indiana, instructors at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy said it’s likely law enforcement departments across the state will need more than 100 additional people combined. Some of that shortage may be a...

Controversy Crisis: With Social Media Safety and Awareness Month in May, CHS students, teachers contemplate mixed effects of social media

Controversy Crisis: With Social Media Safety and Awareness Month in May, CHS  students, teachers contemplate mixed effects of social media

Adhi Ramkumar

April 20, 2018


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Prior to the start of her math class, sophomore Kendall Greene briefly glances at her Instagram feed to remain up to date with ongoing events and incidences in her friends’ and families’ lives. On such social media usage, Greene said she regularly turns to social media for purposes such as establish...

4-H 4ever: CHS students, staff discuss importance of 4-H organization and its role in their lives

4-H 4ever: CHS students, staff discuss importance of 4-H organization  and its role in their lives

Riya Chinni and Anushka Dasgupta

April 20, 2018


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While Indiana's history has long emphasized farming, agriculture and craftsmanship, this hands-on way of life has decreased in prevalence over the past century. However, Head, Heart, Hands and Health (4-H), a youth association that focuses on honing various skills through various competitions and proje...

Online Harassment? Students, staff define online harassment, reflect on its effects

Online Harassment? Students, staff define online harassment, reflect on its effects

Raphael Li

April 20, 2018


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To most students, the bell at the end of fourth period signals the end of school. But, for Claire Estabrook, Instagram model and senior, it is not only the end of the school day but also the start of a time when she can focus more on her social media accounts online as a model. Estabrook is not alo...

Pretty Produce: Students evaluate food waste caused by appearance of produce

Pretty Produce: Students evaluate food waste  caused by appearance of produce

Angela Qian, Beats Editor, Feature Reporter

April 20, 2018


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The first time sophomore Thomas Gimeno planted corn in his backyard, he planted them too late in the season, and they were too far apart to pollinate effectively. He was only able to harvest five cobs from a total of 20 corn plants. Gimeno said, “I’m not a professional farmer or anything. Those people obvious...

To Give And To Get: Even with emphasis on academics, CHS students explain why they continue to prioritize community service

To Give And To Get: Even with emphasis on academics, CHS students  explain why they continue to prioritize community service

Hari Patel

April 20, 2018


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While volunteering at the Carmel United Methodist Church food pantry, sophomore Jack Martin places another filled box of food donations on the metal rack. Martin said he hasn’t volunteered at the local food pantry for the last five years just for a college application resume booster. Rather, he sai...