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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...

4-H Full Time: Q&A with Abel Kiser, long-time 4-H member and senior

April 20, 2018


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and stuff. There’s a lot more than animals, so that was really cool. It’s just kind of a tradition, that’s the thing you do during July: the fair." Q: What’s been your favorite experience, if you could pick one out? A: "I really liked the Pork Ambassadors. Anyone can join it, but it’...

Transparency: As Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31 approaches, CHS student shares his insight about the environment for transgender students at Carmel

Transparency: As Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31 approaches, CHS student shares his insight about the environment for transgender students at Carmel

Riya Chinni

March 23, 2018


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March 31 marks international transgender Day of Visibility— a day established in 2009 as a way to celebrate transgender people and to raise awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.

In Close Quarters: CHS students, administration reflect on recent events, future safety regulations

In Close Quarters: CHS students, administration reflect  on recent events, future safety regulations

Raphael Li, Manahil Nadeem

March 23, 2018


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A knife. Multiple fights. Threats. Rumors. These are words that could be used to describe the month of February, which was plagued with an unfortunate series of events, leading to two arrests and two public video announcements, and several press releases to the community. These events, along with the te...