Students, city officials discuss effects of suburban expansion on environment

Students, city officials discuss effects of suburban expansion on environment

Royce Brown and Sam Hawkins May 20, 2022

A paradox of modern life is that many people move away from cities to come closer to nature. Often, those people end up moving into suburbs, where space is more abundant and properties encompass more land...

Elsa Barron,
with Hoosier
Interfaith Power
and Light (HIPL)
and Christian,
speaks at a
climate rally
in the Indiana
Barron said,
“The good
work that is
through things
like creation
care is still good
work, and it is
important to
continue it.”

Students, activist are inspired by religion to improve environment, engage in activism

Sumedha Kota and Claire He May 19, 2022

Senior Luca Kim, who identifies as a Christian, said she believes there exists an important intersection between Christ and the environment. According to Kim, faith has helped her connect with the Earth.  “Church...

Maanya Rajesh, Green Action Club (GAC) co-President and senior, reviews her notes before meeting with Carmel City Councilor Tim Hannon. Rajesh and other members of GAC met with members of the Carmel city council to advocate for the passing of a climate action plan, set to be voted around May 16.

Students call for implementation of Carmel’s Climate Action Plan

Chenyao Liu May 18, 2022

Every so often, Julien Doty, member of Green Action Club (GAC) and junior, stops by the Panera Bread on Rangeline Road. Though most students go to Panera to eat and relax, Doty goes for a different reason....

Nancy Zhang
throws away
her trash after
lunch. “We need
to implement
policies and ideas
at our school
to reduce food
waste and protect
the environment,”
she said.

Student, staff discuss implications, solutions to school food waste

Lorna Ding and Arya Pinnamaneni May 17, 2022

After buying her lunch on a daily basis, sophomore Nancy Zhang said she noticed a disturbing amount of waste in the trash cans. “Every day, I see unopened food or just half-eaten food in the trash...

Senior Clizia Martini drinks bubble tea.

With National Bubble Tea Day on April 30, students discuss significance, history of bubble tea in Asia, United States

Michelle Wan and Jasmine Zhang April 28, 2022

Originating from the 1980s in Taiwan, bubble tea quickly became a favorite and classic in Asia. It did not take long for its popularity to spread to Japan and Korea in the 1990s and to the Western hemisphere,...

Senior Sophia Gilliam reads to elementary school students. Gilliam said teaching children has taught her many lessons.

With Teachers’ Day on May 3, students, teacher reflect on impact of being around children, lessons learned from teaching young kids

Cady Armstrong April 25, 2022

Senior Zendalin Hibbard-Hernandez spends half of every school day assisting in the Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) room for students with disabilities at Carmel Middle School. “Every...

Amazon’s electric vehicle promise extends far-reaching implications, hopes for student, businesses, environmental policy

Archit Kalra April 22, 2022

Senior Shrithan Sandadi said his family often uses Amazon to purchase their everyday items. “We use Amazon a lot,” Sandadi said. “It’s really convenient because it gives you all the different...

Electrified – A Look at Electric Vehicles

Electrified – A Look at Electric Vehicles

Archit Kalra and Daniel Tian April 20, 2022

Click here to view an interactive webpage that contains more information on electric vehicles.

Sophomore Zara Niazi listens to music while working in the Carmel Cafe. Niazi said that during Ramadan, to practice her faith, she stops listening to music and fasts during daylight hours.

Fasting during month of Ramadan impacts performance of Muslim students

Dariush Khurram March 30, 2022

Every year, sophomore Zara Niazi spends a month without eating or drinking every day from sunrise to sunset. She is one of many Muslim students at this school and around the world who participate in Ramadan,...

Students, staff discuss cultural detachment, stigma within CCS

Arya Pinnamaneni March 25, 2022

When sophomore Adama Barry had a conversation with her friends, she was surprised to find they also occasionally felt stuck between two worlds and didn't feel understood in either. “I’m Guinean,...

Senior Jenna Griffin lies down on a couch. Griffin said
learning to control and be aware of your dreams, known as lucid dreaming, was a complex task at first but got easier to do
over time. “I can be like, ‘I want to lucid dream’ and I do that falling
sensation and I’m where I
need to be,” Griffin said.
“If it was a stressful day, I could go to the beach or something, and just dream about the ocean.”

Students practice controlling their own dreams

Claire He and Kruti Subbannavar March 21, 2022

Senior Jenna Griffin was in fifth grade, lying in bed asleep, when she wanted to go back and experience being on the cruise trip she had sailed over a holiday.  “I wanted to be there again, so I...

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