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With Homecoming week approaching, students, staff reflect on long-standing CHS traditions, discuss new changes

With Homecoming week approaching, students, staff reflect on long-standing CHS traditions, discuss new changes

Rhea Acharya

September 21, 2018


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Near the end of the school day on Aug. 17, as Lara Staton, varsity women’s tennis player and junior, walked through the E halls, crowds of students cheered her on from either side. This was not Staton’s first time being honored for her accomplishments in tennis; it was her first time, however, being...

Students consider impact of religion on themselves, their lives, cultural beliefs

Students consider impact of religion on themselves, their lives, cultural beliefs

Kassi Darnell

September 21, 2018


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When junior Neharika Palivela first started attending public school, she quickly learned she was different from her peers. Palivela was raised Hindu, so she did not share the same Christian beliefs that many other students around her had been taught. During her childhood, Palivela said, she strongly beli...

The Right Fit: Use this flowchart to see College Counselor Ann Boldt’s advice on how to select the right college

The Right Fit: Use this flowchart to see College Counselor Ann  Boldt’s advice on how to select the right college

Raphael Li

September 21, 2018


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  Excerpt from the Q & A: What usually happens during a typical college representative visit? “Usually at the beginning, the rep might tailor-make a little bit of the information she talks about to the students in the room. Then, she would do a short presentation about the school,...

A Work Of (Public) Art: Students, mayor discuss aesthetics vs. costs of recently added public art on Carmel roundabouts

A Work Of (Public) Art: Students, mayor discuss aesthetics vs. costs of recently added public art on Carmel roundabouts

Isabella White

September 21, 2018


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After living in Carmel, a city well-known for frequent construction and dedication to improvement, the recent installment of new pieces of public art in the center of roundabouts came as no surprise to junior Vivian Werstler. From depictions of figures playing sports such as soccer and baseball to abstract...

Comparison between private, public schools shows effects different schooling systems have on students

Comparison between private, public schools  shows effects different schooling systems have on students

Leslie Huang and Raiha Zainab

September 21, 2018


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A mass of students travel from the A rooms to B rooms. Students shuffle through the never-ending line of traffic spilling over between the two main hallways. For freshman Abby Ko, this experience was something new. Ko went from traveling through one hallway with all her classes to the largest public ...

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...