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Is It True?: Conspiracy theories help students question, better understand the world around them

Is It True?: Conspiracy theories help students question, better understand the world around them

Emily Dexter

December 13, 2018


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  Senior Olivia Krall was far from the first person to think that something seems “off” about the Denver International Airport. After all, as the airport’s website explains, the place has underground tunnels, gargoyles and a plaque that references the mysterious New World Airport Commission. The...

Extended Culture: Students, teachers consider impacts of having extended family live far away, cultural benefits that come along

Extended Culture: Students, teachers consider impacts of having extended family live far away, cultural benefits that come along

Grace Xu

December 13, 2018


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This winter break, junior Maria “Mars” Stefanidou will be visiting her relatives for the holidays. However, for Stefanidou, it won’t be the run-of-the-mill driving to grandma’s house type of visit—instead, she’ll be flying all the way to Greece. “We’re going to be going (to Greece and...

A Way To Stay: Students find unusual ways to stay in Carmel despite parents moving; administrators discuss how to properly facilitate this

A Way To Stay: Students find unusual ways to stay in Carmel despite parents moving; administrators discuss how to properly facilitate this

Angela Li, Raphael Li, Angela Qian, Carson Terbush, Heidi Peng, and Rhea Acharya

December 13, 2018


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Last January, junior Yueze “Jimmy” Liu came home to a flooded basement. He had just returned from a vacation, only to find the pipes frozen and water everywhere. While most students his age would simply leave their parents to deal with it, Liu solved the problem on his own not because he wanted to...

Holiday Stress(tivities): Students, staff consider how holiday season can be more stressful than relaxing, discuss how to relieve stress

Holiday Stress(tivities): Students, staff consider how holiday season can be  more stressful than relaxing, discuss how to relieve stress

Wendy Zhu

December 13, 2018


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While people often see the holiday season as cheerful time to unwind and spend with friends and family, the weeks leading up to it can be anything but relaxing for many, including students. In fact, with the sheer number of tasks they must accomplish, from purchasing gifts to studying for final exams, it...

Ending Hate : Students, community deem hate crimes ineffective, emphasize need for hate crime law

Ending Hate : Students, community deem hate crimes  ineffective, emphasize need for hate crime law

Angela Qian

November 16, 2018


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Although he goes to a different synagogue, junior Josh Honig said the hate crime on Congregation Shaarey Tefilla (CST) was a wake-up call. On July 28, burn marks and anti-Semitic graffiti, comprised of Nazi flags and iron crosses, were discovered at CST, engendering a wave of support for Jews in the...

Thank You(th) : With upcoming holidays such as Thanksgiving, students give back to community through volunteering

Thank You(th) : With upcoming holidays such as Thanksgiving,  students give back to community through volunteering

Richa Louis

November 16, 2018


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While many people come together with their family to prepare feasts for Thanksgiving Day dinner,  watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or plan for Black Friday sales, families, like senior Karsen Williams’s, use Thanksgiving break as an opportunity to help the less those who are less fortun...

Global Family: CHS students examine motives behind adopting internationally, impact on lives with observance of National Adoption Awareness Month in November

Global Family: CHS students examine motives behind adopting internationally, impact on lives with observance of National Adoption Awareness Month in November

Natalie Khamis

November 16, 2018


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For junior Gabe Quigley, the adoption of his younger sister Metta six-and-a-half years ago was more than an opportunity to expand his family; it was a chance to help. According to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), a string of rebel at...

Unwanted Advances: Sexual abuse cases in gymnastics raise question of awareness at CHS

Unwanted Advances: Sexual abuse cases in gymnastics raise question of awareness at CHS

Leslie Huang, Calina He, and Wendy Zhu

November 16, 2018


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For freshman Ashnaya Gupta, gymnastics has been part of her life since she was 2 years old. Gupta spends most hours after school practicing at Deveau’s School of Gymnastics, where she has proudly earned various state medals for her achievements. When Gupta first heard of the sexual abuse cases in US...

Shopping or Shipping: With holiday shopping season coming up, students consider pros, cons of online shopping

Shopping or Shipping: With holiday shopping season coming up,  students consider pros, cons of online shopping

Kassi Darnell, Anjali Natarajan, and Gray Martens

November 16, 2018


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Junior Sofia Rashid looks through online stores every day. She likes to browse and put things in her cart but she doesn’t actually buy anything until she has saved up enough money to make a large purchase. She said she likes online shopping because it’s more convenient, especially with the holiday sea...

The War on Drugs: Officers, teachers, students work to prevent effects of drug use here

The War on Drugs: Officers, teachers, students work to prevent effects of drug use here

Wendy Zhu

October 25, 2018


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On Sept. 6, rapper and singer Mac Miller tweeted about his concert tour, set to kick off on Oct. 27. In less than 24 hours from the time of that tweet, Miller would be dead from a suspected drug overdose at the age of 26. For sophomore Nishita Prasad, while Miller’s death did not have a direct impact...

Transportation Troubles: As Indy extends opportunities for public transportation, Carmel asesses possible implementation

Transportation Troubles: As Indy extends opportunities for public transportation, Carmel asesses possible implementation

Raiha Zainab, Carson Terbush, Laasya Mamidipalli

October 25, 2018


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At CHS, many students are encouraged to get involved in their school and community. With hundreds of clubs and organizations offered at school and many more other extracurricular activities outside of school, Carmel offers a wide range of opportunities for students to involve themselves with. However,...

More Than A Diagnosis: As International Congress approaches, experts on, students with autism explain history, misconceptions surrounding developmental disorder

More Than A Diagnosis: As International Congress approaches, experts on, students with  autism explain history, misconceptions surrounding developmental disorder

Angela Qian and Harini Ravichandran

October 25, 2018


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Senior Ethan Wakeman is pretty much your average high schooler. He’s a GKOM, and he participates in activities such as cross-country, track and radio. Like many students, he also said he tends to forget to do things. He often struggles with social skills and communication. Wakeman happens to have auti...