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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.

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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...

Build of Rights: Students, experts reflect on youth engagement in local government

Build of Rights: Students, experts reflect on youth engagement in local government

Lin-Lin Mo

March 23, 2018


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Right before the start of the second Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) public meeting for Al Salam Foundation’s mosque proposal for Carmel on Feb. 26 at 5:04 p.m., CHS students handed out blue ribbons and rehearsed their one-minute tailored speeches they planned to give that evening. Senior Talha Ahmad said he, too, prepared a...

‘Rep Urself’: CHS staff, students reflect on utilization, progression of modern slang

‘Rep Urself’: CHS staff, students reflect on utilization, progression of modern slang

Anushka Dasgupta

March 23, 2018


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With the advent of the Internet, social media and a wider range of mass media, teenagers today are far different from their predecessors. They use new slang words daily, each passing in and out of trends, made up by anyone and everyone who has access to the Internet. In the past few years, many have  c...

Future Gene-ius: Students, staff discuss effects of important discoveries in science, potential for future.

Future Gene-ius: Students, staff discuss effects of important discoveries in science, potential for future.

Angela Qian

February 23, 2018


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Next Wednesday marks the 65th anniversary of a huge scientific discovery. On Feb. 28, 1953, geneticist Francis Crick and his colleague James Watson walked into a pub and said they had “discovered the secret of life.” They, with the help of experiments carried out by Rosalind Franklin and Maurice W...

The Future Is Female

The Future Is Female

Da-Hyun Hong and Riya Chinni

February 23, 2018


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Bryn Walker, vice president of CHS Democrats Club and senior, said she strongly believes in equality for all; however, although she said she thinks society has made progress in addressing discrimination, she said there is still a lot more to be resolved in terms of tangible results. “I think (re...