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As Thanksgiving approaches, students plan Friendsgiving celebration, ponder new trend

As Thanksgiving approaches, students plan Friendsgiving celebration, ponder new trend

Sophia Hawkins

November 28, 2019

For many people around the country, Thanksgiving is when they gather with their families to share a meal and say thanks for all that they have, in accordance with the feast of the pilgrims and their Native American friends back in the early 17th century. However, the story that we tell, not only of...

Chipotle program offers to cover tuition for workers, sparking discussion on high school jobs

Chipotle program offers to cover tuition for workers, sparking discussion on high school jobs

Uma Kandallu and Sarah Zheng

November 15, 2019

Ben Ring, Chipotle worker and senior, is among the many students at this school who have an after-school job. While many high school students already work in order to gain benefits such as real-world experience, Chipotle has taken the extra step by covering the tuition cost for their employees to ea...

With bankruptcy of Forever 21, CHS students shop for clothing sustainably

With bankruptcy of Forever 21, CHS students shop for clothing sustainably

Sowmya Chundi

November 15, 2019

Decades ago, clothing stores like Forever 21 embodied the American dream. The franchise brought in billions of dollars worth of revenue, trendy clothing and affordable styles. However, just last month, Forever 21 announced it was filing for bankruptcy and would be closing over 200 stores across the na...

As today is National Philanthropy Day, local philanthropy leaders explain challenges, impact of volunteer work

As today is National Philanthropy Day, local  philanthropy leaders explain challenges, impact of volunteer work

Grace Xu

November 15, 2019

To many, senior Emily Deldar may seem like any other student at this school. However, as the founder and president of World Smiles Mission, Deldar’s sphere of impact isn’t limited to just CHS. With a focus on bringing dental necessities, such as toothbrushes, to developing areas, Deldar’s organization...

With Halloween around the corner, practicing Wiccans, Pagan debunk stereotypes around their religions

With Halloween around the corner, practicing  Wiccans, Pagan debunk stereotypes around their religions

Emily Carlisle and Tessa Collinson

October 24, 2019

Many people associate the word “Wicca” with witchcraft and characteristics such as “evil” or “Satanic,” while others see Wiccan practices as similar to those of cults. Few people picture a 16-year-old girl walking down the street, registering a goddess in the world around her as she says s...

Given October is Adopt-A-Dog month, students weigh responsibilities of owning pets

Given October is Adopt-A-Dog month,  students weigh responsibilities of owning pets

Grace Xu

October 24, 2019

Since 1981, the American Humane Society has designated October as Adopt-A-Dog month. However, adopting a dog—or any pet, for that matter—comes with a whole plethora of its own responsibilities. Junior Alania Mastain, whose family owns a dog, three sugar gliders and two guinea pigs, is no strange...

After Indianapolis designated one of most wasteful American cities, Carmel community works to spread awareness, defy stereotype

After Indianapolis designated one of most wasteful American  cities, Carmel community works to spread awareness, defy stereotype

Sowmya Chundi

October 24, 2019

In his free time, sophomore Ethan Stoehr is an avid recycler and plastic collecter. In his room, Stoehr has bins full of plastic waste spanning from salad forks to shampoo bottles. He said that by creating a “plastic stockpile,” he’ll try and convince his mom to stop buying plastics once she ...

A Little Every Day: With Inktober in full swing, students, teacher reflect on influences of online challenges on art, life

A Little Every Day: With Inktober in full swing, students, teacher reflect on influences of online challenges on art, life

Sophia Hawkins

October 24, 2019

Each year since 2009, artists all over the world pick up their pens every day in October to draw. They may be following a prompt or they may simply be drawing whatever comes to mind, but all are part of the international Inktober challenge. In 2009, Jake Parker, Utah-based illustrator, writer and teac...

Worldwide Welcome: Students serve as mentors for English Language Learners (ELL), promote CHS Culture of Care

Worldwide Welcome: Students serve as mentors for English  Language Learners (ELL), promote CHS Culture of Care

Leah Tan

October 24, 2019

Since the crisis in Venezuela began, CHS has had a recent intake of English Language Learners (ELLs). In fact, the United States has seen an increase in ELLs in general. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2017, 9.5% of U.S. students are ELLs, in comparison to 8.1% back in ...

Ubiquitously Funny Obsessions: With the invasion of Area 51 memes across all social media, students and teachers analyze possibility of real-life alien invasion

Ubiquitously Funny Obsessions: With the invasion of Area 51 memes across all social media, students and teachers analyze possibility of real-life alien invasion

Grace Xu

September 20, 2019

Over the summer, junior Daniella Richardson went on Instagram to catch up and unwind as usual before coming across something decidedly unusual: an Area 51 meme. Strange, she thought, and she just kept scrolling. And scrolling. But the memes didn’t stop. The meme, titled “Storm Area 51, They Can...

Weight On Your Shoulders: Students, staff examine potential health effects of carrying heavy backpacks

Weight On Your Shoulders: Students, staff examine potential health effects of carrying heavy backpacks

Sarah Zheng

September 20, 2019

For CHS students, backpacks are an essential part of their life, as carrying a backpack all day can be more convenient than putting textbooks in a locker, but according to a survey conducted by Consumer Reports, the average high school student’s backpack weighs 18.4 pounds, which can lead to problems. So...

Students, Athletic Director Jim Inskeep offer their view on the new “Step Up to Sexual Assault Program”

Students, Athletic Director Jim Inskeep offer their view on the new “Step Up to Sexual Assault Program”

Emily Sandy and Lillian He

September 20, 2019

Q & A with Athletic Director Jim Inskeep Why was this program implemented at Carmel High School? In the summer of 2018, some of the district administrators, myself and (Principal Thomas) Harmas, started talking about ways that we could better educate and protect our students. Over the years, ...