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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Local Businesses: As Nov. 25 marks Small Business Saturday, CHS students reflect on how small businesses persevere in a large-business world

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Local Businesses: As Nov. 25 marks Small Business Saturday, CHS students reflect on how small businesses persevere in a large-business world

Lin-Lin Mo

November 17, 2017


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Seven years ago, a former Broad Ripple train station became the local ice cream store Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station (BRICS), a well-loved business that has blossomed in the past few years. For junior Rachel Morrison, the store means a lot. Morrison boasts the title not only of a BRICS former employ...

Get Scared: With Halloween approaching, CHS students discuss the science behind fear

Get Scared: With Halloween approaching, CHS  students discuss the science behind fear

Jessica Konrad

October 26, 2017


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As Halloween creeps around the corner, many students at CHS are beginning to celebrate this holiday by watching scary movies and visiting haunted houses. While some students anticipate this time of the year and look forward to participating in these frightening festivities, others become filled with a se...

School vs. Sports: CHS students struggle to balance academics, athletics

School vs. Sports: CHS students struggle to balance academics, athletics

Misha Rekhter

September 21, 2017


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Slowly but surely, the days of the gladiator have been swept to the wayside and the age of the modern, intellectual warrior has emerged. As such, the evolution of sports has been drastically altered by the structural changes in society. Today, it is commonly understood that for many high school athletes,...

The Future of Jobs: In an increasingly automated future, what will we do if robots take our jobs?

The Future of Jobs: In an increasingly automated future, what will we do if robots take our jobs?

Alina Yu and Amy Zhou

August 15, 2017


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On a bright and sunny day, senior Alexa Dow works at Juice Bar, a local smoothie and juice hub. As customers file in to enjoy a freshly-made green smoothie, Dow takes and makes numerous orders for them. The help she gets is from not only her fellow co-workers but also from blenders, juicers and iPad...

Got Organic? Despite the rise in food-buying consciousness in the 21st century, some obstacles make that lifestyle difficult

Got Organic? Despite the rise in food-buying consciousness in the 21st century, some obstacles make that lifestyle difficult

Lin-Lin Mo, Feature Reporter

May 18, 2017


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According to senior Kyra Krall, her family often orders plentiful organic produce, ranging from Indiana pasture-raised eggs to organic lacinato kale from Green Bean Delivery, a company that makes local, sustainably-grown groceries easily accessible to Midwestern families. Supporting small local farms f...

Us vs. U.S.: With the coming of 4/20, CHS students, staff reflect on the implications of federal versus state power.

Us vs. U.S.: With the coming of 4/20, CHS students, staff reflect on the implications of federal versus state power.

Mary Salzmann, News Editor

April 20, 2017


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Senior Colton “Cole” Ferguson said he thinks the benefits of decriminalizing cannabis far outweigh the disadvantages. Ferguson is the chairman of Indiana High School Democrats, sits on the executive board for Indiana Young Democrats, is a member on the Indiana Youth Legislative Advisory Council a...

Will Our Education System Be a Good Apple or a Bad One?: What could Betsy DeVos’s leadership mean for a school district like Carmel’s?

Will Our Education System Be a Good Apple or a Bad One?: What could Betsy DeVos’s leadership mean for a school district like Carmel’s?

Carson TerBush

March 17, 2017


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On Feb. 7, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor and former Michigan Republican Party chairwoman, has sparked controversy among educators and politicians alike. Erin Odya, human anatomy and physiology teacher, said she strongly disagrees ...

Fitting In: For some students, clothing sizes are a struggle to find, understand

Fitting In: For some students, clothing sizes are a struggle to find, understand

Gillian Paxton

February 23, 2017


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For senior Sarah Biette, shopping for clothing is a difficult experience. But unlike some of her fellow students, her problem is not the rapidly changing trends but rather something far more difficult to overcome: most stores do not carry her size. “I can count on one hand the number of stores...

Teaching with Technology

Teaching with Technology

Adam Stockholm

January 27, 2017


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The next step for advanced technology integration is in education.  Of course, schools like CHS have had devices like desktops and laptops for many years now, but now there is a move towards more personalized software and hardware for students and teachers alike. “I think part of it is to prepare students for ...

Rise of Rap

Rise of Rap

Jessica Konrad

December 12, 2016


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When rappers and juniors David Chilemba and Rashid “RJ” Conteh come home from school, their main focus isn’t studying, socializing with friends or going to sports practice. For Chilemba and Conteh, their first order of business is writing music for their mixtape, which they plan to release Dec...

Aging Well

Aging Well

Lilly St. Angelo

November 17, 2016


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What draws people to Indiana? What makes them stay or want to come back? Is it the sugar cream pie? Is it the vast number of hiking trails in wooded wonderlands? Or the Monon, a retreat from busy suburbia? Is it the hip culture of Broad Ripple and Mass Avenue or the fairy-tale feel of the Indiana Museum of ...