• Carmel High School dismissed on May 26. We will continue to periodically release information throughout the summer.

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Elijah Choi, co-founder of Advancement of Asian Americans in Arts and Athletics (A5) and senior, speaks at a gathering by the City of Carmel on April 28.

A year after murder of George Floyd, student leaders, administrator discuss cultural awareness progress at CHS

Tsion Daniel May 25, 2021

Last year, a meeting with Dr. Harmas took place on Sept. 24 regarding diversity and equity at CHS in light of the murder of the George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Now, after about a year since the murder of...

A representative for Mike’s Crew Carwash waits for students to arrive at her station at the job fair. The job fair was an opportunity for students to find and gain work experience while still in high school.

CHS students share how pandemic has shaped views on employment

Raghav Sriram May 16, 2021

Amidst the pandemic, junior Grace Sullivan laces up in her personal protective equipment before departing for work. “I work at the Carmel Senior Living Center so each time I go to work I need to make...

Freshman Braeden White (left) along with his brother, freshman Brooks White (right) and his mother, Amy White-Meadows  (middle-right) went to their grandparent’s house for a family dinner 
on May 2.

In light of Mother’s Day on May 9, students, teacher consider parenting, working through pandemic

Kruti Subbannavar May 9, 2021

For freshman Braeden White, the morning of Mother’s Day dawns the same way it has for many years before: with breakfast of citrus pancakes for his mother in bed and a necklace as a present. However,...

Briana Chen, AP Physics C student and senior, performs a demonstration that demonstrates the existence of magnetic fields.

Students, science professionals discuss impact of scientist stereotypes on science education during Global Citizen Science Month

Tsion Daniel and Archit Kalra April 22, 2021

For Briana Chen, Physics Club member and senior, extracurricular activities are important in exploring her passion: astrophysics. However, her passion does come with a drawback—stereotypes. Chen said,...

Jim Peterson (farthest back), co-director of theater and film who has worked at CHS since 1992, poses with the Rising Star club before the Homecoming parade in 2007. “(The Homecoming parade) was a really special time,” he said.

Students, teachers speak on feelings of nostalgia after year of non-traditional school

Kruti Subbannavar and Raghav Sriram April 20, 2021

Hybrid scheduling challenged senior Anna Pescio’s expectations for her senior year. Although she said she was disappointed not to be able to go to prom with her junior friends, she found solace in looking...

Junior Jillian Escobar poses for a photo at her home. Escobar said she believes that every woman should be given the right to express themselves in any way they see fit, whether it be conventional femininity or not. She also expressed her love for heels by saying that “womanhood is the stiletto heel.”

Transgender students deal with women’s, transgender issues, visibility

Kruti Subbannavar March 31, 2021

Lana Black, transgender girl and junior, often watches “The Watermelon Woman,” a 1996 film by Cheryl Dunye; it is one of her favorites. Black said she likes to watch films made by women as she...

Students share original art during Youth Art Month

Students share original art during Youth Art Month

Raghav Sriram March 21, 2021

Q&A with Senior Eads Fouché  What is your inspiration for these two pieces of artwork? The piece on the left is inspired by two pictures I found. The ceramic pieces were from the Coral Bouquet...

Senior Maylee O’Brien took this picture in the summer of 2018 at the Cliffs of Moher. O’Brien said, “I was especially excited for the Cliffs of Moher because they’re a site for ancient Irish legends and Harry Potter films.”

With St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, students, teachers talk about Irish culture, stereotypes at CHS

Chenyao Liu March 17, 2021

Despite growing up in the U.S., senior Maylee O’Brien always felt connected to her Irish heritage. “A couple years ago, my family visited Ireland and it was probably my favorite trip of all time,”...

Sophomore Shri Atluri plays with his cockapoo, Teddy, on a winter afternoon. Like many others, Atluri and his family adopted their dog at the start of the quarantine.

New dog owners share experiences for National Love Your Pet Day, Feb. 20, how dogs improved personal mental health

Raghav Sriram February 21, 2021

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, sophomore Shri Alturi and his family decided to adopt their dog Teddy. “I got a cockapoo, which is a poodle and cocker spaniel mix. We got him exactly on Leap...

12th-grader Aika Uda (fourth from left) poses with classmates and handmade candy on Valentines Day. Uda said it’s customary in Japan for women to give chocolates all the men in their lives.

Students recognize, celebrate Valentines Day in different ways

Raghav Sriram and Kruti Subbannavar February 14, 2021

Japanese students at CHS sister school talk about Valentines, White Day traditions The morning of Valentines Day in Seikyo Gakuen High School in Osaka, Japan, sister school of CHS, dawns with friends...

Senior Lalith Roopesh (6th from left) recieves a medal for one of his events at the University of Michigan Science Olympiad Invitational during his junior year. Roopesh said college tuitions were an important part of his considerations when he applied to colleges in late 2020, and Science Olympiad offers some scholarships to seniors

Students discuss benefits of new tuition-free college proposals

Archit Kalra February 8, 2021

For senior Lalith Roopesh, college tuitions are an important part of consideration when thinking about which colleges to apply to. “Tuition definitely was a priority for me as I plan to pursue a graduate...

Junior Remi Shirayanagi and her mother, Ikue Shirayanagi sit at their kitchen table discussing the different types of tea that they enjoy the most and the history behind each tea after brewing their own cups of green tea. Remi said that tea is a large portion of her family’s life, as it is included in most of her family’s meals, and, if a guest comes over, their family would present the guest with tea as a welcome gift.

Tea enthusiasts consider history, heritage, importance of tea in their lives

Kruti Subbannavar January 24, 2021

It is dinner time and as junior Remi Shirayanagi eats she takes sips of brown tea on the side. Remi said that all of her family drink tea together, mostly at mealtimes.  “I drink tea like I do water,”...

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