Juniors Teresa Yu (left) and Mindy Sim (right) review Yu’s AP U.S. History test during a peer tutoring session. Sim, who tutors AP U.S. History while currently taking the class, said teaching others the material she’s currently learning also helps her understand it better.

Students, teachers explore non-traditional learning strategies at CCS

Chenyao Liu December 13, 2021

  CLC provides project-based path to graduation After spending around two weeks at CHS, junior Ella York transferred to the Carmel Learning Center (CLC), an alternative education service...

Q&As with student, teacher on their thoughts on rebooted movies, TV shows

Arya Pinnamaneni December 12, 2021

SENIOR WEST INMON From a viewer’s perspective, why might a studio reboot a show or movie? “A lot of times I think it’s, ‘Why make something new when you already have something great?’ So...

Brayden Meng plays Bachs Partita No. 2 in D minor on his violin. He said performing in front of a large audience is essential for him to improve as a musician.

Student, professional musician discuss hardship of performing, ways to be successful in music industry

Royce Brown and Kruti Subbannavar December 11, 2021

Junior Brayden Meng recently played the violin with his non-profit ensemble, WHAM!, at a restaurant venue to give students a platform to display their music. Being part of Camerata, an elite group of orchestra...

Sophomore Vaishu Majji explores various Christmas candies, decorations and apparel. Majji said she enjoys celebrating Christmas as a secular holiday with her friends and family. “A lot of it is time with family, eating good food, and a lot of lights and presents,” she said.

Non-Christian students, teacher describe experiences celebrating Christmas

Claire He December 3, 2021

For sophomore Vaishu Majji, Christmas can be a unique way to spend time with family. Christmas is a Christian holiday which commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. It is also statistically one of...

Senior Rachel King uses the elevator in the E halls. King said she uses the school elevators because it’s harder for her to use the stairs. Despite the necessity, she said she disliked the elevators because they were slow and there weren’t enough elevators in the school.

In light of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3, students with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome consider accommodations, ableism

Chenyao Liu November 12, 2021

Senior Rachel King is well aware of her limitations. Where other students may not think too much about sitting down and typing on a computer, she has to consider what her body will and will not let her...

Sophomore Roohi Sanka sprinkles akshinthalu, a mix of tumeric and rice, onto figures of gods. “There was a Hindu god in human form who came back to his town after years of penance and another god defeated a demon-like figure who was terrorizing the area. Those (stories) are told on Diwali,” she said.

As Diwali festivities begin on Nov. 4, students share differences of celebrating traditions here at CHS compared to India

Royce Brown October 22, 2021

As Diwali approaches on Nov. 4, many Indians prepare for the holiday. On this day which originated in the Indian subcontinent, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Newar Buddhists celebrate the victory of good over...

Junior Marielle Cortelyou and senior Annie Salter pose with a bisexual flag. Cortelyou, the president of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance, said she believed Bisexual Pride Day was a validating occasion.

Bisexual students celebrate Bisexual Pride Day, confront stigma

Claire He and Kruti Subbannavar September 23, 2021

President of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club (GSA) and junior Marielle Cortelyou, who identifies as bisexual, plans on baking heart-shaped sugar cookies decorated with the bisexual flag colors...

Green Action Club sponsor and CCS Green Team representative Carey Anderson hangs a poster for the club on her wall. Anderson said she helps students increase awareness of environmental issues.

On eve of National Public Lands Day, students volunteer to help protect public lands in Carmel

Sumedha Kota September 23, 2021

National Public Lands Day is this Saturday, and volunteering for public lands lends more attention to environmental groups at this school. CHS has a variety of opportunities for students to get involved...

Students walk up the trail towards school after parking their cars as a bus leaves the campus in the background. Recent bus driver shortages have forced some students to carpool or drive to school.

Bus driver shortage changes students’ views on riding buses

Royce Brown September 23, 2021

Junior Arthur Yeh sits in the front seat of the bus, staring blankly through the window. He sluggishly moves in his seat as sweat rolls down his face. The humid air radiates inside the bus, even with the...

Senior Lillian Williams poses next to Santa Claus as a baby. She said even though her parents told her about Santa Claus, she never saw it as a lie. Williams said she will tell her own children about Santa Claus because she said she thinks it will be fun and will continue the tradition of good memories and gift-giving.

Students’ early belief in titular imaginary characters leads to them making their own

Kruti Subbannavar August 12, 2021

Junior Alexandra “Ally” Shaw said she remembers when she discovered Santa was not real. Shaw said she remembers discovering the discarded box in the recycling bin that carried hers and her older brother’s...

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...

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