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(Sym)ply Inconvenient: CHS seniors consider the decision to participate in the senior symposium schedule

(Sym)ply Inconvenient: CHS seniors consider the decision to participate in the senior symposium schedule

Darrell Cheng

October 26, 2017


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With senior year at this school comes new experiences and exclusive freedoms. One of such reserved opportunities includes senior scheduling in the Transition to College Program (TCP). First implemented last school year, seniors have the option to enlist in the Transition to College Program, and accordi...

Trumping Expectations: Students, staff compare expectations during Trump’s campaign to those now

Trumping Expectations: Students, staff compare expectations during Trump’s campaign to those now

Angela Qian

October 26, 2017


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Junior Sasha Matsuki said she is generally disappointed but not surprised when she sees the latest news regarding President Donald Trump and his policies. However, Matsuki said she wanted to have positive expectations going into his presidency. “Before (Trump) won the election, everything that could have happe...

Education on Paper vs. Technology: Recent studies show most people believe paper is crucial to a student’s education. How do CHS students compare to this trend?

Education on Paper vs. Technology:  Recent studies show most people believe paper is crucial to a student’s education. How do CHS students compare to this trend?

Angela Li

October 26, 2017


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According to a study conducted in August by the Paper and Packaging Board, 96 percent of parents think that paper is "an essential part of children being able to achieve their educational goals." In a society that is becoming increasingly technology-driven, especially locally, with the recent distri...

Hands of Hope: With natural disasters becoming increasingly common, CHS students, staff think about how to plan for the future

Hands of Hope: With natural disasters becoming increasingly common, CHS students, staff think about how to plan for the future

Avery Thorpe

October 26, 2017


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One hundred thirty two mile per hour winds, nine days of rainfall and $190 billion worth of destruction. This is the impact Hurricane Harvey had on southeast Texas, where the tropical storm hit the hardest. Harvey was a Category 3 storm. A few weeks later, a similar scenario played out when Hurricane Irma...

Frida(m) Calling: CHS students, teachers assess how the work of female artists has empowered them

Frida(m) Calling: CHS students, teachers assess how  the work of female artists has empowered them

Angela Qian, Feature Reporter, Beats Editor

September 21, 2017


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To honor what would have been Frida Kahlo’s 110th birthday on July 6, hundreds of people donned floral dresses, shawls, artificial flowers and unibrows in an attempt to set the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Kahlo. In the years since her death, especially with the current po...

Relative Advantage: Students with parents who work at CHS evaluate the merits, demerits of their situation

Relative Advantage: Students with parents who work at CHS evaluate the merits, demerits of their situation

Marissa Ryan, Feature Reporter

September 21, 2017


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Most students say goodbye to their parents every morning and don’t see them again until the evening. But, for students like sophomore Connor Inskeep, they arrive at the same school as their parents. Both Connor and his father, Athletics Director Jim Inskeep, arrive at CHS together as the bell signal...

The Upper(Class) Hand: CHS students evaluate the validity of the claim: “older students perform better than younger students in class”

The Upper(Class) Hand: CHS students evaluate the validity of the claim:   “older students perform better than younger students in class”

Angela Li, Feature Reporter

September 21, 2017


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Senior Nick Gemelas is taking five AP classes this year as part of the senior schedule, which, for him, includes AP Physics 1. Gemelas said he is taking physics this year as it is one of the remaining AP science classes he has yet to take and will help better prepare him for entering into a STEM major...

One hundred and counting: With this school’s wide array of over 100 clubs, new groups continue to form

One hundred and counting: With this school’s wide array of over 100 clubs, new groups continue to form

Emily Dexter, News Editor

September 21, 2017


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Over the summer, in the cafe at the Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL), Selin Oh, founder of the group Let’s Talk and junior, and her team members met with students from Linguistics Club and Di-Verse, a student group centering around K-Pop. They sat around a conglomeration of tables covered with white bu...

Through the Lens: With photos becoming progressively more prevalent in everyday life, CHS students and staff reflect on their purpose

Through the Lens: With photos becoming progressively more prevalent in  everyday life, CHS students and staff reflect on their purpose

Raphael Li, Feature Reporter

September 21, 2017


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For sophomore Reagan Smiley, she said she has been in love with photography for her whole life. “I’ve been doing a photography for a pretty long time. I think I had my first camera when I was eight,” she said. If anything, Smiley’s passion is indicative of a greater worldwide trend. According ...

Waking Up is Hard to Do: While recent studies support later high school start times, what do CHS students, staff think?

Waking Up is Hard to Do: While recent studies support later high school start times, what do CHS students, staff think?

Heidi Peng, Feature Editor

August 15, 2017


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In recent years, more and more researchers have published studies supporting the stance that high schools should indeed start later. The focal point of these studies is the idea that teenagers just aren’t getting enough sleep. According to a recent National Sleep Foundation (NSF) study, 15 percen...

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...

Loathing Loans: With the school year coming to an end, students puzzle over how to pay for college

Loathing Loans: With the school year coming to an end,  students puzzle over how to pay for college

Alina Yu, Feature Reporter

May 18, 2017


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After a long and strenuous four years, senior Abby Leonard is ready to graduate CHS in the class of 2017. Although excited to attend Yale University this fall, Leonard said she had a small issue regarding her education there: financial aid. Leonard said, “I had to file for a waiver to not include my...