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Howl-o-ween to include dog pageant, more on Oct. 6 at West Park

Howl-o-ween to include dog pageant, more on Oct. 6 at West Park

October 5, 2018


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Last year, Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC) hosted a dog-themed event called Bow Wow Bash. This year, on Oct. 6 at West Park, the event is set to take on a new life as Howl-o-ween. According to Eshan Selvan, event chair and junior, Howl-o-ween will feature a dog pageant, canine trick-or-treating, costume cont...

Principal Tom Harmas coordinates Homecoming parade viewing, new graduation pathways program

Principal Tom Harmas coordinates Homecoming parade viewing, new graduation pathways program

Carson TerBush

September 27, 2018


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CHS will implement a new graduation requirement system called graduation pathways this year, according to Principal Tom Harmas. Additionally, Harmas said he has been working with student government to coordinate student viewing of the Homecoming parade which has in the past only been viewed by community members. As the school year progresses, Harmas also ...

CHS considers the recent rise in counterfeit money circulating throughout Carmel businesses, ways to prevent the influx

CHS considers the recent rise in counterfeit money circulating throughout Carmel businesses, ways to prevent the influx

Natalie Khamis

September 21, 2018


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While on her way to work at Amanda’s Exchange, a local consignment shop on Carmel Drive, junior Katie Sankey received an unusual message from her manager. According to Sankey, the message warned all employees about a possible influx of counterfeit money circulating through businesses in Carmel. “I ...

Let’s Talk club hopes to help students recognize importance of skillful conversation

Let’s Talk club hopes to help  students recognize importance of skillful conversation

Rhea Acharya

September 21, 2018


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This year, students will be given an outlet to learn the art of conversing with one another through a new club: Let’s Talk. During Late Starts from 7:30 to 8:15, a.m., Let’s Talk members and all other students who wish to participate will be able to meet in the media center to discuss the month’s...

Interim Study Committee of Education discusses graduation pathways, no requirement for ISTEP

Interim Study Committee of Education discusses graduation pathways, no requirement for ISTEP

Pranav Jothirajah

September 21, 2018


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On Aug. 23, the Interim Study Committee of Education sat down at the Senate Chamber in Indiana to discuss issues related to counselor workload and a new way to attain a diploma, known as graduation pathways. This system will be implemented for current eighth graders. By utilizing pathways, students wi...

Students, staff explore new club, CyberPatriots, centered around cybersecurity at CHS

Students, staff explore new club,  CyberPatriots, centered around cybersecurity at CHS

Tara Kandallu

September 21, 2018


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Over 5,000 teams from around the nation will compete in this year’s CyberPatriot XI competition, an event that will test participants on various skills related to cyber security. Chris Zou, CyberPatriots Club president and junior, plans to add Carmel teams to the mix. New this year, the club had its...

As the first public school in Indiana to go test-optional, Ball State’s decision affects college admissions for seniors

As the first public school in Indiana to go test-optional, Ball State’s decision affects college admissions for seniors

Lillian He

September 21, 2018


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TOver the summer, Ball State University announced it would make submitting SAT and ACT scores optional for students applying for the Class of ’23. Ball State’s decision is a part of a wider movement across the country that aims to decrease the importance of standardized test scores in the college...

Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council prepares for ultimate frisbee tournament, Howl-o-ween

Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council prepares for ultimate frisbee tournament, Howl-o-ween

September 13, 2018


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According to Rik Bag, Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC) president and senior, CMYC plans to host its ultimate frisbee tournament on Sept. 14. Bag said there will be a fee for entry, and the proceeds will go to the nonprofit organization of the winning team’s choice. “It gives you a prize for winning...

Biking Boom: Students, community members discuss Bike Carmel events, including upcoming Ride, Dine, & Dance this Saturday

Biking Boom: Students, community members discuss Bike Carmel events, including upcoming Ride, Dine, & Dance this Saturday

Tara Kandallu

August 14, 2018


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    On Saturday, the city of Carmel will host a casual 8-10 mile bike ride that ends with bikers enjoying a street party on main street called Ride, Dine, and Dance. The event was started in 2017 and usually sees around 150 bikers. Along with the Ride, Dine, & Dance, the city of ...

Library Lift: Carmel Clay Public Library unfolds three-part plan to renovate, update library

Angela Li

August 14, 2018


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Bob Swanay, Director of the Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL), said the CCPL unveiled a vision to the public in April that encompasses three primary elements of the library including branch services of the library in other areas of Carmel, re-imagination of the current CCPL space, and a potential exp...

The New Top Dog: New Superintendent Michael Beresford discusses upcoming background, plans as superintendent

The New Top Dog: New Superintendent Michael Beresford discusses upcoming background, plans as superintendent

Riya Chinni, Veronica Teeter

August 14, 2018


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Why did you decide to step into the position of superintendent? I was at a point in my career where I’ve had a lot of experience and I just felt that it was time to go ahead and move out of the assistant superintendency and go ahead and go for the big chair, so I think it was just timing. I felt ...