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Q&A with students and employee over reopening

Q&A with students and employee over reopening

Daniel Kim

July 6, 2020

Isabella Wan, Kizuki employee and rising junior Have you been able to go to work during this pandemic? If so, how do you feel about all the precautions your restaurant has been taking in order to ensure safety?  So, restaurants opened up again about a month ago for 50% capacity, which means each table...

Book Review: Ender’s Game (No Spoilers) [MUSE]

Book Review: Ender's Game (No Spoilers) [MUSE]

Grace Xu

July 1, 2020

You know how some books, after you finish them, just make you feel this urge to discuss? Like willingly write a literary analysis on it, for fun, because there is so much to unpack? Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card definitely had that effect on me, so here I present unto you: a book review. (Also, I can conveni...

Colleges should reconsider the use of standardized tests, go test-optional for admissions

Colleges should reconsider the use of standardized tests, go test-optional for admissions

Cady Armstrong

June 26, 2020

Whenever I think about the junior year of high school, I think about the stress of taking the SAT, ACT or other standardized tests. I picture stressed out students trying to balance studying for these tests, heavy course loads, extracurriculars and many other responsibilities that come with high school, lea...

Guest Column: My Experiences With COVID-19

Guest Column: My Experiences With COVID-19

June 24, 2020

By Trinity Bittermann Ever since December, I had very severe anxiety about the virus. As months went by, the anxiety got worse. Then the first or second week of March I started getting sick, signs of strep and flu. I had throat pain, non-stop coughing and headaches that made me sick to my stomach. I...

Q&A with Mock Trial, DECA and Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council members over social distanced summer activities

The Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC) poses for a photo after their annual Howl-o-ween fall event. Howl-o-ween, former Bow Wow Bash, is an event hosted by the council that features a doggie costume pageant as well as various activities for Carmel’s dogs and their owners to participate in.

Maddie Kosc

June 20, 2020

CMYC, Nimish Bhat, rising senior 1. What impact did the coronavirus pandemic have on your most recent term (19-20)? "It had a lot of different impacts on the council. One main thing is the fact that we can’t meet in person. Especially right now, since our new term is starting, it is really important ...

People should use journaling to process emotions, document personal growth

People should use journaling to process emotions, document personal growth

Wendy Zhu

June 18, 2020

In just a few months, I’ll officially be a high school senior. I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs over these past few years, but if there’s one thing I wish I did more throughout high school, it would have to be journaling. When I say journaling, however, I don’t necessarily mean bullet...

Q&A with Athletics Director Jim Inskeep on reopening of facilities

Athletics Director Jim Inskeep poses for a photo.

Leah Tan

June 14, 2020

Jim Inskeep - Athletics Director What are our plans for athletics following the reopening of our facilities on June 30th? We are starting with opening our highschool activities on July 6th. There have been some guidelines from the IHSAA and IDOE (Indiana Department of Education) that basically break...

Students, counselors challenge the benefits, disadvantages of preparing early for college

Incoming CHS freshman Keanan Riedford makes pasta. According to Melinda Stephen, College and Careers Programming and Resource Cordinator, cooking is one of the skills students often struggle with.

Kiersten Riedford

June 8, 2020

With the school year concluded, senior Lina Waseem said she is determined to prepare herself for college before setting foot on campus. According to The Skyline View, college is a place of learning independence as a young adult, where students have to learn how to live on their own and manage academic...

COVID-19 testing needs to become more widespread

COVID-19 testing needs to become more widespread

Tessa Collinson

June 4, 2020

I know as much as I beg people to just stay home, it’s not going to happen. With all the unrest in our country, it’s even less likely people will want to stay inside. However, none of this means COVID-19 is no longer a threat. Until there is a cure or a vaccine, everyone remains susceptible to catching...

Students, community should take advantage of free time, exercise over COVID-19 break

Students, community should take advantage of free time, exercise over COVID-19 break

Leah Tan

May 25, 2020

While there are countless inconveniences that have come with the COVID-19 outbreak, one benefit most overlooked is how much more time we have; who knew I could finish all of my school work in a matter of only four hours?  But, instead of constantly wasting the rest of your free time watching Netf...