Working to #BeHeard: Former Acumen editor-in-chief reflects on involvement in New Voices legislation movement

Selena Qian '17, former Acumen editor-in-chief | November 16, 2018

I was part of New Voices Indiana back in the 2016-2017 school year. It was exciting to help put together and advocate for a bill to protect student journalists and their advisers. We started by meeting with all of the stakeholders and reaching out to them. We spoke in support of the bill in a committee hearing. It was morning, on a school day. I remember waiting for hours to even get to our bill,...

Hannah Gretz | November 16, 2018

The smell of scrumptious hot chocolates, pretzels and several other food and drink options create a satisfying aroma when walking around Carmel’s Christkindlmarkt. However, last year this family-friendly event was hard to enjoy while smushed shoulder-to-shoulder with others. While attending Christkindlmarkt last year with my own family, I found it difficult to maneuver throughout the mass amount...

Blocking About: AP Statistics-AP Research block course next year demonstrates beneficial shift toward interdisciplinary learning at CHS

Adhi Ramkumar | November 16, 2018

Upon perusing the recently-released 2019-20 Program of Studies, I found an exciting addition to the already-large slew of AP, IB, PLTW and ACP courses at CHS: the AP Capstone Research-AP Statistics block class. Although I was slightly surprised at first glance, this new addition provides unprecedented opportunities for students to connect and develop their interests across multiple disciplines. According...

The Adventures of Thanksgiving Man

Carson TerBush, Heidi Peng | November 13, 2018

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Keep on Keepin’ On: Students should direct focus towards personal goals, not outperforming peers

Jessica Konrad | October 25, 2018

The crimson letter proudly declared itself at the top of the page: A-. I looked beneath my score and smiled when I saw the scratch-and-sniff sticker featuring a smiling snail and the words “Nice Work!” underneath. Seeing my hard work pay off gave me a sense of satisfaction. Until, that is, I saw her paper. My once formidable A- fell flat in the face of my classmate’s perfect A. But my paper...

Graphic Perspective: Academic Dishonesty

Carson TerBush and Carson TerBush | October 25, 2018