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COVID-19 hit USA hardest due to poor government response, not healthcare

COVID-19 hit USA hardest due to poor government response, not healthcare

Daniel Tian

October 19, 2020

I was born in Canada. When my mom delivered me, the most my parents paid was the $15 (Canadian) for parking. Here in the United States, an uninsured pregnancy can cost anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000 USD. The difference comes from the two countries’ healthcare systems; Canada has a universal—mostly...

Due to the national coin shortage and COVID-19, cash should be used less commonly

Due to the national coin shortage and COVID-19, cash should be used less commonly

October 18, 2020

In January, I started working at Starbucks. In April, my store closed due to COVID-19. A month later my store reopened but with many restrictions put in place by our corporate office. We were (and still are) required to wear masks, take daily temperatures and hand out every drink to customers so the...

Graphic Perspective: Fall Spirit

Graphic Perspective: Fall Spirit

Tessa Collinson

October 15, 2020

To see more of Tessa's work click here. Check out this list of fun fall activities to do in Indiana this fall season!...

As Inktober continues, artists, everyone should push themselves to participate without pushing their boundaries

As Inktober continues, artists, everyone should push themselves to participate without pushing their boundaries

Olivia Childress

October 15, 2020

As we move through October, we are reminded of all that comes with this time of year: pumpkin spice, scary movies and changing leaves to name a few. However, if you are a frequenter of the art hallways like myself, you know that October brings one of the year's greatest challenges: Inktober. For the u...

Revival of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” franchise demonstrates accurate Asian representation, rest of entertainment industry should follow suit

Revival of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” franchise demonstrates accurate Asian representation, rest of entertainment industry should follow suit

Chloe Sun

September 26, 2020

When the world needed him most, the Avatar returned. The beloved 2005 Nickelodeon show “Avatar: the Last Airbender” (ATLA) was re-released on Netflix in May and later followed by its spinoff, “The Legend Of Korra” in August, much to the delight of longtime fans and many new fans such as myself....

District should implement more measures to have united student body by better including virtual students

District should implement more measures to have united student body by better including virtual students

Archit Kalra

September 23, 2020

During the pandemic, I often feel like I’ve been thrust past the event horizon of a jarring black hole, with no way out. 2020 has managed to unite us against a common enemy, but divide us into separate rooms, homes and communities at the same time. If I had told you a year ago that the 2020-2021 school...

Graphic Perspective: Your Guide to Masks

Graphic Perspective: Your Guide to Masks

Gray Martens

September 23, 2020

Click here to look at more of Gray Marten's work. Click here to read an article about the importance of wearing masks....

Graphic Perspective: Don’t Cancel Me!

Graphic Perspective: Don't Cancel Me!

Maddie Kosc

September 23, 2020

Click here to view more of Maddie Kosc's work. To read a column on the effectiveness and toxicity of cancel culture, click here....

Q&A with Selam Waclawik, Co-President of Black Student Alliance on racial tensions at Carmel

Q&A with Selam Waclawik, Co-President of Black Student Alliance on racial tensions at Carmel

Andrew Caito

September 23, 2020

How do you feel about racial injustice within school? (How bad do you think it is?) For me I have dealt with microaggressions such as being stereotyped and being compared to every single black person, being assumed to what I am. The racial injustice in our school could be a lot better; I wish staff wo...

Despite CCS district making new changes to promote diversity, administration still must take additional steps for better racial inclusivity

Despite CCS district making new changes to promote diversity, administration still must take additional steps for better racial inclusivity

Staff Editorial

September 23, 2020

Over the past summer, representatives from the CCS district met with a new organization, Carmel Against Racial Injustice, to discuss educational reforms and racial equity within the school district. In light of this, the district has announced plans to incorporate several steps to promote equality. According...

Toxic stigma surrounds crying despite it being effective coping mechanism for stress, should be normalized

Toxic stigma surrounds crying despite it being effective coping mechanism for stress, should be normalized

Valliei Chandrakumar

September 23, 2020

The United States is approaching 200,000 COVID-19 deaths; deadly shootings happen every week here in Indiana; racial tensions are rising nationwide over the shootings of African-American people at the hands of police brutality… 2020 is giving us a lot of reasons to cry and sometimes, we humans need...

Arguing with teen workers over masks achieves nothing, comply with mask regulations

Arguing with teen workers over masks achieves nothing, comply with mask regulations

Tessa Collinson

September 21, 2020

On July 27, Indiana issued the mask mandate. As a worker at Freddy’s Frozen Custard on 146th Street, my coworkers and I are required to enforce the mask mandate. We can’t choose whether or not we want to enforce it. However, customers ranging from teenagers to middle-aged men regularly argue wit...