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

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


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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...

Willkommen Back: As Carmel prepares for second year of popular German-style market, here are takeaways from year one

Hannah Gretz

November 16, 2018


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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 Chri...

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

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

Adhi Ramkumar

November 16, 2018


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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...

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

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

Jessica Konrad

October 25, 2018


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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...

A New Light: When building new elementary school, officials should consider number of windows

A New Light: When building new elementary school, officials should consider number of windows

Kelly Truax

October 25, 2018


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Each morning I arrive at school before the sun is up, attend each of my Gold Day classes without a single window and finally see the sun after 3:05 as I’m leaving the building to head to my car. Some days, I do decide to change my normal routine and make an effort to walk on the catwalk, in an effort...

Navigating Naviance: Despite Naviance’s utility, improvements are needed for streamlined use

Navigating Naviance: Despite Naviance’s utility, improvements are needed for streamlined use

October 25, 2018


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Every year, the counseling requires teachers to show a video on Naviance. Naviance is a website designed to help students with their long-term goals, whether that’s going to college, joining the military or going into the workforce. And according to the Naviance website, over 10 million students utilize...

K-Popularity: In light of BTS speech at United Nations, students should appreciate positive influence of music groups like BTS

K-Popularity: In light of BTS speech at United Nations, students should appreciate positive influence of music groups like BTS

Heidi Peng

October 25, 2018


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In recent years, the world of Korean pop music (K-Pop) has blown up tremendously across the world, especially in the United States. Boys and girls of every age group have flocked to these artists’ concerts and even KCON—an annual K-Pop convo. As someone who has not only gone to K-Pop concerts, but h...

Game Changers: In light of Nike campaign with Colin Kaepernick, influence means nothing without having good intent

Game Changers: In light of Nike campaign with Colin Kaepernick, influence means nothing without having good intent

Caleb Shaffer

October 25, 2018


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There are many powerful people in today’s society. The common denominator among these people is that they usually have a pretty measurable amount of influence. If people of influence have something to say or an agenda to push forward, they will usually gain the support of the public. I have seen f...