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Recycling Renovations: New recycling policy is an improvement, but would benefit from clearer instructions

Recycling Renovations: New recycling policy is an improvement, but would benefit from clearer instructions

December 13, 2018

In this day and age, with the planet’s temperature consistently increasing and sea levels rising, it’s vital to make little changes to culminate to a greater overall effect. However, it’s not hard to accidentally throw away recyclable items like papers, magazines and bottles into a trash can. ...

New Voices Legislation Bill: How can you help?

New Voices Legislation Bill: How can you help?

Adhi Ramkumar

November 18, 2018

Read our 11.16 Staff Editorial about New Voices Indiana here.

Hear Our Voice: HiLite, other Indiana publications not immune to censorship unless New Voices Bill passes this legislative season

Hear Our Voice: HiLite, other Indiana publications not immune to  censorship unless New Voices Bill passes this legislative season

November 16, 2018

In 2017, it failed. in 2018, it failed again. but in 2019, if we make a strong case to our representatives, House Bill 1130 may finally pass and finally restore freedom of the press to student journalism in Indiana’s schools. HB 1130, known as the “New Voices” bill, would provide scholastic journalists...

Long Live Hufflepuff: Students should respect Hufflepuff House, appreciate qualities it represents

Long Live Hufflepuff: Students should respect Hufflepuff House, appreciate qualities it represents

Emily Dexter

November 16, 2018

But Hufflepuff has produced many amazing witches and wizards; even J.K. Rowling has called Hufflepuff her favorite house. So why the lack of respect for Hufflepuff?

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

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

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

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...

The Adventures of Thanksgiving Man

The Adventures of Thanksgiving Man

Carson TerBush, Heidi Peng

November 13, 2018

Heidi Peng, Carson TerBush Behind the Scenes: ...

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

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...