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Apple’s iOS14 update brings helpful features to the iPhone but needs improvement

Apple’s iOS14 update brings helpful features to the iPhone but needs improvement

Tessa Collinson

October 22, 2020

With Apple’s recent release of iOS14, there have been a number of new features added to the iPhone. As someone who finds tremendous satisfaction in Instagram pages with specific color themes, changing her Spotify playlist images to be the same color scheme and coordinating my lockscreen with the color of...

Voters must avoid casting ballots for celebrities who take away from important issues in elections

Voters must avoid casting ballots for celebrities who take away from important issues in elections

Cady Armstrong

October 20, 2020

When my sister told me rapper Kanye West was running for president, I found it funny. When people think of Kanye West, they think of his Yeezy shoe brand or the Kardashian family—not him seated in the Oval Office making decisions that can affect the lives of millions. However, once I was done laughing...

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: 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....

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...

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...

Students should jump back into life post-isolation, be spontaneous, safe with friends to make up for lost time

Students should jump back into life post-isolation, be spontaneous, safe with friends to make up for lost time

Rhea Acharya

August 13, 2020

Perhaps the most significant change since the pandemic hit has been screen time: many of the people I’ve spoken to spend almost three times as much time on their phones than before, some even in the double-digit hours. But as the school year begins again, it’s important to put Netflix, TikTok and...

Students should take things slow after quarantine, reflect on life, do everything in moderation to be careful

Students should take things slow after quarantine, reflect on life, do everything in moderation to be careful

Calina He

August 13, 2020

Before COVID-19, my life was just a routine: wake up, go to school, finish homework and sleep. Of course, I had many activities to do in between, but my main schedule consisted of those tasks. I rushed through everything I did, attempting to balance every activity and event with my already-structured...

During National Eye Exam Month, students should be more aware of how to protect eyesight

During National Eye Exam Month, students should be more aware of how to protect eyesight

Grace Xu

August 13, 2020

Growing up in a Chinese household, I was always told from a young age: “You’re too close to the screen,” “Don’t forget to do eye exercises (yes, they’re a thing),” “Make sure you have good lighting!” and the like. My parents even banned me from reading at one point, because apparen...

Managing Editor Karen Zhang gives advice to underclassmen about high school

Managing Editor Karen Zhang gives advice to underclassmen about high school

Karen Zhang

May 21, 2020

Dear underclassmen, I’m a senior, and as you probably all know, the last two months of my high school career have disappeared, just like that. There are a couple of things I regret not doing—going to prom, watching Holiday Spectacular, being in the pit for the spring musical—but really, I c...

Students should actively reach out to friends through virtual platforms despite increased physical distancing

Students should actively reach out to friends through virtual platforms despite increased physical distancing

Grace Xu

May 21, 2020

To be quite frank, I’m a massive introvert. If there were a kitchen in my room, I’d probably never leave—and what’s more, I’d be content with not having to leave. So when this quarantine started, I was, of course, disheartened, considering the global crisis we’re currently in and whatnot,...