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Sophomore Roohi Sanka sprinkles akshinthalu, a mix of tumeric and rice, onto figures of gods. “There was a Hindu god in human form who came back to his town after years of penance and another god defeated a demon-like figure who was terrorizing the area. Those (stories) are told on Diwali,” she said.

As Diwali festivities begin on Nov. 4, students share differences of celebrating traditions here at CHS compared to India

Royce Brown October 22, 2021

As Diwali approaches on Nov. 4, many Indians prepare for the holiday. On this day which originated in the Indian subcontinent, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Newar Buddhists celebrate the victory of good over...

Freshman Regina Hyde draws a paper skull decoration for Día de los Muertos. Hyde said one of her favorite parts of the celebration was getting to eat decorated sugar skulls and other sugary desserts. Hyde said Día de los Muertos is a holiday that can help reduce the fear of death.

Mexican students, Spanish teacher share stories, traditions, feelings towards Día de los Muertos

Kruti Subbannavar October 22, 2021

Freshman Regina Hyde carefully traces the shape of a skull onto blue colored paper. She goes in with different color markers, highlighting details and adding decorations. She said the skull was to be a...

 Customers of the Carmel Farmers Market stand in line to buy items. The market is open most Saturdays with the exception of Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 from 9 a.m to noon. Photo by Christian Ledbetter

Carmel Farmers Market opens, offer variety of products

Ryan Zhang October 22, 2021

The Carmel Winter Farmers Market, which opened Oct. 16, will run every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, until March 26 with the exception of Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. The winter market is indoors at the Wire Factory...

By Riley Terbush and Arjun Purohit

Carmel Education Foundation to host in person run after virtual event last year

Zainab Idrees October 22, 2021

According to Jennifer Penix, executive director of Carmel Education Foundation (CEF), the Ghosts and Goblins race will happen tomorrow at this school. The 2k race will begin near door 7 at 8:30 a.m. The...

CCS bus driver Dondi Bacon-Wruble greets students over the loudspeaker as they get on the bus after school. Bacon-Wruble is the driver of school bus number 50 that is pictured lined up outside of the Freshman Center. Bacon-Wruble said that the bus driver pay raise was necessary and praised the district-wide pay changes implemented for this year and next year.

CCS bus driver shortage leads to district pay changes, students discuss implications

Kate Loper October 22, 2021

To combat the bus driver shortage on Sept. 13 the school board agreed to increase the bus driver salary. The increase will be 7% in 2021-2022 with an additional 2% increase in 2022-2023. Associate Superintendent...

10.22 News Briefs

Raghav Sriram October 22, 2021

Club Spotlight: Fencing Club

Club Spotlight: Fencing Club

Siri Surapaneni October 22, 2021

Joseph Broman, Fencing club sponsor Why should someone join Fencing club?  It doesn’t hurt to try. We have all the appropriate safety equipment and we might even let you hit me. I’ve done it a...

Sophomore Cecilia Pike poses with Scrabble tiles. She said she wished people would be more empathetic around people who stutter.

Groups work to overcome stuttering in light of International Stuttering Awareness Day on Oct. 22

Archit Kalra and Sumedha Kota October 22, 2021

For Cecilia Pike, a sophomore who faced numerous issues with stuttering in the past, speech therapy allowed for an outlet to improve her communication.  “If I was doing a presentation or something...

10.22 Trivia Night

Raghav Sriram October 22, 2021

Junior Elliott Shi takes a SAT practice test. Shi said, It would make more sense to require SAT, ACT tests to prepare students.

In light of new graduation requirements, students, administrator, see positives in replacing ISTEP with other standardized testing options

Maddie Misterka September 23, 2021

     As of this school year, new graduation requirements are being put in place affecting the class of 2023 and later graduating classes. These changes say that the previously required ISTEP program...

Senior Lillian Williams poses next to Santa Claus as a baby. She said even though her parents told her about Santa Claus, she never saw it as a lie. Williams said she will tell her own children about Santa Claus because she said she thinks it will be fun and will continue the tradition of good memories and gift-giving.

Students’ early belief in titular imaginary characters leads to them making their own

Kruti Subbannavar August 12, 2021

Junior Alexandra “Ally” Shaw said she remembers when she discovered Santa was not real. Shaw said she remembers discovering the discarded box in the recycling bin that carried hers and her older brother’s...

CHS administration describes their  prioritization, policies for 2021-2022 school year

CHS administration describes their prioritization, policies for 2021-2022 school year

Raghav Sriram August 12, 2021

According to assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton the decision for a fully in-person school year was based on the governor allowing events to occur in full-capacity settings once again. She said, “We...

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