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Bring It On!: Spring musical targets high school audience, makes adaptations from original version

Bring It On!: Spring musical targets high school  audience, makes adaptations from original version

Grace Xu

March 22, 2019


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For this year’s spring musical, CHS will take the contemporary route by putting on the show “Bring It On.” The show centers around Campbell, who is the cheerleading captain of an affluent school before she moves to a less well-off school and has to adapt. While  CHS has showcased musicals in the past targe...

The New Face of Advertising: As companies turn to new platforms for advertising, students, staff reflect on impact of social media promotions

The New Face of Advertising: As companies turn to new platforms for advertising, students, staff reflect on impact of social media promotions

Sarah Kim

March 22, 2019


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Sophomore Janvi Bhatia is a brand ambassador for the popular bracelet brand Pura Vida. “I promote (Pura Vida’s) products on social media to try to raise awareness about the brand,” she said. “In recent years, they have really gained popularity and I think some of that can be attributed to th...

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

Emily Carlisle, Isabella White

March 22, 2019


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English, math, science and history courses—these are all classes which aim to both educate and broaden the minds of teenagers all across the country. Ever day at CHS students across all four grades find themselves slumped in desks, teachers lecturing on the fundamentals of radicals or the importance of t...

Zero out of Ten: Ten minutes added onto school day helps district meet time requirement, creates issues for community

Zero out of Ten: Ten minutes added onto school day helps district meet time requirement, creates issues for community

March 22, 2019


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To make up for two snow days, Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) added 10 minutes to every school day. State legislature requires Indiana schools to have 180 days of instructional time (defined as time in which students participate in an approved educationally-related activity under the direction of a teacher) ...

Deal between Carmel, PNC Bank finalized; construction of apartments expected to occur

Deal between Carmel, PNC Bank finalized; construction of apartments expected to occur

Josie Cruzan, Lillian He, Pranav Jothirajah, Sarah Kim, Maddie Kosc, and Bowen Zhou

March 22, 2019


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Recently, PNC Bank, located on the northeastcorner of Rangeline Road and Main Street, has agreed to sell its land to Carmel after two years of negotiating. The land sold for 2.5 million dollars and is expected to turn into apartments and condos. According to Henry Mestetsky, executive director of the...

Prom and Circumstance: Promposals are a fun tradition that enhance prom, high school experience

Prom and Circumstance: Promposals are a fun tradition that enhance prom, high school experience

Jessica Konrad

March 22, 2019


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Would anyone like to volunteer to come up on stage and play in this game?” I immediately glued my eyes to the floor and lowered my head. I most certainly did not want to go up on stage. Desperately hoping my front-row seat wouldn’t betray me, my stomach turned when the actress called out to me, ...

The Basketball Bond: Students should appreciate the bonding experience that March Madness creates

The Basketball Bond: Students should appreciate the bonding experience that March Madness creates

Caleb Shaffer

March 22, 2019


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Every march, fans come together for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, otherwise known as March Madness. One of my favorite parts about this time of year is how close it brings me to my peers. I am a naturally competitive person; I always have...

District population expected to rise; Carmel Clay Schools considers redistricting

District population expected to rise;  Carmel Clay Schools considers redistricting

Josie Cruzan, Natalie Khamis, and Adam Spensely

March 22, 2019


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The population of Carmel Clay Schools  will rise by 16,000 from the 2018-2019 school year, with this school’s population reaching over 5,500 in 2021, according to the newest demographic report. These numbers directly negate previous predictions that there would be a quick population decline after 20...

Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation receives $18 million fund to improve parks

Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation receives $18 million fund to improve parks

Lillian He

March 22, 2019


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What benefits do you hope these changes will have on the community? “I think that anytime we look at making any improvements to the park system, in general, it's important to understand the needs and wants of the community. What do I think they’re going to benefit from this? Improved infrastructu...

Does Legacy Rule?: Legacy is key factor in college decision process

Does Legacy Rule?: Legacy is key factor in college decision process

Anjali Natarajan, Calina He, Leslie Huang, and Raphael Li

March 22, 2019


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For senior Tori Ledezma, the decision to apply early action to Purdue University was an easy one. After all, her parents went there, and Ledezma said that was a large factor for her. In mid-February, Ledezma officially committed to Purdue University. Ledezma said her final decision to commit to Purdue was ...

Out of Time: Colleges should release college admission decisions earlier to help avoid conflict for students

Out of Time: Colleges should release college admission decisions earlier to help avoid conflict for students

Misha Rekhter

March 22, 2019


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On Feb. 1, the housing application for Indiana University (IU) opened. The application prompts prospective students to place a deposit and reserve their preferred dorm on a first-come, first-served basis. As someone who is strongly considering attending IU, I went along with the process and placed my...

Driver’s Dread: Driver’s education should change quizzes, remove 30-hour requirement

Driver’s Dread: Driver’s education should change quizzes, remove 30-hour requirement

Bowen Zhou

March 22, 2019


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Near the end of freshman year, most of us are given the option to get our license early and have the full privilege of driving anywhere at the low age of 16 years and three months. Deciding it would be best to get my driver’s license as soon as possible, I applied for the Central Indiana Educationa...