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A Breach in a Haystack: Students, parents react to recent security breach in database formerly used by school

Viyang Hao

September 20, 2019

On Aug. 16, numerous news media outlets reported a security breach in the Carmel Clay District involving Pearson Clinical Assessment, a former online assessment the district used. The information taken included students’ first and last names and, in some cases, students’ birthdays as well.  The district sent out an email that day to aff...

Cutlery Decisions: Administration considers switching from plastic cutlery to metal at CHS

Kiersten Riedford

September 20, 2019

Recently, Clay Middle School, West Clay and College Wood elementary schools made the switch from plastic to metal cutlery. According to Jennifer McFarland, the director of nutritional services for Carmel Clay Schools (CCS), these are the first steps in a larger plan to replace plastic cutlery in all...

Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Grace Xu and Sophia Hawkins

September 20, 2019

In the psychology realm, there’s an intriguing phenomenon dubbed the “bystander effect,” in which the presence of more bystanders around an incident causes fewer people to actually help. Now, imagine this effect on a much greater scale—say, perhaps, the recent Amazon Rainforest fire—where, argua...

Stop the Bleeding: School district increases amount of Stop the Bleeding kits within school

Stop the Bleeding: School district increases amount of Stop the Bleeding kits within school

Cadence Armstrong

September 20, 2019

Last year, each school in the Carmel Clay School District received a “Stop the Bleed” kit that goes inside every AED box in their school. These kits hold supplies to control bleeding from a traumatic injury.  According to Meredith Haines, Freshman Center nurse and registered nurse, each kit inclu...

Grasping at Straws: Reusable straws trend may raise awareness but won’t make lasting impact in the greater scheme of environmental issues

Grasping at Straws: Reusable straws trend may raise awareness but won’t make lasting impact in the greater scheme of environmental issues

Da-Hyun Hong

September 20, 2019

I don’t own a reusable straw; please don’t shun me. When the video of a plastic straw being pulled out of a turtle’s nose went viral on social media, using metal straws became a trend. More and more videos of YouTubers, Instagram Influencers and TikTok users sticking their collapsing reusable stra...

The Name Game: Students should make effort to learn classmates’ names to make them feel appreciated

The Name Game: Students should make effort to learn classmates’ names to make them feel appreciated

Emily Carlisle

September 20, 2019

Last year, I interacted with a person at least once every other day, but I knew his name long before he knew mine. In fact, it took him almost the whole year to learn my name, and he learned it eventually only because of a mutual friend. Now, he says since we are friends, he “has a reason to know it,...

Grasping at Straws: Reusable straw movement sparks good conversation about plastic consumption, encourages mindful changes to reduce waste

Grasping at Straws: Reusable straw movement sparks good conversation about plastic consumption, encourages mindful changes to reduce waste

Rhea Acharya

September 20, 2019

I am the proud owner of metal straws—six of them to be exact. My family keeps the set in our car, and whenever we go somewhere we try to use it instead of plastic alternatives. In case we forget to bring them, we simply don’t use a straw and drink straight from the container. It’s really not t...

The People Should Speak: Students should educate themselves civically, consider compulsory voting laws

Josie Cruzan

September 20, 2019

The United States is founded on the principles of democracy and the people governing themselves. As a result, one might think voting is something most Americans prioritize in their lives, and it is. According to the Pew Research Center, 70% of Americans said that high voter turnout in presidential electi...

Queen Bee: Sophomore Allison Pasheilich owns about 60,000 bees

Queen Bee: Sophomore Allison Pasheilich owns about 60,000 bees

Angela Qian

September 20, 2019

How did you get into beekeeping? My grandpa found out that he could have bees, and he lives up in South Bend (Indiana). He basically found out that he wasn’t not allowed to have bees. That’s kind of the person that he is. He does stuff because he can. He found out, and he got bees, and we went ...

Club Spotlight: Green Action Club

September 20, 2019

Green Action Club Co-President Maanya Rajesh Why did you choose to start the club? The club was started by me and my co-leaders with the intent of being able to do our part in helping reduce CHS’s greenhouse gas emissions, and (what we’re doing to accomplish) that is a series of projects that are studen...