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Q&A with new orchestra teacher Nicole DeGuire

New teacher Nicole DeGuire conducts her CHS orchestra class. She said that Carmel has a very talented and competitive orchestra program.

Jillian Moore

September 25, 2020

Where are you from? “So originally, I grew up in Rochester Mich. and then I did my bachelor's of music (degree) in violin performance at Butler University, where I went to Eastman School of Music to do my graduate work, and I got a masters in music and then also an orchestral studies diploma. An...

With additional COVID-19 regulations, staff members find themselves working harder during school hours

With additional COVID-19 regulations, staff members find themselves working harder during school hours

Archit Kalra, Aniket Biswal

September 25, 2020

Before COVID-19 shut this school down in March, French teacher Lisa Carroll already had her lessons planned out for the upcoming year. She knew she could use materials from past years to help her teach concepts to students intent on learning. However, with the new challenges in this school year, Carroll...

Lack of Black representation in American media leads to negative stereotypes

Pallevi Pillai

Michelle Wan

September 25, 2020

Senior Uredo Agada, who is Black, said she feels the impact the media can have on people in the Black community. Uredo said she feels like she carries a burden from her childhood to now, and she said she thinks it’s unfair whenever Black people are portrayed negatively in the media. “,” Uredo said. ...

Sophomores Daniel Ahn, Zachary Fan, Brayden Meng, Elliot Shi, Larry Wei make up singing, dancing hip hop dance group “Revelations2023”

Brayden Meng, Daniel Ahn and Zachary Fan practice together. The group is planning to release a music video later this month.

Maggie Wheeler

September 25, 2020

Tell us about Revelations2023. What are your goals as a group? Why did you create it? We’re a dance group made up of all sophomores. We formed because we wanted to do something impactful during our high school years, hone our skills, and have fun together. What kinds of music do you dance to? We l...

Varsity football team to continue to develop identity in lead-up to game against North Central

Austin Guo

September 24, 2020

The varsity football team will play an away game against North Central on Friday on Sept. 25. The team, rather than focusing exclusively on its upcoming opponent, has also worked on improving in general, according to coach John Hebert. “We’re trying to get better each day in practice and focus o...

Q&A With Assistant Superintendent Tom Oestreich about Racial Equity and Inclusion within the CCS District

 Assistant Superintendent Tom Oestreich meets with representatives from Carmel Against Racial Injustice over the summer. According to Oestreich, this meeting was very helpful towards the district's goal of achieving an

Cady Armstrong

September 24, 2020

What was discussed at your meeting with Carmel Against Racial Injustice (CARI)? We had a very positive meeting together, and we have similar beliefs, (as well as) a similar vision for Carmel High School and really for the entire district. An important part of our Carmel Clay Schools strategic plan...

CHS Approves New Mental Health Services Through Ascension St. Vincent

Darshini Shankar

September 23, 2020

On Aug. 24, the school board approved a plan to provide mental health services at CHS. In order to carry out this plan, Ascension St. Vincent personnel will provide these services. According to Mental Health Coordinator Stephanie Whiteside, the mental health services that will be offered are not lim...

Q&A With Julia Fernandes, 2000s TV show club founder and president

Q&A With Julia Fernandes, 2000s TV show club founder and president

Cady Armstrong

September 22, 2020

What inspired you to create the 2000s TV show club? I've always been obsessed with the aesthetic of the 2000s. Two years ago I started watching Gilmore Girls because I had heard it was a good show. Then, I watched it, and I fell in love with it instantly. I became obsessed with it and ever since I’ve...

Members of the men’s varsity soccer team win against North Central on Sep.15, feel excited, ready for game against Pike on Sep. 22

Daniel Kim

September 22, 2020

On Sep. 15, members of the men’s varsity soccer team won against North Central 1-0. According to Jim Inskeep, minutes before the game ended, both teams were rallying the ball back and forth with our school being able to keep the lead all the way to the end. Chase Havice, varsity soccer player and jun...

Students, staff find new ways of dealing with excessive use of technology

Tsion Daniel

September 21, 2020

Senior Jasmine Hsu is not able to finish her last year at CHS normally. Due to COVID-19, Hsu is facing a new reality as she manages college applications, clubs,and rigorous AP courses as a virtual student. Because of this, technology has become essential to her academic success.  “I feel like, there’s not t...

Theater department to get ready for Studio One Acts

Jack Sullivan, Reagan Nagel, Ella Owens and Theo Curtis rehearse for the Studio One Acts for this upcoming week. They star in the play called Regina Flector Wins the Science Fair directed by senior Muriel Mota Schaffer. Nagel plays Regina, Sullivan plays Bradley, Owens plays Tiffany and Curtis plays Sam.

Kruti Subbannavar

September 20, 2020

The Theater Department is gearing up for its first performance in Studio Theater Acts to be held on Sept. 24, 25 and 26 respectively. These acts will be held in the CHS Studio Theater and will take place at 7 p.m. According to the Jim Peterson, head of the theater department, the shows will look different t...

Students that have other conditions are more conscious about their health during this time.

Joshika Sathyamathan

September 20, 2020

Many students here at this school may have chronic health issues that require repeated trips to the hospital and for these students, it may be challenging to make appointments and get the care they need because of COVID-19. Senior Skylar Greaves developed Crohn's disease when she was 7 and was di...