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Students, teachers discuss benefits of humor in light of National Humor Month

Students, teachers discuss benefits of humor in light of National Humor Month

Eddie Sun and Helena Wang April 26, 2022

National humor month was conceived as a means to heighten public awareness of the therapeutic value of humor. Laughter and joy, the benchmarks of humor, lead to improved well-being, boosted morale, increased...

Students discuss support from teachers, learning skills vital to success

Students discuss support from teachers, learning skills vital to success

Eddie Sun, Student Section Reporter March 22, 2022

The International Day For Achievers, March 24th, is an annual holiday for celebrating achievers and their strong sense of purpose and confidence. It honors any major or minute achievement someone might...

Students, teacher reflect on changes of seasonal depression in their lives

Students, teacher reflect on changes of seasonal depression in their lives

Eddie Sun, Student Section Reporter February 9, 2022

Seasonal Depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a type of depression that is related to changes in seasons. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, these mood changes...

Junior Ali Schuman takes her gecko out of its cage. Schuman said
even though her gecko is confined to staying
inside, having
pets has helped
her connect to wildlife and understand the difficulties associated with taking care of pets.

Students, teacher discuss wildlife protection, ways to help environment

Eddie Sun, Student Section Writer December 6, 2021

World Wildlife Conservation Day, which is on Dec. 4, has been around since 2012. Its purpose, based on a pledge by the U.S State Department, is to protect wild animals by encouraging protection for species...

Q and A with first responder Brian Hammet, daughter

Q and A with first responder Brian Hammet, daughter

Michelle Wan, Student Section Reporter October 22, 2021

Name: Brian Hammett What is your role? Or what do you do in the first responder's department?  I’m a captain on a ladder truck in an apraxia operations house for the Indianapolis Fire Department. How...

Senior Sneha
Srivasta poses
with traditional
Indian food
from her culture.
She says that
although she
has adapted to
the differences
in culture in the
United States, her
family still eats
traditional food
like dosa which is
an Indian bread
that has been
incorporated as
the United States
diversifies its
culture.

Students and teachers both see challenges, positives and negatives of immigration

Matthew Du, Student Section Reporter October 22, 2021

National Immigration Day, which will occur next Thursday, is a day geared to reflect on the numerous cultures that make up the melting pot culture that makes up the United States.  However, according...

Junior Katie
O’Daniel
poses with her
grandfather
outside of their
home on the
yard. She said
she likes the
family aspect
and increased
time she gets to
spend as a family
because of his
presence.

Students see challenges, rewards of having multiple generations in their households.

Michelle Wan and Matthew Du September 23, 2021

It can sometimes be challenging to be part of the sandwich generation, according to sophomore Bailey Oehler. “The negatives is the age gap sometimes can be really hard to deal with because of the...

In honor of National Scrabble Day, students answer to importance of mind games, Scrabble

Daniel Tian, Student Section Reporter April 13, 2021

President of Chess Club and junior Akash Bhowmik How and when were you introduced to chess? What about Scrabble? My first experience with chess was in 1st grade, when my dad taught me the...

Tungfen Lee’s Chinese 2 class celebrates Chinese New Year in 2020. Lees class made Year of Rat paper cuttings with Chinese lettering on them. Lee’s class won’t participate in the same way in 2021 due to COVID-19 and CDC guidelines.

Due to COVID-19, students, staff adapt to their change in Chinese New Year celebrations, traditions

Karolena Zhou, Reporter February 12, 2021

Today, Chinese New Year is celebrated all around the world, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many families have to change the way they celebrate the holiday. For example, while junior Aleen Zhao said...

Students, teachers recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day, how Black Lives Matter movements have affected its importance

Jasmine Zhang, Student Section Reporter January 19, 2021

On the third Monday of January each year, people all over the country honor and remember the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK). As a civil rights activist, MLK led the American civil...

Junior Richard Reisch picks out an outfit from his closet. Reisch said he found most of his clothes thrifting or buying second hand.

Many teenagers develop sense of individuality, confidence by dressing differently than popular fashion due to personal styles, experiences

Maddie Misterka, Student Section Reporter December 12, 2020

Junior Victoria Simich has been sewing since she was in fourth grade, and since then has made many of her own clothes and accessories. “(My style) is like I live in a van, but I don’t actually live...

In celebration of National Cappuccino Day, staff of Carmel Cafe share the impact of coffee

In celebration of National Cappuccino Day, staff of Carmel Cafe share the impact of coffee

Saumya Somasi, Student Section Reporter November 8, 2020

Coffee affects students and teachers’ lives all over the world. To celebrate its importance, Cappuccino Day is celebrated on November 8. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 14.8% of all...

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