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Athletes remark on new regulations for spectators at games, reflect on pros, cons

Many students gather on Friday, Aug. 28 to watch a home game for the Carmel Greyhounds against Cathedral. The Hounds lost the game 44-28; however, on Sept. 11, the Hounds won in a double overtime thriller 45-44 over Pike high school.Many students gathered to show energy, despite the 250 spectator limit set by the IHSAA. Athletic director Jim Inskeep said he finds players are becoming more and more accepting of the changes.

Andrew Caito and Alivia Romaniuk

September 21, 2020

Around the world, sporting events are beginning to resurface, but with COVID-19 precautions in place, these events look far different than usual. Professional leagues, including the MLB, the NBA and the NHL, are conducting events without spectators. On Aug. 23, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the biggest...

Humans of CHS: Celebrating self improvement month, students, staff answer questions about self improvement

September 18, 2020

Junior Grace Sullivan This year, I’m really just trying to stay on top of my academics, especially for applying to future colleges that I’m looking at. I’m going in to see my teachers more often—especially this year, I feel like it’s so important to form a bond with your teachers while you...

Q&A with Karen McDaniel, Wesley Drew and Ashley Williams over new roles in school staff

Q&A with Karen McDaniel, Wesley Drew and Ashley Williams over new roles in school staff

Ally Horwitz

September 15, 2020

Q&A with Karen McDaniel, Associate principal  What role did you serve at CHS previously? For the last 13 years here at Carmel High School, I worked in student services and in special services, overseeing everything related to the student services aspect, which is the health center, attendanc...

CHS Adjusts Contact Tracing Protocol, Defines Direct Contact

CHS Adjusts Contact Tracing Protocol, Defines Direct Contact

Darshini Shankar

September 14, 2020

As part of this school’s plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the administrative team set up a protocol for contact tracing in correspondence with the State Department of Health and CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines. According to Associate Principal Karen McDaniel, the administration follows the pro...

Carmel Clay Public Library to move locations, begin renovations

The CCPL’s temporary location at the Merchants’ Square shopping center is the area formerly occupied by Marsh Supermarket. The location is only two-and-a-half miles from the Main Library and will be opening in October.

Olivia Stock

September 12, 2020

The Carmel Clay Public Library Main Street location closes starting Sept. 6 due to remodeling. The temporary location will open Oct. 1 in the Merchant’s Square shopping center. According to Jamie Beckman, Young Adult Department Manager, library programs and activities such as Teen Library Council ...

Student athletes combat systemic racism and police brutality in wake of tumultuous events

(MIDDLE) Saliyah Brady, women's varsity soccer team member and junior, runs for a ball during one of her soccer games. Brady said she shows her support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement via attending protests rather than in her sport and hopes her actions and protests push for reforms and more accountability in police departments around the nation.

Austin Guo

September 11, 2020

In the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wis., players in the National Basketball Association (NBA), rather than continuing the playoffs, surprised many by deciding to completely boycott a game. Such drastic actions are just the latest in a trend of athletes using their platform to spread ...

Q&A with Christi Cloud, Director of Technology and Data Solutions, on new WiFi policy at Carmel Clay Schools

Q&A with Christi Cloud, Director of Technology and Data Solutions, on new WiFi policy at Carmel Clay Schools

Sarah Kim and Lillian He

August 27, 2020

Christi Cloud, Director of Technology and Data Solutions   What has changed about the school WiFi this year?  “This summer we moved the high school’s wireless connection from a remote controller that was at the central office to a local controller model which allows us to provide b...

Students assess how family dynamics, roles have changed due to COVID-19

Students assess how family dynamics, roles have changed due to COVID-19

Leah Tan

August 13, 2020

Prior to March 14, senior Alana Blumberg’s daily life would often consist of staying at her dad’s house with her younger sister while bearing the same responsibilities most students have—homework, projects, and tests—as well as some other chores around the house.  “I was pretty involved around the house pr...

With rise in social media use from quarantine, students participate in solo, casual photoshoots to express themselves

With rise in social media use from quarantine, students participate in solo, casual photoshoots to express themselves

Valliei Chandrakumar

August 13, 2020

Like many teenagers in today’s generation, senior Chloe Eades frequently interacts with social media. Eades, however, has taken a step further: conducting photoshoots for her and her friends’ social media with her own vision in mind. Eades said compared to professional photoshoots, she appreciates ...

Students practice art to find structure, emotional outlet during tense time

Junior Riley Dugan creates art on an iPad Pro. Dugan said that for her, art is a more of a lighthearted, casual way to pass time.

Christian Ledbetter

August 13, 2020

Students entering the summer of 2020 had limited offerings on ways to pass the time. The gradual chipping away of lockdown orders for Governor Eric Holcomb’s five-step plan certainly gave students flexibility throughout June, but the effects of COVID-19 had not yet passed. Many had to get creative to fin...

2020-21 school year features later start times for middle, high schools

Junior Marina Saweeros begins to complete her homework at the start of  late start last spring. According to Saweeros, she likes late start as it is an opportunity to see friends.

Cady Armstrong

August 13, 2020

On May 18, the CCS school board passed a resolution moving all CCS middle schools’  as well as CHS’s start times later in the day from 7:50 and 7:45, respectively, to 8:45 a.m. With this, the academic day will end at 3:45 p.m. instead of 3:05 p.m. for these CCS campuses. Additionally, CCS elementary sc...