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Sophomore Shri Atluri plays with his cockapoo, Teddy, on a winter afternoon. Like many others, Atluri and his family adopted their dog at the start of the quarantine.

New dog owners share experiences for National Love Your Pet Day, Feb. 20, how dogs improved personal mental health

Raghav Sriram February 21, 2021

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, sophomore Shri Alturi and his family decided to adopt their dog Teddy. “I got a cockapoo, which is a poodle and cocker spaniel mix. We got him exactly on Leap...

Digital technology opens doors to new possibilities for self-expression

Digital technology opens doors to new possibilities for self-expression

Maddie Misterka and Wendy Zhu February 20, 2021

Yellow is sophomore Tatum Siebert’s happy color. For her, wearing the color makes her feel like a ray of sunshine, and it’s how she expresses happiness and contentment. She said fashion has always...

Polar Un-Freeze

Polar Un-Freeze

Edward Dong February 18, 2021

Q&A with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusions Officer Terri Roberts-Leonard

Q&A with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusions Officer Terri Roberts-Leonard

Raghav Sriram February 17, 2021

Why do you believe Carmel Clay Schools added this position for the 2020-2021 School Year? With the murder of George Floyd last year, issues of racism specifically, but Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,...

Riley Pennington, member of the women’s basketball team and senior, passes a basketball to a teammate during a game. She said she thinks the demographics of Carmel explain why there may be underrepresentation of blacks in some sports at CHS.

Athletics at this school increasing in Black representation, reflecting national trends

Alivia Romaniuk February 16, 2021

February is Black History Month, dedicated to remembering and celebrating those who paved the way for today’s society, breaking deeply-rooted racial barriers. Arguably some of the most groundbreaking...

Q&A with new school board secretary, president

Q&A with new school board secretary, president

Christian Ledbetter February 16, 2021

  Pam Knowles What does your secretary role entail? “I am responsible to read the minutes for each meeting and make sure that they’re accurate and I’m pretty good at proofreading so...

Maddie Quigley,
women’s soccer
player and junior,
prepares to kick
the ball during
a match against
North Central.
Quigley said she
has missed three
seasons due to
hip surgeries.
She said, “Missing soccer
is definitely very
draining ... It’s
very hard to
watch people
play and not be
able to.

Athletes, trainers reflect on experiences with surgeries, recovery process

Austin Guo February 14, 2021

Swimmer and senior Brooke Zurcher knew something was wrong when she was training with the swim team. Her heart was beating unusually fast during workouts. When she consulted a cardiologist, her cardiologist...

Social studies department to consider a new African-American History class

Social studies department to consider a new African-American History class

Ally Horwitz February 14, 2021

Next year, CHS is considering offering a new African-American History class to interested sophomores, juniors and seniors. The class will be a one-semester elective course offered by the social studies...

Q&A with junior Max Shurr on 3D printing, engineering inventions

Q&A with junior Max Shurr on 3D printing, engineering inventions

Daniel Tian February 13, 2021

When did you start making projects? I’ve always enjoyed building and making things. Ever since I was little, I always had LEGO sets and Lincoln Logs. Over time, I got more and more interested in engineering....

Tungfen Lee’s Chinese 2 class celebrates Chinese New Year in 2020. Lee's class made

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 consider benefits, challenges of returning to two sessions in SSRT

Students consider benefits, challenges of returning to two sessions in SSRT

Jillian Moore February 11, 2021

Starting this semester, this school has returned to two sessions in Student Support Resource Time (SSRT). Students can now visit two teachers’ classrooms during an SSRT class, as opposed to last semester...

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