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Oct. 15 schedule revised for PSAT testing

Author Archives
October 6, 2008
Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

By Cathy Chen <[email protected]> Only sophomores and juniors are scheduled to take the PSAT on Oct. 15, but all students will be on the same revised schedule. Bells will not ring during the testing periods, and there will be announcements only in the afternoon. The revised schedule is as fo...

Troops to teachers

acumen
October 3, 2008
Filed under Acumen

Military veteran teachers incorporate military experiences into teaching methods By Rebecca Xu <[email protected]> Dale Yessak. Pete O’Hara. Dawn Laumeyer. Doug Bird. These four people don’t seem to have much in common besides the fact that they work here. One teaches English, one teaches soci...

Thinking outside the weight room

feature
October 3, 2008
Filed under FEATURE

Pilates offers indirect benefits to regular exercise regimen By Celina Wu <[email protected]> In the comfort of her home, junior Laura Karn begins her daily Pilates routine. She does various stretches, including ones called the butterfly and the pike sit. More traditional excercises such as ...

Women facing more dangers in military

acumen
October 3, 2008
Filed under Acumen

By Ellie Seta <[email protected]> In 2003 the Department of Defense (DOD) report found that one-third of women veterans who sought health care benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA) reported that they had experienced rape at some time during their service. Of the one-third who said...

Hidden Truth

feature
October 3, 2008
Filed under FEATURE

Student with dyslexia adjusts to teachers' different methods By Lexi Muir <[email protected]> As senior Avery Hollenback stares at the questions on her Algebra II test, she reads over each question, as well as her answers, four to five times. It’s not because she doesn’t know the answer, or even because she is double-checking ...

Against the Grain

15min
October 3, 2008
Filed under 15 MINUTES OF FAME

Freshman Levi Kiser falls against the stereotypes of a typical Carmel student by living on a family farm with many types of animals By Tommy Sneider <[email protected]> How did you end up working on the farm? My grandpa used to run it, and then he died of lung cancer, and so my dad took over...

Recent Southern weather reminds Carmel to take precautions

feature
October 3, 2008
Filed under FEATURE

CHS has plan for disaster situations By Kelsey Binion <[email protected]> For sophomore Elizabeth Russell, being prepared for severe weather is something that isn’t an option for her family. While Russell lives here in Carmel, her relatives have been through two hurricanes and many floods, inclu...

Honk For Trees

studentsection
October 3, 2008
Filed under STUDENT SECTION

Students protest against construction, make impact on environment By Jade Schwarting <[email protected]> Like many others in Carmel, freshman Devon McVey and eight of her neighborhood friends got tired of the closed roads and forested areas being cut down due to construction. Diffe...

‘Death Magnetic’ not flop, marks return to Metallica’s roots

entertainment
October 3, 2008
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

By Renny Logan <[email protected]> Since its first demo “No Life ’Til Leather,” Metallica has etched itself in the stone tablets of heavy metal history. Emerging in 1981, Metallica established its niche as one of the “Big Four” pioneering bands of a metal subgenre known as thrash....

‘Lakeview Terrace’ breaks genre limits

entertainment
October 3, 2008
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

By Sam Watermeier <[email protected]> Based on the preview, “Lakeview Terrace” looks like a typical, hackneyed, suspense thriller. The trailer shows Samuel L. Jackson as corrupt cop Abel Turner stalking and taunting his next-door neighbors, Chris Mattson (Patrick Wilson) and his African A...

Out of the Locker

studentsection
October 3, 2008
Filed under STUDENT SECTION

Junior Cassandra “Cassie” Wild tells all through the contents of her locker Compiled by Tracy Sun and Jinny Zhang <[email protected]>, <[email protected]> Disney Princess Notepad: “My friends and I write notes on it. It’s just really cool in general.” Disney Princess ...

Palin politics cause concern

perspectives
October 3, 2008
Filed under PERSPECTIVES

By Bennett Fuson <[email protected]> I generally try to take everything in stride, but over the last few weeks something has been bothering me that I just can’t shake. This has absolutely nothing to do with me, but almost everything to do with my future. It’s funny how sometimes if you...