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Q&A with portrait photographer, senior Grace Barney

Q&A with portrait photographer, senior Grace Barney

Calina He and Maddie Kosc March 20, 2021

How did you get involved in photography? I don’t really know how I initially got started because I got my first camera when I was 10 years old so I’ve always liked taking pictures of friends and...

Junior Adi Ariyur works on his CHS Club Access app. He said a challenge he faced while coding the app was using a Django framework, because he had to implement multiple user types and handle administration, sponsor, and member logins.

Q&A with 2020 Congressional App Challenge winner, junior Adi Ariyur

Emily Sandy March 16, 2021

Please describe your app and all it does. Why is it important?  The purpose of CHS Club Access is to promote and allow for the easier management of clubs. In the management aspect of this app, admins...

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....

Q&A with Adrien Qi on building his own personal computer (PC)

Q&A with Adrien Qi on building his own personal computer (PC)

Daniel Tian January 7, 2021

What made you decide to build your own computer? I have a friend who got me to download Discord, a voice call and text platform. Originally, I had Discord on my parents' work computer, and that wasn’t...

Q&A with baton twirling medalist Ireland Jones

Q&A with baton twirling medalist Ireland Jones

Cady Armstrong December 5, 2020

How did you get involved with baton twirling? I honestly think I was just born into the sport. I first started at the age of 4-and-a-half but my first competition was when I was 5 years old. My grandma...

Q&A with Noah Tan on creating a regional virtual science competition

Q&A with Noah Tan on creating a regional virtual science competition

Emily Sandy November 27, 2020

Could you explain to me what the Quarantine Science Tournament is? So, last year when lockdown started, some of my friends and I got pulled out of our science competitions. They were all canceled, like...

Q&A with Lilly Wong on customizing dolls

Q&A with Lilly Wong on customizing dolls

Calina He November 13, 2020

How do you customize your dolls? What is the process like? I usually start out with drawing concept art (of) what I want to do. I look at the materials that I already have—like the props I can make...

Sophomore Maleeha Mahbub interacts with Rohingya student refugees at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. She spent a few days there during the summer of 2020 and helped Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar to escape targeted violence and human rights violations.

Q&A with Sophomore Maleeha Mahbub on volunteering at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

Daniel Tian September 14, 2020

Where did you go last summer? Last summer I went to Ukhia in Bangladesh at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camps.  What are the Rohingya refugee camps? What happened to the people there? Since the...

Q&A with Sophomore Jenna Presley who competes in horseback-riding, gymnastics fusion: vaulting

Q&A with Sophomore Jenna Presley who competes in horseback-riding, gymnastics fusion: vaulting

Selena Liu September 21, 2018

How'd you start vaulting? I wanted to do this thing called “trick riding” which is similar to vaulting but it’s a completely different discipline. There’s nowhere around here that (offered)...

Senior Elizabeth Shelton sits in her bedroom which doubles as her studio. Shelton films most of her videos in the room.

Social Media Sensation: Q&A with senior Elizabeth Shelton, who runs her own popular YouTube channel

Cory Steele, 15 Minutes Editor December 12, 2016
“For me, it’s more about the message than putting on makeup or showing people my room... it’s about making people happy and sharing my story as well.”
Freshman Abi Meyyappan plays her carnatic violin. Meyyappan plays with the scroll of the instrument resting on her foot.

Another String To Her Bow: Freshman Abirami “Abi” Meyyappan plays the carnatic violin

Q&A with freshman Abirami “Abi” Meyyappan who plays the carnatic violin, a classical Indian instrument
Cory Steele, Editor November 17, 2016

Talk a little bit about the instrument you play. I play the Indian carnatic violin. In Indian carnatic music there’s a set of notes, and there are a lot of different sets of the same notes, just in...

Junior Emma Hedrick plays the piano during the combo's practice.

Jazzing It Up: Emma Hedrick, Luke Belcher, Will Rice

Q&A with the Main Street Jazz Band members junior Emma Hedrick, freshman Luke Belcher and freshman William “Will” Rice
Adhi Ramkumar September 16, 2016

  Can you describe your personal history with music? Are there any jazz performers who inspired you? Hedrick (EH): I joined the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, and we did some jazz music. We learned...

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