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Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) launches new website and catalog

Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) launches new website and catalog

Aditi Kumar

May 21, 2020

According to Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) Young Adult Department Manager Jamie Beckman, CCPL staff had been working on the new website for over a year. The release of the new website and catalog were timed for the end of March when the subscription to the current catalog expired. Take a look at...

CHS teachers should unlock AP Classroom resources throughout year, better integrate them into lesson plans

CHS teachers should unlock AP Classroom resources throughout year, better integrate them into lesson plans

Aditi Kumar

January 23, 2020

Finding up-to-date and accurate practice for AP exams has always been a gamble. Review books from test prep companies claim to provide all the practice necessary for success. In reality, the questions included in these books are not always reflective of the level of difficulty of AP exams. In 2018, the Coll...

Cabinet to organize car wash, Trick-or-Treat for Riley, experiment with new promotional methods to increase community outreach 

Cabinet members collaborate during SRT. According to Cabinet sponsor Sarah Wolff, the next House meeting will be Oct. 9

Aditi Kumar

October 2, 2019

Following its success with the FT5K and the Tailgate for Life, Cabinet will turn its attention to its events for October: their annual car wash and Trick-or-Riley. All proceeds will go to Riley Children's Hospital. "(The FT5K) blew our expectations out of the water,"  Speaker of the House Deion Ziwawo said. "There...

Weight On Your Shoulders: Students, staff examine potential health effects of carrying heavy backpacks

Weight On Your Shoulders: Students, staff examine potential health effects of carrying heavy backpacks

Sarah Zheng

September 20, 2019

For CHS students, backpacks are an essential part of their life, as carrying a backpack all day can be more convenient than putting textbooks in a locker, but according to a survey conducted by Consumer Reports, the average high school student’s backpack weighs 18.4 pounds, which can lead to problems. So...

Having Adversity To Your Advantage?: College Board’s Environmental Context Dashboard discounts time students of wealthier communities invest to reach success

Aditi Kumar

August 13, 2019

Is being privileged a disadvantage? The obvious answer may seem to be ‘No.’ However, with the College Board’s recent creation of the ‘adversity score,’ this may no longer be true. Last May, the adversity score, or (as it is officially known) the Environmental Context Dashboard, became the newe...

Carmel UNICEF invites students to charity ball tonight to fundraise for Cyclone Idai victims

Carmel UNICEF invites students to charity ball tonight to fundraise for Cyclone Idai victims

Tara Kandallu

April 19, 2019

This year, Carmel UNICEF plans  to host their first charity ball, which costs $10 to attend, today from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Freshman Cafeteria with booths from other humanitarian aid clubs at this school. Kennedy Trypus, member of the fundraising committee in UNICEF Club and junior, said most of the...

Motivated by local business, DECA students start campaign to hire students with disabilities

Caiden Wetherald, No Label at the Table Food Co. employee and junior, takes money from a customer at the farmer’s market. According to Shelly Henley, owner and founder of No Label at the Table Food Co., the bakery’s mission is to provide job skills training for people on the autism spectrum.

Natalie Khamis

March 22, 2019

     At No Label at the Table Food Co.—a gluten and-dairy-free food company located on 111 W. Main St.—employees take on tasks that range from packaging and labeling bakery items to making cereal treats. Unlike most businesses, employees at No Label at the Table Food Co. who help run the busines...

Carmel fights against invasive species with EDDMapS app

Carmel fights against invasive species with EDDMapS app

Natalie Khamis

February 22, 2019

On March 11, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation will host an informative event regarding the Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) open to the public at the Monon Community Center. Led by Natural Resources Coordinator Brittany McAdams, attendees will learn about the program and how...

Q&A with Carmel Cafe Chief Operating Officer, senior Aubrie Bradbury about DECA online store

Q&A with Carmel Cafe Chief Operating  Officer, senior Aubrie Bradbury about DECA online store

Adam Spensley

February 22, 2019

How did the idea for the online store come about? Over the summer, we were trying to figure out how can we make more money, how can this business make more money. We were in desperate need of a new revenue stream. And we realized there is a whole demographic we’re not reaching and that’s parents.  What features do you plan to include on the website? It ...

CHS to begin building new crosswalk near trail this spring

CHS to begin building new crosswalk near trail this spring

Rhea Acharya

January 24, 2019

During this spring and summer there will be construction at the trail end intersection as well as along 136th Street in order to allow for safer pedestrian traffic here. Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation for the Carmel Clay Schools District, said, “(The construction will) provide a defined crosswalk that will have flashing lights that...

Young Democrats Club, Young Republicans Club work together to get hate crime bill passed in Indiana

Members of the Young Democrats Club discuss antiwar and anarchist views at a meeting with a Vietnam War veteran. Zoe Koniaris, Young Democrats Club president and junior, said she believes political activism is important before you can vote.

Lillian He

January 24, 2019

Members of both the young Democrats and Young Republicans Clubs hope to change the fact that Indiana does not have hate crime legislation. According to Chris Elmore, president of Young Republicans Club and sophomore, and James Ziegler, Young Democrats Club sponsor and history teacher, the clubs are planning...