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Restrictive bathroom policies are inhumane, should be reconsidered for student benefit

Restrictive bathroom policies are inhumane, should be reconsidered for student benefit

Hannah Gretz

March 20, 2020

There are two words every student loves to hear: extra credit. Whether it be in the form of an activity, a worksheet or consistent attendance, I’ve never come across a classmate who does not appreciate it. However, I find myself confused and frustrated at one particular policy many teachers implement...

Rigorous practice schedules cause fatigue, athletes compare journeys in sports

Rigorous practice schedules cause  fatigue, athletes compare journeys in sports

Angela Qian

February 21, 2020

With two hours of lacrosse practice after school and up to three games throughout the week combined with a rigorous academic course load, Caroline Ramsey, lacrosse player and senior, said she feels overworked 100% of the time. “(You know you’ve reached your limit when) your body starts to break...

Sophomore Lisa Venckus conducts animal shows, called Hedgehog Hannah, with her family

Sophomore Lisa Venckus conducts animal shows, called Hedgehog Hannah, with her family

Emily Sandy

January 23, 2020

What is Hedgehog Hannah? Hedgehog Hannah is my family’s business and we basically bring animals—we have some exotic (and) some just normal—to birthday parties, festivals, schools and whoever wants us to do a show. (My sister Hannah) started it around seven years ago. Since then, it (has been) my da...

Junior Shannon Xie does art commissions through her Instagram, @hunnypuffs

Junior Shannon Xie does art commissions through her Instagram, @hunnypuffs

Angela Qian

December 12, 2019

How would you describe your style? I don’t really do realism anymore, now that I have more free reign so what I like to draw, so I go for more of an illustrative style that’s kind of semi-realistic. It depends on what I’m doing. How did you get started with art? (When) I was little, I liked...

Regifting leaves previous gifter, recipient unsatisfied; Regifting is beneficial when proper etiquette is used

Regifting leaves previous gifter, recipient unsatisfied; Regifting is beneficial when proper etiquette is used

Uma Kandallu and Calina He

December 12, 2019

As we approach the holiday season, many people frantically try to figure out what their friends and family would enjoy for gifts. Sometimes, the lack of money or time that we have catches up to us and we regift something we have already received. While this practice may prove to be an inexpensive and t...

WHJE to broadcast football, basketball games, ban Christmas music

WHJE to broadcast football, basketball games, ban Christmas music

Angela Qian

November 27, 2019

WHJE will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium with the football team on Saturday for the State Championship, according to Charlie Maurer, co-sports director and senior. The game will begin at 7 p.m. Radio adviser Dominic James said WHJE also has four teams working on basketball live shows. They will broadcast during the first men’s basketball game at Zionsville tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. “This gives a great opportunity for second year (staff members) to get involved, so they  actually have started broadcasting (junior varsity) games all by themselves,” James said. “That means we’ve got between 12 and 15 people every week broadcasting live sports.” However, Maur...

Lights Out: People should turn their lights off when not in use

Lights Out: People should turn their lights off when not in use

Angela Qian

October 24, 2019

Every morning, we walk into a building lit by glaring fluorescent lights. Aside from the occasional flickering light, it seems like there is no end to their blinding energy. I often stop by teachers’ classrooms in order to ask questions, but sometimes, their well-lit classrooms are a facade—There...

WHJE and CHTV to host alumni night Thursday

WHJE and CHTV to host alumni night Thursday

Angela Qian

September 25, 2019

Radio staff members will conduct an alumni night this Thursday. According to the Carmel Clay Historical Society website, alumni can take a tour of the WHJE and CHTV studios from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by a panel discussion of alumni for current students. The event opens to the public at 7:30 p.m. with a ...

Queen Bee: Sophomore Allison Pasheilich owns about 60,000 bees

Queen Bee: Sophomore Allison Pasheilich owns about 60,000 bees

Angela Qian

September 20, 2019

How did you get into beekeeping? My grandpa found out that he could have bees, and he lives up in South Bend (Indiana). He basically found out that he wasn’t not allowed to have bees. That’s kind of the person that he is. He does stuff because he can. He found out, and he got bees, and we went ...

Chick-fil-Nay?: Students say Christian company should be more transparent with its business practices, values

Chick-fil-Nay?: Students say Christian company should be more transparent with its business practices, values

Angela Qian

May 23, 2019

A few months ago, freshman Daniel Tanner started to boycott Chick-fil-A. “There had been a lot of news about how they treated their employees, little rumors and stuff, and then them being a big Christian company, obviously the connotation to some people of that is negative,” Tanner said. “Some ...

Spin it to Win it: Q&A with Elisabeth Butz, figure skater and freshman

Spin it to Win it: Q&A with Elisabeth Butz, figure skater and freshman

Angela Qian

May 23, 2019

What level are you in? I’m a novice figure skater. They have it split into qualifying and non-qualifying and senior ladies are like the top level that you see at the olympics, and i’m like two down from them. What got you interested in figure skating? I honestly don’t really know. I was (ar...

Off the Hook: Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Department plans to host “Family Learn to Fish” event to educate community on fishing methods and safety

Off the Hook: Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Department plans to host “Family Learn to Fish” event to educate community on fishing methods and safety

Rhea Acharya and Grace Xu

May 17, 2019

On May 18, the Monon Community Center plans to host a “Family Learn to Fish” event at the Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Department from 9 a.m. to noon. According to Erica Foreman, the Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation program supervisor in charge of Family Learn to Fish, the event will teach p...