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Alone in the crowd?

Alone in the crowd?

Raiha Zainab and Angela Qian

January 25, 2018

At 13, senior Kelsey Irwin said she lost her motivation to keep going. She started to quit everything she had loved doing: theater, dance, choir, hockey, volleyball, soccer and more—the list goes on. It was at this point in her life when she was close to giving up. She almost let her “inner demons”...

Cashing in for a Different Way of Christmas: CHS students and staff assess the advantages and disadvantages of receiving cash instead of traditional gifts during Christmas

Cashing in for a Different Way of Christmas: CHS students and staff assess the advantages and disadvantages of receiving cash instead of traditional gifts during Christmas

Darrell Cheng

December 14, 2017

When Christmas approaches, images of family, embellished trees and gifts come to mind. However, a trend not only at CHS, but also nationwide, has brought upon a new, more common type of present: cash. For senior Omid Hessaraki, receiving cash for Christmas in the place of traditional gifts is by no m...

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Local Businesses: As Nov. 25 marks Small Business Saturday, CHS students reflect on how small businesses persevere in a large-business world

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Local Businesses: As Nov. 25 marks Small Business Saturday, CHS students reflect on how small businesses persevere in a large-business world

Lin-Lin Mo

November 17, 2017

Seven years ago, a former Broad Ripple train station became the local ice cream store Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station (BRICS), a well-loved business that has blossomed in the past few years. For junior Rachel Morrison, the store means a lot. Morrison boasts the title not only of a BRICS former employ...

The Singularity: With technology becoming increasingly prevalent in the 21st century, CHS students and staff evaluate its effects on one’s privacy and security

The Singularity: With technology becoming increasingly prevalent in the 21st century, CHS students and staff evaluate its effects on one’s privacy and security

Heidi Peng

October 27, 2017

“Hey Alexa, what’s the weather today?” “Today it is 67 degrees.” “When will technology ever take over?” “I’m sorry; I didn’t quite catch that.”

Education on Paper vs. Technology: Recent studies show most people believe paper is crucial to a student’s education. How do CHS students compare to this trend?

Education on Paper vs. Technology:  Recent studies show most people believe paper is crucial to a student’s education. How do CHS students compare to this trend?

Angela Li

October 26, 2017

According to a study conducted in August by the Paper and Packaging Board, 96 percent of parents think that paper is "an essential part of children being able to achieve their educational goals." In a society that is becoming increasingly technology-driven, especially locally, with the recent distri...

Elise Conour, 11

Elise Conour, 11

Jessica Konrad, Student Section Reporter

September 21, 2017

“I feel like (songwriting) is a really good way for me to express exactly what I want to say to everyone in the world without them really knowing it’s coming from me because I write under a pseudonym a lot… When I was little, my mom used to come into my room and we used to just make up songs off...

Got Organic? Despite the rise in food-buying consciousness in the 21st century, some obstacles make that lifestyle difficult

Got Organic? Despite the rise in food-buying consciousness in the 21st century, some obstacles make that lifestyle difficult

Lin-Lin Mo, Feature Reporter

May 18, 2017

According to senior Kyra Krall, her family often orders plentiful organic produce, ranging from Indiana pasture-raised eggs to organic lacinato kale from Green Bean Delivery, a company that makes local, sustainably-grown groceries easily accessible to Midwestern families. Supporting small local farms f...

Raising Awareness

Raising Awareness

Heidi Peng, Feature Reporter

April 20, 2017

As someone whose family has had an elaborate history of cancer, April, National Cancer Control Month, holds great significance to me. My grandma and great aunt are both breast cancer survivors. My mother found a lump in her left breast in 2014; it was benign. My other great aunt died just last year o...

Will Our Education System Be a Good Apple or a Bad One?: What could Betsy DeVos’s leadership mean for a school district like Carmel’s?

Will Our Education System Be a Good Apple or a Bad One?: What could Betsy DeVos’s leadership mean for a school district like Carmel’s?

Carson TerBush

March 17, 2017

On Feb. 7, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor and former Michigan Republican Party chairwoman, has sparked controversy among educators and politicians alike. Erin Odya, human anatomy and physiology teacher, said she strongly disagrees ...

Proud to be… American? Recent surveys show some Americans see language as a key part of our culture. What do CHS students and staff think?

Proud to be… American? Recent surveys show some Americans see language as a  key part of our culture. What do CHS students and staff think?

Alina Yu, Feature Reporter

March 17, 2017

After moving halfway across the world from China to the United States in the summer before her sophomore year, Qitao “Rachel” Du, former English as a New Language (ENL) student and junior, took a test in the counseling center that measured her ability in the English language. “They tested me ...

Slipping out of Science: While there is large interest in STEM fields at CHS, it is paralleled with large dropout rate during college.

Slipping out of Science: While there is large interest in STEM fields at CHS, it is paralleled with large dropout rate during college.

Bethlehem Daniel and Manahil Nadeem

March 17, 2017

Meet senior Darren Chang. For the past three summers, Chang has worked eight to 10 hours a day for five days a week to complete his research project on transcription modulation at the Indiana University School of Medicine. “My research, at its most basic level, is about developing a method for modu...