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Black Student Alliance president, student, teacher discuss importance of educating students about the civil rights movement

Evelyn Foster and Katie Maurer May 24, 2024

Hayden Houston, Black Student Alliance (BSA) president and senior, has been learning about the civil rights movement for years. Houston comes from a family that values open discussion about Black history,...

Q&A: New African Studies class with social studies teacher Shawn Curtis

Q&A: New African Studies class with social studies teacher Shawn Curtis

Helena Wang February 7, 2023

Could you briefly describe what the new African Studies class is? This year we’re experimenting with building the African history class, which is a study of Africa itself and the history of Africa....

James Ziegler, Black Student Alliance (BSA) sponsor, and Vanessa Rasaki, BSA president and senior, plan meeting activities. Ziegler said BSA members meet every other Thursday after school from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.

Club Spotlight: Black Student Alliance

Siri Surapaneni February 2, 2023

James Ziegler, Black Student Alliance (BSA) sponsor When and where are club meetings? We meet every other Thursday after school from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. or so. We either meet in Room E219 or sometimes...

Local elections can have direct impact; students, teacher promote research, due diligence to select candidates

Local elections can have direct impact; students, teacher promote research, due diligence to select candidates

Jenny Li and Helena Wang November 7, 2022

The midterm elections on Nov. 8 will also include the Carmel Clay School Board elections. Current President Katie Browning and Vice President Louise Jackson will continue to serve; however, all three district...

Members of the Black Student Alliance (BSA) play a trivia game during a meeting. Vanessa Rasaki, junior and president of the BSA, said, “Trying to get people educated is a big thing for us this (Black History Month).”

Students, teachers confront stigma, reflect on perception of African-American Vernacular English (AAVE)

Royce Brown and Chenyao Liu February 17, 2022

Vanessa Rasaki, co-President of the Black Student Alliance (BSA) and junior, has spent the past couple of months planning for Black History Month. “(The BSA) met with the school administrators so...

Elijah Choi, co-founder of Advancement of Asian Americans in Arts and Athletics (A5) and senior, speaks at a gathering by the City of Carmel on April 28.

A year after murder of George Floyd, student leaders, administrator discuss cultural awareness progress at CHS

Tsion Daniel May 25, 2021

Last year, a meeting with Dr. Harmas took place on Sept. 24 regarding diversity and equity at CHS in light of the murder of the George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Now, after about a year since the murder of...

 Zyrah Arulogun, member of Black Student Alliance (BSA), raises her hand to ask the police officers a question at a BSA meeting on May 13. Arulogun said that while the diversity training sessions are a step in the right direction, there is still more to be done.

CCS district offers diversity training for staff, parents

Zainab Idrees May 16, 2021

This district is offering diversity training sessions for staff. These training sessions are optional and focus on different topics such as microaggressions, equity and allyship.  Due to COVID-19 concerns,...

Senior Isabella Fallahi speaks to students and staff at the racial equity meeting hosted by the Black Student Alliance on Sept. 24. “I think the meeting as a whole was productive because not only were we able to voice our opinions and what the facts were and how we felt about that situation, but it was also a time where the people in charge had to sit down and listen, Elijah Choi, Advancement of Asian Americans in Arts and Athletics (A5) co-founder and co-president and senior, said.

Students form cultural awareness groups to combat racism, provide support

Tsion Daniel October 24, 2020

Like most students her age, Gabi Bradley, Black Student Alliance (BSA) member and freshman, is in the process of becoming familiar with this school. However, throughout her education at Carmel Clay Schools,...

Sophomore Brandon Anderson talks to students at a Black Student Alliance club meeting. Anderson said the concept of Indigenous Peoples’ Day is good but not ideal in practice.

Debate between Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day leads to varying opinions among students, staff

Saumya Somasi October 21, 2020

Every year since Columbus Day was officially recognized as a federal holiday in October 1937, Columbus Day has been celebrated by a number of states. However, in more recent years, opinions about the day...

Q&A with Selam Waclawik, Co-President of Black Student Alliance on racial tensions at Carmel

Q&A with Selam Waclawik, Co-President of Black Student Alliance on racial tensions at Carmel

Andrew Caito September 23, 2020

How do you feel about racial injustice within school? (How bad do you think it is?) For me I have dealt with microaggressions such as being stereotyped and being compared to every single black person,...

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