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In light of local, global outbreaks, administration must take steps to make school safer

In light of local, global outbreaks, administration must take steps to make school safer

March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and,...

Students should receive weight of class if changed for following year’s class

Students should receive weight of class if changed for following year’s class

Kiersten Riedford

March 20, 2020

Disheartened. That was the emotion the students in my Accounting I class and I felt last year after we were told the following year’s (this year’s) class would be counted as a dual-credit course. I can still remember the students in the class immediately asking, “Why can’t we get the credit ...

It’s past time to retire word ‘retard,’ embrace those with differences

It’s past time to retire word ‘retard,’ embrace those with differences

Emily Sandy

March 20, 2020

In seventh grade, I came home to the yells of my sister who was screaming to my mom that someone at school called her a “retard.” My sister, who has special needs, was clearly upset by the fact that someone said that and it affected her day at school and how she would continue to lead her life. Thi...

In light of World Agriculture Day on Tuesday, students in agriculture stress importance of maintaining industry

In light of World Agriculture Day on Tuesday, students in agriculture stress importance of maintaining industry

Leah Tan

March 20, 2020

Although Indiana is a state commonly known for its agricultural industry, Carmel tends to stray far from representing that stereotype. However, for junior Drew Sanchez, agriculture is a topic of interest, so much so that he wishes to pursue a career in it. “Most people think when I want to pursue an agricul...

African-American students sport natural hair, celebrate Natural Hair Movement this Black History Month

African-American students sport natural hair,  celebrate Natural Hair Movement this Black History Month

Anushka Dasgupta and Riya Chinni

February 21, 2020

When people ask senior Kiara Garcia if they can touch her hair, she’s never offended. Instead, she said she uses these situations as an opportunity to educate others about her natural hair texture. As a Trinidadian-American, Garcia’s hair differs from the straighter or smoother texture of the maj...

Spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) does not excuse increased racist behaviors, anti-Chinese sentiment

Spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) does not excuse increased racist behaviors, anti-Chinese sentiment

Karen Zhang

February 21, 2020

As an introvert, I have always been aware of the times when I have cleared my throat in a silent room or coughed more than two times in a single class period. But now, as a person of Chinese descent, I have been even more aware of every sneeze, cleared throat or cough in a public setting. While here at this s...

Confrontation is oftentimes unnecessary, people should reassess conflict before being upfront

Confrontation is oftentimes unnecessary, people should reassess conflict before being upfront

Leah Tan

February 21, 2020

When in an argument with a friend, I always make a conscious decision to take a step back and reassess the situation. In doing so, I often find many of the issues I was concerned over were small and petty, making me ask myself the following question: how much messier would the situation be if I confront...

Continued presence of skinny mirrors in clothing stores is inconsistent with body positivity movement

Continued presence of skinny mirrors in clothing stores is inconsistent with body positivity movement

Rhea Acharya

February 21, 2020

As a teenage girl, I’ve experienced varying levels of comfort in my own skin. But for the most part, through the positive rhetoric circulating beauty standards in today’s world, I’ve grown to love how I look and be happy with who I am. Recently I was shopping for clothes at Clay Terrace, and I no...

With scheduling for next school year underway, CHS classes attempt to combine benefits of knowledge acquisition, real-world application

With scheduling for next school year underway, CHS classes attempt  to combine benefits of knowledge acquisition, real-world application

Sophia Hawkins and Uma Kandallu

January 23, 2020

Senior Ruby Sanders wants to be an ecologist when she leaves high school. When she was younger, she loved being outdoors and was deeply fascinated by the inner workings of nature. Ecology seemed the natural course of action, a culmination of her lifelong curiosities.  Already, Sanders takes elective classes, such as bo...

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...

Carmel Clay Schools district should better allocate funds to support competition-level clubs

Carmel Clay Schools district should better allocate funds to support competition-level clubs

January 23, 2020

TechHOUNDS. eSports Club. Science Olympiad. These are just a few of the many clubs offered at this school utilizing club dues as a form of funding. According to treasurer Catherine Ramsey, student-interest clubs at CHS are not funded by the Carmel Clay Schools district in any way, shape or form. Inste...