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Students should jump back into life post-isolation, be spontaneous, safe with friends to make up for lost time

Students should jump back into life post-isolation, be spontaneous, safe with friends to make up for lost time

Rhea Acharya

August 13, 2020

Perhaps the most significant change since the pandemic hit has been screen time: many of the people I’ve spoken to spend almost three times as much time on their phones than before, some even in the double-digit hours. But as the school year begins again, it’s important to put Netflix, TikTok and...

Students should take things slow after quarantine, reflect on life, do everything in moderation to be careful

Students should take things slow after quarantine, reflect on life, do everything in moderation to be careful

Calina He

August 13, 2020

Before COVID-19, my life was just a routine: wake up, go to school, finish homework and sleep. Of course, I had many activities to do in between, but my main schedule consisted of those tasks. I rushed through everything I did, attempting to balance every activity and event with my already-structured...

With e-learning in place, CHS students, teachers see rise of aesthetics in journaling, note-taking

With e-learning in place, CHS students, teachers see rise of aesthetics in journaling, note-taking

Karen Zhang

May 21, 2020

  During quarantine, junior Emily Chan has been bullet journaling. Her process is the same each time—she makes a cover page, a monthly layout with important dates, various trackers and finally creates weekly spreads that help her keep track of her assignments and other tasks. When she...

As e-learning resumes on April 13, continues through rest of school year due to COVID-19, students structure time differently without necessity of normal routine

Junior Maylee O'Brien takes notes as part of her e-learning study method. O'Brien said that as junior year is important and she is close to college where she will have to manage on her own, she is trying to use this more unstructured time to build productive habits and life skills.

Viyang Hao

April 13, 2020

For the majority of the school year, from Monday through Friday, sophomore Eliana Jin’s everyday routine involved her waking up at 6:20 a.m., going to school and arriving home at 3:53 p.m., occasionally staying after school for a club meeting. After coming back, she’ll go straight to her computer, pu...

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

SISTER SELFIE:
Emily Sandy (LEFT), staff member and sophomore, and senior Claire Sandy (RIGHT) pose for a selfie. Emily said they love to look at filters on Snapchat and watch cat videos together.

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

Junior Max Chang mows the grass along the box plots on his farm, NuJac Gardens. Chang said the maintenance of a farm requires many responsibilities including this one.

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...