As today is National Philanthropy Day, local philanthropy leaders explain challenges, impact of volunteer work

Emily Deldar, founder and president of World Smiles Mission and senior, organizes toothbrushes for World Smiles Club during SRT. Key Club collected unused dental supplies to give to Deldar for World Smiles Mission.

Grace Xu

November 15, 2019

To many, senior Emily Deldar may seem like any other student at this school. However, as the founder and president of World Smiles Mission, Deldar’s sphere of impact isn’t limited to just CHS. With a focus on bringing dental necessities, such as toothbrushes, to developing areas, Deldar’s organization...

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

Sophomore Anna Thompson eats at a local Chick-fil-A. Thompson said that while the boycotting the company sends a message, she feels that it is not on a large enough scale to be effective.

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 ...

Do Something Club to plan annual holiday care packages event

Do Something Club sponsor James Ziegler talks with Samantha Kadinger, Do Something Club member at senior, about the club’s upcoming events. According to Ziegler, the club’s focus for the rest of the semester will be their annual project to make holiday care packages for children at the Dayspring Center.

Angela Li

December 10, 2018

Do Something Club will meet after school Dec. 6 to plan their annual holiday care packages event for the children at the Dayspring Center in Indianapolis, according to Do Something Club sponsor James Ziegler. “At the meeting, we will begin to plan our holiday care packages for the kids at the Dayspring...

Charitable Scores: Athletes discuss efforts to give back using sports

 Jack Mueller, captain of the men's soccer team and senior, prepares to give a speech on Make Good Decisions Night. The tshirts helped raise money for charity.

Caleb Shaffer

October 26, 2017

Texans player J. J. Watt recently grabbed the nation’s attention when he raised over $37 million for the victims of Hurricane Harvey by collecting donations from over 200,000 people. This money has gone towards items such as food and water for the victims affected by the hurricane. Locally, CHS spo...

Forget about the money: Why we should value raising awareness for causes that matter to us over extravagant donations


November 14, 2014

On Oct. 14, Mark Zuckerberg announced on Facebook that he donated $25 million to help fight Ebola. The reactions that ensued were largely focused on the large sum of money and thus what an incredible man Zuckerberg must be. While the money undoubtedly helps and Zuckerberg is very respectable, we should...




September 11, 2014

The ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) ice bucket challenge has hit the internet by storm. Celebrities, political parties and even Carmel’s own have been nominated to participate. According to the ALS Association (ALSA), ALS strikes as many as 30,000 Americans nationwide.      The disease is “a...

Share the Music club to perform at Summer Trace retirement home


December 18, 2013

Share the Music club will have a performance on Dec. 21 from 6:30-7:30 pm at Summer Trace. Hyesoo Chae, Share the Music club President and senior, said, “we will be having a small recital this semester sometime and a Christmas party for the club members. Also, during second semester, we will ...

Classes to build playhouses Wednesday

Classes to build playhouses Wednesday


September 12, 2013

Next Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m, students from each class will gather next to the stadium to build and decorate their respective playhouses. Every year, class representatives gather together to build these playhouses, which they auction off to benefit their class charity. As Junior Class sponsor Ann...

Greyhound Connections to distribute ‘birthday boxes’ to domestic violence shelters


March 9, 2012

Greyhound Connections is planning to make “birthday boxes” for children in shelters from domestic violence in the Indianapolis area. According to Peter Marshall, Greyhound Connections co-president and senior, the boxes will be filled with party hats, balloons, birthday candles, streamers, and small...

Vocational Building Trades class to alter course focus

Saw Away: Senior Chris Ladd saws wooden boards for the remodeling of an abandoned house for Chaucie’s Place. The house will be used by Chaucie’s Place for office space when finished. Henry Jackson / Photo


January 27, 2012

John Coghlan, Vocational Building Trades class instructor, made a difficult decision this past year; one that ultimately, he said, was a result of a downed economy. “We knew probably back in July that it was getting a little bit close, that if we didn’t sell last year’s home, that we were going...

Dance Marathon applications due Jan. 27

DANCE PHILANTHROPY: Allie McCan, Cabinet member and senior, leads fellow Cabinet members as they practice last year's Dance Marathon line dance for the community focus group on Jan. 5. The group came to CHS to spread philanthropic ideas about volunteering and getting involved in the community, and Dance Marathon is one school group that exemplifies these ideals. MONICA CHENG/PHOTO


January 24, 2012

Dance Marathon applications are still available in the Activities Office and will be due on Jan. 27. Money will not be due until the day of the event, which is from 4 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 25. According to House sponsor Sarah Wolff, House will continue sponsoring food fundraisers in preparation for Dance...