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With CHS’s large, competitive environment, students assess how pressures foster imposter syndrome

With CHS’s large, competitive environment, students assess how pressures foster imposter syndrome

Sowmya Chundi and Leah Tan November 21, 2020

This past summer, sophomore Celia Watson moved to Carmel two weeks before the start of school with only a suitcase full of clothes and her guitar in her hand. Watson moved here from São Paulo, Brazil,...

AP French students bring different French foods to try

Michelle Wan November 11, 2020

During September and October, World Languages department chairperson Andrea Yocum said she will bring samples of different desserts from French-speaking countries for students to try.  “I’ve been...

Seniors work on college, scholarship applications with help of College and Career Resource Center

Darshini Shankar November 10, 2020

The College and Career Resource Center (CCRC) assists seniors as they wrap up college applications and begin looking at scholarships. According to Melinda Stephan, College and Career Programming and Resources...

Chloe Chui (left), member of Symphony Orchestra and junior, looks over her music with Alia Rumreich (right), member of Symphony Orchestra and junior. Chui said the Symphony Orchestra has been focusing heavily on intonation and transitioning back to regular classes after their chamber music unit.

Orchestras prepare for ISSMA, Side-by-Side performances

Wendy Zhu March 1, 2020

The CHS Orchestras have been continuing their preparation on their Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) pieces, and members of the Symphony Orchestra have also been working on their Indianapolis...

Maintenance worker Fred Napier shows Maintenance worker Jack Seves how to check the temperatures in the building and make sure the boilers are working properly. One job of the maintenance staff is to make sure the building stays warm during the cold winter months.

Maintenance staff deals with winter weather, explains construction, welcomes new member

Lillian He January 24, 2020

The persistent winter weather and cold temperatures present challenges and additional tasks for the maintenance staff. Maintenance worker Fred Napier said that due to the weather the maintenance staff...

Chloe Chui, member of Symphony Orchestra and junior, looks over her music for the upcoming performance at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Chui said she is looking forward to performing in Chicago on Dec. 18.

Orchestras finalizing preparations for winter concert, Midwest performance

Wendy Zhu December 10, 2019

The CHS Orchestras will perform on Dec. 12 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, there will be two concerts: one at 6 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. “(The...

Always Changing Tests: Students and counselor consider the implications of new ACT features

Riley TerBush November 15, 2019

In September of 2020, the ACT will implement a three-pronged policy to its testing services. The changes will allow students to take the test online at testing centers, retake individual test sections...

Chloe Chui, member of Symphony Orchestra and junior, looks over her concert music before school. Chui said that in the final weeks before the fall concert, she has been focusing on adding musicality to her pieces and refining her playing.

Orchestras continue to prepare for upcoming fall concert, Midwest Clinic

Wendy Zhu October 14, 2019

The CHS orchestras continue to practice for their fall concert that will take place on Oct. 15 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, the concert will...

Chloe Chui, member of Symphony Orchestra and sophomore, takes her violin from her locker. She said she is excited to perform at the Palladium and hopes the concert goes smoothly.

Orchestras preparing for Palladium concert, banquet

Wendy Zhu May 14, 2019

The CHS Orchestras will perform their spring concert at the Palladium tonight at 6 p.m. “We’re all really excited for our final concert of the year,” director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis said....

Chloe Chui, member of Symphony Orchestra and sophomore, unlocks her violin locker. After going through her pieces in class, Chui said she wanted to take her instrument home for more practice for the upcoming concert. “We’ve been working hard on our pieces, and I really hope it turns out well,” Chui said.

Orchestras practicing for winter concert, recordings

Wendy Zhu December 10, 2018

The CHS orchestras will have their winter concert on Dec. 13 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. All orchestras will be performing at this concert, and according to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis,...

Chloe Chui, member of Symphony Orchestra and sophomore, takes her violin from the orchestra room as she heads to the football stadium. Chui had been working on her pieces for the orchestra and marching band performance so that she would be prepared for the upcoming competition. “We have prelims this Thursday and nationals on Saturday,” Chui said.

Orchestras practicing with Marching Band for competition

Wendy Zhu November 8, 2018

The CHS orchestras have been rehearsing with the marching band in order to prepare for the Bands of America Grand National Championships this Saturday. This year, members of the CHS orchestras were given...

Chloe Chui, member of Symphony Orchestra and sophomore, picks up her violin at the end of the school day to practice her instrument at home. In order to make sure all the students were practicing, the orchestra directors sent out reminders via text. “We put a practicing push on fall break,” director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis said. “We sent out some remind texts to make sure we’re all set to go.”

Orchestras rehearsing for fall concert

Wendy Zhu October 21, 2018

The CHS orchestras will be playing at their first concert of the school year on Oct. 18, and the concert will feature all orchestras at this school. According to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis,...

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