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From the Heart: In face of excessive consumerism, students should consider making handmade gifts during holiday season

From the Heart: In face of excessive consumerism, students should consider making handmade gifts during holiday season

December 13, 2018

As a 16-year-old girl, one might assume I spend countless hours on end shopping and going to the mall, as many of my peers do. To be fair, I was once in a similar place to those people, sleeping overnight outside waiting for the best deal on Black Friday and spending countless hours and money on gi...

Junior Ellie Austin

Junior Ellie Austin

Kris Otten

December 13, 2018

“During the holidays, I do a lot to help out, specifically through my church. I often help out at the Carmel United Methodist food pantry which is really eye opening. I also sell Christmas trees in the parking lot to help raise money for the Youth Program which I am very active in. It’s like a fa...

Popping Into Holiday Music: Upbeat nature of pop-style holiday music is superior to classic holiday music

Popping Into Holiday Music: Upbeat nature of pop-style holiday music is superior to classic holiday music

Hannah Gretz

December 13, 2018

From November to January, holiday music is and will be heard everywhere you go. Department stores, car radios, grocery stores, you name it. But, while classic holiday songs are festive and enjoyable, I cannot help but feel pulled toward pop-style holiday music instead. Don’t get me wrong, I do of...

A job well done: year two of Christkindlmarkt underway, a wonderful place to spend time with family and friends this holiday season

A job well done: year two of Christkindlmarkt underway, a wonderful place to spend time with family and friends this holiday season

Hannah Gretz

November 21, 2018

With the opening of Carmel’s Christkindlmarkt on Nov. 17, I had the opportunity to explore the event in all its glory, from food to gifts to entertainment. As the photos depict, the event’s decorations was the number one attraction for me. It’s nearly impossible not to feel cheery and in the...

Indiana School Nutrition Association Conference has been scheduled for Nov. 8 to 10

Andrew Caito

November 5, 2018

The Indiana School Nutrition Association Conference is scheduled to be held Nov. 8 to 10.  Held at Marriott Indianapolis East, the Indiana School Nutrition Conference is a chance for new menu changes and food opportunities for students. This is a three-day event that is a  important conference for...

Homework for the Holidays: As winter break starts Dec. 23, students of minority religions reflect on holidays, the school calendar

Homework for the Holidays: As winter break starts Dec. 23, students of minority religions reflect on holidays, the school calendar

Angela Li and Karen Zhang

December 14, 2017

Last year, Hannah Kosc, Jewish student and junior, said she was unable to take a day off of school for an important Jewish holiday: Yom Kippur. Instead of reflecting and taking time to spend with her community, as is the tradition on the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar, Kosc came to school...

O’ Christmas Tree: Students put up Christmas decorations, not necessarily for religious aspect

O’ Christmas Tree: Students put up Christmas decorations, not necessarily for religious aspect

Richa Louis

December 14, 2017

Like many people  during this time of the year, freshman Shreya Sinha has a Christmas tree full of lights and ornaments sitting prominently in her house. But Sinha isn’t a Christian, and she said she puts up the decorations for other reasons. “We decorate (Christmas trees) because it’s fun,...

Where Is The Love?: Retail stores should consider transitioning into a more culturally diverse music playlist during the holidays

Where Is The Love?: Retail stores should consider transitioning into a  more culturally diverse music playlist during the holidays

Anna Klauz, Reporter

December 14, 2017

In the spirit of the holiday season, the overplayed Christmas music craze has commenced. From “Santa Baby” to “White Christmas,” most of us can admit to songs like these being stuck in our heads at one point or another when coming out from our favorite retail or grocery stores. As an ethnic Jew,...

Cashing in for a Different Way of Christmas: CHS students and staff assess the advantages and disadvantages of receiving cash instead of traditional gifts during Christmas

Cashing in for a Different Way of Christmas: CHS students and staff assess the advantages and disadvantages of receiving cash instead of traditional gifts during Christmas

Darrell Cheng

December 14, 2017

When Christmas approaches, images of family, embellished trees and gifts come to mind. However, a trend not only at CHS, but also nationwide, has brought upon a new, more common type of present: cash. For senior Omid Hessaraki, receiving cash for Christmas in the place of traditional gifts is by no m...

Light It Down: People should use more environmentally friendly Christmas lights

Light It Down: People should use more  environmentally friendly Christmas lights

Hannah Glazier, Social Media Editor

December 14, 2017

Despite my jewish faith, I love everything about Christmas. However, this year, one defining characteristic of this special season raises a point of concern for me: Christmas lights. Last year, I took AP Environmental Science and closely studied the significant amount of nonrenewable energy it takes...