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Pep Up for the Pep Rally: Students should maintain the homecoming spirit by appreciating the pep rally

Natalie Khamis

September 26, 2019

Homecoming has an odd effect on students. I have noticed that people seem happier during homecoming week as if they are excited about attending school for once in their lives. The time and creativity that goes into choosing themed outfits goes beyond the normal sweatshirt and legging combination seen th...

Better Late Than Never: College Board’s new registration date for AP tests restricts students’ flexibility for decisions

Better Late Than Never: College Board’s new registration date for AP tests restricts students’ flexibility for decisions

Riya Chinni

September 20, 2019

College Board recently announced the registration deadline for AP exams, which take place in May, will now be on Nov. 15. In previous years, College Board set the AP Test Registration deadline in the early spring, granting students significantly more time to decide whether they wish to take the test. By...

The Name Game: Students should make effort to learn classmates’ names to make them feel appreciated

The Name Game: Students should make effort to learn classmates’ names to make them feel appreciated

Emily Carlisle

September 20, 2019

Last year, I interacted with a person at least once every other day, but I knew his name long before he knew mine. In fact, it took him almost the whole year to learn my name, and he learned it eventually only because of a mutual friend. Now, he says since we are friends, he “has a reason to know it,...

Shop Before You Drop: Students should have time at the beginning of the school year to see if they like scheduled electives

Riya Chinni

August 13, 2019

If you were to walk among the campuses of Brown or Harvard University during the first week of school, you would see students flitting in and out of a myriad of classes, sampling courses which are offered at the schools. While this may seem unconventional, this activity is known as a “shopping period”...

Spreading the Love: Appreciation should be shown to parents every day, not just on Mother’s, Father’s Day

Spreading the Love: Appreciation should be shown to parents every day, not just on Mother’s, Father’s Day

Hannah Gretz

May 23, 2019

On May 12 and come June 16, stores across America were and will be flooded with customers waiting to purchase chocolates, cards, flowers, gift cards and other gifts for parents from their ever-so-loving children. While I do shower my mother and father with appreciation and am part of this line at the c...

It’s A Break: Summer vacation should primarily be used for relaxing, spending time with friends, family

It’s A Break: Summer vacation should primarily be used  for relaxing, spending time with friends, family

Marvin Fan

May 23, 2019

With all the tests and projects that I’ve been through this year, I can definitely say I’m looking forward to using the summer to just relax and spend time with family. Summer break is only a week away and students are making their vacation plans. We’ve just finished all the stressful finals an...

Don’t Get Too Lazy: With summer break coming up, students should prioritize their future

Don’t Get Too Lazy: With summer break coming up, students should prioritize their future

Pranav Jothirajah

May 23, 2019

As I was growing up, summer was described as a time to relax and enjoy time away from school. This would often come in the form of going on a carefree vacation or doing absolutely nothing at home. However, as one grows older and enters high school, time is scarce as students are often surrounded by dem...

Like and Subscribe: With YouTube’s new channel membership feature, more students should take advantage of it

Like and Subscribe: With YouTube’s new channel membership feature, more students should take advantage of it

Anna Klauz

May 23, 2019

Youtube, a Google-owned video-based company, has been used by billions of people for over a decade as its empire has been growing since the establishment of its brand in 2005. Over the last 14 years, YouTube has prided itself on the creation of an online media outlet that allows anyone across the  gl...

Hear it Out: As the year comes to an end, it is important to listen to other people’s opinions, appreciate distinctive perspectives

Hear it Out: As the year comes to an end, it is important to listen to other people’s opinions, appreciate distinctive perspectives

Adhi Ramkumar

May 23, 2019

In today’s society, we are plagued with endless controversies, both big and small. From light-hearted debates about Chipotle versus Qdoba to polarizing conflicts over gun control and abortion, we are constantly surrounded by chatter on various topics. Conflict provides an avenue for us to transcen...

Teachers Park Too: Students should think of teachers before parking illegally up the trail

Teachers Park Too: Students should think of teachers before parking illegally up the trail

Carson TerBush, Editor in Chief

April 26, 2019

Each morning, the roads surrounding CHS erupt with traffic as students struggle to make it to school on time and find a parking spot. While the student parking struggle is a commonly debated one (see our September editorial about parking passes), a far less discussed issue is that of teacher parking. Adm...

Here’s the Scope: Despite opposition, people should keep horoscopes alive, appreciate their true purpose

Here’s the Scope: Despite opposition, people should keep horoscopes alive, appreciate their true purpose

Anna Klauz

February 22, 2019

Astrology dates back to the ancient days when the divination by the stars was an essential practice to find a glimpse of your future endeavors. A modern-day twist has been implemented shifting its focus more on the social science aspect of psychology rather the observational science it used to be enterta...

Driving in Carmel: as Carmel becomes more urban, parking is an increasing problem

Driving in Carmel: as Carmel becomes more urban, parking is an increasing problem

Tara Kandallu

January 11, 2019

At the change of a light, a seemingly endless line of cars begin their prowl. They are on the prowl for the best parking spot. If, during this first rush, they are unable to find a spot, the cars will be relegated to a parking garage far away from their intended destination. Although this may seem like som...