Students navigate social isolation’s effect on mental health

Senior Stephanie Morton stands on her bike before going on a bike ride with her friends. She said riding her bike has been a good way to socially distance with her friends while remaining active.

Grace Xu

May 21, 2020

As America reaches over 1.5 million coronavirus cases, as of May 21, much of the country remains under lockdown, creating an unprecedented recession—one that takes the form of social isolation. Such isolation comes with significant health implications, particularly from a psychological standpoint. ...

Q&A with Joseph Schaller, Assistant Principal of Operations, about changes to the construction around the school due to COVID-19

Construction workers carry out their jobs prior to CHS moving to online schooling. Despite COVID-19 construction continues to happen at CHS though there have been changes made to the timeline.

Lillian He

April 14, 2020

What would you say your involvement is with construction around the school?  I'm kind of the liaison between the school and the construction crews. If (the construction crews) working at the high school now have questions about when they can get the building, those sorts of things. We work togeth...

Counseling center to improve second semester; no new changes

Viyang Hao

January 22, 2019

According to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, the counseling center plans on improving rather than changing its goals for the second semester. “We continue to work to support our students academically, socially, emotionally and, of course, in terms of colleg...

Alone in the crowd?

Alone in the crowd?

Raiha Zainab and Angela Qian

January 25, 2018

At 13, senior Kelsey Irwin said she lost her motivation to keep going. She started to quit everything she had loved doing: theater, dance, choir, hockey, volleyball, soccer and more—the list goes on. It was at this point in her life when she was close to giving up. She almost let her “inner demons”...

Senior Jackson Roberts dies Jan. 4, counseling services available

Manahil Nadeem

January 9, 2018

Senior Jackson Roberts died on Jan. 4. CHS counselors will be available the week of Jan. 9 for students to talk to. Principal Tom Harmas said, “It is always difficult to lose a student, but we always have to remember that it is more difficult to lose a child. We have to make sure we keep Jackson...

Junior Patrick McCalley dies Oct. 6, counseling services available

Melissa Yap, Management

October 7, 2016

Junior Patrick McCalley died on Oct. 6. CHS counselors will be available the week of Oct. 10 for students to talk to. According to counselor Cathleen Johnson, the counselors have an open-door policy, so students can stop by any time. She said CHS also has social workers who will available to help...

CHS senior Jacqueline “Jackie” Reissig passes away at 18

The commons area, where weekly Hip Hop Club meetings take place. Although the club has not held meetings for the past few weeks, it now plans on continuing the meetings. Allison Hargrove, Hip Hop Club sponsor, encourages more students to attend. “it’s an outlet for self-expression and creativity,” Hargrove said.


April 11, 2016

Senior Jacqueline "Jackie" Reissig's obituary as submitted by Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers: Jacqueline J. Reissig, 18, Carmel, passed away April 2, 2016. She was born March 11, 1998, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Jeffery and Anna (Ogden) Reissig. Jacqueline Jay Reissig was a free spi...

Counselors to host College Education Boot Camp over the summer

Students can pick up a form for the College Education Boot Camp in the counseling office. Melinda Stephan, College and Career Resource Center programming coordinator, said she encourages students to sign up if they want to learn more about the college application process. NAOMI REIBOLD / PHOTO


May 21, 2015

According to Melinda Stephan, College and Career Resource Center programming coordinator, there will be a College Education Boot Camp available in June and August for rising seniors for $30. Stephan said the event will act as a “crash course” on how to apply to college. Juniors who sign up are re...

Counselors organize additional college workshops for juniors, Scholarship Night for seniors

Senior Emily Shady looks at potential scholarships on the scholarship wall located in the counseling office. Scholarship Night, on May 23, will honor those, like Shady, who have received scholarships for college. NAOMI REIBOLD / PHOTO


March 12, 2015

Three more “Finding Your College Fit” workshops for juniors will be conducted on March 16, 30 and April 27 to meet the demand of the last workshops. Additionally, counselors encourage seniors to attend Scholarship Night on May 23, according to Melinda Stephan, College and Career Resource Center program coordinator. “(The workshops) were popular enough th...

AP exam registration to end March. 13

Counselor Bettina Cool searches the AP registration website. AP registration opens Feb. 13 for students. 


March 10, 2015

According to counselor Bettina Cool, online registration for AP testing will end March 13. “That’s plenty of time don’t you think? Except for procrastinators, there’s never enough time (for them),” Cool said of registration, which began Feb. 13. After students have registered onli...

Counselors to schedule sophomores and juniors for next school year


December 15, 2013

Counselors plan to finish sophomore scheduling for next school year before winter break. Scheduling for juniors will begin in January, according to counselor Bettina Cool via email. “Our current priority is scheduling sophomores for next year,” Cool said. Sophomore Juliet Sanders, who has already...