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Students find new ways to celebrate Thanksgiving, Black Friday due to COVID-19

In 2016, freshman Ava Beckman and her father, David Beckman, collect food from the kitchen counter on Thanksgiving. Beckman said her family normally celebrates Thanksgiving with many family members, but this year, due to the coronavirus, will most likely only celebrate Thanksgiving with immediate family. Beckman said, “I would say just go ahead and make those changes to be safe. It’s better to be safe than sorry. I’d say you would rather have a smaller Thanksgiving celebration and not have anybody get sick, instead of having a big celebration and then half those people have COVID and it’s a very dangerous virus, somebody could be in the hospital, somebody could pass away.”
November 26, 2020

For senior Logan Tullai, as for many students at this school, Thanksgiving is an annual family tradition. For Tullai, Thanksgiving serves as a time of reflection. “It’s a good time to reflect on...

Administration creates plan for ISTEP+ administration, finalizes second semester details amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Associate Principal Karen McDaniel smiles from her desk on Nov. 16. McDaniel said that administration’s priority is to make sure that the school continues to be a safe environment for students during the COVID-19 pandemic so that some in-person instruction can remain in place.
November 24, 2020

Associate Principal Karen McDaniel said administration right now is continuing to focus on fine-tuning this school’s plans for second semester, including establishing a way for juniors to take the state-mandated...

School Resource Officers (SROs) adapt to COVID-19, explain day-to-day tasks

Officer Scott Moore greets a student in the hallways. Moore said he tries to be in the hallways every passing period.
November 23, 2020

School Resource Officers (SROs) at CHS have fewer day-to-day tasks due to COVID-19, according to Officer Scott Moore. “Typically, in a normal school year we would be busy with a lot of things going...

Carmel Orchestras after-school rehearsals canceled

November 22, 2020

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Carmel Orchestras have canceled their after-school rehearsals until after Thanksgiving Break. Despite this, Carmel Orchestras will still be having their winter concert. “Our...

House and Cabinet postpone Runway for Riley

November 19, 2020

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases at CHS, House and Cabinet decided to postpone their annual Runway for Riley event, according to Cabinet sponsor Sarah Wolff. “We have decided to postpone this...

Theater class prepares for fall production, implement new COVID-19 protocols

Theater cast members rehearse for their upcoming production “Murder in Focus” on Nov. 2. The cast expressed their excitement and enthusiasm to perform this production as many of the other shows were cancelled this year.
November 17, 2020

The theater department is preparing for its fall production, “Radio Mystery Theatre.” The performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12, 13, and 14 at the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. Tickets are...

Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council continues to host meetings virtually

November 11, 2020

The Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC) normally hosts its meetings at the Carmel City Hall twice a month, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is currently hosting its meetings virtually over Zoom....

CHS to donate 0.5 acres of property for construction of new roundabout

CHS will donate 0.5 acres of property to City of Carmel for roundabout at the Fourth Avenue and Main Street intersection.
November 11, 2020

At the Oct. 26 board meeting, Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) approved the donation of about 0.5 acres of CHS property to the City of Carmel to allow for construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Fourth...

National Honor Society considers benefits of virtual, in-person meetings before second semester

November 11, 2020

National Honor Society (NHS) has begun to plan for the second semester, considering the benefits and challenges of virtual, in-person, or hybrid meetings and events. During the first semester, the club...

Club Med to host public health official

November 11, 2020

For Club Med’s next meeting on Nov. 23, club officers plan to host a public health official as a guest speaker. No particular person has been invited, but officers hope to find someone before the next...

Science Bowl to prepare for January invitational, finalize changes to team roster

Science Bowl head sponsor Virginia Kundrat sits at her desk and plays with a science model. She sponsors the Science Bowl team, which is preparing for an invitational competition in January.
November 11, 2020

In January, the Science Bowl team will participate in an invitational competition with other Indiana schools, according to head sponsor and science teacher Virginia Kundrat. The competition will be all-virtual...

House, Cabinet prepare Trick-or-Treat event

November 11, 2020

As Halloween approaches, House and Cabinet will hold their annual Trick-or-Treat event with children in the community on Oct. 24. However, amidst the current pandemic, House and Cabinet changed the format...

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