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Grasping at Straws: Reusable straws trend may raise awareness but won’t make lasting impact in the greater scheme of environmental issues

Grasping at Straws: Reusable straws trend may raise awareness but won’t make lasting impact in the greater scheme of environmental issues

Da-Hyun Hong

September 20, 2019

I don’t own a reusable straw; please don’t shun me. When the video of a plastic straw being pulled out of a turtle’s nose went viral on social media, using metal straws became a trend. More and more videos of YouTubers, Instagram Influencers and TikTok users sticking their collapsing reusable stra...

Harmas explains new structure of PTO meetings this year; first one scheduled tomorrow at 9 a.m. in community room

Harmas explains new structure of PTO meetings this year; first one scheduled tomorrow at 9 a.m. in community room

Da-Hyun Hong

September 2, 2019

The structure of PTO meetings will better accommodate different student interests this year, according to Principal Tom Harmas. He said the meetings will be thematic; for example, there would be rounds of IB/AP, TCP, and JEL and CTE classes. “We want to make sure everybody doesn’t have to listen to e...

In light of recent Fair Oaks incident, students, dietitian explain experience with, reasoning behind vegan lifestyles

In light of recent Fair Oaks incident, students, dietitian explain experience with, reasoning behind vegan lifestyles

Grace Xu

August 13, 2019

The day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the winter of 2018, junior Carmen Broadnax suddenly decided to never eat meat again. And not just meat, either. She’d chosen to cut out all animal-related foods from her diet, including dairy, seafood and egg. In other words, she’d simply decided to beco...

A Surreal Reality: New student Carmel Arts Council curators to create an art gallery with CHS artwork

A Surreal Reality: New student Carmel Arts Council  curators to create an art gallery with CHS artwork

Grace Xu

May 23, 2019

While teenagers are often  stereotyped as rash and shallow rather than inspirational and profound, two students at this school are reversing that stereotype through a meaningful art showcase in partnership with the Carmel Arts Council (CAC). Senior Jessica Qu and junior Minjeong Kim are the 2019 CAC cu...

School district to implement new anti- vaping program in middle, high schools

School district to implement new anti- vaping program in middle, high schools

Adam Spensley

May 23, 2019

The first section will discuss the consequences and dangers of e-cigarette use, the second section will emphasize making good choices, the third section focuses on advertising tactics and talking points of e-cigarette companies and the fourth section discusses refusal skills to avoid being pressured into e...

More Than Meets the Eye: As photo editing applications increase in prevalence, students, staff evaluate impact on self-image, confidence

More Than Meets the Eye: As photo editing applications increase in prevalence, students, staff evaluate impact on self-image, confidence

Wendy Zhu

May 23, 2019

As apps like Facetune have shot up in popularity over the course of the past few years, photo editing has become easier than ever. With a single tap or click, users are quickly able to erase any blemishes or imperfections they may have, allowing them to create their ideal photo or selfie. According ...

Carrying the Banner: Civic Theatre’s new adaptation of “Newsies” production provides opportunities, lessons of character

Carrying the Banner: Civic Theatre’s new adaptation of “Newsies”  production provides opportunities, lessons of character

Emily Carlisle

April 19, 2019

"The woild is yer erster.” This line from the Disney-hit musical “Newsies” is exactly what Civic Theatre lives by this season. “Newsies” is based off a true story of struggle and triumph over oppression and control, and it shows that the underdogs can prevail if they work hard enough and do ...

The New Face of Advertising: As companies turn to new platforms for advertising, students, staff reflect on impact of social media promotions

The New Face of Advertising: As companies turn to new platforms for advertising, students, staff reflect on impact of social media promotions

Sarah Kim

March 22, 2019

Sophomore Janvi Bhatia is a brand ambassador for the popular bracelet brand Pura Vida. “I promote (Pura Vida’s) products on social media to try to raise awareness about the brand,” she said. “In recent years, they have really gained popularity and I think some of that can be attributed to th...

All Falls Down: Community members feel both positive, negative effects of government shutdown, resulting domino effect

All Falls Down: Community members feel both positive, negative effects of government shutdown, resulting domino effect

Kassi Darnell

February 22, 2019

Last month, junior Korryn Reichard walked into her SRT room to grab her things, talking with her friends as they exited. While Reichard was at school, her father went to work but was not receiving a paycheck. Reichard’s father is a federal employee, and last month, he worked for 35 days without pay duri...

Hartfelt Apology? : Reporters Ashwin Prasad and Lily McAndrews debate whether Kevin Hart should host Oscars after scandal over homophobic tweets

Hartfelt Apology? : Reporters Ashwin Prasad and Lily McAndrews debate whether Kevin Hart should host Oscars after scandal over homophobic tweets

Ashwin Prasad, Lily McAndrews

February 22, 2019

Experienced, entertaining host Kevin Hart should be forgiven for decade-old homophobic tweets As many of you know by now, the Oscars will not have a host this year. Its original host, Kevin Hart, quit the role because of Twitter backlash over his homophobic tweets. I’m not condoning his tweets. He has admitted what he said was wrong...