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Cover: CHS students define success in forms other than income

Cover: CHS students define success in forms other than income

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April 23, 2015

Ask three people to define success, and they’ll say several different things. Ask more, and some will start to repeat some of these things: money, careers, relationships, and luxury, all of which characterize a vision of happiness many people chase throughout their lives—the American Dream. But Luisa Perez, Pr...

Students respond to increased job competition by obtaining more qualifications

Junior Abby Fields plays a game of Trouble with Sydney (left) and Olivia White (right), two girls, she babysits. Fields said she wants to obtain a babysitting license, which will give her more freedom as a babysitter. NIVEDHA MEYYAPPAN / PHOTO

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May 22, 2014

Unlike many other high school students, junior Abigail “Abby” Fields does not usually go straight home after school. Instead, she heads over to the home of the family for whom she babysits three children for a few hours. Fields said she has had this job for a while now and came into it through he...

For better or worse, social media increases the effect of celebrities on students

For better or worse, social media increases the effect of celebrities on students

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October 11, 2013

Three hundred and six thousand. That’s the number of tweets per minute Miley Cyrus garnered during her controversial performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 26. Regardless of what side of the fence Cyrus’s followers were on, her antics generated a huge social media buzz, and for ju...

Bargain luxuries may be an economic indicator

Bargain luxuries may be an economic indicator

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March 22, 2013

Senior Nicole Ridge said she buys nail polish once, maybe twice, a week. She used to go to the nail salon to get her nails done, but now she paints them herself, changing up the colors and patterns every week. “It was kind of a big switch for me to start doing (my nails) on my own, but I li...

Carmel Clay Education Foundation to host telethon amid troubled time for charities

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February 6, 2009

In the midst of an economic recession, not-for-profit organizations are in a pinch for money and charitable donations. Economics teacher Dan Bates said the economy has had a negative effect on donations to these organizations. “For most charitable contributions, donations are discretionary. The current...