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Julia Henn on how she built 2Calme [Biz Buzz]

Julia Henn on how she built 2Calme [Biz Buzz]

Chloe Sun

October 18, 2020

Welcome to the very first edition of Biz Buzz, where I talk to CHS students about their small businesses and feature their products! Today I sat down with junior and co-founder of 2Calme, Julia Henn, to talk about her small business selling all-natural pain relief gels, spritzers, and more for dancers....

Students struggle with Zoom classes but appreciate necessity

Christian Ledbetter

May 21, 2020

As COVID-19 made its way across the country, students found themselves saying goodbye as schools closed doors to keep in line with social distancing procedures to flatten the curve. As students adapted to distance learning since mid-March, teachers weren’t far behind, but according to band teacher...

Dancers learn, teach, choreograph pieces as a way to express themselves

BENDING BACKWARDS:
Senior Hannah Liu stretches before dancing. Liu said she choreographs easier dances for younger students to keep them motivated to learn to dance.

Tessa Collinson and Leah Tan

March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and, d...

Q+A with cabinet member Ethan DeVries, on dance marathon goals for this year

Da-Hyun Hong

March 2, 2020

Ethan DeVries, Cabinet Member and Senior   Why do you participate in Dance Marathon? I participate in Dance Marathon because people say you can find small causes around your community that help your community but this was the first cause that I found that was bigger than myself. I want...

YAGP allows for opportunities despite commitment, demonstrates underrated work ethic demanded in dance

YAGP allows for opportunities despite commitment, demonstrates underrated work ethic demanded in dance

Chloe Sun

February 21, 2020

It’s early in the year, and for many dancers, the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) looms on the horizon. As the world's largest international student ballet competition and scholarship program, succeeding at YAGP is the pivotal goal many train for the entire year as it provides immense opportuniti...

Christkindlmarkt 2019 Season Guide: Things to Do

Christkindlmarkt 2019 Season Guide: Things to Do

Leah Tan and Victoria Nopporn

November 19, 2019

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt reflects the Christmas market tradition in Saxony, Germany during the middle ages.  You can buy German or handcrafted holiday gifts and ornaments, eat delicious holiday food, and experience other fun activities like the outdoor rink. The Christkindlmarkt is located at 10 Center Green, ...

#BoysDanceToo: With upcoming winter performances, male performer, dancers’ experiences contrast female counterparts

Dancer and sophomore Damian Prabu practices his hip hop group dance at Expressenz. Prabu said he has been dancing for eight years and said his favorite is “street.”

Christian Ledbetter

November 15, 2019

With December approaching, dancers everywhere are beginning preparations for Nutcracker performances. Despite the importance of the male lead of the prince in this ballet, people still view dance as a feminine activity. This is nothing new. On Aug. 22, ABC’s “Good Morning America” (GMA) found...

Charisma dance team continues to perform choreographed dances

Charisma performs at men and girls' soccer games. They performed at the “Make Good Decisions” soccer game on Sept. 13.  “I am so excited for all of our performances this season,” said Charisma dancer and senior Avery Iverson.

Hannah Gretz

September 25, 2019

On Friday, the charisma dance team will perform for the first time this year for the whole student body.  “We are performing at the pep rally on Friday for homecoming,” said second-year veteran member and senior Avery Iverson. “I am so excited to show everyone what we have been working on.” ...

CHS’s Got Talent: In honor of season 14 finale of “America’s Got Talent” (AGT), we talked to students on Expressenz dance team who took part in the season

Freshman Adare Haas

Marissa Ryan

September 20, 2019

How did going on AGT impact you personally? Personally, it just made me feel like all my hard work was paying off. Like I said before, we train for 25 hours every week, so sometimes it can feel like all of your hard work is for nothing. This experience showed me that hard work really does pay off. ...

Charisma hopefuls prepare for 2019 season

Hannah Gretz

May 20, 2019

With 17 school days left, charisma dancers and students are looking ahead to next school year and the return of the charisma dance season.  Team members have been individually and personally preparing in hopes of becoming a dance team member. “It’s so fun dancing,” dancer and junior Maddy Ma...

Coquettes team works into new year

Hannah Gretz

January 21, 2019

With the arrival of 2019, the coquettes dance team has worked to successfully transition into the second half of their 2018-2019 dance season. With this, they are preparing for performances during basketball games, and other school events, such as Dance Marathon. “It is going so well so far,” memb...