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Despite CCS district making new changes to promote diversity, administration still must take additional steps for better racial inclusivity

Despite CCS district making new changes to promote diversity, administration still must take additional steps for better racial inclusivity
September 23, 2020

Over the past summer, representatives from the CCS district met with a new organization, Carmel Against Racial Injustice, to discuss educational reforms and racial equity within the school district. In...

Next year’s English curriculum to incoporate more freedom of choice in literature

February 21, 2020

Starting in the 2020-21 school year, the school board plans to implement a more diverse English curriculum throughout the district. This curriculum will expand the type of literature students...

Turning it Around: Dancer, junior Kendyl Smith commends creation of pointe shoes in new skin tones

Turning it Around: Dancer, junior Kendyl Smith commends creation of pointe shoes in new skin tones
December 13, 2018

I am excited that different shades of pointe shoes and tights that match diverse skin tones are being produced, especially since the art of ballet itself is expanding into other genres. I believe it is...

Dining with Diversity: Students, teachers assess how they celebrate their typical Thanksgiving with cultural twists

Senior Sathvik Madduri sautés onion paste before adding in other ingredients for Biryani.
November 17, 2017

When Thanksgiving comes to mind, turkey, mashed potatoes and football typically come to the forefront. For some students at this school, however, not all of these stereotypical elements are present....

Speak Freely. Americans should be respectful of those who speak languages other than English.

Speak Freely. Americans should be respectful of those  who speak languages other than English.
August 15, 2017

For months now, my Facebook and Twitter timelines have filled with horrifying videos of immigrants being berated by Americans for speaking their own languages. In grocery stores. In parks. In restaurants....

No Longer White Gold. New Oscar nominations provide hope for less discrimination, more diversity.

No Longer White Gold. New Oscar nominations provide hope for less discrimination, more diversity.
February 23, 2017

With the 89th Academy Awards coming up in just three days, no one is more ecstatic than this movie junkie. Yet, last year’s incredibly small amount of racial diversity found among major nominees caused...

Students at CHS disagree with Trump’s former executive order

On Jan. 29, junior Alexis O’Brien went to a Trump protest at the Indianapolis International Airport to protest against the president’s executive order to temporarily ban immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries. O’Brien made a sign saying “We Love You,” in Arabic, French and English. She said that she doesn’t support Trump’s order because not all immigrants are terrorists and because the issue blocked some Americans who were returning back to the US from one of those countries.
February 21, 2017

Junior Alexis O’Brien   Did you agree with Trump’s decision? Can you see where he’s coming from? Not at all. I don't agree with Trump’s policies. I agree that vetting could be...

The Diversity Debate

The Diversity Debate
January 27, 2017

Paint It White: Whitewashing in “The Great Wall” reflects a bigger problem in Hollywood January marked the beginning of the new year, but another New Year’s celebration is approaching fast; tomorrow,...

Lights, Camera, Diversity?

Lights, Camera, Diversity?
February 19, 2016

#OscarsSoWhite. It’s the hashtag we have all seen at some point these past couple of weeks as the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominees has been scrutinized by millions, including actors...

A Splash of Color: Students watch TV shows with more racial diversity

Junior Asif Hossain watches “Fresh Off the Boat” online with his brother. He said he enjoys it because he can relate to the characters. NIVEDHA MEYYAPPAN / PHOTO
March 20, 2015

One night while watching TV, junior Asif Hossain found himself relating what had been portrayed on TV to his own experiences in an eerily similar way. He had been watching the second episode of “Fresh...

Lack of racial diversity among teachers impacts students

Kenneth Browner, U.S. History teacher and African American, teaches his class. Browner said that lack of diversity was a factor in his decision to come to CHS.
January 22, 2015

As Kenneth Browner, U.S. History teacher and African American, contemplated whether or not he would take the teaching position at CHS, he had many considerations to make. Three years after making his momentous...

Culture Clash: How do CHS students who have multiple backgrounds see life differently than their peers?

Culture Clash: How do CHS students who have multiple backgrounds see life differently than their peers?
October 3, 2013

Every year for Thanksgiving, senior Jessica Lecher experiences a fusion of her two cultural backgrounds as she enjoys both turkey and the traditional Chinese food that her grandmother makes. With a father...

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