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Will Our Education System Be a Good Apple or a Bad One?: What could Betsy DeVos’s leadership mean for a school district like Carmel’s?

Will Our Education System Be a Good Apple or a Bad One?: What could Betsy DeVos's leadership mean for a school district like Carmel's?

Carson TerBush

March 17, 2017

On Feb. 7, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor and former Michigan Republican Party chairwoman, has sparked controversy among educators and politicians alike. Erin Odya, human anatomy and physiology teacher, said she strongly disagrees ...

Commending Capstone. Students should consider the AP Capstone program for the academic freedom and exploration it provides.

perspectives

April 23, 2016

A couple months ago, I remember sitting in an English classroom with limited knowledge of what I was doing. Everyone was in the same position as I was. We were some of the few students who took AP Capstone, a new pilot program that Carmel High School introduced last year. The Capstone program provides...

Not Your Usual Santa Babies

Not Your Usual Santa Babies

studentsection

December 14, 2015

With the  holidays approaching there is sure   to be more baking around the house. Mini Santas are a great way to get in the spirit of the season because they’re easy to make, fun to eat and simply delicious. Since holidays are about spending time with family and friends, try this original recipe...

Less Tribute for ‘The Hunger Games’: CHS students muse upon the potential success of the last movie in the series

Less Tribute for 'The Hunger Games': CHS students muse upon the potential success of the last movie in the series

entertainment

November 13, 2015

The final movie in Liongate’s four-part film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy, The Hunger Games, comes out in theaters on Nov. 20. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” concludes the popular series, which has made itself known as one of the biggest film franchises of the decad...

(Per)forming New Groups: Orchestra and choir alter programs based on students’ changing needs

(Per)forming New Groups: Orchestra and choir alter programs based on students' changing needs

entertainment

September 16, 2015

Due to a rapidly changing and expanding student body, the performing arts department established and reformed the New Edition choir and the Festival Orchestra this year to meet students’ needs. Catherine Qing, Festival Orchestra member and sophomore, said, “(The directors) wanted to do something...

Fashion has become increasingly accessible and apparent, influencing many aspects of everyday life

Fashion has become increasingly accessible and apparent, influencing many aspects of everyday life

Beats

August 10, 2015

When senior Audrey Johns joined the Brass Plum Fashion Board at Nordstrom in July 2014, she became a part of the multitrillion-dollar global industry that fashion has grown into. According to the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress, analysts say the fashion industry is valued at...

Graduation to take place at Indiana Farmers Coliseum May 30

Graduation to take place at Indiana Farmers Coliseum May 30

News

May 27, 2015

This year, graduation will take place on May 30 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum located on the Indiana State Fairgrounds, rather than at the Indiana Convention Center as in previous years. According to Assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton, the location was changed due to multiple reasons. ...

Under the Influence: Students consider impact of celebrity decisions and actions

THE RIHANNA EFFECT: Tyler McDuffy, Hollywood Hounds anchor and junior, holds a shirt of Rihanna. McDuffy said the media affects how he expresses himself. DIVYA ANNAMALAI / PHOTO

entertainment

May 21, 2015

Celebrities influence many people in our generation, and according to a Newsweek poll, 77 percent of Americans believe that celebrities have too much of an influence on teenagers—particularly girls. The effect is especially evident in their appearance and attitudes. Sophomore Kathryn Wolfert said one...

Keep On Movin’ On

studentsection

April 23, 2015

With National Dance Week beginning Saturday, how are students celebrating? Brick Ban, Ambassadors member and junior What do you like most about dance? “To me, dancing is a different medium throu gh which you can express emotion. The difference between dancing and talking is that dancing is not worn out. When you say ‘I love you,...

DIY Dough-licious Pretzels

studentsection

April 23, 2015

With National Pretzel Day coming up this Sunday, try out this simple recipe. 1 | Put the warm water in a large bowl. Sprinkle the yeast on top. Let this stand for about five minutes, until the mixture looks frothy. If the mixture doesn’t froth up properly, either the yeast is old or the water is th...