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As interest in space initiatives increases, CHS determines impact of astronomy education

As interest in space initiatives increases, CHS determines impact of astronomy education

James Yin

May 23, 2019

On April 11 of this year, a group of researchers working for the Event Horizon Telescope released the first-ever photo of a black hole, a celestial object from the Messier 87 galaxy. In October, scientists at the University of Bern in Switzerland plan to launch the Characterising Exoplanets Satellite...

Moving from Venezuela to Carmel opens new doors for students

Moving from Venezuela to Carmel opens new doors for students

Kassandra Darnell

April 19, 2019

Two years ago, senior Luisana Rodriguez and her mother left their home in Venezuela and moved to the United States in order to avoid the growing political and economic crisis spreading across the country. They first moved to Miami and then to Indiana, but at the time, the conditions in Venezuela wer...

Strike Back: Educational expert, students discuss teacher protests, future of education system

Strike Back: Educational expert, students discuss teacher protests, future of education system

Angela Qian

May 18, 2018

On Feb. 9, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that there were seven major work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers in 2017, the second lowest number on record, and none of which included teachers. Less than two weeks later, West Virginia teachers began a nine-day walkout to protest low wages. ...

Column: Don’t Blame the Education System

Column: Don’t Blame the Education System

Pranav Sriram

February 7, 2018

The U.S. public education system is routinely blamed for poor American academic performance and interest. While I acknowledge the U.S. education system isn’t perfect (no education system is) and is drastically underfunded, I firmly believe most problems surrounding education in the U.S. are a result of soc...

Students, teachers compare American education system to foreign counterparts

Students, teachers compare American education system to foreign counterparts

feature

January 21, 2016

As the school day progresses, senior Terry Zhou is reminded of the differences in education between China and the United States. These differences go unnoticed by most CHS students, who have never experienced an international education. However, according to Zhou, there is much  that CHS and other American schools can learn fro...

Students consider value of driver education in spite of documented increases in participation

Students consider value of driver education in spite of documented increases in participation

feature

November 13, 2015

Christian Stahly, recently licensed driver and junior, was introduced to driver education in a way typical to many CHS students: receiving a flyer advertising the class during one of his lunch periods in freshman year. There was no personal research involved nor extensive conferences with counselors. ...

Paying for College. Cost should not be a roadblock.

Paying for College. Cost should not be a roadblock.

perspectives

March 20, 2015

Everyone knows this statement to be true: college is an expensive economic burden. In some cases, college becomes so costly that some forego the chance for a higher education due to the price tag alone. This should not be the case, as college is a great investment that should be available to everyone...

State of the Education System. Grades get in the way of learning.

State of the Education System. Grades get in the way of learning.

Contributor

January 22, 2015

As of December 2014, I finished my first semester of precalculus intermediate with a D+. Throughout the semester, my quarterly grades were composed of multiple 100-point quizzes and cumulative tests with a handful of one to five point homework checks in between the two. I choked; each quarter I received b...

There And Back Again: Post-Common Core education goals need to be more than a change in name, administration

There And Back Again: Post-Common Core education goals need to be more than a change in name, administration

perspectives

April 24, 2014

The story of Common Core in Indiana is about flip-flops. Back in 2010, Indiana was among the first states to implement the national standards, which promised to improve American students’ chances in an increasingly competitive world. Four years later, we are the first state to drop out. Hoosiers o...