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Bringing Annie Home: Carmel Apprentice Theatre to show production of “Annie,” “Annie Warbucks”­ back-to-back

Bringing Annie Home: Carmel Apprentice Theatre to show  production of “Annie,” “Annie Warbucks”­ back-to-back

Emily Carlisle

November 15, 2019

The Carmel Apprentice Theatre (CAT) draws together theater veterans coming to play a role of a lifetime, with apprentices curious to perform for the first time in their life. Fearless artists and shy apprentices will perform alongside each other to create great theatre, great community, and great fun—the...

All(egro) In: Carmel Choirs adds second all-girls competing ensemble this school year

All(egro) In: Carmel Choirs adds second all-girls competing ensemble this school year

Emily Carlisle

September 20, 2019

The choir program has added a new competition choir to the mix. As of last year, there were three show choirs: New Edition, Accents, and Ambassadors.  This year, CHS launches a fourth group,  Allegro, into the competition world. While Allegro, an all-girls intermediate choir, has existed for several ...

The Name Game: Students should make effort to learn classmates’ names to make them feel appreciated

The Name Game: Students should make effort to learn classmates’ names to make them feel appreciated

Emily Carlisle

September 20, 2019

Last year, I interacted with a person at least once every other day, but I knew his name long before he knew mine. In fact, it took him almost the whole year to learn my name, and he learned it eventually only because of a mutual friend. Now, he says since we are friends, he “has a reason to know it,...

Marching to the Beat: CHS marching band named Grand Marshal of parade, prepares for CarmelFest

Marching to the Beat: CHS marching band named Grand Marshal of parade, prepares for CarmelFest

Emily Carlisle

May 23, 2019

This July, the CHS marching band will serve as Grand Marshal of CarmelFest, which is celebrating its 31st year. As Grand Marshal, the band will lead the Centier Bank CarmelFest parade which is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. on July 4 starting on AAA Way. This year, the event, which annually attracts...

Ambassadors plan to wrap up the year with spring concert

Ambassadors plan to wrap up the year with spring concert

Emily Carlisle

May 13, 2019

The Ambassadors have had a year full of success at competitions and concerts. Now it is time to end the year with one final performance with all of the choirs. The spring concert is May 16 in the Dale E. Graham auditorium at 7 p.m. Gui Basso, sophomore and member of Ambassadors, said that it is nice to turn ...

Carrying the Banner: Civic Theatre’s new adaptation of “Newsies” production provides opportunities, lessons of character

Carrying the Banner: Civic Theatre’s new adaptation of “Newsies”  production provides opportunities, lessons of character

Emily Carlisle

April 19, 2019

"The woild is yer erster.” This line from the Disney-hit musical “Newsies” is exactly what Civic Theatre lives by this season. “Newsies” is based off a true story of struggle and triumph over oppression and control, and it shows that the underdogs can prevail if they work hard enough and do ...

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

Emily Carlisle, Isabella White

March 22, 2019

English, math, science and history courses—these are all classes which aim to both educate and broaden the minds of teenagers all across the country. Ever day at CHS students across all four grades find themselves slumped in desks, teachers lecturing on the fundamentals of radicals or the importance of t...

Ambassadors are halfway through their show choir season

Ambassadors are halfway through their show choir season

Emily Carlisle

March 1, 2019

This Saturday Ambassadors plans to compete in its third competition of the school year. Saturday’s competition is called Xtreme Show Choir Showdown and is held at Lafayette Jefferson high school. New Edition and Accents, this school’s other competitive show choirs will also be competing at the event...

Ambassadors plan to compete in a few days

Ambassadors plan to compete in a few days

Emily Carlisle

February 6, 2019

Ambassadors is going full steam ahead to wrap everything up for its first competition on Feb. 16 at Center Grove High School in Greenwood. The competition, called Best of the Midwest, will be Ambassadors’ first of four competitions in the 2018-19 school year. Kyle Barker, associate choral director and...

Practically Perfect in Every Way: Mary Poppins Returns Review by Emily Carlisle

Practically Perfect in Every Way: Mary Poppins Returns Review by Emily Carlisle

Emily Carlisle

January 13, 2019

Director Rob Mar’s “Mary Poppins Returns” is the sequel to the 1964 Disney classic, “Mary Poppins.” In this movie, viewers revisit a grown up Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) as they struggle with “The Great Slump” or The Great Depression. Once again, Mary Poppins (Emily...

Rock Bottom?: CHS students, head of WHJE examine rap recently overtaking rock music for most popular music genre

Rock Bottom?: CHS students, head of WHJE examine rap recently overtaking rock music for most popular music genre

Jesse Cooper, Isabella White

December 13, 2018

Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Little Richard, Ray Charles, and The Rolling Stones—these are the names of the people and bands who contributed to the birth of the rock genre. The electric guitar, the bass, the drums and the lead vocals all create the sound that can make people so excited that they br...

Dancing in the Spotlight: Local dance group Expressenz earns new performance opportunities after being on “World of Dance,” will perform in Yuletide celebration

Dancing in the Spotlight: Local dance group Expressenz earns new performance opportunities after being on “World of Dance,” will perform in Yuletide celebration

Emily Carlisle

November 16, 2018

Earlier this year, students may have seen some familiar faces on their television screens. Eight girls from a local dance group, Expressenz, had the opportunity to compete on NBC’s reality competition series, “World of Dance.” Now months later, Expressenz is still receiving publicity from the show...