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Senior Mia Kubek poses after committing to Depauw University for soccer. Kubek said she took multiple factors into account with her choice to commit to DePauw, and she is happy with the decision she made. (Submitted Photo: Mia Kubek)

Students, coach weigh the positive and negative aspects of college recruitment and athlete pay

Ryan Sharp February 22, 2024

Gymnast and senior Aaronson Mansberger is committed to the University of Michigan, said he has been involved with the recruiting process for college athletics since the end of sophomore year. “After...

Senior Kevin Hu looks over his FAFSA forms with his dad on Feb 15th, 2024. Hu said his dad helped him a lot while applying for the program.

College coordinator, students share concerns about current financial aid system, promote financial transparency and literacy

Mahitha Konjeti February 22, 2024

For senior Sara Standish, the financial aid system in America is unfair. “Personally, I didn’t apply for financial aid because I wouldn’t receive any money. I feel like people in the middle (class)...

Review: “Love Actually” is messy and hard to follow at times, but its message and charm make it a timeless holiday classic [MUSE]

Review: “Love Actually” is messy and hard to follow at times, but its message and charm make it a timeless holiday classic [MUSE]

Emma Hu January 25, 2024

I have never been big on holiday movies. They’ve always seemed to be nothing more than different offshoots of the exhaustingly redundant “let’s put 600 different couples and storylines in this movie...

Elegant Ice Creations workers sculpt a reindeer on Jan. 19 at the Arts & Design District. From 4 to 8 p.m., the artists worked on and showcased their ice carvings.

Carmel’s Festival of Ice to present art to community from Jan. 19 to 21

Anthony Pho January 20, 2024

In her experience as an artist in Carmel, freshman Vikashni Muthuraman said she believes fine art plays a strong role in the community. One event that exemplifies the role of art in Carmel is the Festival...

Freshman Luke Choi learns how to write in Korean at a Korean-American Student Association (KASA) meeting. KASA club sponsor Natalie Bellotti said KASA is an open space for Korean-American students, as well as anyone who is interested in the culture.

Students, Korean-American Student Association club sponsor discuss exploring Korean culture, Korean-American identities

Emma Hu January 17, 2024

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Korean-American population was 2 million in 2023, making up less than 1% of the total U.S. population, however this population is steadily increasing every day...

Crocodile tears: The rise of the influencer apology [opinion]

Crocodile tears: The rise of the influencer apology [opinion]

Mahitha Konjeti January 9, 2024

As social media influencers rise in popularity, their scandals are often exposed to the public, which prompts them to deliver tear-filled and shallow responses to serious allegations like grooming or racism....

Sophomore Georgia Estrada browses through Pinterest to find vegetarian thanksgiving recipes. “However (my family) does make sure that there are protein-based options there, but it does also feel kind of restricted since whatever we make is normally in a limited amount, so generally when other people have Thanksgiving leftovers I generally don’t because mine is made in smaller portions said Estrada.

Due to dietary restrictions, students, become more cautious during holiday meals

Avani Gupta December 1, 2023

When thinking about a holiday meal, most people imagine there to be the traditional turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and potatoes on the dinner table. However it's not the ideal holiday dinner...

Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) hosts an exhibit featuring Carmels sister city Kawachinagano throughout the month of November. Dawn Boarman, coordinator for the exhibit and youth services librarian, said the exhibit aims to promote cultural diversity and education.

CCPL Kawachinagano exhibit honors Japanese culture, sparks discussions about importance of diversity and cultural education

Emma Hu and Jasmine Y. Zhang November 27, 2023

The Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) will host an exhibit in the kids’ area until Nov. 30. This exhibit is in partnership with Kawachinagano, Japan, one of Carmel’s sister cities. The exhibit displays...

Junior Madi Fleischer poses for photos, showing her continuous glucose monitor. “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve just gotten used to it. It’s not anything different anymore, because it is just part of my day-to-day life. I don’t really think of it as anything different,” she said. (Submitted Photo: Madi Fleicher)

Students, nurse discuss struggle with diabetes

Pahal Sehgal November 20, 2023

Almost 300,000 teenagers live with Type 1 Diabetes in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Junior Madi Fleicher was barely 12 when she received the diagnosis,...

Review: Where “The Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes” book falls short, the movie does not [MUSE]

Review: Where “The Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes” book falls short, the movie does not [MUSE]

Emma Hu November 20, 2023

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is one of my all-time favorite franchises. Had I been older than one in 2008, I definitely would have been an obnoxious side-braid-wearing, fake-bow-holding, Hunger-Games-obsessed...

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