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Family vacations create lasting memories, bring families closer together

Family vacations create lasting memories, bring families closer together

Kris Otten

March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and,...

Off the Hook: Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Department plans to host “Family Learn to Fish” event to educate community on fishing methods and safety

Family Learn to Fish participant catches a fish while his mom watches nearby. The Department of Natural Resources scheduled the event on a Free Fishing Day, which means that anglers don't need a license to fish the state's public waters. Participants also learned about ethics during the event, so they caught and released the fish.

Rhea Acharya and Grace Xu

May 17, 2019

On May 18, the Monon Community Center plans to host a “Family Learn to Fish” event at the Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Department from 9 a.m. to noon. According to Erica Foreman, the Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation program supervisor in charge of Family Learn to Fish, the event will teach p...

In Good Hands: In honor of International Day of Families on May 15, CHS students discuss additional responsibilities, resulting growth from unforeseen circumstances with parents

In Good Hands: In honor of International Day of Families on May 15, CHS students discuss additional responsibilities, resulting growth from unforeseen circumstances with parents

Angela Li

April 19, 2019

Senior Samuel Chen has a passion not uncommon for others his age: cooking. However, what separates him from those who similarly share his hobby is his necessity to cook for his family every day. Three years ago, Chen’s mom was diagnosed with breast cancer—for the second time. “She had to go to ch...

Family First: People should spend more quality time with their families

Family First: People should spend more quality time with their families

Angela Qian

December 13, 2018

Like many students, I traveled over Thanksgiving break to visit family. But this family was my mom, and it was the first time I’d seen her in months. My sister came home from college, and we were all together as a family for the first time since school started. Just for a little background, my mom...

Global Family: CHS students examine motives behind adopting internationally, impact on lives with observance of National Adoption Awareness Month in November

Global Family: CHS students examine motives behind adopting internationally, impact on lives with observance of National Adoption Awareness Month in November

Natalie Khamis

November 16, 2018

For junior Gabe Quigley, the adoption of his younger sister Metta six-and-a-half years ago was more than an opportunity to expand his family; it was a chance to help. According to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), a string of rebel at...

FCCLA Holds Opening Meeting, Leadership Conference on Sept. 27

O’Connor prepares to set up a presentation for the FCCLA call-out meeting. O’Connor and several other FCCLA members will attend a leadership event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next month.

Ashwin Prasad

September 25, 2018

FCCLA held their call-out meeting on Aug. 30 in the family and consumer sciences wing. The FCCLA chapter at this school will perform community service activities during its first two meetings. Afterward, this school’s chapter is expected to send members to the Fall Leadership Rally, a state event ...

O’ Christmas Tree: Students put up Christmas decorations, not necessarily for religious aspect

Sophomore Elle Nichol sets up miniature Christmas trees over her fireplace.  Nichol said she incorporates her German tradition with Christmas.

Richa Louis

December 14, 2017

Like many people  during this time of the year, freshman Shreya Sinha has a Christmas tree full of lights and ornaments sitting prominently in her house. But Sinha isn’t a Christian, and she said she puts up the decorations for other reasons. “We decorate (Christmas trees) because it’s fun,...

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.

Allison Li, Beats Editor

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 a little stronger but that was extreme and I know plenty of people from those countries who aren...

Friends as Family: Biological family is not the most important factor of holidays.

Friends as Family: Biological family is not the most important factor of holidays.

Gabby Perelmuter, Social Media Editor

November 17, 2016

In American tradition especially, family is emphasized to a greater degree than in other cultures. Thanksgiving is a prime example of this. People coming in from out of town to have a meal together maybe only a couple of times a year.  But what really is family? It means so much more than simply who i...

FAMILY MATTERS

FAMILY MATTERS

Ben Traylor and Jess Canaley

November 17, 2016

In most athletic situations at school, families can participate as spectators, watching their sibling or child compete from the sidelines. However, for a few at CHS, being involved in sports is their opportunity to compete and grow with their family members on the same court or field. For these fami...