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Green Action Club sponsor and CCS Green Team representative Carey Anderson hangs a poster for the club on her wall. Anderson said she helps students increase awareness of environmental issues.

On eve of National Public Lands Day, students volunteer to help protect public lands in Carmel

Sumedha Kota September 23, 2021

National Public Lands Day is this Saturday, and volunteering for public lands lends more attention to environmental groups at this school. CHS has a variety of opportunities for students to get involved...

Students walk up the trail towards school after parking their cars as a bus leaves the campus in the background. Recent bus driver shortages have forced some students to carpool or drive to school.

Bus driver shortage changes students’ views on riding buses

Royce Brown September 23, 2021

Junior Arthur Yeh sits in the front seat of the bus, staring blankly through the window. He sluggishly moves in his seat as sweat rolls down his face. The humid air radiates inside the bus, even with the...

Senior Kashyap Akkinapally works on an engineering project. Akkinapally said he enjoys innovating to help his community.

Students, teacher define innovation, importance of innovation

Sam Hawkins August 12, 2021

“Later means never.” That was what the poster said that inspired senior Kashyap Akkinapally to finally turn the idea of Innovation Club in his head into a reality. He walked by it every Gold day on...

Senior Sarah Konrad takes notes for class during online-learning time.She said she had trouble for the first few days, but did her best to find a schedule to help her get things turned in on time.

This year’s virtual learning to focus on social-emotional learning, bonds between teachers, students

Wendy Zhu August 13, 2020

In the 2019-2020 school year, teachers taught the final quarter of school entirely online after Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) closed on March 16 and Gov. Holcomb later ordered all K-12 schools in Indiana...

Janvi Bhatia, Carmel HOSA activities co-chair and junior, poses with her sister, sophomore Rhea Bhatia, and Ty Talatin at a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society event. This was pre-lockdown.

COVID-19 encourages socially conscious behavior among students, community

Leah Tan May 21, 2020

Prior to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, Janvi Bhatia, Carmel Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) activities co-chair and junior, said she frequently volunteered at hospitals. However,...

Sandiya Sajan, Pinnacle yearbook section editor and junior, check the many deadlines that she and her co-editors need to assign for the reporters and photographers under their section. Sandiya Sajan co-edits with other staff members under the student life and academics section.

Pinnacle yearbook works towards fifth deadline, is featured in Herff Jones

Victoria Nopporn March 22, 2019

The Pinnacle yearbook editors are working hard this month to finalize the yearbook for its sale in May. “Right now, Pinnacle is approaching the fifth deadline on March 11,” Sandiya Sajan, Pinnacle...

A Shot in the Arm: With flu season at its peak this month, schools  like CHS are more susceptible to spread of disease

A Shot in the Arm: With flu season at its peak this month, schools like CHS are more susceptible to spread of disease

Wendy Zhu, Karen Zhang, Rhea Acharya, and Raphael Li February 22, 2019

With over 5,000 students, CHS is the largest public high school in Indiana and one of the largest in the nation. But while this school’s large student body has its benefits, for students like sophomore...

This is the art sculpture, titled Home Run, located on the roundabout at the intersection of 116th St. and Hazel Dell Parkway. Junior Vivian Werstler lives right next to this roundabout and said she agrees funds should go into roundabout sculptures, mentioning she hopes Carmel will continue building these pieces of art despite some negative response from citizens.

A Work Of (Public) Art: Students, mayor discuss aesthetics vs. costs of recently added public art on Carmel roundabouts

Isabella White September 21, 2018

After living in Carmel, a city well-known for frequent construction and dedication to improvement, the recent installment of new pieces of public art in the center of roundabouts came as no surprise to...

Junior Audrey Satchivi and her mom Marie Satchivi talk before the start of the school day. Audrey said she believes that by being the daughter of a teacher at CHS makes all the teacher union protests more personal.

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....

Carmel Culture: As USA Today ranked Carmel as the Best Place to live in America, students, staff define what makes Carmel unique from other locations

Carmel Culture: As USA Today ranked Carmel as the “Best Place to live in America”, students, staff define what makes Carmel unique from other locations

Amy Tian, Raphael Li, and Laasya Mamidipalli October 26, 2017

Based on the interviews, respondents said what defines CHS is the size of the student body and the number of opportunities available. On the other hand, there’s more academic and athletic competition,...

Raising Awareness

Raising Awareness

Heidi Peng, Feature Reporter April 20, 2017

As someone whose family has had an elaborate history of cancer, April, National Cancer Control Month, holds great significance to me. My grandma and great aunt are both breast cancer survivors. My mother...

Sophomore Seema Dhungana reads her notes out loud to study for a test. Dhungana said reading the material and saying it at the same time helps her remember key points.


Alina Yu, Feature Reporter April 20, 2017

STUDYING, SERIOUSLY As testing season approaches, students begin to study vigorously with various methods The first week of may is approaching, meaning AP testing and all the cramming for final exams...

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