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

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.

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 to remain closed for the rest of the school year. It’s likely that most, if not all teachers were...

COVID-19 encourages socially conscious behavior among students, community

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.

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, since the first restrictions were imposed, Bhatia has been unable to  physically volunteer there. This, however, has no...

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

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.

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 yearbook section editor and junior said. “We’re pretty close to finishing the actual yearbook....

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 Raymond “Ray” Mo, it can sometimes feel more like a curse than a blessing during flu season. M...

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

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.

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 Vivian Werstler. From depictions of figures playing sports such as soccer and baseball to abstract...

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

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.

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. ...

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 found a lump in her left breast in 2014; it was benign. My other great aunt died just last year o...


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 will soon begin. Michael Wang, National AP Scholar and senior, knows that feeling more than most stude...

CHS students believe that Snapchat unintentionally displays racism

CHS students believe that Snapchat unintentionally displays racism

Darrell Cheng, Reporter

November 28, 2016

Ever since its release, Snapchat has continuously been one of the most popular social media outlets. Snapchat, unlike many other forms of social media, has a feature in which users can morph their faces into several different formations.  However, despite Snapchat’s uniqueness, some of these formations...

Social media spurs a new form of activism

Social media spurs a new form of activism


September 11, 2014

She had just completed the ALS  (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Ice Bucket Challenge, where participants either douse themselves in ice water or donate to the ALS Association. Activism for a particular cause through social media has become the newest way for charities and organizations to market the...

Student musicians find conflict in choosing between careers

Senior Mark Matsuki cues up a track by scratching. Scratching is a technique that produces distinctive sounds by moving a vinyl record back and forth on a turntable.


August 13, 2014

Senior Mark Matsuki gets home, throws his backpack to the side and gets to work. Unlike typical students, his work doesn’t involve pencils or books. Instead, it involves subwoofers, speakers, flashing lights, audio controllers, turntables and launchpads. It involves hosting huge parties and perfor...