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

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 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

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 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

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. 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...

STUDYING, SERIOUSLY

STUDYING, SERIOUSLY

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

News

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

Student musicians find conflict in choosing between careers

feature

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...

CHS students and teachers participate in trend of green juicing

CHS students and teachers participate in trend of green juicing

feature

May 22, 2014

At the beginning of the school year, junior Cole Stark did not drink as much water and, instead, got his nutrients by drinking fruit and vegetable juice brands like Naked. However, this process, he said, was not working for him. “They taste so good, so people want to believe that they are healthy, but (the...

Students, educators notice declining interest in humanities subjects

Students, educators notice declining interest in humanities subjects

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January 23, 2014

From a young age, senior Shelby Hiter has been captivated by the humanities, especially English and history. “I love humanities. I definitely have more of a gift for those than math and science subjects; that’s not entirely how my brain works,” Hiter said. “I think they are all important,...