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In light of COVID-19 pandemic, Asian restaurants face new challenges

Japanese restaurant Wild Ginger on 116th has temporarily closed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent stay-at-home orders. Tiffany Zhou, co-owner and operator of the restaurant, said she is looking into offering takeout services.

Sam Hawkins

April 13, 2020

On March 16, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced that all restaurants would be required to close their dine-in services and shift to delivery and curbside pickup only. This has left many restaurant owners and their employees either with reduced income or no income at all, as many restaurants did...

Recent studies show decline of Chinese-owned restaurants, bring light to cultural changes between generations of immigrants

 Junior Ben Lin helps set the table at his family restaurant, Wild Ginger on 116th. He said he sometimes works with his mom at the restaurant on the weekends for a couple hours.

Sam Hawkins

February 21, 2020

For almost 14 years, junior Emily Chan’s parents owned and operated a Chinese restaurant in Carmel. The restaurant was always like a second home to Emily; when she was in elementary school, she spent almost every day after school there, playing or finishing homework, and as she got older, she some...

As Thanksgiving approaches, students plan Friendsgiving celebration, ponder new trend

As Thanksgiving approaches, students plan Friendsgiving celebration, ponder new trend

Sam Hawkins

November 28, 2019

For many people around the country, Thanksgiving is when they gather with their families to share a meal and say thanks for all that they have, in accordance with the feast of the pilgrims and their Native American friends back in the early 17th century. However, the story that we tell, not only of...

Christkindlmarkt 2019 Season Guide: Things to Do

Christkindlmarkt 2019 Season Guide: Things to Do

Leah Tan and Victoria Nopporn

November 19, 2019

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt reflects the Christmas market tradition in Saxony, Germany during the middle ages.  You can buy German or handcrafted holiday gifts and ornaments, eat delicious holiday food, and experience other fun activities like the outdoor rink. The Christkindlmarkt is located at 10 Center Green, ...

Chipotle program offers to cover tuition for workers, sparking discussion on high school jobs

Ben Ring, Chipotle employee and senior, wipes down a table during one of his shifts at Chipotle. Ring said cleaning up is one of the responsibilities he has as a worker for Chipotle.

Uma Kandallu and Sarah Zheng

November 15, 2019

Ben Ring, Chipotle worker and senior, is among the many students at this school who have an after-school job. While many high school students already work in order to gain benefits such as real-world experience, Chipotle has taken the extra step by covering the tuition cost for their employees to ea...

Given October is Adopt-A-Dog month, students weigh responsibilities of owning pets

Junior Alania Mastain walks her dog, Chief, on the Monon Trail. Mastain adopted her dog from the Atlanta Fire Station five years ago. and she said she uses the trail a lot to walk all her pets.

Grace Xu

October 24, 2019

Since 1981, the American Humane Society has designated October as Adopt-A-Dog month. However, adopting a dog—or any pet, for that matter—comes with a whole plethora of its own responsibilities. Junior Alania Mastain, whose family owns a dog, three sugar gliders and two guinea pigs, is no strange...

In light of recent Fair Oaks incident, students, dietitian explain experience with, reasoning behind vegan lifestyles

In light of recent Fair Oaks incident, students, dietitian explain experience with, reasoning behind vegan lifestyles

Grace Xu

August 13, 2019

The day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the winter of 2018, junior Carmen Broadnax suddenly decided to never eat meat again. And not just meat, either. She’d chosen to cut out all animal-related foods from her diet, including dairy, seafood and egg. In other words, she’d simply decided to beco...

Balancing Lunch: With schools suing Trump Administration over cafeteria menu, students, staff re-evaluate health, taste of school lunch

Sophomore Megan Lee purchases school breakfast in the morning. Although she said she brings her food from home when she wants to eat healthy, Lee also believes school food can be a good option sometimes.

Calina He

May 23, 2019

While lunch is a part of day to relax and eat with friends, it is also a time to supply students’ bodies with the right nutrition. But what can and can’t be served has been the subject of controversy recently. In December, the Trump administration attempted to roll back the Obama-era Healthy and H...

Moving from Venezuela to Carmel opens new doors for students

MAKING MONEY: Senior Luisana Rodriguez checks how many seats are available in Red Robin. Rodriguez has worked at Red Robin for a little less than a year. She said that her family sends money over to their relatives in Venezuela to help make their lives easier.

Kassandra Darnell

April 19, 2019

Two years ago, senior Luisana Rodriguez and her mother left their home in Venezuela and moved to the United States in order to avoid the growing political and economic crisis spreading across the country. They first moved to Miami and then to Indiana, but at the time, the conditions in Venezuela wer...

Smashmouth releases new dough and Smacker pizza bites this Thursday

Keeping suggestions from students in mind, cafeteria manager Holly Huepenbecker-Hull starts to plan next year's menu on a computer. As with every year, she would gladly accept any suggestions for menu additions.

Andrew Caito

March 23, 2019

Smashmouth pizza is set to release a thinner dough and new pizza bites coming this week. Thursday are the new expected release of the pizza bites that will consist of cheese, ham, and pepperoni. While with the new facility for Smashmouth pizza, the new consistency of the dough will now feature in the new p...

Mammamia Gelato Review [The Sweet Life]

Tiramisu (back right), Pumpkin pie (back left) and Wild berry (front)

Kris Otten and Caitlyn Burns

February 19, 2019

Mammamia Gelato is an ice cream shop located on West Main Street that offers a variety of authentic Italian gelato. The store is well-kept and tasteful with a color scheme of gray, black and white throughout the shop. There is also a very spacious seating area with several tables where customers can enjoy th...