Fighting a Language Battle: Students, staff discuss Carmel’s foreign language learning opportunities throughout high school compared to internationally

Junior Ava Hutchison (left) visits the Academie Nationale de Musique with her IUHPFL exchange group in France over the summer of 2018. Hutchinson said her summer program allowed her to learn more about France.

Tara Kandallu, Maddie Kosc, Robbie Ge, and Raphael Li

January 24, 2019

Junior Ava Hutchison walks down the hall with purpose, but stops when she sees someone who is familiar to her, her French II teacher, Kim Manlick. Although she was planning to go class early to study, she still stops to say “Bonjour.” For Hutchison, although France has always been a passion of he...

Students, teachers compare American education system to foreign counterparts

Students, teachers compare American education system to foreign counterparts


January 21, 2016

As the school day progresses, senior Terry Zhou is reminded of the differences in education between China and the United States. These differences go unnoticed by most CHS students, who have never experienced an international education. However, according to Zhou, there is much  that CHS and other American schools can learn fro...



December 14, 2015


Studying abroad hosts benefits in the job market

A view of an old chateau undergoing restoration


August 13, 2014

Last summer, senior Madeleine Leonard flew halfway across the world, stepped into the home of her new family and was unable to speak English for two months. As a participant in the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Languages (IUHPFL), Leonard decided to travel to France to fully immerse herself in...

Senior Axel Masquelin is an indoor and outdoor rock climber

Senior Axel Masquelin is an indoor and outdoor rock climber


November 16, 2012

Why did you start rock climbing originally? How long have you been climbing? I got into rock climbing because of my father. I started when I was only three. I basically learned how to climb as soon as I was able to walk. How often do you go climbing? I try to keep a schedule of once per week. Righ...

Why We Don’t Travel Abroad

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February 16, 2011

A CNN article was recently published that I found just crazy. The article, "Why more Americans don't travel abroad," by Natalie Avon, brings to light a striking statistic. Of the 308 million citizens in the United States, just 30% have passports. Even more interesting is that there were 61.5 milli...

Paris: The City of Love

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February 14, 2011

"[Paris] changes faster, alas, than a mortal’s heart”- Charles Baudelaire Happy Valentines Day! On this day of romance, where better to venture to than Paris, the city of love? There are several reasons that people consider Paris to be the city of love. Many attribute this name to its amazing...