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National French Honors Society to host competition in November

Riley Laferriere

October 21, 2019

National French Honors Society had its second meeting on Sept. 18 and has already started discussing multiple ideas for the club in more detail. Club sponsor Andrea Yocum has many plans in mind. She said, “At the next meeting (the club members) will be getting ready with other field trips...

French 4 students focus more on SEL and immersion in language classes this year

French 4 students focus more on SEL and immersion in language classes this year

Sowmya Chundi

September 28, 2019

This year, French 4 teachers are focusing more on a better understanding of the language that surpasses learning basic vocabulary. Students are participating in social and emotional learning (SEL) in order to improve their knowledge of French. Andrea Yocum, chairperson of the world language departm...

French classes participate in Mardi Gras celebrations

March 7, 2019

On March 5, French students celebrated Mardi Gras in their classes with a feast. The holiday signifies the day before the season of Lent. The celebration is associated with eating rich and fatty foods before giving them up the next day. Andrea Yocum, chairperson of the world language department, sa...

With Mardi Gras on March 5, CHS students, staff discuss impact of francophone world

With Mardi Gras on March 5, CHS  students, staff discuss impact of francophone world

Marissa Ryan

February 22, 2019

While french is only one  of the many world languages offered at this school, the concept of  the francophone world, which educators teach to French students here, poses an impactful statement on international cultural influence. Francophonie encompasses more than justthe language spoken in France...

World Language students perform well in state competition

Sowmya Chundi

February 15, 2019

On Feb. 11, French students participated in state-level competitions at West Lafayette High School. The competitions were open to any students enrolled in a French class who wanted to compete. Andrea Yocum, chairperson of the world language department, said, “Competitions are open to all students who ...

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

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

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

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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...

New textbooks for AP U.S. History, world language courses include improved features

New textbooks for AP U.S. History,  world language courses include improved features

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August 11, 2015

With the beginning of the new school year, the world language and social studies departments will be using new textbooks in most classes. According to Andrea Yocum, world language department chairperson and French teacher, French 1, 2 and 3, as well as all Spanish and German classes, will receive text...

Mardi Gras Madness: Shrimp Étouffée

Mardi Gras Madness: Shrimp Étouffée

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March 3, 2014

  Shrimp Étouffée Happy Mardi Gras all! Shrimp étouffée is a common Cajun or Creole dish. In French, "étouffée" means "stuffed" or "stifled," or more literally, "smothered." This is a very heavy-hearted dish and is a Louisiana soul food. Étouffées are made with a blonde roux (...

Qualifications lower for teacher licensing

Qualifications lower for teacher licensing

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January 25, 2013

Last month, the Indiana State Board of Education approved changes concerning teacher certification that lower the qualifications for becoming a teacher. By passing an exam, anyone with a four-year college degree and a 3.0 GPA is now allowed to teach. According to Williams, because of the lowere...

Bilingualism offers students advantages in cognitive control

Bilingualism offers students advantages in cognitive control

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April 27, 2012

Fluent in both French and English, junior Eleanor Spolyar considers herself to be a bilingual. At home, Spolyar’s mom speaks to her in French while her dad speaks to her in English. Spolyar said, “When I come home from school, my mom might say, ‘Oh, how are you?’ in French, and then my dad...