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The People Should Speak: Students should educate themselves civically, consider compulsory voting laws

Josie Cruzan

September 20, 2019

The United States is founded on the principles of democracy and the people governing themselves. As a result, one might think voting is something most Americans prioritize in their lives, and it is. According to the Pew Research Center, 70% of Americans said that high voter turnout in presidential electi...

Web of Respect: It’s important to be mindful of military’s contributions in our lives, consider their various services

Web of Respect: It’s important to be mindful of military’s contributions in our lives, consider their various services

Tessa Collinson

February 22, 2019

When I tell people that I’m a little sister, they are often surprised. No one knows I have an older brother—specifically, one who is an active duty member in the military. In the three and a half years since my brother, Will, joined the Navy, he has visited countless countries, and eventually ac...

All Falls Down: Community members feel both positive, negative effects of government shutdown, resulting domino effect

All Falls Down: Community members feel both positive, negative effects of government shutdown, resulting domino effect

Kassi Darnell

February 22, 2019

Last month, junior Korryn Reichard walked into her SRT room to grab her things, talking with her friends as they exited. While Reichard was at school, her father went to work but was not receiving a paycheck. Reichard’s father is a federal employee, and last month, he worked for 35 days without pay duri...

Carmel fights against invasive species with EDDMapS app

Carmel fights against invasive species with EDDMapS app

Natalie Khamis

February 22, 2019

On March 11, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation will host an informative event regarding the Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) open to the public at the Monon Community Center. Led by Natural Resources Coordinator Brittany McAdams, attendees will learn about the program and how...

Speak-ups: Students reflect on the recently controversial spending by Carmel Government

Speak-ups: Students reflect on the recently controversial spending by Carmel Government

Kris Otten, Entertainment Reporter

September 5, 2017

I think it’s pretty inconvenient and unnecessary because, so for example, right next to my house they’re building like a new roundabout and it really just like interrupts everything...

Us vs. U.S.: With the coming of 4/20, CHS students, staff reflect on the implications of federal versus state power.

Us vs. U.S.: With the coming of 4/20, CHS students, staff reflect on the implications of federal versus state power.

Mary Salzmann, News Editor

April 20, 2017

Senior Colton “Cole” Ferguson said he thinks the benefits of decriminalizing cannabis far outweigh the disadvantages. Ferguson is the chairman of Indiana High School Democrats, sits on the executive board for Indiana Young Democrats, is a member on the Indiana Youth Legislative Advisory Council a...

Who is on the ballot for the May 3 Indiana Primary

Who is on the ballot for the May 3 Indiana Primary

Contributor

May 1, 2016

With the Indiana Primary coming up on May 3, many CHS students are eligible to vote. For a primary, voters will elect one person for every position to represent their party in the general election in November. In addition to the presidential nomination, Republican and Democratic primary voters will nominate...

Election Season. Be more cognizant of your local government.

perspectives

November 14, 2014

A 1998 study by the National Constitution center reports that 59 percent of American teenagers know the names of the Three Stooges, 95 percent know the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 75 percent know which city has the zip code 90210 and 90 percent know the star of the film “Titanic.” The same study ...

Summer school to take place both at CHS and online

Summer school to take place both at CHS and online

Beats

April 15, 2014

For the first time this summer, students will be able to choose between taking summer school courses at the school or online through the Indiana Online Academy (IOA) according to Principal John Williams. Williams said, “This year, we are kind of getting into this in the middle of the stream, so...

Team Edward (Snowden). Why 2013 was the year of government whistleblowers.

Team Edward (Snowden). Why 2013 was the year of government whistleblowers.

perspectives

January 23, 2014

Looking back, 2013 was an exciting year, wasn’t it? Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a cardinal who snuck out of the Vatican to personally feed the homeless, was elected pope in March. Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, shocked the world by introducing Amazon Air, a new type of shipping that could potentially inco...

Insecure. Americans must recognize the privacy risks of the digital age and protest unwarranted and arbitrary government surveillance.

Insecure. Americans must recognize the privacy risks of the digital age and protest unwarranted and arbitrary government surveillance.

perspectives

August 14, 2013

Just so no one thinks I’m hysterical - this isn’t 1984. This is 2013. This is the information era, in which our lives are increasingly recorded, traceable, digitized. And in this era, no one should be surprised by the conundrum America faces in light of recent revelations. Leaked documents publi...