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Buzzing on buzzfeed. Know your role in deciding what’s trending.

Buzzing on buzzfeed. Know your role in deciding what’s trending.

perspectives

March 20, 2015

Sometimes feeling silly and adventurous, I pull out my phone and open Buzzfeed, a social media content provider that prides itself on featuring content that is “trending” online. Buzzfeed has formed a true media empire over the last few years, expanding its content into breaking news, long-form narrative...

CHS Students Handle Their Chronic Pain, Avoid Overuse of Painkillers

CHS Students Handle Their Chronic Pain, Avoid Overuse of Painkillers

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February 20, 2015

Broken shin bones. Three torn ligaments. A broken leg. A lacerated spleen. A fall directly on the head. Sophomore Celia Germann has seen her fair share of injuries. Participating in gymnastics from the age of three, Germann eventually had to quit because of her injuries. “I didn’t feel that I had...

Tuning Into Christmas

Contributor

December 12, 2014

The hits and misses of holiday pop music according to columnist Grant Smith. The Misses: Wham!, “Last Christmas” (1984) Covered by everyone from alternative rock group Jimmy Eat World to Disney stars Hilary Duff and Ashley Tisdale, this 1980’s pop ballad has been reducing the joy of Christmas...

FCCLA members to volunteer at Haunted Trails

FCCLA members to volunteer at Haunted Trails

Beats

October 26, 2014

Members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will volunteer at the Hamilton County Haunted Trails on Oct. 28-30, according to Maryann O’Connor, club vice president and junior. Members of the club will set up two Halloween themed scenes along the trail. According to sponsor Nancy...

FCCLA members to volunteer at bike safety course

FCCLA members to volunteer at bike safety course

Beats

October 9, 2014

Members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will volunteer at a bike safety course at the IU North Pumpkin Patch Festival on Oct. 11, according to Vivian Heerens, club president and senior. Heerens said members of the club will teach young children about proper bike safet...

Remembering Robin. Find the bigger story, be cognizant of media coverage.

Remembering Robin. Find the bigger story, be cognizant of media coverage.

perspectives

September 11, 2014

On Aug. 11, beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams committed suicide. He was 63. CNN later reported that Williams had been suffering from severe depression, and had recently made several trips to drug rehab, including a visit this summer. Williams had admitted to being a former addict and alcoholi...

The Reason Carmel is an Even Luckier City Than We Thought

The Reason Carmel is an Even Luckier City Than We Thought

blogs

September 8, 2014

Just about everyone in Carmel knows that it is a great place to live. But here is another reason that the city of Carmel is culturally ahead of most suburban cities, even some of the wealthier ones. The reason: The Center for the Performing Art, which includes the Palladium. Since its openi...

CHS students and teachers participate in trend of green juicing

CHS students and teachers participate in trend of green juicing

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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...

Why Pitbull should stop making music

blogs

May 21, 2014

I’m just going to jump right into this post. Rapper Pitbull has made song after song comprised of catchy, but grating hooks (provided by other people) dull and unimaginative dance production and “Spanglish” rap verses. For the good of popular music as we know it, his career must end before we all...

Donald Sterling: worth the media’s attention?

blogs

May 12, 2014

Grant’s take: Sterling doesn’t accurately reflect American society Many act like the racist comments of NBA owner and general scumbag Donald Sterling are undeniable proof that America remains a racist country. President Obama himself commented that “The United States continues to wrestle with ...

Three Reason Why Rappers Are Like Small Children

blogs

May 3, 2014

4 Reasons Why Rappers Are Like Small Children I have a legitimate respect from hip-hop and rap. I do not contest that they are legitimate genres and that there is a lot of critically acclaimed bodies of work from rap artists. But lyrically, the opportunity to poke fun at them is too sweet to pass...

Artistic differences: Grant and Jacob have it out over how far we can push the boundaries of art

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April 28, 2014

Grant’s Take: Art can be anything, but not always enjoyed or understood by everyone. Judging art is about as subjective as it gets. I am no more qualified than anyone to decide what “art” is and what isn’t. But in movements such as Dadaism, the purpose or meaning of the art is not universal...