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Spreading the Love: Appreciation should be shown to parents every day, not just on Mother’s, Father’s Day

Spreading the Love: Appreciation should be shown to parents every day, not just on Mother’s, Father’s Day

Hannah Gretz

May 23, 2019

On May 12 and come June 16, stores across America were and will be flooded with customers waiting to purchase chocolates, cards, flowers, gift cards and other gifts for parents from their ever-so-loving children. While I do shower my mother and father with appreciation and am part of this line at the c...

Charisma hopefuls prepare for 2019 season

Hannah Gretz

May 20, 2019

With 17 school days left, charisma dancers and students are looking ahead to next school year and the return of the charisma dance season.  Team members have been individually and personally preparing in hopes of becoming a dance team member. “It’s so fun dancing,” dancer and junior Maddy Ma...

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Q&A with senior Joseph Hsu, who composed his own concerto “Non Noire Memoire”

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Q&A with senior Joseph Hsu, who  composed his own concerto “Non Noire Memoire”

April 19, 2019

How did you compose your concerto? I compose my music on my computer. There is a free program called “MuseScore” that allows you to do music notation. So, I was able to write my music while playing the piano onto the computer. I wrote for five parts: the piano, violin 1, violin 2, viola and cello/b...

Not Too Promising: Students should reconsider their promposals; more creativity, less broadcasting on social media

Not Too Promising: Students should reconsider their promposals; more creativity, less broadcasting on social media

Hannah Gretz

March 22, 2019

Prom season is a traditional, exciting time, but it all comes at a cost. The amount of money poured into promposals nowadays is unnecessary. According to Fortune.com, an average promposal in the United States costs upwards of $324, as 80 percent of those who prompose plan to do so by spending money....

Coquettes team reflects on Dance Marathon performance

Coquettes team reflects on Dance Marathon performance

Hannah Gretz

February 26, 2019

As of Feb. 23, the coquettes dance team showcases their final performance for the 2018-2019 at this school’s annual Dance Marathon. Dance Marathon, a six hour long event supporting Riley Children’s Hospital, allows the team to perform for the participants as part of their event schedule. “It went really well,” dance...

Plan It, not Planet: Horoscopes should not determine actions, rather own individuality

Plan It, not Planet: Horoscopes should not determine actions, rather own individuality

Hannah Gretz

February 22, 2019

I cannot help but roll my eyes and shake my head when a peer associates his or her behavior or social cues with their “sun sign.” For me, horoscopes are just manipulative ways for people to find excuses for their poor attitudes or actions. While I do admit that reading horoscopes can be interesting, it ...

Coquettes team finalizes choreography for Dance Marathon

Coquettes team finalizes choreography for Dance Marathon

Hannah Gretz

February 19, 2019

At this school’s Dance Marathon annual event, the coquettes dance team performs for students participating. On Feb. 23, the team will be hitting the ‘stage’ once again. “They have to be able to perform turns, leaps, and kicks,” Head coach Sarah Wolff said. “The performance has to be clean...

Coquettes team works into new year

Hannah Gretz

January 21, 2019

With the arrival of 2019, the coquettes dance team has worked to successfully transition into the second half of their 2018-2019 dance season. With this, they are preparing for performances during basketball games, and other school events, such as Dance Marathon. “It is going so well so far,” memb...

Popping Into Holiday Music: Upbeat nature of pop-style holiday music is superior to classic holiday music

Popping Into Holiday Music: Upbeat nature of pop-style holiday music is superior to classic holiday music

Hannah Gretz

December 13, 2018

From November to January, holiday music is and will be heard everywhere you go. Department stores, car radios, grocery stores, you name it. But, while classic holiday songs are festive and enjoyable, I cannot help but feel pulled toward pop-style holiday music instead. Don’t get me wrong, I do of...

Coquettes season in full swing

Coquettes season in full swing

Hannah Gretz

December 2, 2018

With winter sports in full effect, the coquettes dance team has the opportunity to take the floor and showcase their choreographed dances during home basketball games. “It is going so well so far,” member and junior Maddy Massa said. “Practices are super fun and productive.” This year marks Massa’s third...

A job well done: year two of Christkindlmarkt underway, a wonderful place to spend time with family and friends this holiday season

A job well done: year two of Christkindlmarkt underway, a wonderful place to spend time with family and friends this holiday season

Hannah Gretz

November 21, 2018

With the opening of Carmel’s Christkindlmarkt on Nov. 17, I had the opportunity to explore the event in all its glory, from food to gifts to entertainment. As the photos depict, the event’s decorations was the number one attraction for me. It’s nearly impossible not to feel cheery and in the...

Coquettes begin their 2018-2019 season

Hannah Gretz

November 17, 2018

Winter sports are officially underway at this school, marking an official start to the 2018-2019 coquettes dance season. Students were able to tryout for this winter dance team during the week of fall break, ending with 15 girls on the team. “It is going so well so far,” member and junior Maddy Ma...