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Restrictive bathroom policies are inhumane, should be reconsidered for student benefit

Restrictive bathroom policies are inhumane, should be reconsidered for student benefit
March 20, 2020

There are two words every student loves to hear: extra credit. Whether it be in the form of an activity, a worksheet or consistent attendance, I’ve never come across a classmate who does not appreciate...

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
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...

Charisma hopefuls prepare for 2019 season

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...

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

Hsu rehearses his concerto in a practice room. Hsu said he wrote his concerto for five parts.
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...

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
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...

Coquettes team reflects on Dance Marathon performance

Juniors and dancers Lexi Dungey (left) and Maddy Massa (right) have lunch together as team members. The girls try to balance school, dance and socialization. “I use the time I have to get things done and bond with my teammates, who quickly become close friends,” Massa said.
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...

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

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

Coquettes team finalizes choreography for Dance Marathon

Juniors and dancers Lexi Dungey (left) and Maddy Massa (right) have lunch together as team members. The girls try to balance school, dance and socialization. “I use the time I have to get things done and bond with my teammates, who quickly become close friends,” Massa said.
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...

Coquettes team works into new year

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...

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
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...

Coquettes season in full swing

Juniors and dancers Lexi Dungey (left) and Maddy Massa (right) have lunch together as team members. The girls try to balance school, dance and socialization. “I use the time I have to get things done and bond with my teammates, who quickly become close friends,” Massa said.
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,”...

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
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...

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