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Nancy Zhang
throws away
her trash after
lunch. “We need
to implement
policies and ideas
at our school
to reduce food
waste and protect
the environment,”
she said.

Student, staff discuss implications, solutions to school food waste

Lorna Ding and Arya Pinnamaneni May 17, 2022

After buying her lunch on a daily basis, sophomore Nancy Zhang said she noticed a disturbing amount of waste in the trash cans. “Every day, I see unopened food or just half-eaten food in the trash...

Carmel Clay School District to continue to pay regularly scheduled employees until May 28

Carmel Clay School District to continue to pay regularly scheduled employees until May 28

Cady Armstrong May 8, 2020

Regularly scheduled employees working in the Carmel Clay School (CCS) district will continue to be paid for the remainder of the school year (May 21) despite the closure of school campuses according to...

Sophomore Megan Lee purchases school breakfast in the morning. Although she said she brings her food from home when she wants to eat healthy, Lee also believes school food can be a good option sometimes.

Balancing Lunch: With schools suing Trump Administration over cafeteria menu, students, staff re-evaluate health, taste of school lunch

Calina He May 23, 2019

While lunch is a part of day to relax and eat with friends, it is also a time to supply students’ bodies with the right nutrition. But what can and can’t be served has been the subject of controversy...

Keeping suggestions from students in mind, cafeteria manager Holly Huepenbecker-Hull starts to plan next years menu on a computer. As with every year, she would gladly accept any suggestions for menu additions.

Smashmouth releases new dough and Smacker pizza bites this Thursday

Andrew Caito March 23, 2019

Smashmouth pizza is set to release a thinner dough and new pizza bites coming this week. Thursday are the new expected release of the pizza bites that will consist of cheese, ham, and pepperoni. While...

Cafeteria managers try out new menu items in the coming weeks

Andrew Caito January 31, 2019

Two weeks into the school year, the cafeteria staff are trying to switch up the menu by incorporating multiple days of French toast, a Cuban sandwich option, a new alternative to the caramel coffee cooler-...

Cafeteria offers more options second semester, asks for additional feedback

Andrew Caito January 13, 2019

In the new year, the cafeteria has started selling new items. The main differences to the lunch items from last semester are the Cuban sandwich and an extra day of French toast on the three-week cycle. “I...

Chocolate cake to replace pumpkin pie for the holiday meal

Andrew Caito December 1, 2018

This year’s Holiday meal, set to take place on Dec. 5, now has a menu change.  Chocolate cake will be replacing pumpkin pie as the dessert this year, but everything else, including the turkey and jello,...

Indiana School Nutrition Association Conference has been scheduled for Nov. 8 to 10

Andrew Caito November 5, 2018

The Indiana School Nutrition Association Conference is scheduled to be held Nov. 8 to 10.  Held at Marriott Indianapolis East, the Indiana School Nutrition Conference is a chance for new menu changes...

Students become more mindful of sodium intake

Students become more mindful of sodium intake

feature February 27, 2014

It’s lunchtime. Hundreds of students go through cafeteria lines, picking up entrées such as spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parmesan or pizza. Still others unpack their own lunches. Junior Marisa Arakawa...

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