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Junior Marissa Cheslock repurposes old clothes, posts her creations on her sewing Instagram

Junior Marissa Cheslock threads her sewing machine. When determining when do repurpose clothes or start from scratch, she said,

Grace Xu

April 2, 2020

How did you become interested in sewing? My grandma taught me how to sew, and I did sewing lessons with her for a while. I kind of did it because I thought I had to. Then I started taking sewing lessons when I moved here. I think just being in the fashion classes in school really showed me how much I en...

COVID-19 Cases by County Over Time

COVID-19 Cases in Indiana as of March 20

Rhea Acharya

March 20, 2020

Take a look at the specific Indiana counties affected by COVID-19.

Juniors Brian Yuan and Erik Nelson manage History meme page

Juniors Brian Yuan and Erik Nelson manage History meme page

Thea Bertolini

February 21, 2020

Where did you get the inspiration to start the account? Yuan: I started the account with two goals in mind - to spread history memes and to make money, if I’m being honest. Nelson: I hopped on the account later, when we were at like 200 followers, just to help run it. Why did you guys decide to...

In light of growing popularity of self-care, students, counselor evaluate proposed benefits, shortcomings of trends

As part of her skincare routine, Senior Hannah Liu applies Blanc De La Mer cream, a facial hydrating mask used to moisturize and brighten the skin. Liu said skincare is an important part of her self care routine. Another thing that she chooses to incorporate in her life for self care is exercise, specifically dancing.

Michelle Lu

December 12, 2019

Glossy Twitter threads. Instagram accounts boasting skincare products. Podcasts sharing stress relievers. Vlogs recording daily routines. These are all facets of the “self-care” movement that has taken the country by storm in recent years. These actions lead to the same question: “How do you pr...

Junior Shannon Xie does art commissions through her Instagram, @hunnypuffs

Junior Shannon Xie paints on a sheet of plastic hung from the ceiling. She said she likes doing both digital and traditional painting, with her traditional art pieces being mainly oil and acrylic paintings.

Angela Qian

December 12, 2019

How would you describe your style? I don’t really do realism anymore, now that I have more free reign so what I like to draw, so I go for more of an illustrative style that’s kind of semi-realistic. It depends on what I’m doing. How did you get started with art? (When) I was little, I liked...

Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Grace Xu and Sam Hawkins

September 20, 2019

In the psychology realm, there’s an intriguing phenomenon dubbed the “bystander effect,” in which the presence of more bystanders around an incident causes fewer people to actually help. Now, imagine this effect on a much greater scale—say, perhaps, the recent Amazon Rainforest fire—where, argua...

More Than Meets the Eye: As photo editing applications increase in prevalence, students, staff evaluate impact on self-image, confidence

Senior Kelly Xiang adjusts the contrast on a photo of senior Sylvia Liu on Photoshop Express. Xiang said that photos can highlight people’s insecurities.

Wendy Zhu

May 23, 2019

As apps like Facetune have shot up in popularity over the course of the past few years, photo editing has become easier than ever. With a single tap or click, users are quickly able to erase any blemishes or imperfections they may have, allowing them to create their ideal photo or selfie. According ...

The New Face of Advertising: As companies turn to new platforms for advertising, students, staff reflect on impact of social media promotions

PURA VIDA PROMO:
Janvi Bhatia, DECA participant and sophomore, scrolls down the Pura Vida Reps Instagram account. She said she and a friend used to buy their bracelets often and signed up as representatives for fun.

Sarah Kim

March 22, 2019

Sophomore Janvi Bhatia is a brand ambassador for the popular bracelet brand Pura Vida. “I promote (Pura Vida’s) products on social media to try to raise awareness about the brand,” she said. “In recent years, they have really gained popularity and I think some of that can be attributed to th...

FashionInsta: CHS students take on online business using fashion apps, including Instagram, to buy, sell their clothing

Junior Mea McCormack takes a picture of a Patagonia sweatshirt to sell on Instagram. McCormack said she only posts clothing that is in good condition.

Alina Yu and Kris Otten

February 23, 2018

INSTACLOSET   Junior Mea McCormack explains her “closet” account on the social media app Instagram How long have you been using your clothing account? Two months Have you found that using the app has been successful in selling your clothes Yes, it has. I have probably still have more for sale than wh...

The Soapbox: How do CHS students feel about “Finstas?”

The Soapbox: How do CHS students feel about

Emily Worrell, Student Section reporter

September 16, 2016