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Art Club to meet Wednesday, discuss future events

Art Club sponsor Jennifer Bubp sorts through artwork created by her art students and organizes prizes they have received. According to Bubp, members of the Art Club participated in the Carmel International Arts Festival over the weekend: one of the many opportunities club members have to collaborate with the community. She said “[Art Club members] do a lot of collaboration with the City of Carmel and the Carmel Arts Council, so that gives kids the chance to get involved with the arts outside of the building.”

Isabella White

October 1, 2019

According to Art Club sponsor Jennifer Bubp, members of the Art Club will have their next meeting after school on Wednesday in C124. Lexi Carter, Art Club president and junior, said this meeting will be a busy one as members of the club will be putting the final touches on a paint-by-numbers mural from t...

For Your Inspiration: Art students, art department chair advise artists how to take inspiration from others without stealing art

Junior Vivian Werstler adds to her drawing of a city street in SRT on May 9. Werstler said she found her own art by taking small pieces of inspiration from others’ work and combining them to create something unique to her.

Isabella White

May 23, 2019

Imagination and creativity are two traits often found within an artist. As he or she finishes the final stroke of a masterpiece, everyone is left wondering where the idea came from. While pure artistic intuition often plays a large role, the long-held tradition of gathering inspiration from other works ha...

Q&A with GradFest organizer Kimberli Boston-Smith

Q&A with GradFest organizer Kimberli Boston-Smith

Riya Chinni

May 23, 2019

What is GradFest? “GradFest is a very fun, safe place for the seniors to come back to school to celebrate their graduation and we have close to 90 percent, sometimes more, of the seniors graduate and still want to come all the way back to their school because it’s the last time for them to be to...

Speech team to have period of inactivity as competition season ends

Speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner works on her computer. Joiner said the speech team will have no further meetings this year as the season has come to an end, but she has loved getting to see how all the members have improved throughout the year.

Isabella White

May 13, 2019

Since the speech team’s season has come to a close, the members have nothing formal planned for the rest of the school year, according to speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner. The speech team members will begin planning for next year’s season at the beginning of next school year, starting with current...

Speech team to expand membership to those wanting to learn speaking skills, not wanting to compete

Speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner works on her computer at her desk. As the speech team’s season came to a close with the end-of-the-year party, Joiner said she took time to reflect on the improvements of the speech team members throughout the year. She said seeing them build up their confidence over the course of the season is her favorite part of being the team’s sponsor.

Isabella White

April 16, 2019

With this year’s season coming to an end, Mackenzie Misterka, speech team member and sophomore, said she is now looking forward to next year and is excited to meet new speech team members. She said even those who do not want to compete can find a place on the team next season. “Current team mem...

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

COLORING IN THE CANVAS: Sydney Remble, art student and senior, works on her painting during her class period. Remble said although she will not major in art, she hopes to incorporate it in her future.

Emily Carlisle, Isabella White

March 22, 2019

English, math, science and history courses—these are all classes which aim to both educate and broaden the minds of teenagers all across the country. Ever day at CHS students across all four grades find themselves slumped in desks, teachers lecturing on the fundamentals of radicals or the importance of t...

Speech team members to practice for upcoming District and State competitions

Speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner works on her computer in preparation for upcoming District and State competitions. Joiner said she is most looking forward to these competitions to see the speech team members’ hard work pay off. “I enjoy seeing the improvement and confidence that students gain over the course of the year,” she said.

Isabella White

March 1, 2019

On Feb. 23, the speech team members competed in Sectionals at Westfield High School; now, they are working to perfect their pieces for District and State, according to speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner. District will take place this Saturday and State will be on March 9. In order to practice, the speech t...

That’s a (long) Wrap: “How To Train Your Dragons 3” shows how large time gaps between originals, sequels affect viewership

That's a (long) Wrap: “How To Train Your Dragons 3” shows how large  time gaps between originals, sequels affect viewership

Isabella White

February 22, 2019

The "Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo,” “How To Train Your Dragon”—all were movies that wedged their way into the hearts of children and adults alike, despite having one other commonality that would appear to deter popularity: they all left a large gap of time in between the original movie an...

Speech team members to meet Thursday to modify pieces for competition on Feb. 23

Speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner works at her desk. Joiner said she loves leading the speech team members and is most excited to see how they progress. “I enjoy seeing the improvement and confidence that students gain over the course of the year,” she said.

Isabella White

February 6, 2019

The speech team will meet this Thursday to prepare for their most upcoming competition on Feb. 23 at Westfield High School, according to speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner. Katelyn Wang, speech team member and sophomore, said she and her fellow teammates will use their time during meetings to perfe...

Half(Time) Notes: Ambassadors’ new Half Notes event to take place tomorrow evening

Choir director Kyle Barker oversees the Ambassadors during their rehearsal after school. According to Ambassador and junior Danny Ghalayini, the Half Notes event is a much more interactive experience for the kids than typical choir concerts and events.

Isabella White

January 24, 2019

Tomorrow evening, one of the most prestigious choirs at CHS will host the first-ever Ambassadors’ Half Notes event, where students in grades four through six will come to CHS to learn a song and dance that they will perform during halftime at the Ben Davis basketball game that night.    Ambassad...

Speech team members to work on judges’ critiques for next competition on Feb. 16

Speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner works on her computer. Joiner said she is looking forward to the upcoming competitions this semester. “(I am most excited for) District, State and Sectional competitions to see how students have improved throughout the year,” she said.

Isabella White

January 14, 2019

According to Katelyn Wang, speech team member and sophomore, the next competition for the speech team will be Feb. 16 at Columbus East High School. In order to prepare for this competition, team members are focusing on the critiques they have received from judges at their past meets, Wang said. The sp...

Rock Bottom?: CHS students, head of WHJE examine rap recently overtaking rock music for most popular music genre

Sophomore Ella Carlson plays the guitar in  front of her vinyl collection and her record player. Carlson said she learned to play the guitar on her own last summer.

Jesse Cooper, Isabella White

December 13, 2018

Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Little Richard, Ray Charles, and The Rolling Stones—these are the names of the people and bands who contributed to the birth of the rock genre. The electric guitar, the bass, the drums and the lead vocals all create the sound that can make people so excited that they br...