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As scheduling continues, students, teachers promote classes that test world views

Social studies teacher James Ziegler instructs the class during a socratic seminar in IB History of the Americas 3-4. Many IB courses such as IB History of the Americas are very discussion-oriented.

Kiersten Riedford

February 21, 2020

In her junior year, current senior Sandiya Sajan said she came to the realization that all she had ever thought was instilled by someone else’s opinions. It was during her IB History of the Americas class, she said, when the teacher posed the question of whether native people were considered to be s...

Democrats Club to encourage contact with state senators, host guest speaker

Club sponsor James Ziegler looks over assignments during passing period. According to Ziegler, Indiana-based activist Tim Bagwell will speak with the club during late February.

Michelle Lu

February 7, 2020

In the midst of the ongoing impeachment trial, the Democrats Club will begin promoting members to contact their senators to address issues such as witness hearings. According to club sponsor James Ziegler, the impeachment trial is an opportune time to get members’ voices heard. “I know some membe...

Academic Super Bowl to meet Feb. 6, attend three invitationals

James Ziegler, Academic Super Bowl sponsor, reviews the agenda for the Feb. 6 meeting. Ziegler said the team plans to use the meeting to provide a time for individual subject teams to check in with the other teams and adjust preparation methods.

Cady Armstrong

February 4, 2020

The Academic Super Bowl team will meet on Feb. 6 in Room E212 until 4 p.m. Members should bring copies of their outlines, study guide materials and the books their subject teams require. The team will attend a new invitational this year hosted by Hamilton Southeastern as well as the invitationals hos...

Democrats Club to establish voter registration drive prior to primary elections

Club sponsor James Ziegler looks over assignments after class. According to Ziegler, the club has a busy season ahead of them as the primary and presidential elections approach.

Michelle Lu

January 15, 2020

The Democrats Club will host a club meeting to decide activities for second semester on Jan. 15. According to club sponsor James Ziegler, the meeting will focus on the upcoming primary elections as well as the general elections in November. “One of the big things that we’re really trying to do and gonn...

Democrats Club to plan for next semester’s activities

Club sponsor James Ziegler looks over assignments after class. According to Ziegler, the club only has one more meeting left before the end of the year.

Michelle Lu

December 4, 2019

After a semester of preparing for local elections, the Democrats Club is beginning to plan activities for next year. According to club sponsor James Ziegler, the next meeting will focus on what activities the club will do next semester. “That was like our main focus for the (first) semester was really...

Academic Super Bowl Announces Captains, Divides into Subject Teams

James Ziegler, Academic Super Bowl sponsor and social studies teacher, reviews the final list of captains. Ziegler said that although they have begun to divide into individual quads, it is not too late for new members to join.

Cady Armstrong

November 1, 2019

The 2019-20 subject team captains for Academic Superbowl are Natalie Khamis for English, Noah Sim for fine arts, Martin Emerson for math, Tara Kandallu for science, John Mikucki for social studies, and Alyssa Smith for the interdisciplinary team. According to James Ziegler, Academic Super Bowl sponsor a...

Democrats Club to meet with election candidates, begin canvassing

Club sponsor James Ziegler looks over the plans for the Democrats Club on his computer. According to Ziegler, the club has been preparing extensively prior to the Nov. 5 elections by establishing contacts with local representatives and candidates.

Michelle Lu

October 16, 2019

The Democrats club is set to meet with a candidate for the Fishers city council election on Oct. 16. According to club sponsor James Ziegler, one of the club goals this year is to work more with similar liberal groups to promote shared beliefs. “Next Wednesday, we’re actually going to be meeting...

Academic Super Bowl to host call-out meeting on Sept. 26

James Ziegler, Academic Super Bowl co-sponsor and social studies teacher, marks upcoming Academic Super Bowl call-out meeting on his calendar. Ziegler said this meeting will be on Sept. 26 in Room E225.

Cady Armstrong

September 24, 2019

The Academic Super Bowl team will host a call out meeting on Sept. 26 in Room E225.  The team plans to pass out the code of conduct, field trip form and dress code policy. Information about becoming a subject team captain will also be available. Additionally, the team will discuss this year’s the...

Academic Super Bowl to host call out meeting during the first week of September

James Ziegler, Academic Super Bowl co-sponsor and social studies teacher, prepares  for  upcoming Academic Super Bowl call out meeting. Ziegler said this meeting will be during the first week of September.

Cady Armstrong

September 1, 2019

The Academic Super Bowl team will host a call out meeting in Room E225 during the first week of September. At the meeting, the team will pass out the code of conduct and provide information to anyone interested in joining. The theme for this year is the Roaring 20s. According to Academic Super Bowl co...

Do Something Club to host Walk-a-Thon for Veterans

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Math teacher Kyle Cluver gets food from a breakfast event hosted by Do Something Club. The math department was awarded a free breakfast for collecting the most canned food for SENSE Charter School

Adam Spensley

April 19, 2019

On May 11, noon to 5 p.m. at the Carmel Stadium, the 22nd International Festival and Walk-A-Thon will take place through efforts from the Do Something Club. The main goal of the event is to generate funds in order to support veterans who are struggling with mental illnesses and Post Traumatic Stress...

Academic Super Bowl Team Adjusts Preparation Methods for Upcoming Competitions

James Ziegler, Academic Super Bowl co-sponsor and social studies teacher,  creates an agenda for the Academic Super Bowl team for its upcoming  meet at Ben Davis. According to Ziegler, the competition can take up to five hours.

Cady Armstrong

March 23, 2019

The Academic Super Bowl plans to cancelel the meeting scheduled for last week. Instead, the information the meeting would have discussed was on Canvas or sent out via e-mail. The information talked about the results of the Brebeuf Invitational. It also went over the details about the next competition ...

Academic Super Bowl Announces Competition Dates and Prepares for Brebeuf Invitational

Cady Armstrong

February 19, 2019

The Academic Super Bowl plans to attend the Brebeuf Invitational meet on Feb. 26, Ben Davis Invitational on March 20 and the area competition on April 16 with the location pending. If a squad qualifies for State, they will attend the State competition on May 4 at Purdue University. For the first compe...