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Developing Carmel: Although it comes with downsides, Carmel’s increasing metropolitanization is beneficial

Developing Carmel: Although it comes with downsides, Carmel’s increasing metropolitanization is beneficial

Anushka Dasgupta, Ray Mo

October 24, 2019

When driving through Carmel, there always seems to be more construction: a new roundabout, building or neighborhood. To many, these constant projects can be annoying—a hassle to avoid when trying to get to a destination. While there is truth to this sentiment, these projects truly represent Carmel’s dri...

Hamilton county councilor Fred Glynn to challenge Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard

Hamilton county councilor Fred Glynn  to challenge Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard

Tara Kandallu

April 19, 2019

With the upcoming republican primary on May 7, all attention is on the two mayoral candidates: Mayor Jim Brainard and city councilor Fred Glynn. Glynn, who began his second term at the beginning of the year, plans to run against the incumbent mayor and win largely on a more conservative platform. Josh...

Carmel hosts inaugural MLK Day event

Two actresses from the KJI Institute for the Arts perform a monologue at the inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration event. They took on the roles of Violet Gregg Liuzzo (on the left) and Sarah Evans (on the right), two activists of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Natalie Khamis

February 22, 2019

On Jan. 21, the City of Carmel hosted its inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration event at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre. Check out some photos of this event taken by HiLite staff member Natalie Khamis!    

A Work Of (Public) Art: Students, mayor discuss aesthetics vs. costs of recently added public art on Carmel roundabouts

This is the art sculpture, titled Home Run, located on the roundabout at the intersection of 116th St. and Hazel Dell Parkway. Junior Vivian Werstler lives right next to this roundabout and said she agrees funds should go into roundabout sculptures, mentioning she hopes Carmel will continue building these pieces of art despite some negative response from citizens.

Isabella White

September 21, 2018

After living in Carmel, a city well-known for frequent construction and dedication to improvement, the recent installment of new pieces of public art in the center of roundabouts came as no surprise to junior Vivian Werstler. From depictions of figures playing sports such as soccer and baseball to abstract...

For The Arts: Carmel mayor Jim Brainard issues $914,500 worth of art grants

ICC choir director Sarah Hassler leads the choir. Hassler said the grant will be used for outreach.

Amy Zhou, Entertainment Reporter

February 23, 2017

As part of a predetermined amount of money allotted to developing local art programs each year, Carmel mayor Jim Brainard awarded $914,500 to 21 various organizations this year as part of an effort to support local arts. Using a formula created by Brainard and the city council, it was determined that ...

Klein: Though not ready for mayoral position, Sharp’s ideas deserve a look

Klein: Though not ready for mayoral position, Sharp's ideas deserve a look

Contributor

April 21, 2015

On April 1, the Indianpolis Star's Matthew Tully hosted a mayoral debate between Carmel mayor Jim Brainard and City Council President Rick Sharp at the Carmel Clay Public Library ahead of the May 5 Republic primary. HiLite staff members Jason Klein, Angela Sun and Alex Yom were invited to ask quest...

Sun: The Brain(ard) of Carmel has correct vision

Sun: The Brain(ard) of Carmel has correct vision

Contributor

April 21, 2015

On April 1, the Indianpolis Star's Matthew Tully hosted a mayoral debate between Carmel mayor Jim Brainard and City Council President Rick Sharp at the Carmel Clay Public Library ahead of the May 5 Republic primary. HiLite staff members Jason Klein, Angela Sun and Alex Yom were invited to ask quest...

PHOTO ESSAY: Carmel Mayoral Debate

PHOTO ESSAY: Carmel Mayoral Debate

Contributor

April 14, 2015

On April 1, the Indianpolis Star's Matthew Tully hosted a mayoral debate between Carmel mayor Jim Brainard and City Council President Rick Sharp at the Carmel Clay Public Library ahead of the May 5 Republic primary. HiLite staff members Jason Klein, Angela Sun and Alex Yom were invited to ask questio...

Carmel implements new bike-share program

Walt Buschbacher, recreational biker and junior, rides his bike on the Monon Trail. Buschbacher said he hopes Carmel’s new bike-share program will encourage more people to ride bikes. ALEX YOM / PHOTO

News

March 20, 2015

Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard said Carmel will partner with Zagster to implement a new bike-sharing program designed to provide transportation options for  Carmel residents. Carmel plans to allow bike rental by late March. Walt Buschbacher, recreational biker and junior, said this bike-share system...

Design for CHS to host Build-A-Bench challenge

Mara Fattah, Design for CHS member and senior, discusses her Build-A-Bench designs with another member, junior Asif Hossain. Fattah said her design is inspired by birds, namely swans. DIVYA ANNAMALI / PHOTO

Beats

December 12, 2014

Until Dec. 21, Design for CHS will host the Build-A-Bench challenge, which will be open to any individual in the Carmel and Indianapolis metro area. Vikas Maturi, Design for CHS co-president, Build-A-Bench challenge judge and junior, said participants are required to submit one to five designs for benches...

PHOTO ESSAY: Veterans Day Convocation

PHOTO ESSAY: Veterans Day Convocation

Contributor

November 11, 2014

On November 10, CHS held its annual Veterans Day convocation in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. Wind Symphony I and the Ambassadors performed, and speakers included Mayor Jim Brainard and Peter O'Hara, veteran and social studies teacher. ...

CNN Money Magazine votes Carmel best place to live in nation, school officials cite influence of Carmel Clay Schools in success of city

DOWNTOWN: Junior Olivia Patterson strolls through downtown Carmel. Leisure activities such as those downtown contributed to the city’s ranking as the best place to live. HEEJUNG KIM/ PHOTO

News

September 19, 2012

It’s official: According to CNN Money Magazine, Carmel is the best small city in the country to live in. “I feel like everyone kind of has that sense of pride, to know that other people see us as a great place to live,” said Olivia Patterson, member of the Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council...