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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 Sophia 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...

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...

New civics test graduation requirement proposed in Indiana State House of Representatives

New civics test graduation requirement  proposed in Indiana State House of Representatives

Lillian He

February 22, 2019

Senate Bill 132 was first read on Jan. 3 and referred to the Education and Career Development Committee. It requires the Indiana State Board of Education to provide a U.S. government exam with identical material to what is on the citizenship application test and would require high school students to pass th...