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The People Should Speak: Students should educate themselves civically, consider compulsory voting laws

Josie Cruzan

September 20, 2019

The United States is founded on the principles of democracy and the people governing themselves. As a result, one might think voting is something most Americans prioritize in their lives, and it is. According to the Pew Research Center, 70% of Americans said that high voter turnout in presidential electi...

Club Spotlight: Green Action Club

September 20, 2019

Green Action Club Co-President Maanya Rajesh Why did you choose to start the club? The club was started by me and my co-leaders with the intent of being able to do our part in helping reduce CHS’s greenhouse gas emissions, and (what we’re doing to accomplish) that is a series of projects that are studen...

Summer Rockin’: WHJE members organize student music festival on Aug. 16

Summer Rockin’: WHJE members organize student music festival on Aug. 16

Josie Cruzan

August 13, 2019

For Ella Carlson, Last Rock of Summer (LROS) president and sophomore, a typical SRT involves getting her SRT teacher to sign her pass, which has “ASAP” written on it in square, capitalized pencil, and signed by her SRT teacher, Sarah Gillum, and then heading to her home away from home: the radio...

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...

Choirs continue spring concert series and prepare for next year

Choirs continue spring concert series and prepare for next year

Josie Cruzan

April 16, 2019

Over spring break, choir results for next year were released to the students who auditioned. The audition process lasted from early January to early March. Now, choir students are conferencing with faculty about their auditions. Director of choirs Katherine Kouns said, “It’s always a fun time full of ...

Choirs finish auditions, begin preparations for spring concert

Choirs finish auditions, begin preparations for spring concert

Josie Cruzan

March 22, 2019

The choirs finished auditions in the first week of March, and now the three choir directors, Katherine Kouns, Kyle Barker and Sam Chenoweth, are working to place the students who auditioned into the choirs that the directors feel are the best fit. Choir placements will be announced the week of March 24 t...

Deal between Carmel, PNC Bank finalized; construction of apartments expected to occur

Deal between Carmel, PNC Bank finalized; construction of apartments expected to occur

Josie Cruzan, Lillian He, Pranav Jothirajah, Sarah Kim, Maddie Kosc, and Bowen Zhou

March 22, 2019

Recently, PNC Bank, located on the northeastcorner of Rangeline Road and Main Street, has agreed to sell its land to Carmel after two years of negotiating. The land sold for 2.5 million dollars and is expected to turn into apartments and condos. According to Henry Mestetsky, executive director of the...

District population expected to rise; Carmel Clay Schools considers redistricting

District population expected to rise;  Carmel Clay Schools considers redistricting

Josie Cruzan, Natalie Khamis, and Adam Spensely

March 22, 2019

The population of Carmel Clay Schools  will rise by 16,000 from the 2018-2019 school year, with this school’s population reaching over 5,500 in 2021, according to the newest demographic report. These numbers directly negate previous predictions that there would be a quick population decline after 20...