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Juulsuit: Community members debate teen vaping epidemic following Carmel family lawsuit

Kassandra Darnell

October 24, 2019

The number of vaping related fatalities has increased to 33 as of Oct. 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC reported up to 1,479 patients affected by vaping-related illnesses, feeding into what they have called an epidemic among teens, with nearly 21% of high schoo...

Seen But Not Heard: Age should not define the credibility of activists

Seen But Not Heard: Age should not define the credibility of activists

Josie Cruzan

October 24, 2019

More and more often, young people are actively involved in the political conversation of the United States. While young people have been actively involved in politics since Joan of Arc, teenage leadership of discussions has become the norm. As one of those teenagers involved in the political workings of m...

Cold Turkey: New Hamilton county animal care laws to go into effect

Viyang Hao

October 24, 2019

Starting on Nov. 9, Hamilton county will start to enforce a new animal ordinance that focuses on improv- ing the penalties for animal abuse, neglect, and endangerment, which includes leaving animals outside in extreme weather conditions. According to the Hamilton County website, the revised...

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 ...