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College Board to administer redesigned AP tests

AP U.S. History teacher Karen Taff teaches her class. She said that the new curriculum for the class is more in line with a college level course. LIU/PHOTO

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September 11, 2014

College Board made changes to the AP US History and AP Computer Science A courses for the 2014-2015 school year and plans to administer the new tests next spring. According to College Board, the AP US History was completely redesigned and a new lab requirement was added to AP Computer Science A. T...

Students discuss reciting the pledge of alliegance

Senior Lucas Crum chooses to stay seated instead of saying the pledge. He said he does not agree with parts of the pledge and therefore should not have to stand during recitation.

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November 15, 2013

The Pledge of Allegiance came under fire early last September as an unidentified Massachusetts family of atheist affiliation challenged the pledge in the Massachusetts Supreme Court. They felt the inclusion of the phrase “under God” discriminated against their child. This court case, (Doe v. Acton-Boxborough...

How Criticism Trumps Praise

How Criticism Trumps Praise

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November 15, 2013

A succinct truth about society, according to senior Eva Hernandez: We have become accustomed to praise. “If you look at the way we interact with other people, a lot of the times, if we walk up to other people, the first thing after you say ‘Hi,’ is ‘I like your shirt,’” she said. “It...

Students awareness of government shutdown grows

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October 6, 2013

At midnight on Oct. 1, the federal U.S. government shut down for the first time since 1995 when Congress failed to pass a continuing resolution to maintain spending for the then-upcoming fiscal year. This is largely due to a heated dispute between Republicans in the House of Representatives and Democrats...

Females can apply for combat positions but must prove equal in physical strength

Females can apply for combat positions but must prove equal in physical strength

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February 22, 2013

In the span of two minutes, senior Melissa Williams completes 49 push-ups while the guy behind her reaches 46. She’s holding her own during the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) at the Muncie Armory... ...Rewind to a normal lunch period in November 2012, and Williams just wanted the free stuff from...

Females can apply for combat positions but must prove equal in physical strength

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February 22, 2013

In the span of two minutes, senior Melissa Williams completes 49 push-ups while the guy behind her reaches 46. She’s holding her own during the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) at the Muncie Armory... ...Rewind to a normal lunch period in November 2012, and Williams just wanted the free stuff from...

Hamilton County Kids Coats drive to start Sept. 19, end Oct. 26

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September 20, 2012

The Hamilton County Kids Coats drive will be starting on Sept. 19 at the Trike Race and will continue through Oct. 26. CHS students can get involved by donating their old coats, hats, gloves and boots. According to Melody Gao, Key Club president and senior, there will be opportunities to donate coats...

Superintendent sets goals for summer

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May 15, 2012

While many look forward to a relaxing summer, Superintendent Jeff Swensson said there will be a few projects the district will be working on in order to poise the district for continued improvement.  The first Swensson said will be meeting with state legislators among them state Senator Mike Delph ...

Right-to-work legislation eliminates fees for students

Junior Kyle Tosh works at the Kroger on 146th street. Although the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 filed a suit to block the right-to-work law, it was later withdrawn. KATHLEEN BERTSCH / GRAPHIC

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April 10, 2012

Although Kyle Tosh, Kroger bagger and junior, is a labor union member, he said he doesn’t remember the name of his own labor union, and he doesn’t pay much attention to it either. It sends him emails he never responds to, and it leeches $7.40 out of his paycheck a week. Other than that, Tosh said...

Superintendent Jeff Swensson hopes to gain ‘high performing’ status for the school district

Seniors Lyndon Ji and Youkow Homma work with Dr. Roland Roeder, mentor and assistant professor at IUPUI. Ji leaves CHS to do more advanced outside research on his Gold Days. OMEED MALEKMARZBAN / PHOTO

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January 27, 2012

According to the Carmel Clay Schools website, Superintendent Jeff Swensson, oversees over 15,000 students. The website also states that CCS has “a history of setting the highest achievement goals for students and maintaining strong links to our families and the community.” Swensson has proposed that...

School board and teachers’ union unable to strike balance during negotiations

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September 22, 2009

As the CCEA and CCS District continue to fail to reach a settlement, Karen Taff, CCEA representative and U.S. History teacher, speaks out against the treatment teachers receive in the district. “We want to work with the administration. It’s better for our town, schools and community, yet we continue...

Opposing viewpoint dashes hopes of teacher-school board compromise

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September 18, 2009

As the CCEA and CCS District continue to fail to reach a settlement, Karen Taff, CCEA representative and U.S. History teacher speaks out against the treatment teachers receive in the district. “We want to work with the administration. It’s better for our town, schools and community, yet we continue...