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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
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...

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.
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...

How Criticism Trumps Praise

How Criticism Trumps Praise
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...

Students awareness of government shutdown grows

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...

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
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...

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

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...

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

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...

Superintendent sets goals for summer

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. ...

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
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...

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
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...

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

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...

Opposing viewpoint dashes hopes of teacher-school board compromise

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...

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