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In-school summer courses, counseling workshops to move online

Students listen to a guest speaker's presentation at a college and career workshop hosted at CHS by the counseling center. Due to COVID-19, these workshops have been moved to be online.

Kassandra Darnell

May 21, 2020

Due to COVID-19, AP Macroeconomics and AP Government, in-school summer classes traditionally offered at CHS, have been transferred online. This school still plans to offer students the opportunity to receive credit and take part in the classes, but they will take them virtually through the Indiana Online...

National Art Honor Society Events Canceled

National Art Honor Society Events Canceled

Kassandra Darnell

April 3, 2020

With National Art Honor Society, what specifically has been canceled because of the coronavirus? Okay, well, technically, March is Youth Arts Month. So this was really supposed to be our like biggest month of activities and things that we do in National Art Honor Society. So that's kind of a bummer. W...

Carmel wins bike-friendly award, plans to continue bicycling infrastructure

Kassandra Darnell

March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and,...

Next year’s English curriculum to incoporate more freedom of choice in literature

Kassandra Darnell

February 21, 2020

Starting in the 2020-21 school year, the school board plans to implement a more diverse English curriculum throughout the district. This curriculum will expand the type of literature students read in their English courses and allow students more freedom of choice over the texts they read in class. Assistant Superintendent Amy Dudley said t...

Show choir competitions are beneficial for choir students

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Yumi Colombo, Accents member and junior (left) along with other members of Accents practice the set choreography during a Wednesday night rehearsal.  Colombo said practicing long hours has motivated the choir to work towards improvement as well as create a close bond among the girls.

Kassandra Darnell

February 21, 2020

Yumi Colombo, Accents member and junior, spends her SRT in room P118 working with her choir director to perfect the dances the Accents are learning for their competition set. When Colombo isn’t in SRT for choir, she also attends required evening rehearsals, where she gets to sing and dance with he...

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...

Step Up to Sexual Assault: Administration, students focus on importance of new sexual assault prevention presentation

The men’s tennis and football teams watch the “Step Up to Sexual Assault” presentation. The presentation was shown to the athletics and performing arts departments and student government this year.

Kassandra Darnell

September 20, 2019

Logan Sandlin, varsity track and junior varsity cross-country runner and senior, sits among his teammates in the auditorium before practice as he listens to the “Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault” presentation. The presentation is a new program being presented to the athletics and performing arts department...

Superintendent Michael Beresford explains proposed changes to daily schedule

Kassandra Darnelll

May 23, 2019

Why the consideration to implement later start times now? It’s a big swing. The reason for the secondary, 6-12, study that we’re doing is that there’s a ton of research that says that adolescents benefit greatly from a later start time in school. And they kind of set that at around 8:30 a.m. or later. A ...

A Greener Tomorrow: Earth Day creates student activism in climage change, ways to help the Earth

A Greener Tomorrow: Earth Day creates student activism  in climage change, ways to help the Earth

Kassandra Darnell, Maddie Kosc, and Angela Qian

April 19, 2019

On march 15, senior evan Kenyon spent his afternoon listening to speeches from students all over Indiana and participating in chants about climate change while marching around downtown Indianapolis. The event was the Indiana Climate Strike and it is just one example of how students like Kenyon have s...

Carmel UNICEF invites students to charity ball tonight to fundraise for Cyclone Idai victims

Carmel UNICEF invites students to charity ball tonight to fundraise for Cyclone Idai victims

Tara Kandallu

April 19, 2019

This year, Carmel UNICEF plans  to host their first charity ball, which costs $10 to attend, today from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Freshman Cafeteria with booths from other humanitarian aid clubs at this school. Kennedy Trypus, member of the fundraising committee in UNICEF Club and junior, said most of the...

Moving from Venezuela to Carmel opens new doors for students

MAKING MONEY: Senior Luisana Rodriguez checks how many seats are available in Red Robin. Rodriguez has worked at Red Robin for a little less than a year. She said that her family sends money over to their relatives in Venezuela to help make their lives easier.

Kassandra Darnell

April 19, 2019

Two years ago, senior Luisana Rodriguez and her mother left their home in Venezuela and moved to the United States in order to avoid the growing political and economic crisis spreading across the country. They first moved to Miami and then to Indiana, but at the time, the conditions in Venezuela wer...

NHS prepares for fourth quarter and new member inductions

Kassandra Darnell

March 26, 2019

National Honor Society wrapped up third quarter with a successful telethon to raise money for the Carmel Education Foundation (CEF) on Feb. 19 to Feb. 21.     “We’re going to do some sort of service project (at the meeting), hopefully in coordination or in collaboration with the CHS Culture of Care,...