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Black Student Alliance president, student, teacher discuss importance of educating students about the civil rights movement

Evelyn Foster and Katie Maurer May 24, 2024

Hayden Houston, Black Student Alliance (BSA) president and senior, has been learning about the civil rights movement for years. Houston comes from a family that values open discussion about Black history,...

Review: Taylor Swift’s new album The Tortured Poets Department is not her best work but is still a brilliant album [MUSE]

Review: Taylor Swift’s new album “The Tortured Poets Department” is not her best work but is still a brilliant album [MUSE]

Katie Maurer May 23, 2024

As an avid Taylor Swift fan, when she announced her album at the 2024 Grammy awards, I was overjoyed. The Tortured Poets Department is the fourth new album she has released since I became a major fan,...

Putting away phones in classrooms allows students to focus better, leads to higher grades

Putting away phones in classrooms allows students to focus better, leads to higher grades

Katie Maurer May 17, 2024

In light of the recent Indiana cell phone ban, many students and teachers alike are wondering about the benefits and drawbacks of the law. Many students argue they need to have their cell phones on them...

The women’s lacrosse team practices on the Carmel field on April 18. Junior Chloe Putnam said she feels the team has done well this season, as they have gone undefeated in in-state games this season.

Women’s lacrosse team trains for game against Zionsville on April 25

Katie Maurer April 23, 2024

The women’s lacrosse team is preparing to play Zionsville High School away at Zionsville on April 25 at 7 p.m. “[Zionsville has] historically been good. They have a really strong senior class, they...

Carmel plays against Zionsville on Nov. 14. Carmel lost 49-38.

Women’s basketball team prepares for Sectional against Fishers on Jan. 30

Katie Maurer January 30, 2024

The women’s basketball team prepares to play Fishers at home at 7:30 p.m. The team has a record of 4-4 this season and beat Ben Davis 70-61 on Jan. 26. “The Sectional will be very challenging but...

As the anniversary of Pride and Prejudice occurs, students, librarians compare the portrayal of sisterly relationships in media to their real life counterparts

As the anniversary of Pride and Prejudice occurs, students, librarians compare the portrayal of sisterly relationships in media to their real life counterparts

Katie Maurer January 28, 2024

As senior Lindsey Dykes approaches graduation, she says she feels like she is relying on her older sister more than ever to help manage her stress and as a confidant for all her feelings. One thing they...

Sophomore Tiffany Gao skates competitively at several different competitions. Gao said, I do love competing because you get to express yourself through your music and choreography. (Submitted Photo: Tiffany Gao)

Athlete Spotlight: sophomore Tiffany Gao on competitive ice skating

Katie Maurer January 18, 2024

Why did you start ice skating? My mom was a huge fan of the skater Yuna Kim; she would always watch her Olympic programs on the TV and I would watch too. Watching her made me want to skate too because...

As TikTok increasingly allows small artists to go viral over small sound clips, musicians should work to make sure the entire song is up to par

As TikTok increasingly allows small artists to go viral over small sound clips, musicians should work to make sure the entire song is up to par

Katie Maurer December 15, 2023

TikTok, as one of the fastest growing social media platforms, has been increasingly used by less notable musicians to promote their music. Undoubtedly, the app has blown up some very talented artists,...

Review: Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Movie accurately captures the essence of the real show because of the fans [MUSE]

Review: Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Movie accurately captures the essence of the real show because of the fans [MUSE]

Katie Maurer December 13, 2023

After going to see Taylor Swift in concert in May of this year, I was blown away by the magical feeling Swift was able to provide to every person in the whole stadium. I had been looking forward to the...

Carmel plays against Zionsville on Nov. 14. Carmel lost 49-38.

The women’s basketball team trains for game against Hamilton Southeastern on Nov. 24

Katie Maurer November 24, 2023

The women’s basketball team trains for game against Hamilton Southeastern on Nov. 24 The women’s basketball team trains to play Hamilton Southeastern at Hamilton Southeastern. Head Coach Rick...

Students, teacher examine glorification of historical figures

Students, teacher examine glorification of historical figures

Nora Mariano and Katie Maurer October 25, 2023

Christopher Columbus, the famous Italian-born explorer, has received more backlash than ever in recent years. He went from being famous for discovering the Americas to being extremely famous for the discourse...

Varsity players go against Zionsville on Sept. 6. The team beat Zionsville 3-0.

Volleyball team prepares to play McCutcheon on Oct. 3

Katie Maurer October 3, 2023

The Volleyball team prepares to play McCutcheon on Oct. 3 at McCutcheon. On Sept. 28 Carmel lost to Plainfield 3-1. Amanda Ail, varsity player and junior, said, “(I feel) pretty hopeful (about the...

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