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After Indianapolis designated one of most wasteful American cities, Carmel community works to spread awareness, defy stereotype

After Indianapolis designated one of most wasteful American  cities, Carmel community works to spread awareness, defy stereotype

Sowmya Chundi

October 24, 2019

In his free time, sophomore Ethan Stoehr is an avid recycler and plastic collecter. In his room, Stoehr has bins full of plastic waste spanning from salad forks to shampoo bottles. He said that by creating a “plastic stockpile,” he’ll try and convince his mom to stop buying plastics once she ...

Democrats Club to meet with election candidates, begin canvassing

Democrats Club to meet with election candidates, begin canvassing

Michelle Lu

October 16, 2019

The Democrats club is set to meet with a candidate for the Fishers city council election on Oct. 16. According to club sponsor James Ziegler, one of the club goals this year is to work more with similar liberal groups to promote shared beliefs. “Next Wednesday, we’re actually going to be meeting...

Democrats Club to focus on local campaigns in coming months

Democrats Club to focus on local campaigns in coming months

Michelle Lu

October 3, 2019

The Democrats club is preparing to work on local campaigns prior to city council elections until Nov. 5. According to Zoe Koniaris, club president and senior, city council campaigns allow smaller clubs a chance to make an impact. “We’re working with a few different local campaigns for city council, such ...

In light of recent Fair Oaks incident, students, dietitian explain experience with, reasoning behind vegan lifestyles

In light of recent Fair Oaks incident, students, dietitian explain experience with, reasoning behind vegan lifestyles

Grace Xu

August 13, 2019

The day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the winter of 2018, junior Carmen Broadnax suddenly decided to never eat meat again. And not just meat, either. She’d chosen to cut out all animal-related foods from her diet, including dairy, seafood and egg. In other words, she’d simply decided to beco...

Hamilton county councilor Fred Glynn to challenge Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard

Hamilton county councilor Fred Glynn  to challenge Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard

Tara Kandallu

April 19, 2019

With the upcoming republican primary on May 7, all attention is on the two mayoral candidates: Mayor Jim Brainard and city councilor Fred Glynn. Glynn, who began his second term at the beginning of the year, plans to run against the incumbent mayor and win largely on a more conservative platform. Josh...

Environmental Action Club looks to involve more students

Environmental Action Club looks to involve more students

Laasya Mamidipalli

April 16, 2019

Environmental Action Club is preparing to reach out to more students in order to grow the club during the next school year. Kian Robinson, club member and junior, said, “I think the biggest change is probably the greater involvement since we have more people in the club now, though. I think in th...

Environmental Action Club looks forward to Eagle Creek volunteer opportunity

Environmental Action Club looks forward to Eagle Creek volunteer opportunity

Laasya Mamidipalli

March 22, 2019

Ben Ring, Environmental Action Club officer and junior, said, “The Invasive Species Strike Team at Eagle Creek looks like a great volunteer opportunity. This involves locally identifying and removing invasive species in the environment.” The club officers are contacting organizations like those at Eag...

Environmental Action Club to participate in new events, activities

Environmental Action Club to participate in new events, activities

Laasya Mamidipalli

February 1, 2019

Environmental Action Club members are looking for new opportunities to volunteer in the community as a club. Kian Robinson, club member and junior, said, “While in the past we have focused on bringing in the community to our club, I think we can involve more people by participating in a community e...

Unwanted Advances: Sexual abuse cases in gymnastics raise question of awareness at CHS

Unwanted Advances: Sexual abuse cases in gymnastics raise question of awareness at CHS

Leslie Huang, Calina He, and Wendy Zhu

November 16, 2018

For freshman Ashnaya Gupta, gymnastics has been part of her life since she was 2 years old. Gupta spends most hours after school practicing at Deveau’s School of Gymnastics, where she has proudly earned various state medals for her achievements. When Gupta first heard of the sexual abuse cases in US...

Environmental Action Club begins planning for first semester

Environmental Action Club begins planning for first semester

Laasya Mamidipalli

September 20, 2018

Environmental Action Club is brainstorming ideas for new initiatives they will take to make the school more environmentally friendly. Kian Robinson, club member and junior says, “This year our primary focus is on community involvement. Awareness is a big thing, but it means nothin...

Environmental Action Club Makes Plans to Start off New School Year

Environmental Action Club Makes Plans to Start off New School Year

Laasya Mamidipalli

September 3, 2018

Ben Ring, Environmental Action club officer and junior, says, “The call out meeting is after school on Sept. 10 in room B207, and the club typically meets the second Monday of every month.” Ring says, “At the call out meeting we mainly want to talk about what’s going on locally. We want to introduce the clu...

Environmental Action Club plans for Nov. 16 meeting on factory farming

Environmental Action Club plans for Nov. 16 meeting on factory farming

Laasya Mamidipalli

November 6, 2017

According to Kian Robinson, Environmental Action Club member and sophomore, said Environmental Action Club plants to meet Nov 16 and discuss factory farming. “Our next meeting is Nov. 16, we have a guest speaker for that. She will be talking about factory farming,” said Robinson. As the club’s goal thi...