• Carmel High School dismissed on May 26. We will continue to periodically release information throughout the summer.

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A representative for Mike’s Crew Carwash waits for students to arrive at her station at the job fair. The job fair was an opportunity for students to find and gain work experience while still in high school.

CHS students share how pandemic has shaped views on employment

Raghav Sriram May 16, 2021

Amidst the pandemic, junior Grace Sullivan laces up in her personal protective equipment before departing for work. “I work at the Carmel Senior Living Center so each time I go to work I need to make...

Politicization of climate change is detrimental, need to implement long-term solutions like rebuilding energy infrastructure

Politicization of climate change is detrimental, need to implement long-term solutions like rebuilding energy infrastructure

Leah Tan March 26, 2021

As brutal winter storms settle, the issue of the Texas blackouts have become less prevalent in the news, but the actual situation is far from becoming “less prevalent.” Rather, the blackouts have only...

ROUTINE RIDE: Clare Leedke, horseback rider and sophomore, controls her horse on a practice ride. According to Leedke, controlling a galloping horse while riding is much harder than a traditional trail ride.

Q&A with Clare Leedke, horseback rider and sophomore

Leah Tan February 9, 2021

How’d you start horseback riding? I always wanted to ride when I was younger, I’m not sure why I wanted to (ride) so bad, but I apparently just always wanted to ride horses. My parents put off getting...

Junior Claire Qu quickly studies for her AP U.S. History final during passing period. Qu said that finals week was especially stressful given her course schedule.

Students, teachers discuss the value of taking higher level courses

Kiersten Riedford January 8, 2021

There is a common stereotype for a student’s junior year, and it is simple: it can be chaotic. For junior Varsha Chandramouli, “chaotic” is an understatement regarding her academic standpoint. Chandramouli...

Revival of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” franchise demonstrates accurate Asian representation, rest of entertainment industry should follow suit

Revival of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” franchise demonstrates accurate Asian representation, rest of entertainment industry should follow suit

Chloe Sun September 26, 2020

When the world needed him most, the Avatar returned. The beloved 2005 Nickelodeon show “Avatar: the Last Airbender” (ATLA) was re-released on Netflix in May and later followed by its spinoff, “The...

Graphic Perspective: Your Guide to Masks

Graphic Perspective: Your Guide to Masks

Gray Martens September 23, 2020

Click here to look at more of Gray Marten's work. Click here to read an article about the importance of wearing masks.

Toxic stigma surrounds crying despite it being effective coping mechanism for stress, should be normalized

Toxic stigma surrounds crying despite it being effective coping mechanism for stress, should be normalized

Valliei Chandrakumar September 23, 2020

The United States is approaching 200,000 COVID-19 deaths; deadly shootings happen every week here in Indiana; racial tensions are rising nationwide over the shootings of African-American people at the...

Athletics Director Jim Inskeep poses for a photo.

Q&A with Athletics Director Jim Inskeep on reopening of facilities

Leah Tan June 14, 2020

Jim Inskeep - Athletics Director What are our plans for athletics following the reopening of our facilities on June 30th? We are starting with opening our highschool activities on July 6th. There...

Students, community should take advantage of free time, exercise over COVID-19 break

Students, community should take advantage of free time, exercise over COVID-19 break

Leah Tan May 25, 2020

While there are countless inconveniences that have come with the COVID-19 outbreak, one benefit most overlooked is how much more time we have; who knew I could finish all of my school work in a matter...

Janvi Bhatia, Carmel HOSA activities co-chair and junior, poses with her sister, sophomore Rhea Bhatia, and Ty Talatin at a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society event. This was pre-lockdown.

COVID-19 encourages socially conscious behavior among students, community

Leah Tan May 21, 2020

Prior to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, Janvi Bhatia, Carmel Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) activities co-chair and junior, said she frequently volunteered at hospitals. However,...

During times of uncertainty, health, essential workers can be counted on

During times of uncertainty, health, essential workers can be counted on

Kimmi Vasil April 30, 2020

As someone who has gone to Carmel Clay Schools for my entire life, I’ve grown up with familiar faces and a daily routine. Since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, I’ve experienced a great change...

BENDING BACKWARDS:
Senior Hannah Liu stretches before dancing. Liu said she choreographs easier dances for younger students to keep them motivated to learn to dance.

Dancers learn, teach, choreograph pieces as a way to express themselves

Tessa Collinson and Leah Tan 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...

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