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

Athletics Director Jim Inskeep poses for a photo.

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 have been some guidelines from the IHSAA and IDOE (Indiana Department of Education) that basically break...

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 of only four hours?  But, instead of constantly wasting the rest of your free time watching Netf...

COVID-19 encourages socially conscious behavior among students, community

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.

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, since the first restrictions were imposed, Bhatia has been unable to  physically volunteer there. This, however, has no...

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 of pace in my own life. Instead of waking up while it’s still dark and being surrounded by fr...

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

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.

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 outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and, d...

Students should receive weight of class if changed for following year’s class

Students should receive weight of class if changed for following year’s class

Kiersten Riedford

March 20, 2020

Disheartened. That was the emotion the students in my Accounting I class and I felt last year after we were told the following year’s (this year’s) class would be counted as a dual-credit course. I can still remember the students in the class immediately asking, “Why can’t we get the credit ...

In light of World Agriculture Day on Tuesday, students in agriculture stress importance of maintaining industry

Junior Max Chang mows the grass along the box plots on his farm, NuJac Gardens. Chang said the maintenance of a farm requires many responsibilities including this one.

Leah Tan

March 20, 2020

Although Indiana is a state commonly known for its agricultural industry, Carmel tends to stray far from representing that stereotype. However, for junior Drew Sanchez, agriculture is a topic of interest, so much so that he wishes to pursue a career in it. “Most people think when I want to pursue an agricul...

CCPL renovation reflects libraries’ attempt to meet changing needs of students

Ella Joliet, Teen Library Council member and sophomore, volunteers in the QUEST Lab at the CCPL. The library offers a variety of volunteering opportunities for teenagers.

Leah Tan

February 21, 2020

Despite the common misconception that libraries are silent spaces for those who wish to solely read books, today’s libraries have transformed significantly to provide a wide array of services and resources for people of all ages. For students like Nicole Segaran, Teen Library Council (TLC) and seni...

Confrontation is oftentimes unnecessary, people should reassess conflict before being upfront

Confrontation is oftentimes unnecessary, people should reassess conflict before being upfront

Leah Tan

February 21, 2020

When in an argument with a friend, I always make a conscious decision to take a step back and reassess the situation. In doing so, I often find many of the issues I was concerned over were small and petty, making me ask myself the following question: how much messier would the situation be if I confront...

Senior Class officers encourage senior participation

Senior Class treasurer Meera Murthy works on homework at the library during SRT. She says she finds the library as an ideal place to work due to its quiet and productive atmosphere.

Leah Tan

February 6, 2020

As we progress through the second semester, Senior Class officers encourage the Senior Class to participate in more school activities. According to Senior Class treasurer Meera Murthy, that has been their main focus as they remain inactive from planning new events.  “Any club throughout the school is...

Speakers audition Jan. 30 for next TEDx conference

Sarah Konrad, TEDx president and junior, (right) talks to Carmen Broadnax, TEDx club member and junior, (left) before the TEDx meeting on Jan. 27. Konrad said the club’s main focus right now is planning for the speaker auditions, which are scheduled for Jan. 30 in Room E235.

Rhea Acharya

January 30, 2020

Sarah Konrad, TEDx president and junior, said the TEDx club will host speaker auditions on Jan. 30 for its next conference. She said the auditions will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room E235, and interested students should plan to stay for the whole time.   According to Konrad, the ce...

Senior Class officers brainstorm senior-specific events

Senior Class vice president Lydia Yong plays a game in the Stats Fair during SRT.

Leah Tan

January 16, 2020

The Senior Class officers are planning smaller, senior-specific events for the second semester following winter break. According to Senior Class vice president Lydia Yong, some ideas include a senior spirit week or a Senior Class game of assassin. “Our only wish is that you get involved by participa...