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As scheduling continues, students, teachers promote classes that test world views

Social studies teacher James Ziegler instructs the class during a socratic seminar in IB History of the Americas 3-4. Many IB courses such as IB History of the Americas are very discussion-oriented.

Kiersten Riedford

February 21, 2020

In her junior year, current senior Sandiya Sajan said she came to the realization that all she had ever thought was instilled by someone else’s opinions. It was during her IB History of the Americas class, she said, when the teacher posed the question of whether native people were considered to be s...

As foreseen apocalyptic events quickly approach, students consider effect of superstitions, pregame rituals

Before going on stage for Holiday Spectacular’s first performance, Aidan Mellor, Ambassadors member and senior, and other choir members chant. The chant is a way to rid of their nervousness before performing.

Leslie Huang

December 12, 2019

Aidan Mellor, Ambassadors member and senior, actively participates in the school choir, and although he said he doesn’t personally believe in superstitions, he said before each performance, choir members follow a chant. He said this chant has become a mandatory ritual to set an optimistic atmosphere...

Regifting leaves previous gifter, recipient unsatisfied; Regifting is beneficial when proper etiquette is used

Regifting leaves previous gifter, recipient unsatisfied; Regifting is beneficial when proper etiquette is used

Uma Kandallu and Calina He

December 12, 2019

As we approach the holiday season, many people frantically try to figure out what their friends and family would enjoy for gifts. Sometimes, the lack of money or time that we have catches up to us and we regift something we have already received. While this practice may prove to be an inexpensive and t...

New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

Student Resource Officer Shane VanNatter directs buses and traffic in the morning. VanNatter said a crash could easily occur while the buses are exiting the school.

Leslie Huang

September 20, 2019

Known by some as the “Beverly Hills of the Midwest,” Carmel has been named time and time again as one of the safest places to live in America, most recently in August 2019. According to AreaVibes, Carmel’s crime rate is 72% lower than the national average. Despite numerous credentials proving ...

Math Club members describe goals for next year

 Joseph Broman, sponsor and math teacher, looks at possible competitions for the next school year. The Math Club members said although there are no more upcoming competitions for this school year, they have begun preparing for competitions next year.

Leslie Huang

May 4, 2019

As the school year draws to a close, the Math Club members plan future competitions for the next school year and will be electing officers in the coming weeks. Joseph Broman, sponsor and math teacher, said, “For next year, Jerry Wang will be our president and we’re electing a co-president in th...

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...

Does Legacy Rule?: Legacy is key factor in college decision process

Senior Tori Ledezma displays her Purdue sticker on her laptop while working. Ledezma has committed 
to Purdue University, following the path of her parents.

Anjali Natarajan, Calina He, Leslie Huang, and Raphael Li

March 22, 2019

For senior Tori Ledezma, the decision to apply early action to Purdue University was an easy one. After all, her parents went there, and Ledezma said that was a large factor for her. In mid-February, Ledezma officially committed to Purdue University. Ledezma said her final decision to commit to Purdue was ...

Math Club members review test scores, prepare for AIME

Leslie Huang

February 26, 2019

The Math Club members received their scores for the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) and will review the answers. Joseph Broman, sponsor and math teacher, said, “We will be going over the AMC’s, which the students took last week, so they can see what they missed on the test and what score th...

Math Club members continue preparing for American Math Competition

Sponsor and math teacher, Joseph Broman, prepares to print out copies of practice tests for the upcoming AMC competition. Broman said the practice tests will prepare the members for the different style of the test.

Leslie Huang

January 31, 2019

The Math Club members was scheduled to take the fourth round of the Mandelbrot competition on Jan. 31, but due to the unforeseen snow day, this has been moved to either during SRT on Feb. 1 or after school until 4 p.m. on the same day. Math Club also continues to prepare for the American Math Competi...

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

Freshman Ashnaya Gupta practices her beam routine. Gupta said that more gymnasts are speaking out now about sexual abuse after the scandals occurred.

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...

Math Club members to participate in further rounds of Mandelbrot competition

Math Club member and freshman Jacob Zhang works alongside fellow Math Club member and freshman Jack Liu on the first round of the Mandelbrot competition. The Mandelbrot took place on Oct. 2 in H207.

Leslie Huang

October 11, 2018

After preparing for the Mandelbrot competition over the past several meetings, the math club members participated in the first round of the Mandelbrot competition on Oct. 2. The members will continue preparing for the next round, which is from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4. The Mandelbrot competition takes plac...

Comparison between private, public schools shows effects different schooling systems have on students

Freshman Abby Ko works on her assignments in class. She said CHS provides a larger variety of classes in comparison to her previous private school. Despite the differences, both public and private schools offer rigorous courses.

Leslie Huang and Raiha Zainab

September 21, 2018

A mass of students travel from the A rooms to B rooms. Students shuffle through the never-ending line of traffic spilling over between the two main hallways. For freshman Abby Ko, this experience was something new. Ko went from traveling through one hallway with all her classes to the largest public ...