Pride and Prejudice: With upcoming Indy Pride Festival, students discuss how LGBT+ community is represented in media

LGBT+ supporters march at last year’s Indy Pride Festival and Parade. This annual event is held at Historic Military Park near the IUPUI Campus. In 2017, there were over 50,000 spectators at the parade.

Kassandra Darnell, Entertainment Reporter

May 18, 2018

The indy Pride Festival will occur on June 9 in downtown Indianapolis, and according to Chris Handberg, executive director of the pride festival, it provides the LGBT+ community a place where they can feel safe, accepted and represented. Events like the pride festival also shed light on the LGBT+ com...

Bringing Pride to Screens: With “Andi Mack” being first Disney show with prominent gay character, students, film teacher reflect on LGBTQ+ representation

Bringing Pride to Screens: With

Da-Hyun Hong

January 26, 2018

“You’re no different,” are the words said to Cyrus, Disney Channel’s newest gay character on the children’s tv show, “Andi Mack.” According to the Washington Post, the show is making history with the network’s first story line about a gay character coming out. The outburst on social medi...

Trumping Expectations: Students, staff compare expectations during Trump’s campaign to those now

Loncharich looks back as club members enter the room. According to Loncharich, there was a large turnout for the second meeting of the year.

Angela Qian

October 26, 2017

Junior Sasha Matsuki said she is generally disappointed but not surprised when she sees the latest news regarding President Donald Trump and his policies. However, Matsuki said she wanted to have positive expectations going into his presidency. “Before (Trump) won the election, everything that could have happe...

“Whitewashing” in Media

“Whitewashing” in Media


September 16, 2015

The words “Peter Pan” invoke images of a quintessential childhood fantasy movie: the fantastical island Neverland, the sly, charming titular character, the glittering pixie Tinker Bell and the tribe of “Injuns” with their beautiful princess Tiger Lily. “Pan,” a live-action remake of the classic...

CHS students view public more open to viewing gender as spectrum

CHS students view public more open to viewing gender as spectrum


May 21, 2015

With an initial reaction of disgust and agitation, senior Brooke Hosfeld stood among others at the Indiana Statehouse downtown with a sign that proclaimed “No Hate In Our State” to protest against Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Hosfeld said she believed it enabled discrimination and also said the law encouraged...

Carmel is too sheltered. Have empathy for those who are worse off than you.

Carmel is too sheltered. Have empathy for those who are worse off than you.


May 21, 2015

Without a doubt, we are not in post-racial America. Questions over police brutality toward African Americans have been brought to the forefront of public discussion as thousands riot in Baltimore and Ferguson over the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of policy, with many pointing out major fl...

Lack of common sense. Proper clarification must be given to avoid another RFRA debacle.


April 23, 2015

On March 26, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law. The bill has resulted in a huge backlash against Indiana. Countless people across the country have labeled our state as bigoted and backwards. The criticism has died down, but this whole debacle was ...

Gay-Straight Alliance to meet after school on Jan. 23 in Room B206


January 23, 2014

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) will meet after school on Jan. 23 in sponsor Jeremy Horner’s room, B206. Members will discus topics of raising awareness. Horner said, “(One of the goals of GSA) is to give a safe space to anyone identified as LGBT or anyone who is passionate about the cause to come...

Acceptance of homosexuals is controversial despite growing tolerance

Acceptance of homosexuals is controversial despite growing tolerance


October 11, 2013

Senior Charles Binion took a bold step last May when he came out as gay through a popular social media network. “I came out via Instagram,” Binion said. “I wrote, ‘I’m gay and proud’ on a poster; then I went to Eagle Creek Park, stood near a river, and my friend Taylor took a picture o...

Gay-Straight Alliance to watch ‘It Gets Better,’ have booth at Houndstock

Reid Libby, president of GSA, announces the group's accomplishments since the last meeting. The GSA will have a table at Houndstock selling tie-dyed items and baked goods. ELYSE GOLDBERG/ PHOTO


May 8, 2012

The Gay-Straight Alliance will have a table at Houndstock on May 19.  The group intends to sell tie-dye as well as baked goods. The GSA will have one of their final meetings for the year next Thursday. “We will be having our officer elections and setting up for next year,” said president and senior Reid Libby. The group also in...

GSA to participate in Day of Silence April 20


April 19, 2012

On Thursday, April 19, the Gay-Straight Alliance will have a meeting to plan for National Day of Silence, an annual event that takes place on April 20 and protests the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and their supporters. “(The members) are going to pass...

Gay Straight Alliance to meet March 22


March 22, 2012

The Gay-Straight Alliance had a meeting last week on March 15.  The members discussed news articles and listened to a presentation from a guest speaker. Its next meeting will be this Thursday, March 22 when the members will decide on which design they want for their club T-shirts. The members will also...