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As “cuffing season” arrives, students debate how high school relationships affect social development

As “cuffing season” arrives, students debate how high school relationships affect social development

Kiersten Riedford

November 15, 2019

Sophomore Elizabeth Katz has never dated in her life and she said during this cuffing season she would prefer to keep it that way. The term “cuffing season,” which originated in Urban Dictionary in 2011, refers to the desire to be in a relationship or “cuffed,” during the winter months. Katz...

Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Grace Xu and Sophia Hawkins

September 20, 2019

In the psychology realm, there’s an intriguing phenomenon dubbed the “bystander effect,” in which the presence of more bystanders around an incident causes fewer people to actually help. Now, imagine this effect on a much greater scale—say, perhaps, the recent Amazon Rainforest fire—where, argua...

Something to Cheer About: CHS welcomes new Unified Cheer Team for 19-20 school year

Something to Cheer About: CHS welcomes new Unified Cheer Team for 19-20 school year

Adam Spensely

September 20, 2019

CHS will be adding a new unified team to its list, Unified Cheer. The team will be cheering on the Unified Flag Football team at their games throughout the season. The athletes, their partners, and coaches will be participating in sideline cheers, chants, and stunting at the games. The team consists of...

Summer Rockin’: WHJE members organize student music festival on Aug. 16

Summer Rockin’: WHJE members organize student music festival on Aug. 16

Josie Cruzan

August 13, 2019

For Ella Carlson, Last Rock of Summer (LROS) president and sophomore, a typical SRT involves getting her SRT teacher to sign her pass, which has “ASAP” written on it in square, capitalized pencil, and signed by her SRT teacher, Sarah Gillum, and then heading to her home away from home: the radio...

Chick-fil-Nay?: Students say Christian company should be more transparent with its business practices, values

Chick-fil-Nay?: Students say Christian company should be more transparent with its business practices, values

Angela Qian

May 23, 2019

A few months ago, freshman Daniel Tanner started to boycott Chick-fil-A. “There had been a lot of news about how they treated their employees, little rumors and stuff, and then them being a big Christian company, obviously the connotation to some people of that is negative,” Tanner said. “Some ...

A Greener Tomorrow: Earth Day creates student activism in climage change, ways to help the Earth

A Greener Tomorrow: Earth Day creates student activism  in climage change, ways to help the Earth

Kassandra Darnell, Maddie Kosc, and Angela Qian

April 19, 2019

On march 15, senior evan Kenyon spent his afternoon listening to speeches from students all over Indiana and participating in chants about climate change while marching around downtown Indianapolis. The event was the Indiana Climate Strike and it is just one example of how students like Kenyon have s...

Viral Effects: Students who went viral on social media learn to deal with positive, negative feedback

Viral Effects: Students who went viral on social media learn to deal with positive, negative feedback

Calina He

April 19, 2019

“Going viral” was something senior Brandon Sandy and his friends never expected. However, after creating a TikTok-a short music video-in mid-February, Sandy noticed a countless number of notifications on his phone. The video, which shows Sandy and his friends dancing to a song, reached over 100,...

Moving from Venezuela to Carmel opens new doors for students

Moving from Venezuela to Carmel opens new doors for students

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...

Earning Honor; Athletics department defines meaning of varsity letter, ways of obtaining one

Earning Honor; Athletics department defines meaning of varsity letter, ways of obtaining one

Jess Canaley

March 22, 2019

Earning a varsity letter at  any school represents hard work and athletic talent. At CHS, student athletes involved in both Indiana High School Athletics Association (IHSAA) sports as well as Unified Sports have the opportunity to earn a letter. Senior Sloan Goldblatt has played football for 13 years ...

Deal between Carmel, PNC Bank finalized; construction of apartments expected to occur

Deal between Carmel, PNC Bank finalized; construction of apartments expected to occur

Josie Cruzan, Lillian He, Pranav Jothirajah, Sarah Kim, Maddie Kosc, and Bowen Zhou

March 22, 2019

Recently, PNC Bank, located on the northeastcorner of Rangeline Road and Main Street, has agreed to sell its land to Carmel after two years of negotiating. The land sold for 2.5 million dollars and is expected to turn into apartments and condos. According to Henry Mestetsky, executive director of the...