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Dear Stressed Students

Dear Stressed Students

Mary Salzmann, Section Editor

May 18, 2017

The word stress comes up a lot, and for a lot of students here, it never seems to stop. Over the past four years, I think it’s safe to say we’ve all experienced a lot of stress. The most important thing I learned (and am still learning) is a person’s mindset about the stressful situations can m...

F For Effort: Trump family spends unprecedented amount of taxpayer money; Melania living in Trump Tower does much of the damage.

Mary Salzmann, Reporter

May 18, 2017

Between the election and Inauguration Day, it has cost $24 million per day to provide security for Trump Tower, according to the New York Police Department. The cost was initially supposed to be $1 million a day for the tower. To this day, Melania and Baron Trump remain living in Trump Tower, buy...

Us vs. U.S.: With the coming of 4/20, CHS students, staff reflect on the implications of federal versus state power.

Us vs. U.S.: With the coming of 4/20, CHS students, staff reflect on the implications of federal versus state power.

Mary Salzmann, News Editor

April 20, 2017

Senior Colton “Cole” Ferguson said he thinks the benefits of decriminalizing cannabis far outweigh the disadvantages. Ferguson is the chairman of Indiana High School Democrats, sits on the executive board for Indiana Young Democrats, is a member on the Indiana Youth Legislative Advisory Council a...

Learning the Hard Way: Teen pregnancy, STI rates significantly higher in conservative states due to inadequate sex education

Learning the Hard Way: Teen pregnancy, STI rates significantly higher  in conservative states due to inadequate sex education

Mary Salzmann, News Editor

April 20, 2017

Indiana law requires teachers to teach abstinence in sex education, but prohibits teaching students about the risks and preventative measures associated with sex. However, mountains of evidence show students would be safer, healthier and no more likely to engage in sex if comprehensive sex education was taught. ...

First Lady, Second Chance: From communism to nude photo shoots, First Lady Melania Trump will shatter precedents set by previous presidential spouses, has the chance to make change.

First Lady, Second Chance: From communism to nude photo shoots, First Lady Melania Trump will shatter precedents set by previous presidential spouses, has the chance to make change.

January 27, 2017

  Love her or hate her, Melania Trump will completely change the expectations of a First Lady. Statistically speaking, it’s more likely you hate her. In fact, it’s something she and Hillary Clinton have in common: impressively low polls as favorable presidential spouses. According to data ga...

IB diploma seniors to fundraise with bracelets in support of Kokomo family following tornado

Danni Boylan, IB diploma student and senior, makes bracelets with senior Ella Gottschild. 
They will sell the bracelets during lunches this month to benefit a family in need.

Mary Salzmann, News Editor

September 16, 2016

In response to the devastation the tornado left in Kokomo in late August, International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma seniors plan to raise money to support a family affected by this disaster. After reaching out to teachers of the IB program at Kokomo High School, the students discovered a family with close...

IB program to expand from eight diploma students to over 40

IB program to expand from eight diploma students to over 40

News

May 19, 2016

Next school year and the year after that, over 40 current sophomores plan to pursue the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, compared to eight juniors currently pursuing the diploma. IB students such as Mitchell Adzema, IB diploma student and junior, attribute the sizable increase largely to efforts...

Professor to conduct research at CHS planetarium

Professor to conduct research at CHS planetarium

Beats

April 28, 2016

This summer, Michael Jones, Ph.D. and professor at Brigham Young University will research new technology here in the planetarium. Graduate students will accompany Jones. The technology is a Google Glass alternative and should help a deaf CHS student. If it is successful, the technology should tremendously...

IU tuition increases to fund renovations for housing, higher salaries

IU tuition increases to fund renovations for housing, higher salaries

News

March 18, 2016

Next year, the cost of the most common type of room on the Indiana University Bloomington (IU) campus will increase $245, and the most commonly selected meal plan will increase $50, according to Mark Land, associate vice president of public affairs at IU. This increase in prices will allow for upgra...

Planetarium Club to host public show March 24

Planetarium Club to host public show March 24

Beats

March 9, 2016

Planetarium Club will host a public event on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. Keith Turner, club sponsor and science teacher, said students in the club will host it. His goal is to have them completely take over with operating the star machine at events, but for now he stays at shows to supervise. “We have...

Planetarium Club to host public event Feb. 25

The Planetarium Club will put on a public show on Feb. 25. The club is also discussing events outside of the planetarium for members. MARY SALZMANN / PHOTO

Beats

February 16, 2016

According to Keith Turner, club sponsor and science teacher, Planetarium Club will host a public show on Feb. 25. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the planetarium. Club members will also meet on Feb. 29 to discuss events outside of the planetarium for members. One option is to go to Noblesville ...

In response to surveys, Carmel Clay school district plans to make technology a priority

In response to surveys, Carmel Clay school district plans to make technology a priority

News

January 21, 2016

Over the past four years, the Carmel Clay school district collected data from surveys and found that technology is now a high priority. According to Assistant Principal Brooke Watkins, the district will implement a “Learning Management System” (LMS) in 2016-17 in order to improve and update the technology currently in use. “A Lear...