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COVID-19 proves how fluid life is, how much we take for granted

COVID-19 proves how fluid life is, how much we take for granted

Natalie Khamis

March 26, 2020

There were a lot of things I looked forward to my senior year of high school: making every day seem like the weekend, dancing at prom, playing my heart out on the ISSMA competition stage and wearing the blue cap and gown. I had spent the first three years of high school strung up about academics, wi...

Inclusive programs for special needs students continue to grow at CHS, across nation

Linh Nguyen, United Sound mentor and senior,  helps Maddy Paxton, United Sound member and senior, play an instrument at a United Sound meeting.

Sarah Kim and Natalie Khamis

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 Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result.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...

TV Playlist: Coronathon [MUSE]

Guys, this is NOT six feet apart!

Tessa Collinson and Natalie Khamis

March 17, 2020

Hi there! We’re Tessa and Natalie, this year’s entertainment editors. As movie and T.V. show lovers, we’re so excited to share our recommendations with you by guesting on Grace and Shruthi’s blog. We’ve put together a list of T.V. shows and movies to binge during our four-week break. We hope yo...

With March recognized as Music in Our Schools Month, students should appreciate music educators’ efforts of maintaining developed performing arts programs

With March recognized as Music in Our Schools Month, students should appreciate music educators’ efforts of maintaining developed performing arts programs

Natalie Khamis

February 21, 2020

Within the realm of music education, March is known as Music in Our Schools Month. According to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), this month-long initiative is dedicated to raise awareness for the importance of performing arts education in schools across the country. As a member of the orchest...

As women’s swimming, diving team pushes for 34th consecutive State win, freshmen feel pressures, motivation to make roster, continue streak

BREAST STROKE: Swimmer and freshman Berit Berglund, swims breastroke at the Carmel- HSE dual meet on Dec. 17. Berglund said despite having experience swimming with Carmel Swim Club in previous years, she has felt new pressures since joining the women’s swimming team as a freshman. She added that the high school team is more competitive and serious than she experienced in the Carmel Swim Club.

Natalie Khamis

January 23, 2020

Before entering high school, Berit Berglund, swimmer and now- freshman, swam with Carmel Swim Club members in her age group, participated in meets and contributed to each win or loss the club faced. Now a semester into her freshman year, Berglund said she faces new pressures. As the women’s swimming and diving team will compete ...

As DECA district exams continue on Dec. 6, DECA students to prepare for district competition

Students in DECA take the district exam during SRT in the Main Cafeteria on Dec. 2. The next round of district exams will take place on Dec. 6 in the Main Cafeteria during SRT.

Natalie Khamis

December 4, 2019

The second round of DECA district exams will take place Dec. 6 during SRT in the Main Cafeteria. Students who compete in a roleplay and who pass the exam will be allowed to compete at the district competition on Jan. 11 at this school. According to Melissa Su, chief of role plays and junior, the di...

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

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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...

With “cuffing season” starting, students should focus on themselves before committing to relationships

With “cuffing season” starting, students should focus on themselves before committing to relationships

Natalie Khamis

November 15, 2019

Along with the changing leaves, pumpkin spice and fluffy sweaters, fall brings its special friend to spice up the holidays: cuffing season. According to Cosmopolitan, “cuffing season” is the period from October to March when people have the desire to be “cuffed up” with someone or begin a rel...

Academic Super Bowl Announces Captains, Divides into Subject Teams

James Ziegler, Academic Super Bowl sponsor and social studies teacher, reviews the final list of captains. Ziegler said that although they have begun to divide into individual quads, it is not too late for new members to join.

Cady Armstrong

November 1, 2019

The 2019-20 subject team captains for Academic Superbowl are Natalie Khamis for English, Noah Sim for fine arts, Martin Emerson for math, Tara Kandallu for science, John Mikucki for social studies, and Alyssa Smith for the interdisciplinary team. According to James Ziegler, Academic Super Bowl sponsor a...