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

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

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

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...

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

Academic Super Bowl Announces Captains, Divides into Subject Teams

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...

After finalizing competitive events, DECA to start preparing for districts, further market Carmel Café

After finalizing competitive events, DECA to start preparing for districts, further market Carmel Café

Natalie Khamis

October 1, 2019

Concluding the call-out meetings that took place earlier this month, DECA members and business teachers will begin preparations for this year’s competition season. The first competition of the school year will take place on Jan. 11 at CHS. “Pretty soon, we will be working on projects and preparing for...

With World Humanitarian Day on Aug. 19, students reflect on experiences helping communities in need

With World Humanitarian Day on Aug. 19, students reflect on experiences helping communities in need

Natalie Khamis

August 13, 2019

Once a week throughout his sophomore year, senior William “Will” Pugh would set aside his homework for an hour or two and log onto his computer. A few moments later, a group of excited children from a rural village in Cambodia would appear on the screen, ready for their next English lesson with Pugh,...

DECA members returns from ICDC, wraps up competition season

DECA members returns from ICDC, wraps up competition season

Natalie Khamis

May 4, 2019

Students who competed at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC)  in Orlando, Fla. returned on May 1. According to Laura Cardamon, DECA co-sponsor and business teacher, the conclusion of ICDC marked the end of the club’s competition season. “Competition-wise, we are pretty much done for t...

Viola Lives Matter: Students lose passion for extracurricular activities, result of pressures of maintaining this school’s reputation

Viola Lives Matter: Students lose passion for extracurricular activities, result of pressures of maintaining this school’s reputation

Natalie Khamis

April 19, 2019

After almost six years of playing the viola, performing in over 20 concerts, and countless hours of practicing, I can confidently say orchestra holds a special place in my heart. From receiving my very first piece of sheet music to performing a whole symphony, that place in my heart grew and my love for ...

Q&A with junior Eshan Selvan, veterinary assistant

Q&A with junior Eshan Selvan, veterinary assistant

Natalie Khamis

April 19, 2019

When did you first know you wanted to work with animals? Ever since I was little, I knew I wanted to work with animals. I grew up watching “Animal Planet” and those types of shows, so I had the idea that working with animals was something that I wanted to do. Would you want to pursue this as a c...