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Trinity Griffin, varsity cheerleader and senior, cheers for the varsity basketball team at a home game in March. She said one of the biggest challenges to being a student athlete is trying to maintain grades at school while performing for a sport. Although she said she values her grades, she said she prioritizes her mental health over her school work and grades.

Student athletes, counselor share experiences, perspectives on balancing school, life

Hannah Baer April 10, 2021

Bing Hudson, Varsity Men’s track runner and senior is a busy student athlete. He says that the best way that he manages his stress is to find a balance.  “I just try to balance things as much as...

WARMING UP: 
Lily Rose, varsity women's track and field team member and junior, runs a lap as a part of her  warmup. Rose said she thinks cross country has developed a supportive culture to help any girls who may be struggling with body image issues.

Female athletes, coaches share experiences with body image, expectations of what athletes should look like

Kaitlyn Loper March 16, 2021

Lily Rose, varsity women’s track and field team member and junior, has only had one experience in which someone approached her about her weight. Rose said, “I’m a very skinny person and as a runner,...

ROUTINE RIDE: Clare Leedke, horseback rider and sophomore, controls her horse on a practice ride. According to Leedke, controlling a galloping horse while riding is much harder than a traditional trail ride.

Q&A with Clare Leedke, horseback rider and sophomore

Leah Tan February 9, 2021

How’d you start horseback riding? I always wanted to ride when I was younger, I’m not sure why I wanted to (ride) so bad, but I apparently just always wanted to ride horses. My parents put off getting...

CHEER ON: Cheerleaders perform while holding signs. According to Brooke Kibler, head coach of fall cheerleading, safety precautions contribute to successful  seasons and more moral support.

Athletes, coaches practice ways to limit the risk of injury from dangerous cheerleading stunts

Tsion Daniel January 14, 2021

For Sharon Zhou, varsity gold cheerleader and sophomore, falling from the extended arms of a couple of teammates is nothing new. “For me, flying wasn’t physically-hard (but) it was more mentally...

LONG GLIDER: Junior Claire Qu glides on one leg during her practice at the ice rink. She said one of the hardest parts of ice skating is being consistent and being able to balance every part of her body the correct way so she does not fall down.

Q&A with junior Claire Qu regarding her passion to ice skate during pandemic

Austin Guo December 7, 2020

Q: Which competitions do you compete in?  A: The Indiana State Championship, the Eastern Great Lakes Regional Championship, and another one is the Battle of the Lakes   Q: How do those competitions...

MASKS ON: 
Members of the wrestling team put on their gear before practice. Harel Halevi, varsity wrestler and senior, said he believes contracting the virus while wrestling is less likely than it seems because athletes meet only a few people at each meet on top of the many new safety procedures.

Wrestling team begins season amid pandemic, practices new safety procedures

Hannah Baer November 19, 2020

For all sports, everything including practices, games and matches has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Carmel wrestling team has also been adapting to new rules and regulations. In order to prevent...

Senior Neal Joshi plays fantasy football on his phone while sitting in the varsity gym. Fantasy football has greatly increased popularity over the past few years and has caused more interest in the NFL.

CHS students, teachers become more invested with the NFL through fantasy football

Austin Guo October 19, 2020

The beginning of the National Football League (NFL) season also signifies the beginning of the fantasy football season for many sports fans nationwide. For many students and teachers, fantasy football...

MENTALLY SHARP: Junior Baenan McKeown gets ready to kick a soccer ball during a home soccer game against Guerin Catholic High School. Mckeown said that it is important to be motivated during physical therapy, and said he was mentally sharp with his injury.

Athletes with prior injuries reflect on physical therapy, explain benefits both physically, mentally

Hannah Baer October 13, 2020

For athletes like Justin Pickett, varsity football player and senior, injuries are pretty common in sports. Throughout his athletic career, which included both football and basketball, he broke his ankle,...

As Thanksgiving approaches, students plan Friendsgiving celebration, ponder new trend

As Thanksgiving approaches, students plan Friendsgiving celebration, ponder new trend

Sam Hawkins November 28, 2019

For many people around the country, Thanksgiving is when they gather with their families to share a meal and say thanks for all that they have, in accordance with the feast of the pilgrims and their Native...

The men’s tennis and football teams watch the “Step Up to Sexual Assault” presentation. The presentation was shown to the athletics and performing arts departments and student government this year.

Step Up to Sexual Assault: Administration, students focus on importance of new sexual assault prevention presentation

Kassandra Darnell September 20, 2019

Logan Sandlin, varsity track and junior varsity cross-country runner and senior, sits among his teammates in the auditorium before practice as he listens to the “Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault” presentation....

National Chinese Honors Society sponsor Tungfen Lee looks at the NCHS flyer for this year’s events. According to Lee, NCHS is trying to appeal to middle schoolers and are trying to have a more prominent role in CHS by “appearing (and being) heard more” in CHS culture.

National Chinese Honors Society begins planning activities

Nathan Huang September 17, 2019

National Chinese Honors Society (NCHS) will begin the year with its activity at the library on Sept. 19. The goal of the society is to enrich and immerse students with information about Chinese culture....

Science department focuses on processing

Nathan Huang February 6, 2019

The science department is currently discussing science and engineering processing standards, a way to replicate procedures that real-life scientists can actually take. This was the main focus of it's last...

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