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Students, admissions counselors debate the importance of extracurriculars

Senior Nishita Prasad writes down her to do list in a notebook to stay oranized and to make sure she gets all the points on her list done and to not stress out with all her school work and extracurriculars.

Kiersten Riedford

August 13, 2020

When it comes to applying to college there are several important aspects, the main ones being GPAs, test scores (ACT/SAT), activities lists, letters of recommendation and personal statements. While GPAs are important to students, having an activities list or test scores can boost one’s application....

In light of growing popularity of self-care, students, counselor evaluate proposed benefits, shortcomings of trends

As part of her skincare routine, Senior Hannah Liu applies Blanc De La Mer cream, a facial hydrating mask used to moisturize and brighten the skin. Liu said skincare is an important part of her self care routine. Another thing that she chooses to incorporate in her life for self care is exercise, specifically dancing.

Michelle Lu

December 12, 2019

Glossy Twitter threads. Instagram accounts boasting skincare products. Podcasts sharing stress relievers. Vlogs recording daily routines. These are all facets of the “self-care” movement that has taken the country by storm in recent years. These actions lead to the same question: “How do you pr...

French 4 students focus more on SEL and immersion in language classes this year

Junior Nishita Prasad finishes up her French homework during lunch before heading to class. Prasad said she likes the changes being made to the classes because they have improved her overall understanding of the language.

Sowmya Chundi

September 28, 2019

This year, French 4 teachers are focusing more on a better understanding of the language that surpasses learning basic vocabulary. Students are participating in social and emotional learning (SEL) in order to improve their knowledge of French. Andrea Yocum, chairperson of the world language departm...

Off the Hook: Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Department plans to host “Family Learn to Fish” event to educate community on fishing methods and safety

Family Learn to Fish participant catches a fish while his mom watches nearby. The Department of Natural Resources scheduled the event on a Free Fishing Day, which means that anglers don't need a license to fish the state's public waters. Participants also learned about ethics during the event, so they caught and released the fish.

Rhea Acharya and Grace Xu

May 17, 2019

On May 18, the Monon Community Center plans to host a “Family Learn to Fish” event at the Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Department from 9 a.m. to noon. According to Erica Foreman, the Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation program supervisor in charge of Family Learn to Fish, the event will teach p...

Implementation of new software, tools in business classrooms to help DECA members practice for upcoming competition

 Senior Loraine Lee discusses potential roleplay categories with another DECA member. She said that she wants to help members find a roleplay that interests them because it will help motivate them to practice and do well.

Natalie Khamis

October 30, 2018

DECA members will use resources provided by the business department to practice for their events at the upcoming district competition scheduled for Jan. 12. Laura Cardamon, DECA co-sponsor and business teacher, said DECA has started to introduce a new software called “Competition University” to st...