Balancing Lunch: With schools suing Trump Administration over cafeteria menu, students, staff re-evaluate health, taste of school lunch

Sophomore Megan Lee purchases school breakfast in the morning. Although she said she brings her food from home when she wants to eat healthy, Lee also believes school food can be a good option sometimes.

Calina He

May 23, 2019

While lunch is a part of day to relax and eat with friends, it is also a time to supply students’ bodies with the right nutrition. But what can and can’t be served has been the subject of controversy recently. In December, the Trump administration attempted to roll back the Obama-era Healthy and H...

Indiana School Nutrition Association Conference has been scheduled for Nov. 8 to 10

Andrew Caito

November 5, 2018

The Indiana School Nutrition Association Conference is scheduled to be held Nov. 8 to 10.  Held at Marriott Indianapolis East, the Indiana School Nutrition Conference is a chance for new menu changes and food opportunities for students. This is a three-day event that is a  important conference for...

Sugar Struggles: CHS students, teachers discuss health effects of sugar in the American diet

CHS students, staff consider health implications of sugar in one's diet

Carson TerBush

August 14, 2018

A s a lacto-ovo vegetarian, senior Maecey Niksch said she works hard every day trying to find foods that fit her diet. According to Niksch, this specific type of vegetarianism means while she does not consume meats, she still incorporates eggs and dairy into her diet. However, Niksch also said she tries ...

Got Organic? Despite the rise in food-buying consciousness in the 21st century, some obstacles make that lifestyle difficult

Senior Kyra Krall (right) and her sister, sophomore Olivia Krall (left), carry a carton from Green Bean Delivery. Green Bean Delivery is an organic food delivery servcie that provides fresh fruits and vegetables. Krall said her family receives organic food from this delivery service each Wednesday.

Lin-Lin Mo, Feature Reporter

May 18, 2017

According to senior Kyra Krall, her family often orders plentiful organic produce, ranging from Indiana pasture-raised eggs to organic lacinato kale from Green Bean Delivery, a company that makes local, sustainably-grown groceries easily accessible to Midwestern families. Supporting small local farms f...

Summer training leads chs students and athletes to a healthy lifestyle

Summer training leads chs students  and athletes to a healthy lifestyle


May 21, 2015

Summer training leads CHS  students and athletes to a healthy lifestyle. As school is coming to an end, Ethan Lee, soccer player and freshman, prepares himself for a summer filled with fun, friends and fitness. Like many other students at CHS, Lee finds summer nutrition a necessity to stay in shape. ...

New nutrition standards limit bake sales, fund-raisers

Cafeteria worker prepares food that adheres to new nutrition requirements. SARAH LIU / PHOTO


September 11, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ruled that all foods sold during the school day must meet certain nutrient standards. The rule also states food sold at bake sales must meet these standards and cannot compete with the school lunch. Vice Principal Brittany Wiseman said Homecoming and Dance...

Students should take a more active role in asking for changes in school policy, inform themselves


April 26, 2013

As far as policy is concerned, the microcosm of our school functions as a trickle-down dictatorship. We, the students, have virtually no power in state and federal regulations, and we often don’t hear about them until they are affecting us. But are we really as powerless as we believe? When new...

Friends, not food. The effects of animal product production are vast and horrifying.

Friends, not food. The effects of animal  product production are vast and horrifying.


April 26, 2013

From Feb. 13 to March 24, I did not consume any meat, dairy, eggs, butter, gelatin, whey or honey. After deciding to try going vegan for 40 days, I embarked on this venture with my heart full of love for all of the animals I’d be saving and my pantry full of soybeans, vegetable soups and lots of pean...

Letter about a la carte menu changes


April 25, 2013

Speak Up Carmel! On Sunday, Feb. 3, the Indianapolis Star reported a story about changes to school lunch. The story referenced the new proposed changes to the regulations that allow what schools may sell as extra or “ala carte” foods. These proposed changes would take effect in the 2014-2015 school...

Xtreme foods, restaurant edition

XTREME EATER: The Cheesecake Factory is one of sophomore Ari Brown’s  favorite restaurants. The Crispy Chicken Costoletta is his favorite dish, which contains 2,610 calories. ANNI ZHANG / PHOTO


February 22, 2013

After the release of the “Xtreme Eating Awards” list by the Nutrition Action Healthletter, CHS responds both positively and negatively to the extreme foods. At first glance, the The Cheesecake Factory’s Crispy Chicken Costoletta (Crispy Chicken Costoletta) looks like an average fried-chicken...

Drink responsibly. Consumers should fully realize what they’re drinking and not just jump on the bandwagon.

Drink responsibly. Consumers should fully realize what they’re drinking and not just jump on the bandwagon.


February 23, 2012

With the recent rise of energy drinks and increased reliance on the more traditional coffee and tea, it’s important to take a step back and look at what they really do for us. Sure, drinks like these have their benefits. For most consumers, they can give off the intended effects of providing enough of...

Food beyond the numbers. Forget about the statistics on the nutrition label and choose food that’s actually good for you.


December 12, 2011

This month I had my first Odwalla juice, complete with a picture of brightly colored fruit and environmentally-friendly plastic. The nutrition label both stunned and somewhat disgusted me. It wasn’t the 400-something calories in the bottle or the sugar count, but rather the fact that it had 1500 percent of the recommende...