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In-person college visits matter, but applicants should stay safe and find alternatives

In-person college visits matter, but applicants should stay safe and find alternatives
November 14, 2020

Spring break of my freshman year, I visited nearly 15 universities over the span of a week. My sister, who was a soon-to-be senior, was visiting as many colleges as she could before her time to apply came....

A tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice

A tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice
November 9, 2020

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed, I can remember social media being flooded with endless “Thank You RBG” appreciation posts by celebrities and other influential figures. They called her...

During National Eye Exam Month, students should be more aware of how to protect eyesight

During National Eye Exam Month, students should be more aware of how to protect eyesight
August 13, 2020

Growing up in a Chinese household, I was always told from a young age: “You’re too close to the screen,” “Don’t forget to do eye exercises (yes, they’re a thing),” “Make sure you have good...

Students should appreciate beauty of reading and how it invites conscious consumption

Students should appreciate beauty of reading and how it invites conscious consumption
July 22, 2020

From the elementary school reading challenges to StudyTubers waxing poetic about their reading goals to Bill Gates’s reading lists that make news headlines to those “READ” posters plastered everywhere,...

People should use journaling to process emotions, document personal growth

People should use journaling to process emotions, document personal growth
June 18, 2020

In just a few months, I’ll officially be a high school senior. I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs over these past few years, but if there’s one thing I wish I did more throughout high school,...

COVID-19 testing needs to become more widespread

COVID-19 testing needs to become more widespread
June 4, 2020

I know as much as I beg people to just stay home, it’s not going to happen. With all the unrest in our country, it’s even less likely people will want to stay inside. However, none of this means COVID-19...

Managing Editor Karen Zhang gives advice to underclassmen about high school

Managing Editor Karen Zhang gives advice to underclassmen about high school
May 21, 2020

Dear underclassmen, I’m a senior, and as you probably all know, the last two months of my high school career have disappeared, just like that. There are a couple of things I regret not doing—going...

Consider supporting small businesses by purchasing gift cards during pandemic

Consider supporting small businesses by purchasing gift cards during pandemic
May 21, 2020

I love shopping. Though I will admit that I spend most of my time browsing rather than actually making purchases, shopping has become a way to cope with stress or sadness. Although retail therapy may not...

During times of uncertainty, health, essential workers can be counted on

During times of uncertainty, health, essential workers can be counted on
April 30, 2020

As someone who has gone to Carmel Clay Schools for my entire life, I’ve grown up with familiar faces and a daily routine. Since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, I’ve experienced a great change...

Restrictive bathroom policies are inhumane, should be reconsidered for student benefit

Restrictive bathroom policies are inhumane, should be reconsidered for student benefit
March 20, 2020

There are two words every student loves to hear: extra credit. Whether it be in the form of an activity, a worksheet or consistent attendance, I’ve never come across a classmate who does not appreciate...

General public should treat celebrities as humans, should not subject them to bullying

General public should treat celebrities as humans, should not subject them to bullying
March 20, 2020

Earlier this year, Taylor Swift released the documentary “Miss Americana,” a film detailing her life over the past few years. In the documentary, Swift opens up about the hate she received in 2016...

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