Given October is Adopt-A-Dog month, students weigh responsibilities of owning pets

Junior Alania Mastain walks her dog, Chief, on the Monon Trail. Mastain adopted her dog from the Atlanta Fire Station five years ago. and she said she uses the trail a lot to walk all her pets.

Grace Xu

October 24, 2019

Since 1981, the American Humane Society has designated October as Adopt-A-Dog month. However, adopting a dog—or any pet, for that matter—comes with a whole plethora of its own responsibilities. Junior Alania Mastain, whose family owns a dog, three sugar gliders and two guinea pigs, is no strange...

In light of recent Fair Oaks incident, students, dietitian explain experience with, reasoning behind vegan lifestyles

In light of recent Fair Oaks incident, students, dietitian explain experience with, reasoning behind vegan lifestyles

Grace Xu

August 13, 2019

The day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the winter of 2018, junior Carmen Broadnax suddenly decided to never eat meat again. And not just meat, either. She’d chosen to cut out all animal-related foods from her diet, including dairy, seafood and egg. In other words, she’d simply decided to beco...

Housing the Hounds: With Clear the Shelter event this Saturday, CHS students discuss challenges, obstacles with adopting from shelters

Tubby, a shelter dog at the IndyHumane center, goes out on a walk with Junior Shreya Bothra. She said Tubby is one of her favorite dogs; thus, she makes the effort to spend some time pampering him whenever she volunteers.

Lin-Lin Mo

August 14, 2018

In a common turn of events, even after years of pleading with her parents for a dog, senior Mayil Bhat’s parents did not cave in. But, as anyone who knows her will contend, her love for animals of all kinds, especially dogs, has persisted. In August of 2017, she said she followed a friend’s recomme...

Recession leads to shelter overcrowding


November 20, 2009

  By Kendall Harshberger and Priya Patel <[email protected]> <[email protected]> Every weekend Anita Wang, co-president of the Paws4Cause club and junior, spends her time volunteering at the Hamilton County Humane Society in Noblesville.  She has been volunteering there since the summer, helping out at...

Dogs lead to an increase in happiness and health


May 21, 2009

By Shireen Korkzan <[email protected]> For 18 years I have been deprived of a childhood. I blame all of my problems in life on not having a dog. I was always jealous of my cousins and friends who had one. Beseeching did nothing; my parents always said no because having one would ruin the...