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Q&A with Karen McDaniel, Wesley Drew and Ashley Williams over new roles in school staff

Q&A with Karen McDaniel, Wesley Drew and Ashley Williams over new roles in school staff

Ally Horwitz

September 15, 2020

Q&A with Karen McDaniel, Associate principal  What role did you serve at CHS previously? For the last 13 years here at Carmel High School, I worked in student services and in special services, overseeing everything related to the student services aspect, which is the health center, attendanc...

Q&A with students and employee over reopening

Q&A with students and employee over reopening

Daniel Kim

July 6, 2020

Isabella Wan, Kizuki employee and rising junior Have you been able to go to work during this pandemic? If so, how do you feel about all the precautions your restaurant has been taking in order to ensure safety?  So, restaurants opened up again about a month ago for 50% capacity, which means each table...

Q&A with Joseph Schaller, Assistant Principal of Operations, about changes to the construction around the school due to COVID-19

Construction workers carry out their jobs prior to CHS moving to online schooling. Despite COVID-19 construction continues to happen at CHS though there have been changes made to the timeline.

Lillian He

April 14, 2020

What would you say your involvement is with construction around the school?  I'm kind of the liaison between the school and the construction crews. If (the construction crews) working at the high school now have questions about when they can get the building, those sorts of things. We work togeth...

Q & A with Robert Elder

Q & A with Robert Elder

Raphael Li

February 21, 2020

What is your name? Robert Elder What is your current position at Carmel Hight School? I'm a social studies teacher What is APUSH and how is it different from regular U.S. History? Advanced Placement is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board, which offers co...

Despite recent controversies surrounding gaming, people should value benefits of gaming

Despite recent controversies surrounding gaming, people should value benefits of gaming

Raphael Li

January 23, 2020

Throughout the past decade, video games have seen tremendous growth in terms of their player base, competitive scene and mainstream media attention with celebrities like Drake and Lil Yachty streaming games. But video games have also seen their fair share of controversies, especially concerning the prevalenc...

Curbing the College Cost: In light of National Scholarship Month, college and career programming and resources coordinator Melinda Stephan explains process for scholarships

Melinda Stephan

Emily Sandy

November 15, 2019

What are the different types of scholarships? Need-based aid is based on your family’s finances, meaning you can get a grant or a scholarship based on your need. There are also what we call merit-based scholarships. That’s based not usually on finances, but on your academic performance, your ath...

Shadowing Editorial: Additional Q&A with Amy Skeens-Benton

Shadowing Editorial: Additional Q&A with Amy Skeens-Benton

Sophia Hawkins

November 15, 2019

Were you part of the decision to discontinue shadowing? I was the one that actually helped start the shadowing program, so it kind of goes full circle. I was one of the people that after many discussions with many people decided to end the shadowing (program). Why did you decide to end the shado...

Homecoming Week from a Football Players Perspective: Q+A with Zach Gish

Homecoming Week from a Football Players Perspective: Q+A with Zach Gish

Kiersten Riedford

October 3, 2019

What is your position on the football team?  Wide Receiver What is of more importance to you, the game or the homecoming week and the festivities? The game. As a football player all 4 years, I think the coaches have just drilled into our heads that the homecoming festivities are fun, but it’...

Mental Health Editorial: Additional Q&A With Stephanie Whiteside

Mental Health Editorial: Additional Q&A With Stephanie Whiteside

Leah Tan

September 20, 2019

  What’s your full name and title? Stephanie Whiteside, Mental Health Coordinator When did you start working for the CCS district? Beginning of June, 2019. What exactly is the role of the mental health coordinator? One thing is supporting and providing critical advice, specifically to soc...

Hit Snooze: Superintendent Michael Beresford explains proposed changes to daily schedule

Hit Snooze: Superintendent Michael Beresford explains proposed changes to daily schedule

Kassi Darnell

May 23, 2019

Why is the administration considering these changes now? It’s a big swing. The reason for the 6-12 study that we’re doing is that there’s a ton of research that says that adolescents benefit greatly from a later start time in school. They kind of set that at around 8:30 a.m. or later. A lot of t...

Q&A with sophomore Mikayla “Kayla” Phillips who released her new single “September”

Q&A with sophomore Mikayla

Jesse Cooper

February 22, 2019

  What music are you most interested in (in writing), what do you like to write? “I enjoy writing more kind of laid back, singer songwriter kind of vibe. Usually more acoustic or guitar driven or piano driven. I write a lot of ballads, it's kind of my little niche.”   Who a...

Q&A with Officer Shane VanNatter about STOPit

Q&A with Officer Shane VanNatter about STOPit

Adhi Ramkumar

January 24, 2019

What advantages or disadvantages have come from the launch of this app? The advantage is the two-way communication. So people can anonymously report dangerous problems or people who need help and not feel like they have to do it face-to-face. The disadvantage of course is the misuse of the app. People are u...