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Biking to Victory: Q&A with Ellie Dyas, award-winning cyclist and senior

Biking to Victory: Q&A with Ellie Dyas, award-winning cyclist and senior

Raphael Li

October 24, 2019

When did you start cycling? I got into it about seven years ago. My dad had been doing it for a little bit, and then I went to a race and it looked really fun, so I started pretty soon after that. When did you start biking competitively? I was competing basically from the time I started. I raced mou...

Students should wear more comfortable clothes to school

Raphael Li

August 13, 2019

As someone who seems to wear sweatpants and a T-shirt almost every day, I can confidently say there’s nothing wrong with dressing comfortably every day to school. Formal—even semi-formal clothes—are often more restrictive than normal clothes. Khakis and dress shirts are just less comfortable than...

Chick-fil-Nay?: Students say Christian company should be more transparent with its business practices, values

Chick-fil-Nay?: Students say Christian company should be more transparent with its business practices, values

Angela Qian

May 23, 2019

A few months ago, freshman Daniel Tanner started to boycott Chick-fil-A. “There had been a lot of news about how they treated their employees, little rumors and stuff, and then them being a big Christian company, obviously the connotation to some people of that is negative,” Tanner said. “Some ...

More Than Meets the Eye: As photo editing applications increase in prevalence, students, staff evaluate impact on self-image, confidence

More Than Meets the Eye: As photo editing applications increase in prevalence, students, staff evaluate impact on self-image, confidence

Wendy Zhu

May 23, 2019

As apps like Facetune have shot up in popularity over the course of the past few years, photo editing has become easier than ever. With a single tap or click, users are quickly able to erase any blemishes or imperfections they may have, allowing them to create their ideal photo or selfie. According ...

Key Club to host a meeting on April 17

Key Club to host a meeting on April 17

Raphael Li

April 16, 2019

Key Club leaders are planning on hosting a meeting on April 17, the last meeting of the year. According to Katie Kelly, assistant sponsor for Key Club, the meeting will take place in media center classrooms 3 and 4 starting at 7:45 a.m. during late start. The meetings will provide rundowns on the vario...

It’s All Fun And Games: eSports Club members disagree with stigma surrounding violent video games

It’s All Fun And Games: eSports Club members disagree with  stigma surrounding violent video games

Wendy Zhu, Maddie Kosc, and Raphael Li

March 22, 2019

As issues like gun violence take the United States by storm, people often search for something to account for this constant violence. Over the years, many people have attempted to link teen aggression with violent video games; however, according to a recent study published by the Oxford Internet Ins...

Key Club to host a meeting on March 6

Key Club to host a meeting on March 6

Raphael Li

March 1, 2019

Key Club leaders are planning on hosting a meeting on March 6. According to Katie Kelly, assistant sponsor for Key Club, the meeting will take place in media center classrooms 3 and 4 starting at 7:45 a.m. during late start. The meetings will provide rundowns on the various volunteer opportunities avail...

A Shot in the Arm: With flu season at its peak this month, schools like CHS are more susceptible to spread of disease

A Shot in the Arm: With flu season at its peak this month, schools  like CHS are more susceptible to spread of disease

Wendy Zhu, Karen Zhang, Rhea Acharya, and Raphael Li

February 22, 2019

With over 5,000 students, CHS is the largest public high school in Indiana and one of the largest in the nation. But while this school’s large student body has its benefits, for students like sophomore Raymond “Ray” Mo, it can sometimes feel more like a curse than a blessing during flu season. M...

Respect The Gestures: With Japanese exchange students arriving March 20, students, teacher explain some barriers when interacting with foreign cultures

Respect The Gestures: With Japanese exchange students arriving March 20, students,  teacher explain some barriers when interacting with foreign cultures

Angela Qian

February 22, 2019

Last summer, junior Christian Peasley spent 21 days in Japan with a host family through the Japanese foreign exchange program. He was fully immersed in the culture, despite having known next to nothing about the country just a few years earlier. The over 30-year-old program is a partnership with our siste...

Key Club to host a meeting on Feb. 13

Key Club to host a meeting on Feb. 13

Raphael Li

February 6, 2019

Key Club leaders are planning on hosting a meeting on Feb. 13. According to Katie Kelly, assistant sponsor for Key Club, the meeting will take place in media center classrooms 3 and 4 at 7:45 a.m. during late start. The meeting will provide information on various volunteer opportunities coming up. Acc...

Scouting for the Future: Students, community members explore what drives some students to stay, some to quit Girl Scouts

Scouting for the Future: Students, community members explore what drives some students to stay, some to quit Girl Scouts

Tara Kandallu, Sarah Kim, Angela Li, and Raphael Li

January 24, 2019

For Sapna Nakshatri, Girl Scouts and junior, Girl Scouts has always been an integral part of her life. She joined the program in second grade and started out her experience with Troop 1500. Even when the troop’s leader quit after her sophomore year, Nakshatri continued on with the program by joini...

Fighting a Language Battle: Students, staff discuss Carmel’s foreign language learning opportunities throughout high school compared to internationally

Fighting a Language Battle: Students, staff discuss Carmel’s foreign language learning opportunities throughout high school compared to internationally

Tara Kandallu, Maddie Kosc, Robbie Ge, and Raphael Li

January 24, 2019

Junior Ava Hutchison walks down the hall with purpose, but stops when she sees someone who is familiar to her, her French II teacher, Kim Manlick. Although she was planning to go class early to study, she still stops to say “Bonjour.” For Hutchison, although France has always been a passion of he...