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After Indianapolis designated one of most wasteful American cities, Carmel community works to spread awareness, defy stereotype

After Indianapolis designated one of most wasteful American  cities, Carmel community works to spread awareness, defy stereotype

Sowmya Chundi

October 24, 2019

In his free time, sophomore Ethan Stoehr is an avid recycler and plastic collecter. In his room, Stoehr has bins full of plastic waste spanning from salad forks to shampoo bottles. He said that by creating a “plastic stockpile,” he’ll try and convince his mom to stop buying plastics once she ...

Developing Carmel: Although it comes with downsides, Carmel’s increasing metropolitanization is beneficial

Developing Carmel: Although it comes with downsides, Carmel’s increasing metropolitanization is beneficial

Anushka Dasgupta, Ray Mo

October 24, 2019

When driving through Carmel, there always seems to be more construction: a new roundabout, building or neighborhood. To many, these constant projects can be annoying—a hassle to avoid when trying to get to a destination. While there is truth to this sentiment, these projects truly represent Carmel’s dri...

Drop The Beat: Spotify should be unrestricted on school internet

Drop The Beat: Spotify should be unrestricted on school internet

Ray Mo

October 24, 2019

Iam an avid Spotify user. Each morning, I wake up to the sound of lo-fi hip hop. In the car, I jam out to my favorite Spotify beats. Even when I am studying, I listen to instrumental music. But for the seven hours of my day that I am in school, I can do none of these things. Spotify is banned on school...

All In This Together: Key Club launches new inter-club service initiative

Cadence Armstrong

October 24, 2019

Key Club is introducing a new initiative to help centralize volunteer hours at CHS by organizing the various service clubs the school offers. The initiative, Serve Carmel, will be rolled out over the next school year. Allyson Ward, Key Club co- sponsor and social studies teacher, said, “This initiat...

New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

Leslie Huang

September 20, 2019

Known by some as the “Beverly Hills of the Midwest,” Carmel has been named time and time again as one of the safest places to live in America, most recently in August 2019. According to AreaVibes, Carmel’s crime rate is 72% lower than the national average. Despite numerous credentials proving ...

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...

Sophomore Raymond “Ray” Mo

Sophomore Raymond “Ray” Mo

Michelle Lu

February 22, 2019

"Just over the summer, I started looking at fashion related sites. I did a bit more research and I realized that I didn’t dress that well. I think that fashion and clothes play a large part in who I am because I guess it’s a form of self-expression. It’s just because you can wear whatever you want...

Students, staff explore new club, CyberPatriots, centered around cybersecurity at CHS

Students, staff explore new club,  CyberPatriots, centered around cybersecurity at CHS

Tara Kandallu

September 21, 2018

Over 5,000 teams from around the nation will compete in this year’s CyberPatriot XI competition, an event that will test participants on various skills related to cyber security. Chris Zou, CyberPatriots Club president and junior, plans to add Carmel teams to the mix. New this year, the club had its...