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Junior Marissa Cheslock repurposes old clothes, posts her creations on her sewing Instagram

Junior Marissa Cheslock threads her sewing machine. When determining when do repurpose clothes or start from scratch, she said,

Grace Xu

April 2, 2020

How did you become interested in sewing? My grandma taught me how to sew, and I did sewing lessons with her for a while. I kind of did it because I thought I had to. Then I started taking sewing lessons when I moved here. I think just being in the fashion classes in school really showed me how much I en...

In light of World Health Day on April 7, changes in diet lead to improved mental, physical health amongst students

Junior Melissa Su divides her lunch into individual boxes to make it easier to bring in the morning. Su said she started focusing on having a more balanced diet last month.

Uma Kandallu

March 20, 2020

Junior Melissa Su typically starts off her day by eating a breakfast with eggs. She then prepares a lunch centered around vegetables and ends the day by eating a protein-focused dinner.  Su said she follows a diet in which she doesn’t eat processed foods Mondays through Fridays but eats how she wa...

In light of World Agriculture Day on Tuesday, students in agriculture stress importance of maintaining industry

Junior Max Chang mows the grass along the box plots on his farm, NuJac Gardens. Chang said the maintenance of a farm requires many responsibilities including this one.

Leah Tan

March 20, 2020

Although Indiana is a state commonly known for its agricultural industry, Carmel tends to stray far from representing that stereotype. However, for junior Drew Sanchez, agriculture is a topic of interest, so much so that he wishes to pursue a career in it. “Most people think when I want to pursue an agricul...

Rigorous practice schedules cause fatigue, athletes compare journeys in sports

SISTERHOOD:
Caroline Ramsey, varsity lacrosse player and senior, walks off the field with her teammates. Ramsey, as well as swimming Head Coach Chris Plumb, said positive and uplifting team atmosphere motivates athletes to keep playing their sport.

Angela Qian

February 21, 2020

With two hours of lacrosse practice after school and up to three games throughout the week combined with a rigorous academic course load, Caroline Ramsey, lacrosse player and senior, said she feels overworked 100% of the time. “(You know you’ve reached your limit when) your body starts to break...

As scheduling continues, students, teachers promote classes that test world views

Social studies teacher James Ziegler instructs the class during a socratic seminar in IB History of the Americas 3-4. Many IB courses such as IB History of the Americas are very discussion-oriented.

Kiersten Riedford

February 21, 2020

In her junior year, current senior Sandiya Sajan said she came to the realization that all she had ever thought was instilled by someone else’s opinions. It was during her IB History of the Americas class, she said, when the teacher posed the question of whether native people were considered to be s...

Member of Champions Together club helps students with disabilities via sports, wishes more people would volunteer

FOR THE KIDS:
Champions Together members from CHS and Center Grove play basketball in the Fieldhouse during halftime of the men’s game. President and senior Sophie Gates said, “I know a good amount of people that would not only do well in Champions Together but would really enjoy it and I would love if they volunteered.”

Daniel Kim

January 23, 2020

For Sophie Gates, Champions Together president and senior, volunteering for Champions Together has been a big part of her high school career ever since her freshman year and she said she is happy with the progress it has made. She said, “Champions Together has made a huge difference in not only our a...

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

Cady 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

Student Resource Officer Shane VanNatter directs buses and traffic in the morning. VanNatter said a crash could easily occur while the buses are exiting the school.

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 ...