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Rigorous practice schedules cause fatigue, athletes compare journeys in sports

Rigorous practice schedules cause  fatigue, athletes compare journeys in sports

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

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

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

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

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

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...