Loathing Loans: With the school year coming to an end, students puzzle over how to pay for college

Senior Abby Leonard talks with counselor Cathy Patane about financial aid opportunities. Leonard recently committed to Yale University.

Alina Yu, Feature Reporter

May 18, 2017

After a long and strenuous four years, senior Abby Leonard is ready to graduate CHS in the class of 2017. Although excited to attend Yale University this fall, Leonard said she had a small issue regarding her education there: financial aid. Leonard said, “I had to file for a waiver to not include my...

With college deadlines approaching, students reflect on the practice of affirmative action

Rebecca Qin, Social Media Editor

November 19, 2016

On Oct. 26, a group of conservative students held an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale” at the University of Texas, sparking outrage and protest. According to the Huffington Post, the group charged different prices for its baked goods based on race and ethnicity. Their intent, they said, was to mirr...

One For H’all’oween. Halloween festivities are for everyone, regardless of age

One For H’all'oween. Halloween festivities are for everyone, regardless of age

Rebecca Qin, Reporter

October 13, 2016

As we get older and older, we stop participating  in many activities we did when we were younger. An example is trick-or-treating, something high school students rarely participate in anymore. Why is it socially unacceptable to trick-or-treat when you’re a teen? It may be because it’s considered lame,  or ...

Students and teachers reflect on advances in school safety since Columbine shootings

Students and teachers reflect on advances in school safety since Columbine shootings


April 21, 2016

Seventeen years ago yesterday, a grainy image captured on a 1999 surveillance camera froze a moment in history that marked the beginning of a new era in American schools. The picture showed Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, both seniors at Columbine High School in Colorado, standing in their school cafet...

Fewer high school students vote nationwide, but current election interests CHS students in politics

Quinn Gordon, Model U.N.co-president and senior, facilitates a Model U.N. debate. Gordon said even though  over 60 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 don’t vote, he thinks it’s a necessary process.


January 21, 2016

The 2016 u.s. presidential election, scheduled for Nov. 8, will be the country’s 58th quadrennial election. Although many people consider this event one of the most important phenomena in the United States, studies suggest people should expect fewer young adults, defined as citizens ranging from...

Students, Uber drivers consider safety, convenience of rideshare services

ON THE WAY: Senior Heather Roser uses a Carmel-area Uber.  Many people have concerns about unfamiliar drivers when using Uber, but  Roser said she isn't worried. CAROLYN ZHANG // PHOTO


December 14, 2015

With the growth of an increasingly mobile society, many people have opted to use alternative transportation services to reach their destinations. Founded in 2009, Uber is a transportation company whose usage has rapidly increased over the past several years. In locations such as Carmel where taxi services a...

CHS students evaluate effects of neighborhood construction on environment

Junior Vivian Guo waters a plant at her new home in the recently constructed Westmont Estates neighborhood. To build it, workers had to clear the land for housing developments, rendering the habitats of plants and animals there uninhabitable. Guo said the benefits of new housing outweigh possible destruction of the environment. SARA YUNG // PHOTO


October 9, 2015

Patches of grass, a few trees, some flowers and on top of it all, piles of dirt—everywhere. This will be junior Vivian Guo’s view from her new home for the next several months. Before she moved, there were neat lawns and gardens. Just before the start of this school year, Guo moved to a new neighborhood,...