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News Briefs 1/25

News Briefs 1/25
January 25, 2018

CHS National Merit Semifinalists

CHS National Merit Semifinalists
September 15, 2017

Carmel, IN – Carmel Clay Schools congratulates the 52 Carmel High School students named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for 2018. These seniors have the opportunity to continue in the competition...

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.
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...

Club Spotlights 12/12

Club Spotlights 12/12
December 12, 2016

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

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...

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
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...

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...

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

POLITICAL PARTICIPATION:
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.
CAROLYN ZHANG // PHOTO
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...

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...

CHS students evaluate effects of neighborhood construction on environment

GOING GREEN:
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...

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