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COVID-19 encourages socially conscious behavior among students, community

Janvi Bhatia, Carmel HOSA activities co-chair and junior, poses with her sister, sophomore Rhea Bhatia, and Ty Talatin at a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society event. This was pre-lockdown.

Leah Tan

May 21, 2020

Prior to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, Janvi Bhatia, Carmel Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) activities co-chair and junior, said she frequently volunteered at hospitals. However, since the first restrictions were imposed, Bhatia has been unable to  physically volunteer there. This, however, has no...

HOSA State Leadership Conference Canceled

HOSA State Leadership Conference Canceled

Riya Chinni

April 12, 2020

What specifically was cancelled? Indiana HOSA’s State Leadership Conference was cancelled. This is the state level competition for HOSA and includes dozens of events ranging from online testing to performance base to oral events. Why was it cancelled? It was cancelled due to concerns regarding COVID-19, speci...

Carmel Clay Schools to take preventative measures against COVID-19

Superintendent Michael Beresford explains implications of COVID-19 on Carmel Clay Schools (CCS). Beresford said CCS will follow recommendations provided by public health officials in the situation of a student testing positive for COVID-19.

Riya Chinni

March 12, 2020

With recent coronavirus (COVID-19) cases arising in the United States and a few cases in Indiana, Carmel community members are curious about the steps Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) will take during this time. Superintendent Michael Beresford said CCS will continue to take preventative measures against COVID-1...

African-American students sport natural hair, celebrate Natural Hair Movement this Black History Month

African-American students sport natural hair,  celebrate Natural Hair Movement this Black History Month

Anushka Dasgupta and Riya Chinni

February 21, 2020

When people ask senior Kiara Garcia if they can touch her hair, she’s never offended. Instead, she said she uses these situations as an opportunity to educate others about her natural hair texture. As a Trinidadian-American, Garcia’s hair differs from the straighter or smoother texture of the maj...

Carmel UNICEF officer applications due Feb. 18, interviews start on Feb. 25

Viha Bynagari (left) and Riya Chinni (right), UNICEF co-presidents and seniors, pose for a picture right before the Charity Ball on Feb. 14. Bynagari said the club was able to raise over $1000 to donate to UNICEF USA as a result of the Charity Ball. [submitted photo from Carmel UNICEF]

Grace Xu

February 20, 2020

Carmel UNICEF’s officer applications are due Feb. 18, and the current leadership will be conducting interviews with the candidates throughout upcoming weeks starting on Feb. 25. Elections for next year’s officer positions start in early March. “Our officer applications are due on the 18th, and then...

Better Late Than Never: College Board’s new registration date for AP tests restricts students’ flexibility for decisions

Better Late Than Never: College Board’s new registration date for AP tests restricts students’ flexibility for decisions

Riya Chinni

September 20, 2019

College Board recently announced the registration deadline for AP exams, which take place in May, will now be on Nov. 15. In previous years, College Board set the AP Test Registration deadline in the early spring, granting students significantly more time to decide whether they wish to take the test. By...

Shop Before You Drop: Students should have time at the beginning of the school year to see if they like scheduled electives

Riya Chinni

August 13, 2019

If you were to walk among the campuses of Brown or Harvard University during the first week of school, you would see students flitting in and out of a myriad of classes, sampling courses which are offered at the schools. While this may seem unconventional, this activity is known as a “shopping period”...

Q&A with GradFest organizer Kimberli Boston-Smith

Q&A with GradFest organizer Kimberli Boston-Smith

Riya Chinni

May 23, 2019

What is GradFest? “GradFest is a very fun, safe place for the seniors to come back to school to celebrate their graduation and we have close to 90 percent, sometimes more, of the seniors graduate and still want to come all the way back to their school because it’s the last time for them to be to...

Best Buddies create video to celebrate Developmental Disability Awareness Month

Anne Schuh, Best Buddies president and senior, fills in her planner during SRT. Schuh said the Best Buddies club filmed a music video that celebrates friendship during SRT that will be played sometime in March, which is Developmental Disability Awareness Month.

Riya Chinni

March 21, 2019

As March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month, the Best Buddies Club is striving to spread awareness about developmental disabilities in general, as well as about students at CHS with developmental disabilities. Anne Schuh, Best Buddies president and senior, said club members filmed a musi...

Best Buddies to attend Pacers Game Feb. 9, Carmel basketball game

Anne Schuh, Best Buddies president and senior, works on homework during SRT. She said she is most excited for the upcoming Pacers game that the club will be attending.

Riya Chinni

February 2, 2019

The Best Buddies club plans to attend a Pacers basketball game together as a club, which is an annual event that the club partakes, as a part of a “Best Buddies Night.” Club sponsor Dana James said that this is game is part of Best Buddies tradition every year and that the club will take a bus and ...

Here’s your guide for where to go for a perfect date this Valentine’s Day

Here’s your guide for where to go  for a perfect date this Valentine’s Day

Heidi Peng and Riya Chinni

January 24, 2019

A Casual Date Mammamia Gelato 834 W. Main St, Carmel, IN 46032 This small Italian dessert and coffee shop is right off Main Street, just a few minutes away from CHS. Mammamia Gelato offers fresh gelato for an authentic and high-quality dessert for about $2 to $5. The cozy atmosphere of the shop ...

Best Buddies to host Friendship Ball, fundraise for Friendship Walk, attend Pacers Game

Sophia Pecoraro, club officer and junior, works on homework during SRT. She said that she is excited about the upcoming events for Best Buddies this semester, especially the Indiana Pacers game that the club plans to attend

Riya Chinni

January 21, 2019

The annual Best Buddies Friendship Ball will take place on Jan. 26 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Freshman Cafeteria, since the CHS chapter is hosting the event this year for middle school, high school and college chapters. However, according to club sponsor Christine Ellis, Best Buddies Indiana plans...