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CHS students reflect on the implications of healthy versus excessive exercise

CHS students reflect on the implications of healthy versus excessive exercise

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May 19, 2016

Senior Haleigh Overshiner participates in school athletics and said she considers fitness to be an important part of her everyday life, like many CHS students. As a varsity runner on the women’s track team, Overshiner runs five to six days a week and has advanced physical conditioning (APC) classes...

CHS students discuss upcoming Disney live-action movie adaptations

CHS students discuss upcoming Disney live-action movie adaptations

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March 18, 2016

Last year, Walt Disney Pictures released a live-action “Cinderella” movie. While the movie changed parts of the plot of the original cartoon movie, Disney enthusiast and sophomore Gabi Rivera said the overall movie was well done. Rivera said, “I absolutely loved it. I just fell in love with it. It just mak...

Funding the Kids

Funding the Kids

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February 19, 2016

Sophomore  Isabella Simons’s life changed the day she was diagnosed with Craniopharyngioma. It is a non-cancerous brain tumor that occurs most commonly in children. She was whisked off to Riley Children’s Hospital immediately after her diagnosis where she underwent treatment and surgery according...

Freshmen, sophomores to take ISTEP+, sophomores to take ECA as well

Freshmen, sophomores to take ISTEP+, sophomores to take ECA as well

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February 19, 2016

Freshman Jake Pearson sits on the back of the football team bus on the way to Homestead for the Regional Championships; however, something is on his mind. “Trust me, I love watching sports-related videos,” he said. “But right now, with the changes (to testing) that are being made, I really wish I ...

CHS Theater to perform rendition of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

CHS Theater to perform rendition of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

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January 21, 2016

This year, the CHS  winter production will be “Romeo and Juliet” — with modern twists. The CHS theater will use a shortened 90-minute adaptation written by professor of theatre Diane Timmerman at Butler that has abridged the classic play by William Shakespeare but still incorporates the origina...

Kick-starting for Fun(ds): CHS Students use crowd-funding service to launch creative projects

Kick-starting for Fun(ds): CHS Students use crowd-funding service to launch creative projects

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December 14, 2015

In the modern age,  it has become  normal for people to seek out unique ways to gain revenue. One example is Kickstarter, a website that allows artists and creators to reach out to the community for funding of  projects. These creators set a monetary goal, and, if it is reached, they must follow up ...

Science department receives grant to purchase new science equipment

Science department receives grant to purchase new science equipment

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December 14, 2015

On Nov. 23, the Carmel Education Foundation awarded a grant to both CHS’s AP Biology and Anatomy and Physiology courses to purchase a classroom set of electrophysiology equipment after Xuchen Wei, lead author of the grant and sophomore, decided to write a proposal in May. “Basically, I wanted ...

Rethinking Diabetes

Rethinking Diabetes

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November 13, 2015

Diabetes may seem like an issue high school students don’t need to worry about being diagnosed with for at least a couple of decades. While the disease affects 29.1 million people in the United States, according to a 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, the International Diabetes...

The extension of Thanksgiving break to allow students more time with family

The extension of Thanksgiving break to allow students more time with family

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November 13, 2015

While deciding breaks in the years 2015 to 2018, the calendar committee went through a long process, according to calendar committee chairperson Tom Harmas. “We talked about the important areas we needed to study. First was the effect of (the) calendar on academics, the effect of the calendar on extracurriculars and the effect of the calendar on fam...

Not Only Netflix: Students rely on alternative streaming services for entertainment

Not Only Netflix: Students rely on alternative streaming services for entertainment

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October 9, 2015

At the end of September, thousands of movies, including the likes of box-office hits such as the “The Hunger Games” series and “Interstellar,” disappeared from Netflix’s inventory after the streaming service decided not to renew its five-year deal with the movie distributor Epix. Netflix’s...

An Apple (Crisp) a Day Keeps the PSAT Jitters Away

An Apple (Crisp) a Day Keeps the PSAT Jitters Away

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October 9, 2015

The apple crisp is a classic, hearty dessert that has remained in households for decades. This rustic dish has maintained its identity throughout its long history. When the first American settlers arrived, making meals was difficult because of their lack of ingredients. Therefore, they had to make do...

New textbooks for AP U.S. History, world language courses include improved features

New textbooks for AP U.S. History,  world language courses include improved features

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August 11, 2015

With the beginning of the new school year, the world language and social studies departments will be using new textbooks in most classes. According to Andrea Yocum, world language department chairperson and French teacher, French 1, 2 and 3, as well as all Spanish and German classes, will receive text...