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Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Grace Xu and Sophia Hawkins

September 20, 2019

In the psychology realm, there’s an intriguing phenomenon dubbed the “bystander effect,” in which the presence of more bystanders around an incident causes fewer people to actually help. Now, imagine this effect on a much greater scale—say, perhaps, the recent Amazon Rainforest fire—where, argua...

GKOM Council creates plans for 2019-20 school year

GKOM Council creates plans for 2019-20 school year

September 15, 2019

Greyhound kick-off mentors (GKOM) will meet with their freshmen on Sept. 20, according to sponsor Mike Meyer. Meyer said this year, there are about 25 GKOM Council members and 300 GKOMs. Connor Inskeep, GKOM Council member and senior, said GKOM Council has three main goals this year. “This year as C...

Viral Effects: Students who went viral on social media learn to deal with positive, negative feedback

Viral Effects: Students who went viral on social media learn to deal with positive, negative feedback

Calina He

April 19, 2019

“Going viral” was something senior Brandon Sandy and his friends never expected. However, after creating a TikTok-a short music video-in mid-February, Sandy noticed a countless number of notifications on his phone. The video, which shows Sandy and his friends dancing to a song, reached over 100,...

The New Face of Advertising: As companies turn to new platforms for advertising, students, staff reflect on impact of social media promotions

The New Face of Advertising: As companies turn to new platforms for advertising, students, staff reflect on impact of social media promotions

Sarah Kim

March 22, 2019

Sophomore Janvi Bhatia is a brand ambassador for the popular bracelet brand Pura Vida. “I promote (Pura Vida’s) products on social media to try to raise awareness about the brand,” she said. “In recent years, they have really gained popularity and I think some of that can be attributed to th...

School board trains for social media use

School board trains for social media use

Sam Shi

March 7, 2019

The school board had an executive meeting on March 4, involving training for board members and several of their new roles. The board also participated in social media training in order to help the board learn how to effectively use social media to communicate with students. School board president Mike Kerschne...

‘Snap’ and Chat’: Students should use Snapchat more efficiently by chatting with friends when sending photos

‘Snap’ and Chat’: Students should use Snapchat more efficiently by chatting with friends when sending photos

Alina Yu

February 22, 2019

How often are you on your phone? Every hour? Every minute? When I look at the Screen Time tab in the Settings app on my iPhone, I see over half of my time is spent under “social networking.” And over 90 percent of the time, that time is spent on Snapchat. It always amazes me how much time I see unde...

Superbowl Showdown: With Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3, students, staff discuss celebrity involvement in politics, fan loyalty

Superbowl Showdown: With Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3, students, staff discuss celebrity involvement in politics, fan loyalty

Ashwin Prasad

January 24, 2019

The issue of celebrity politics is still at the forefront the entertainment world as the calendar flips to 2019. In the midst of another politically-charged awards season, Super Bowl LIII and its halftime show performer, Maroon 5 will only support the National Football League (NFL) and the controversies s...

Unplugged Academics

Unplugged Academics

Armaan Goel

October 22, 2018

“I’d have to either do (the in-class work) at home, which would put more homework on me, or I’d have to ask my friends if I could use their devices, or just (use) the teacher’s computer sometimes.”

Controversy Crisis: With Social Media Safety and Awareness Month in May, CHS students, teachers contemplate mixed effects of social media

Controversy Crisis: With Social Media Safety and Awareness Month in May, CHS  students, teachers contemplate mixed effects of social media

Adhi Ramkumar

April 20, 2018

Prior to the start of her math class, sophomore Kendall Greene briefly glances at her Instagram feed to remain up to date with ongoing events and incidences in her friends’ and families’ lives. On such social media usage, Greene said she regularly turns to social media for purposes such as establish...

Online Harassment? Students, staff define online harassment, reflect on its effects

Online Harassment? Students, staff define online harassment, reflect on its effects

Raphael Li

April 20, 2018

To most students, the bell at the end of fourth period signals the end of school. But, for Claire Estabrook, Instagram model and senior, it is not only the end of the school day but also the start of a time when she can focus more on her social media accounts online as a model. Estabrook is not alo...

Within the Lens: With rise of social media platforms, CHS students explore different modes of artistry

Within the Lens: With rise of social media platforms, CHS students explore different modes of artistry

Hannah Gretz, Kassandra Darnell, and Marissa Ryan

April 20, 2018

It didn’t take long for sophomore Ayman Bolad to become interested in photography. “A friend of mine was working on something with photography and I thought it was so cool; I wanted to do that. That is when I became interested in photography,” Bolad said. “I take pictures to simply take pictures....

The Rumor Mill: CHS students, staff discuss danger of rumors spreading over social media

The Rumor Mill: CHS students, staff discuss danger of rumors spreading over social media

Da-Hyun Hong and Karen Zhang

March 23, 2018

Last month was an active one for CHS. On Feb. 8, a young boy accosted a girl with a paring knife in a bathroom. On Feb. 13, there were two altercations during the school day.