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Senior Elizabeth Kneifel creates, sells custom clothing

Senior Elizabeth Kneifel creates, sells custom clothing

Christian Ledbetter

August 13, 2020

What led you to start selling your butterfly sweatshirts?  I saw that specifically the butterfly sweatshirts I sell are really popular but (the originals are) really expensive. Most people don’t really wanna spend that much. So I thought if I make them myself just with craft supplies, it’s pret...

Junior Isabel Jensen’s TikTok was featured in TikTok ad

Junior Isabel Jensen and her grandfather watch a music video together for a TikTok. Jensen said she thinks her videos went viral because they involve interacting with other people, which is a heartwarming experience.

Emily Sandy

February 21, 2020

What are your goals with TikTok? The goal is to make other people happy, but the main priority is just because I like to do it. So I just make the videos that I like to make. It makes me happy. And if what makes me happy just coincidentally makes other people happy, then that’s a plus. But (I’v...

Students, parents ponder expectations that come with traveling, explain how photos on social media create them

Students, parents ponder expectations that come with  traveling, explain how photos on social media create them

Sarah Zheng

December 12, 2019

Although many students find traveling one or two times a year enough to grasp different cultures and places, sophomore Annie Salter travels with her family roughly four to five times a year to a variety of places. “We usually travel to many exotic and tropical places because it’s an escape from re...

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

Connor Inskeep, GKOM Council member and senior, mixes a track. Inskeep said having good communication with both GKOMs and freshmen is an important goal for Council this 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

Senior Brandon “Bino” Sandy watches a TikTok he and his friends filmed. His video  received 459,100 “hearts” and 8.7 million views on Twitter.

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

PURA VIDA PROMO:
Janvi Bhatia, DECA participant and sophomore, scrolls down the Pura Vida Reps Instagram account. She said she and a friend used to buy their bracelets often and signed up as representatives for fun.

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

Senior Nora Helou walks to her period B4 class. Helou was working on homework during her release period the period before.

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

Inskeep talks with a caller on his radio show. Inskeep said he tries to keep a distinction between an artist’s music and their personal actions and beliefs.

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

Senior Jacob

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

Sophomores Kendall Greene and Ellie Esrael take a photo through the social media software Snapchat during lunch. Greene says she checks and updates her social media accounts  frequently.

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...