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Voters must avoid casting ballots for celebrities who take away from important issues in elections

Voters must avoid casting ballots for celebrities who take away from important issues in elections

Cady Armstrong

October 20, 2020

When my sister told me rapper Kanye West was running for president, I found it funny. When people think of Kanye West, they think of his Yeezy shoe brand or the Kardashian family—not him seated in the Oval Office making decisions that can affect the lives of millions. However, once I was done laughing...

CHS should save green spaces, hold memories, experiences for students

CHS should save green spaces, hold memories, experiences for students

Edward Dong

October 20, 2020

As a senior, when I first heard that CHS decided to eliminate senior parking up the trail, my reaction was like that of others: disappointment that a privilege promised to us for years had been completely stripped away. However, while there’s much room for debate over why administration really sh...

COVID-19 hit USA hardest due to poor government response, not healthcare

COVID-19 hit USA hardest due to poor government response, not healthcare

Daniel Tian

October 19, 2020

I was born in Canada. When my mom delivered me, the most my parents paid was the $15 (Canadian) for parking. Here in the United States, an uninsured pregnancy can cost anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000 USD. The difference comes from the two countries’ healthcare systems; Canada has a universal—mostly...

Due to the national coin shortage and COVID-19, cash should be used less commonly

Due to the national coin shortage and COVID-19, cash should be used less commonly

October 18, 2020

In January, I started working at Starbucks. In April, my store closed due to COVID-19. A month later my store reopened but with many restrictions put in place by our corporate office. We were (and still are) required to wear masks, take daily temperatures and hand out every drink to customers so the...

District should implement more measures to have united student body by better including virtual students

District should implement more measures to have united student body by better including virtual students

Archit Kalra

September 23, 2020

During the pandemic, I often feel like I’ve been thrust past the event horizon of a jarring black hole, with no way out. 2020 has managed to unite us against a common enemy, but divide us into separate rooms, homes and communities at the same time. If I had told you a year ago that the 2020-2021 school...

Graphic Perspective: Don’t Cancel Me!

Graphic Perspective: Don't Cancel Me!

Maddie Kosc

September 23, 2020

Click here to view more of Maddie Kosc's work. To read a column on the effectiveness and toxicity of cancel culture, click here....

Q&A with Selam Waclawik, Co-President of Black Student Alliance on racial tensions at Carmel

Q&A with Selam Waclawik, Co-President of Black Student Alliance on racial tensions at Carmel

Andrew Caito

September 23, 2020

How do you feel about racial injustice within school? (How bad do you think it is?) For me I have dealt with microaggressions such as being stereotyped and being compared to every single black person, being assumed to what I am. The racial injustice in our school could be a lot better; I wish staff wo...

Despite CCS district making new changes to promote diversity, administration still must take additional steps for better racial inclusivity

Despite CCS district making new changes to promote diversity, administration still must take additional steps for better racial inclusivity

Staff Editorial

September 23, 2020

Over the past summer, representatives from the CCS district met with a new organization, Carmel Against Racial Injustice, to discuss educational reforms and racial equity within the school district. In light of this, the district has announced plans to incorporate several steps to promote equality. According...

Students, admissions counselors debate the importance of extracurriculars

Senior Nishita Prasad writes down her to do list in a notebook to stay oranized and to make sure she gets all the points on her list done and to not stress out with all her school work and extracurriculars.

Kiersten Riedford

August 13, 2020

When it comes to applying to college there are several important aspects, the main ones being GPAs, test scores (ACT/SAT), activities lists, letters of recommendation and personal statements. While GPAs are important to students, having an activities list or test scores can boost one’s application....

Students should jump back into life post-isolation, be spontaneous, safe with friends to make up for lost time

Students should jump back into life post-isolation, be spontaneous, safe with friends to make up for lost time

Rhea Acharya

August 13, 2020

Perhaps the most significant change since the pandemic hit has been screen time: many of the people I’ve spoken to spend almost three times as much time on their phones than before, some even in the double-digit hours. But as the school year begins again, it’s important to put Netflix, TikTok and...

Students should take things slow after quarantine, reflect on life, do everything in moderation to be careful

Students should take things slow after quarantine, reflect on life, do everything in moderation to be careful

Calina He

August 13, 2020

Before COVID-19, my life was just a routine: wake up, go to school, finish homework and sleep. Of course, I had many activities to do in between, but my main schedule consisted of those tasks. I rushed through everything I did, attempting to balance every activity and event with my already-structured...

Student body president (SBP) Julia Heath, speaker of the House (SOH) Drew Miller reflect on altered election process, plans for year

Student body president (SBP) Julia Heath, speaker of the  House (SOH) Drew Miller reflect on altered election process, plans for year

Sowmya Chundi

August 13, 2020

Julia Heath How did you feel about campaigning primarily through social media? I think that it was the best approach that we could have taken this year given the circumstances. It was easier in the sense that there was less work to be done, but more difficult because there was a smaller outreach. ...