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CCPL renovation reflects libraries’ attempt to meet changing needs of students

CCPL renovation reflects libraries’ attempt to meet changing needs of students

Leah Tan

February 21, 2020

Despite the common misconception that libraries are silent spaces for those who wish to solely read books, today’s libraries have transformed significantly to provide a wide array of services and resources for people of all ages. For students like Nicole Segaran, Teen Library Council (TLC) and seni...

Conflict, confrontation are healthy, allow people to stand up for themselves

Conflict, confrontation are healthy, allow people to stand up for themselves

Sowmya Chundi

February 21, 2020

Growing up, I always thought the right thing to do in any argument was to be diplomatic and maintain the peace. I was shy and quiet and avoided any sort of argument like the plague. Honestly, I remember feeling neglected and ignored by people, but rather than voicing my concerns, I kept letting it slide...

Students should not lie about race on college applications in order to receive advantages

Students should not lie about race on college applications in order to receive advantages

Sowmya Chundi

January 23, 2020

This past October, as part of the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal, Marjorie Klapper was sentenced to three weeks in prison for falsely claiming her son was African-American and Hispanic to increase his chances of getting into a top college. The case caused an outcry from minorities and ...

CHS should incorporate International Tolerance Day into Culture of Care for students

CHS should incorporate International Tolerance Day into Culture of Care for students

Sowmya Chundi

November 15, 2019

Tomorrow marks the United Nations’ International Tolerance Day, an occasion dedicated to “strengthening tolerance and fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples.” At a time when we often criticize the internet for creating divisions and distrust, International Tolerance Day is a go...

After Indianapolis designated one of most wasteful American cities, Carmel community works to spread awareness, defy stereotype

After Indianapolis designated one of most wasteful American  cities, Carmel community works to spread awareness, defy stereotype

Sowmya Chundi

October 24, 2019

In his free time, sophomore Ethan Stoehr is an avid recycler and plastic collecter. In his room, Stoehr has bins full of plastic waste spanning from salad forks to shampoo bottles. He said that by creating a “plastic stockpile,” he’ll try and convince his mom to stop buying plastics once she ...

The Right Outfit: Halloween costumes should be cautious toward sensitive subjects but not restricted because of fear of cultural appropriation

The Right Outfit: Halloween costumes should be cautious toward sensitive subjects but not restricted because of fear of cultural appropriation

Sowmya Chundi

October 24, 2019

Just last year, Auli’i Cravalho, the actress who played Moana, declared it “absolutely appropriate” for kids to dress up as the Polynesian princess as long as it was in the “spirit of love.” But people were quick to dismiss her opinion, saying it doesn’t speak for everyone, and that there...

French 4 students focus more on SEL and immersion in language classes this year

French 4 students focus more on SEL and immersion in language classes this year

Sowmya Chundi

September 28, 2019

This year, French 4 teachers are focusing more on a better understanding of the language that surpasses learning basic vocabulary. Students are participating in social and emotional learning (SEL) in order to improve their knowledge of French. Andrea Yocum, chairperson of the world language departm...