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Q&A with Mock Trial, DECA and Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council members over social distanced summer activities

The Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC) poses for a photo after their annual Howl-o-ween fall event. Howl-o-ween, former Bow Wow Bash, is an event hosted by the council that features a doggie costume pageant as well as various activities for Carmel’s dogs and their owners to participate in.

Maddie Kosc

June 20, 2020

CMYC, Nimish Bhat, rising senior 1. What impact did the coronavirus pandemic have on your most recent term (19-20)? "It had a lot of different impacts on the council. One main thing is the fact that we can’t meet in person. Especially right now, since our new term is starting, it is really important ...

In-school summer courses, counseling workshops to move online

Students listen to a guest speaker's presentation at a college and career workshop hosted at CHS by the counseling center. Due to COVID-19, these workshops have been moved to be online.

Kassandra Darnell

May 21, 2020

Due to COVID-19, AP Macroeconomics and AP Government, in-school summer classes traditionally offered at CHS, have been transferred online. This school still plans to offer students the opportunity to receive credit and take part in the classes, but they will take them virtually through the Indiana Online...

Music Playlist: We’re Bringing Summer Back [MUSE]

Music Playlist: We're Bringing Summer Back [MUSE]

Grace Xu and Shruthi Ravichandran

September 5, 2019

Bring back those lazy-summer-vacation moods during Labor Day Weekend with a student-curated playlist. From alternative to pop to lofi, there’s bound to be a song that kicks up your summer nostalgia! And if you’re going on a road trip, this playlist is just perfect for the car. Check it out on Spotify at...

Band, orchestra students give advice for practicing over break, adapting to higher level performing arts

Noah Sim, marching band member and senior, rehearses on his euphonium during summer marching band rehearsals. Sim began to play the euphonium for marching a year ago. Sim said the summer rehearsals allow for the marching band to get a head start, as well as integrate freshmen with upperclassmen.

Isabella White, Bowen Zhou, and Grace Xu

August 13, 2019

Noah Sim, marching band member and senior Is there a specific practice schedule for marching band over the summer? We practice on weekends and a couple of weeks in the middle of the summer. We get a month off, but then in August we have these two weeks where we practice for 11 hours a day for four da...

It’s A Break: Summer vacation should primarily be used for relaxing, spending time with friends, family

It's A Break: Summer vacation should primarily be used  for relaxing, spending time with friends, family

Marvin Fan

May 23, 2019

With all the tests and projects that I’ve been through this year, I can definitely say I’m looking forward to using the summer to just relax and spend time with family. Summer break is only a week away and students are making their vacation plans. We’ve just finished all the stressful finals an...

Don’t Get Too Lazy: With summer break coming up, students should prioritize their future

Don't Get Too Lazy: With summer break coming up, students should prioritize their future

Pranav Jothirajah

May 23, 2019

As I was growing up, summer was described as a time to relax and enjoy time away from school. This would often come in the form of going on a carefree vacation or doing absolutely nothing at home. However, as one grows older and enters high school, time is scarce as students are often surrounded by dem...

Speak-ups: Summer 2019

Speak-ups: Summer 2019

Jessica Konrad and Kelly Truax

May 17, 2019

Senior Zach Beeler “(This summer) I’m looking forward to my sister’s wedding because that’s just really exciting that she is getting married. (The wedding) will be in (Washington D.C.).”   Senior Hok Lam “This summer I’m most likely going to be working a lot. I st...

Waking Up is Hard to Do: While recent studies support later high school start times, what do CHS students, staff think?

Junior Addi Milton wakes up for morning swim practice; she said she has to wake up at 4 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. “I think the reason that (school) should be started later is so that people can get more sleep and not be as tired,” Milton said.

Heidi Peng, Feature Editor

August 15, 2017

In recent years, more and more researchers have published studies supporting the stance that high schools should indeed start later. The focal point of these studies is the idea that teenagers just aren’t getting enough sleep. According to a recent National Sleep Foundation (NSF) study, 15 percen...

The Ultimate Summer Guide

The Ultimate Summer Guide

Jessica Konrad and Raiha Zainab

May 18, 2017

Advice, events and bucket lists to plan your summer and make it the best one yet   ...

Summer Traditions

Senior Jacob

Bryce Cheng, News Reporter

May 18, 2017

When the word “summer” comes to mind, the average high-school student might think of sunny days at the beach or even summer classes. For students like senior Jacob Hughes, however, a typical summer encompasses something more: summer jobs. Hughes said he will work as a lifeguard for his neighborhood ...