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Sophomore Savneet Dulay (right) discusses the lack of minority teachers with sophomore Akshaya Lingala (left) on Feb 16th, 2023. “I think non-ethnic teachers just need to be more sensitive towards some students,” said Dulay.

Involved students weigh in on impact of minority teachers

Ayaan Nadeem February 28, 2023

February is Ethnic Equality Month.  With this month as a backdrop, sophomore Savneet Dulay said having a diverse teaching staff is important. “I don’t think that there is a huge difference overall...

Students, staff discuss cultural detachment, stigma within CCS

Arya Pinnamaneni March 25, 2022

When sophomore Adama Barry had a conversation with her friends, she was surprised to find they also occasionally felt stuck between two worlds and didn't feel understood in either. “I’m Guinean,...

Members of the Black Student Alliance (BSA) play a trivia game during a meeting. Vanessa Rasaki, junior and president of the BSA, said, “Trying to get people educated is a big thing for us this (Black History Month).”

Students, teachers confront stigma, reflect on perception of African-American Vernacular English (AAVE)

Royce Brown and Chenyao Liu February 17, 2022

Vanessa Rasaki, co-President of the Black Student Alliance (BSA) and junior, has spent the past couple of months planning for Black History Month. “(The BSA) met with the school administrators so...

Elijah Choi, co-founder of Advancement of Asian Americans in Arts and Athletics (A5) and senior, speaks at a gathering by the City of Carmel on April 28.

A year after murder of George Floyd, student leaders, administrator discuss cultural awareness progress at CHS

Tsion Daniel May 25, 2021

Last year, a meeting with Dr. Harmas took place on Sept. 24 regarding diversity and equity at CHS in light of the murder of the George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Now, after about a year since the murder of...

 Zyrah Arulogun, member of Black Student Alliance (BSA), raises her hand to ask the police officers a question at a BSA meeting on May 13. Arulogun said that while the diversity training sessions are a step in the right direction, there is still more to be done.

CCS district offers diversity training for staff, parents

Zainab Idrees May 16, 2021

This district is offering diversity training sessions for staff. These training sessions are optional and focus on different topics such as microaggressions, equity and allyship.  Due to COVID-19 concerns,...

Terri Roberts-Leonard joins CCS as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Terri Roberts-Leonard joins CCS as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Grace Xu March 14, 2021

According to Superintendent Michael Beresford, Terri Roberts-Leonard joined Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) on Jan. 19 as the first diversity, equity and inclusion officer of the school district. Additionally,...

Q&A with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusions Officer Terri Roberts-Leonard

Q&A with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusions Officer Terri Roberts-Leonard

Raghav Sriram February 17, 2021

Why do you believe Carmel Clay Schools added this position for the 2020-2021 School Year? With the murder of George Floyd last year, issues of racism specifically, but Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,...

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