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Pep band provides opportunities to apply students’ musical ability into other school events in low-stress environment

Junior Andrew (Andy) Schmidt plays around on his french horn during a break in Wind Symphony III. He said his favorite part of concert band is playing different types of music and the class helps him reenergize before the rest of his school day.

Valliei Chandrakumar

January 23, 2020

Sophomore Sierra Hunnicutt plays bassoon for Wind Symphony III, the Marching Greyhound and the Bassoon Ensemble. She is also a member of the CHS pep band, which plays during basketball games. She said compared to other musical extracurriculars, pep band removes the pressure on herself to improve and inst...

Carpeted floors to be replaced with terrazzo

Sophomore Sam Philleo finishes an assignment in an E Room computer lab. The E hallways will have their carpeting replaced with terrazzo prior to the start of next school year.

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February 27, 2015

According to Principal John Williams, much of the carpeting throughout the school will be converted into terrazzo, a composite material composed of glass, granite, quartz and marble. Although the official date of completion has yet to be announced, the renovation is expected to occur during the summer...

Orchestra continues to prepare for state competition and Vienna trip

Olivia Wang, Symphony Orchestra member and junior, does her homework after school at the Carmel Clay Public Library. She said she always stays there after school before Tuesday orchestra rehearsals start at 6 p.m.

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February 18, 2015

According to assistant orchestra director Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, orchestra members continue to prepare for the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) season in early May and their upcoming trip to Vienna during spring break, which is open to all orchestra members who are not freshmen. Andr...

Aquatics center turns to new social media to get swimmers

Aquatics center director Kinsey Wallace posts on the aquatics center's Facebook page. Wallace said that she hopes that the Facebook page helps more people find out about the amenities of the aquatics center.

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February 13, 2015

Aquatics center director Kinsey Wallace has recently started to branch out to more forms of social media in order to reach out to potential lap swimmers. "We literally just got a (Facebook page)," Wallace said. She hopes that this page will help the aquatics center get itself more known to people who may not already be aware of the...

Mock Trial prepares for weekly cases, final competition

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February 5, 2015

Mock Trial now competes every Wednesday, and have been doing well in the cases they have completed. Conducted in the Hamilton County Judiciary Center in Noblesville, the trials begin at 6 p.m. Andrew Ardizone, Mock Trial member and sophomore, said, “We are all prepared for anything.” According...

Media center to undergo renovation

Sophomore Sam Philleo completes an assignment in the computer lab. The empty media center room that once housed the copy center could potentially become another computer lab in the future.

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February 3, 2015

According to Assistant Principal Joseph Schaller, the media center will get renovated with new tables, chairs and furniture. Although the official date of completion has yet to be announced, the renovation is estimated to finish around the start of the next school year. “There are going to be a...

Orchestra prepares for state competition and Vienna trip

Olivia Wang, Symphony Orchestra member and junior, does her homework after school at the Carmel Clay Public Library. She said she always stays there after school before Tuesday orchestra rehearsals start at 6 p.m.

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January 28, 2015

According to Olivia Wang, Symphony Orchestra member and junior, orchestra members continue to prepare for Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) season in early May. Two songs Symphony Orchestra is currently working on are “Fifth Symphony” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and “Candide: Overture”...

Chess Club practices for state competition

Eric Zhu, Chess Club member and freshman, plays using the “bughouse” against club members and sophomores Caleb Smith and Brett Khalow. According to Zhu, the “bousehouse” is a partnered game where club members can learn from other members about tactics and playing speed.

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January 23, 2015

According to Sam Philleo, Chess Club co-president and sophomore, there is no chess club Jan. 19 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day. Sponsor Margaret Winans said the next Chess Club meeting will be on Jan. 26 in Room F103 after school. The club meets every Monday after school until 4 p.m., where ...

Mock Trial prepares for first competition

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January 16, 2015

Mock Trial’s first competition is Jan. 14. The trial will be conducted at the Hamilton County Judiciary Center in Noblesville and begins at 6 p.m. Team member and sophomore Andrew Ardizone said, “Our first trial is Wednesday (Jan. 14), and we are all prepared for anything.” According to Ardizone,...

Copy center relocated to IP area

Sophomore Sam Philleo completes an assignment in the computer lab. The empty room in the media center could potentially become another computer lab in the future.

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January 16, 2015

According to Assistant Principal Joseph Schaller, the copy center in the library has been moved to the IP area near the engineering and technology education department. “We’re going to use [the room] for something,” Schaller said. “Whether it’s going to be a computer lab or not, those are the things we are not sure about yet.” Besides t...

Orchestra to forgo chamber music this year

May Zhang, Concert Orchestra member and freshman, fingers her violin in an individual playing room during SRT. She was playing “Allegro Brillante”.

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January 9, 2015

According to assistant orchestra director Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, orchestra members typically work on chamber music, music played in small groups of musicians, during the beginning of the second semester. However, they will not this year, as the chamber music will be replaced by a separate program for...

Chess Club to meet Dec. 8

Allen Zheng, Chess Club member and freshman, plays recreationally against his friends. According to Zheng, the club meets every Monday after school to have fun with other members and learn better strategies for chess.

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December 3, 2014

According to Chess Club sponsor Margaret Winans, Chess Club will be meeting Dec. 8 in Room F103 after school. The club meets every Monday after school until 4 p.m., and late bus passes are provided. Regardless of experience in chess, everyone is encouraged to attend. Club members will play for both...