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Students navigate social isolation’s effect on mental health

Senior Stephanie Morton stands on her bike before going on a bike ride with her friends. She said riding her bike has been a good way to socially distance with her friends while remaining active.

Grace Xu

May 21, 2020

As America reaches over 1.5 million coronavirus cases, as of May 21, much of the country remains under lockdown, creating an unprecedented recession—one that takes the form of social isolation. Such isolation comes with significant health implications, particularly from a psychological standpoint. ...

In light of World Health Day on April 7, changes in diet lead to improved mental, physical health amongst students

Junior Melissa Su divides her lunch into individual boxes to make it easier to bring in the morning. Su said she started focusing on having a more balanced diet last month.

Uma Kandallu

March 20, 2020

Junior Melissa Su typically starts off her day by eating a breakfast with eggs. She then prepares a lunch centered around vegetables and ends the day by eating a protein-focused dinner.  Su said she follows a diet in which she doesn’t eat processed foods Mondays through Fridays but eats how she wa...

In light of World Agriculture Day on Tuesday, students in agriculture stress importance of maintaining industry

Junior Max Chang mows the grass along the box plots on his farm, NuJac Gardens. Chang said the maintenance of a farm requires many responsibilities including this one.

Leah Tan

March 20, 2020

Although Indiana is a state commonly known for its agricultural industry, Carmel tends to stray far from representing that stereotype. However, for junior Drew Sanchez, agriculture is a topic of interest, so much so that he wishes to pursue a career in it. “Most people think when I want to pursue an agricul...

With scheduling for next school year underway, CHS classes attempt to combine benefits of knowledge acquisition, real-world application

With scheduling for next school year underway, CHS classes attempt  to combine benefits of knowledge acquisition, real-world application

Sophia Hawkins and Uma Kandallu

January 23, 2020

Senior Ruby Sanders wants to be an ecologist when she leaves high school. When she was younger, she loved being outdoors and was deeply fascinated by the inner workings of nature. Ecology seemed the natural course of action, a culmination of her lifelong curiosities.  Already, Sanders takes elective classes, such as bo...

Establishment of CBD month acknowledges rise in popularity of CBD oil, various uses

Srinivasu Kesa, founder and owner of MD Medical Weight Loss, Medical Center and Med Spa schedules his next appointment. Kesa said there are several different benefits to using CBD oils.

Uma Kandallu

January 23, 2020

Sophomore Manasa Kesa said she first learned about cannabidiol (CBD) and its potential uses when her parents opened their weight loss store and began selling the product. Now, Manasa said she primarily uses CBD to enhance her concentration while studying. “I have problems with focusing and energy, and my pa...

Regifting leaves previous gifter, recipient unsatisfied; Regifting is beneficial when proper etiquette is used

Regifting leaves previous gifter, recipient unsatisfied; Regifting is beneficial when proper etiquette is used

Uma Kandallu and Calina He

December 12, 2019

As we approach the holiday season, many people frantically try to figure out what their friends and family would enjoy for gifts. Sometimes, the lack of money or time that we have catches up to us and we regift something we have already received. While this practice may prove to be an inexpensive and t...

Science Olympiad to have next meeting Dec. 3, next competition Dec. 7

Science Olympiad sponsor Cynthia Henry displays this box in her room throughout the year. Science Olympiad member and sophomore Sunjay Kamath said that the box serves as a good luck charm for competitions like the one taking place on Dec. 7.

Uma Kandallu

December 5, 2019

 Science Olympiad is scheduled to have its next meeting Dec. 3, preceding the club’s upcoming competition on Dec. 7. Science Olympiad member and sophomore Jinhee Won said that the invitational is typical of the competitions the club attends. She said that this is one of the invitationals that wil...

Chipotle program offers to cover tuition for workers, sparking discussion on high school jobs

Ben Ring, Chipotle employee and senior, wipes down a table during one of his shifts at Chipotle. Ring said cleaning up is one of the responsibilities he has as a worker for Chipotle.

Uma Kandallu and Sarah Zheng

November 15, 2019

Ben Ring, Chipotle worker and senior, is among the many students at this school who have an after-school job. While many high school students already work in order to gain benefits such as real-world experience, Chipotle has taken the extra step by covering the tuition cost for their employees to ea...

Science Olympiad meeting scheduled for Oct. 23

Science Olympiad sponsor Cynthia Henry discusses the upcoming meeting and competition. She said that she is excited to see what the team will accomplish at the Nov. 9 competition.

Uma Kandallu

October 22, 2019

Science Olympiad is scheduled to have its next meeting on Oct. 23. According to Science Olympiad sponsor Cynthia Henry, the meeting will consist of preparing for the upcoming competition on Nov. 9. Henry said, “Students will be working on their events, practicing and hopefully building things.” ...

Intramurals basketball season over, club reflects on year

Intramural basketball teams prepare for the upcoming championship game. The season drew to a close after the end of the championship game. The championship team took place on March 22 during SRT in the varsity gymnasium.

Uma Kandallu

April 16, 2019

After its recent championship game, the intramurals basketball season drew to an end. Intramurals had its championship game during SRT on March 22. The club raised over $1000 for Riley Children’s Hospital. Intramurals head sponsor Kyle Cluver said that as of now, there is nothing new planned for th...

Night five of Intramurals basketball to take place on Feb. 20

Uma Kandallu

February 27, 2019

Intramurals plans to have its fifth night of basketball on Feb. 20. According to Intramurals head sponsor Kyle Cluver, the fourth night of intramurals has finished and the teams now look forward to the fifth night and eventually playoffs. Cluver has not confirmed the date for playoffs, however, he said i...

Intramurals to halt season

Uma Kandallu

January 14, 2019

Intramurals is currently putting the basketball season on hold as a result of the recent boiler explosion that occurred over winter break. However, if the repairs on the fieldhouse are completed quickly enough or if an arrangement can be worked out between several other varsity, freshman, and sophomor...