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Students should rethink values for volunteering, restore purpose over prestige when gaining service hours

Students should rethink values for volunteering, restore purpose over prestige when gaining service hours

Alivia Romaniuk April 15, 2021

Our good friend phoebe from Friends once said that there is no selfless good deed. Every good deed yields some return, whether it be a feeling of satisfaction, praise from others or a boosted status. Phoebe’s...

Sophomore Maleeha Mahbub interacts with Rohingya student refugees at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. She spent a few days there during the summer of 2020 and helped Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar to escape targeted violence and human rights violations.

Q&A with Sophomore Maleeha Mahbub on volunteering at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

Daniel Tian September 14, 2020

Where did you go last summer? Last summer I went to Ukhia in Bangladesh at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camps.  What are the Rohingya refugee camps? What happened to the people there? Since the...

Janvi Bhatia, Carmel HOSA activities co-chair and junior, poses with her sister, sophomore Rhea Bhatia, and Ty Talatin at a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society event. This was pre-lockdown.

COVID-19 encourages socially conscious behavior among students, community

Leah Tan May 21, 2020

Prior to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, Janvi Bhatia, Carmel Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) activities co-chair and junior, said she frequently volunteered at hospitals. However,...

Members of Key Club’s board discuss plans for the future of the club at a meeting on the morning of Sept. 24. According to Key Club sponsor Diana Grimes, the Serve Carmel initiative will be a major focus this year.

Key Club to promote other service clubs, centralize volunteer opportunities with Serve Carmel

Sam Hawkins September 30, 2019

This school year, members of the Key Club board hope to make serving the community easier and more accessible to students through its new program, Serve Carmel. "So it's basically for freshmen because...

NHS wraps up Ghost and Goblins and focuses on volunteering

Kassi Darnell November 22, 2018

Following the annual Ghost and Goblins 2k/5k, National Honor Society (NHS) members are working on wrapping up the event and focusing more on service hours. NHS sponsor Michelle Skidmore said this year’s...

Hannah Na and Vivian Zheng, Design for CHS members and juniors, eat lunch together. Design for CHS had their call-out meeting on Sept. 12 and have begun planning for both new and old volunteer projects.

Design for CHS to start new projects

Kris Otten September 26, 2018

Design for CHS had their call-out meeting on Sept. 12 and according to junior Hannah Na, it was successful. “We came up with some ideas for future projects like volunteering at the humane society and...

(From left to right) NHS officers Rylann Moffitt, Josh Schumann, Jessica Konrad and Patrick Campbell discuss plans for volunteer hours for the Ghost and Goblins 2k/5k with NHS sponsor Michelle Skidmore. Skidmore suggested that the officers appoint committee chairs for planning the event to prevent the officers from becoming overwhelmed with putting the run/walk together as well as starting NHS tutoring and meeting with members of the Carmel Education Foundation (CEF).

NHS members earn group hours and prep for Ghost and Goblins run

Kassi Darnell September 16, 2018

Toward the end of the summer and the start of the school year, NHS members have had a few opportunities to earn group hours. So far, members have been able to volunteer at registration and the open house...

Sophomore Jack Martin poses for a photo with his church group. He said he likes volunteering to benefit people, despite the increase in competitiveness of academics.

To Give And To Get: Even with emphasis on academics, CHS students explain why they continue to prioritize community service

Hari Patel April 20, 2018

While volunteering at the Carmel United Methodist Church food pantry, sophomore Jack Martin places another filled box of food donations on the metal rack. Martin said he hasn’t volunteered at the local...

Cancer Crackdown: People should consider donating to cancer research, awareness foundations regardless of personal affiliation

Cancer Crackdown: People should consider donating to cancer research, awareness foundations regardless of personal affiliation

Claire Abdellah, Reporter January 25, 2018

On Sunday, Feb. 4, World Cancer Day will take place. It is a day which has a special place in my heart. Cancer has touched my family and I, as it has all of us. My grandfather died of lung cancer when...

Junior Eve Weifenbach (second from left) sits with fellow volunteers during a food truck load up to hand out groceries to the underserved. She said volunteering has made her more grateful for everything she has in life.

CHS community speaks up about lower volunteer rates in recent years

Heidi Peng, Feature Reporter December 12, 2016

With christmas at its core, December is often thought of as the month of giving back. However, according to a 2015 study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which was released this year on Feb. 25, volunteer...

Service Above Self

Service Above Self

News February 19, 2016

Enter the sliding doors, and a visitor is confronted by nurses and doctors rushing through hallways adorned with rainforest decorations and painted tropical scenes. A nurse dressed in pastel scrubs...

Giving back. Students should help those who are less fortunate this Thanksgiving season.

Giving back. Students should help those who are less fortunate this Thanksgiving season.

perspectives November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving started when the original pilgrims decided to have a feast after celebrating their one-year anniversary of moving to America, and they invited the Native Americans who helped them throughout...

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