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General public should treat celebrities as humans, should not subject them to bullying

General public should treat celebrities as humans, should not subject them to bullying

Wendy Zhu

March 20, 2020

Earlier this year, Taylor Swift released the documentary “Miss Americana,” a film detailing her life over the past few years. In the documentary, Swift opens up about the hate she received in 2016 following a feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. “#TaylorSwiftIsOverParty was the number one trend...

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

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

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...

People should take COVID-19 situation seriously by practicing social distancing

People should take COVID-19 situation seriously by practicing social distancing

Wendy Zhu

March 18, 2020

For the past few days, my social media feed has been completely flooded with posts about COVID-19. From people joking about cheap flight prices to memes about online classes, it’s clear that humor has been an important coping mechanism for many—including myself—who are dealing with these less tha...

Orchestras prepare for ISSMA, Side-by-Side performances

Orchestras prepare for ISSMA, Side-by-Side performances

Wendy Zhu

March 1, 2020

The CHS Orchestras have been continuing their preparation on their Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) pieces, and members of the Symphony Orchestra have also been working on their Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) Side-by-Side and Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Side-by-Side performance....

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...

Beauty pageants judge CHS students on factors other than just physical appearance

Beauty pageants judge CHS students on factors other than just physical appearance

Wendy Zhu

December 12, 2019

When a family friend told Abi Meyyappan, National American Miss Indiana (NAMI) finalist and senior, about an opportunity for a free photoshoot this past summer, Meyyappan said she had no idea it was actually an open call for a beauty pageant. After the photoshoot, she thought nothing of it, but a few...

Orchestras finalizing preparations for winter concert, Midwest performance

Orchestras finalizing preparations for winter concert, Midwest performance

Wendy Zhu

December 10, 2019

The CHS Orchestras will perform on Dec. 12 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, there will be two concerts: one at 6 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. “(The first concert is) featuring Concert G1, Concert G3, Sinfonia and Festival Orchestras,” Ohly-...

As Thanksgiving approaches, students plan Friendsgiving celebration, ponder new trend

As Thanksgiving approaches, students plan Friendsgiving celebration, ponder new trend

Sophia Hawkins

November 28, 2019

For many people around the country, Thanksgiving is when they gather with their families to share a meal and say thanks for all that they have, in accordance with the feast of the pilgrims and their Native American friends back in the early 17th century. However, the story that we tell, not only of...

After Indianapolis designated one of most wasteful American cities, Carmel community works to spread awareness, defy stereotype

After Indianapolis designated one of most wasteful American  cities, Carmel community works to spread awareness, defy stereotype

Sowmya Chundi

October 24, 2019

In his free time, sophomore Ethan Stoehr is an avid recycler and plastic collecter. In his room, Stoehr has bins full of plastic waste spanning from salad forks to shampoo bottles. He said that by creating a “plastic stockpile,” he’ll try and convince his mom to stop buying plastics once she ...

Orchestras continue to prepare for upcoming fall concert, Midwest Clinic

Orchestras continue to prepare for upcoming fall concert, Midwest Clinic

Wendy Zhu

October 14, 2019

The CHS orchestras continue to practice for their fall concert that will take place on Oct. 15 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, the concert will be split into two parts; The first half will be at 6 p.m. and will feature performances from the G3...

Orchestras practicing for upcoming fall concert

Orchestras practicing for upcoming fall concert

Wendy Zhu

October 2, 2019

Over the past few weeks, the CHS orchestras have been practicing for their fall concert, which will be on Oct. 15 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to orchestra director Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, the concert will be a little shorter this year due to the fact that the PSAT will be on O...