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This year’s virtual learning to focus on social-emotional learning, bonds between teachers, students

Senior Sarah Konrad takes notes for class during online-learning time.She said she had trouble for the first few days, but did her best to find a schedule to help her get things turned in on time.

Wendy Zhu

August 13, 2020

In the 2019-2020 school year, teachers taught the final quarter of school entirely online after Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) closed on March 16 and Gov. Holcomb later ordered all K-12 schools in Indiana to remain closed for the rest of the school year. It’s likely that most, if not all teachers were...

folklore: A Track-By-Track Breakdown [MUSE]

folklore: A Track-By-Track Breakdown [MUSE]

Wendy Zhu

July 30, 2020

foreword: It’s been a few days since Taylor Swift released her eighth studio album, “folklore,” and I’ve finally (somewhat) recovered from the surprise drop. This album represents many firsts for Swift. It’s the first time she’s released two albums within a single year. It’s the first time s...

Consider supporting small businesses by purchasing gift cards during pandemic

Consider supporting small businesses by purchasing gift cards during pandemic

Wendy Zhu

May 21, 2020

I love shopping. Though I will admit that I spend most of my time browsing rather than actually making purchases, shopping has become a way to cope with stress or sadness. Although retail therapy may not be the most effective long-term solution to negative emotions, a study published in Psychology & ...

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

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...

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

Chloe Chui (left), member of Symphony Orchestra and junior, looks over her music with Alia Rumreich (right), member of Symphony Orchestra and junior. Chui said the Symphony Orchestra has been focusing heavily on intonation and transitioning back to regular classes after their chamber music unit.

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

Abi Meyyappan, National American Miss Indiana (NAMI) finalist and senior, adjusts her tiara in a mirror. Meyyappan said she enjoyed her first beauty pageant experience.

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

Chloe Chui, member of Symphony Orchestra and junior, looks over her music for the upcoming performance at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Chui said she is looking forward to performing in Chicago on Dec. 18.

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...