As scheduling continues, students, teachers promote classes that test world views

Social studies teacher James Ziegler instructs the class during a socratic seminar in IB History of the Americas 3-4. Many IB courses such as IB History of the Americas are very discussion-oriented.

Kiersten Riedford

February 21, 2020

In her junior year, current senior Sandiya Sajan said she came to the realization that all she had ever thought was instilled by someone else’s opinions. It was during her IB History of the Americas class, she said, when the teacher posed the question of whether native people were considered to be s...

Media center to host Global War on Terror event, changes lamination policies

Terri Ramos, department chairperson for media and communications, works on her laptop during a free period.

Karen Zhang

September 9, 2019

According to Terri Ramos, department chairperson for media and communications, the media center will be closed on Sept. 10 during SRT for the Global War on Terror Symposium. “It’s a partnership with Will Ellery and he has gotten over 30 veterans to talk about their experiences. They’ll be scat...

Photo Essay: WWII Veteran Guest Speaker

Photo Essay: WWII Veteran Guest Speaker

Lin-Lin Mo

April 19, 2018

On Wednesday, April 18th, WWII veteran Leighton Willhite visited CHS to discuss his involvement with the Battle of Iwo Jima. The event was organized by Will Ellery, IB US History teacher .

A Young President Predictor

Senior Jack Missler explains how he developed his method of predicting the election results by listing the statistics he used to help him derive his equation. He said he is disappointed with the results, but finds that it is an opportunity to grow.

Adhi Ramkumar, Story

December 12, 2016

According to CNN, a record-breaking 71 million people watched the results of the election come in on Nov. 8. While the entire nation was awake, senior Jack Missler eagerly waited to see if his algorithm predicting voter turnout and election results would work. Missler said, “(I developed two) separate ...

CHS did not host mock election this year

Will Ellery, former mock election sponsor and social studies teacher, reviews past mock election binders. Ellery said that these binders were student creations about the political issues.

James Yin, Sports Copy Editor

November 9, 2016

CHS did not have its quadrennial mock election for the 2016 election cycle. According to Will Ellery, previous mock election sponsor and social studies teacher, the major reason for the lack of an election was because of the characteristics of the election and of the candidates. “(The mock election) was always issues dri...

CHS students, teacher to escort veterans to war memorials in Washington, D.C. on April 23

CHS students, teacher to escort veterans  to war memorials in Washington, D.C. on April 23


April 21, 2016

On Saturday, three juniors in IB History of the Americas will accompany veterans as guardians to visit Washington, D.C. The veterans range from World War II to the Vietnam and Korean Wars. Indy Honor Flight is an organization that honors veterans by sending them to the World War II monuments in Washington,...

CHS students balance tolerance with tradition

CHS students balance tolerance with tradition


November 14, 2014

Hailing from Kenya, senior Kathleen Muloma said her parents have instilled in her the importance of certain traditions. “We are always having family and friends stay at our house. Providing food and a place to stay is a very important aspect of the Kenyan lifestyle,” she said. Tradition plays ...

Medal of Honor recipient to speak at Nov. 11 Veterans Day convocation

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November 10, 2013

This Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the school will host the annual Veterans Day convocation in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium during SRT. All seniors will attend, but it will also be broadcasted by CHTV to all other SRTs. According to Will Ellery, coordinator for the Veterans Day convocation, US History teacher...

Veterans Day celebration only a few weeks away


October 29, 2013

The Veterans Day convocation is scheduled to commence on Nov. 11. The celebration is held during SRT, and two men, Pete O’Hara and Paul Bucha, will be recognized at the convocation for their service. Also, more veterans who were asked to attend will be in the auditorium as well, but they will not ...

The upset victory of Glenda Ritz leaves students wondering when change will come


December 14, 2012

On the night of Nov. 6, 2012, Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction, told his supporters at Lucas Oil Stadium that he had “no regrets;” in his four years in office, Bennett accomplished quite a bit including implementing new teacher evaluations, private school vouchers...

Teachers work to separate personal views from their public school classrooms

Personal finance teacher Richard “Chard” Reid works closely with senior Christopher Bonta. Reid, who ran for U.S. Congress in the Nov. 6 election, said even though he ran for office, he tried to keep his personal political views out of the classroom.


November 16, 2012

Junior Blake Patteson carries his textbook every day to AP U.S. History. It is slightly worn at the corners, 1,248 pages of hard facts graced by a painting of an American flag-adorned winter landscape on the cover. But while the book is important, the course consists of much more than just reading. For ...

Young voters are turned off by the extremes of the Democratic and Republican Parties

Hailey Meyer / Photo Illustration


November 2, 2012

He’s just not that into it. “Right now on the (political) spectrum, I think I’m off the spectrum,” Nicholas “Nick” Johnson, self-declared independent and senior, said. “It’s just  frustration, apathy.” Johnson said that before last year, he was more supportive of the Democratic Party but has since fallen away from the liberal side. ...