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May 18, 2012

February 7 While this season’s record prevented the Colts from reaching Super Bowl XLVI, students here certainly didn’t stop paying attention to football. For the first time in history, Indianapolis hosted the event, a face-off between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. Although the G...

Senate hosting multiple class competitions and appreciation weeks

Senator and freshman Michael Zhao records the scores for the first round of Brain Game. The winner of the entire competition will win a pizza party. YAMEEN HAMEED / PHOTO


March 6, 2012

Senate has jumpstarted a number of events recently, including Brain Game, March Madness, Cafeteria Appreciation Week and Counselor Appreciation Week. According to Senate sponsor Michelle Foutz, Brain Game, like previous years, will involve SRTs competing against each other in trivia with single-round elimination. ...

Drink responsibly. Consumers should fully realize what they’re drinking and not just jump on the bandwagon.

Drink responsibly. Consumers should fully realize what they’re drinking and not just jump on the bandwagon.


February 23, 2012

With the recent rise of energy drinks and increased reliance on the more traditional coffee and tea, it’s important to take a step back and look at what they really do for us. Sure, drinks like these have their benefits. For most consumers, they can give off the intended effects of providing enough of...

Senate continues to raise awareness for Dance Marathon


February 21, 2012

Senate is still working towards Dance Marathon, which will be on Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. On Feb. 16, Senate will help support Cabinet’s Panda Express fundraiser. “We go to the events, send people to participate, and help promote,” Senate sponsor Michelle Foutz said. According to Foutz, Senate learns of...

There is no “war on religion.” For a nation to remain religiously tolerant, secularization is necessary.

There is no “war on religion.” For a nation to remain religiously tolerant, secularization is necessary.


January 27, 2012

“As president, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion. And I’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage. Faith made America strong. It can make her strong again.” Republican candidate Rick Perry made this statement in his campaign video “Strong” (now beating Rebecca Black’s ...

Senate hyping ‘Neon Dance’ and Dance Marathon events


January 25, 2012

On Feb. 3, Senate will be hosting “Neon Dance” after the basketball game. According to Senate sponsor Michelle Foutz, the event will last until 11 p.m. with tickets sold for $3 at the door or through Senators. Proceeds will benefit the Melanoma Society. “It’s gonna be like Winter Formal...

Senate supports Dance Marathon, to host ‘Neon Rave’ on Feb. 3

Kyle Impini, Chick-Fil-A employee and senior, serves a customer during a Dance Marathon fundraiser on Jan. 4. During the fundraiser, which continued through Jan. 5 at the U.S. 31 Chick-Fil-A location, the restaurant will donate 20 percent of proceeds to Riley Children's Hospital. Last year, proceeds from events like the Chick-Fil-A fundraiser helped raise over $230,000 for the hospital. CONNER GORDON / PHOTO


January 5, 2012

To prepare for Dance Marathon, Senate is raising awareness for various fundraising events at restaurants, such as Chick-Fil-A and Steak 'n Shake. “We raise a lot of money,” Senator and senior Sara Towle said. “Everybody has to eat, so it’s really effective.” According to Towle, S...

Senate sponsors annual ‘Care to Share’ gift drive event

Student Body President Terrance Lewis organizes spreadsheets of families for ‘Care to Share.’ According to Lewis, SRTs will be responsible for these families’ gifts. PHOTO / YAMEEN HAMEED


November 8, 2011

With the help of SRT classrooms, Senate will be sponsoring “Care to Share,” an annual gift drive event. According to Senate sponsor Michelle Foutz, the school will be sponsoring 85 people through the United Christmas Service of United Way, buying each person Christmas presents. “We get all of the size information and figure ou...

Put an end to slacktivism. Find a way to make a difference and have real impact.


October 19, 2011

Slacktivism: defined by the ever-reliable Urban Dictionary as “the act of participating in obviously pointless activities as an expedient alternative to actually expending effort to fix a problem.” With the growing use of social networking, slacktivism too has gained popularity. Whether it’s chan...

Senate recognizing Custodial Appreciation Week, blood drive


September 21, 2011

The Senate is celebrating Custodial Appreciation Week and preparing for the blood drive on Sept. 23. “A lot of things that take a lot of work but are easy to overlook are the custodian’s doing,” student body president Terrance Lewis said. According to Senate sponsor Michelle Foutz, the students...

House prepares for Tailgate for Life, Alumni Room

    House members senior Hannah Blachly, sophomore Casey Gorin, senior Julie Gaylor, and sophomore Jenna Wiegand (left to right) make posters to promote Tailgate for Life. Tailgate for Life is a House event that will raise money for breast cancer research this year. OMEED MALEKMARZBAN / PHOTO


September 1, 2011

House is preparing for its first major events of the year, Tailgate for Life and the Alumni Room, according to sponsor Sarah Wolff.  The two events will both be occurring on Sept. 16. According to speaker of the House Mohammad Issa, the money from Tailgate for Life will be going to the Ame...

Carmel Clay Education Foundation finds new executive director


August 29, 2009

The Carmel Clay Education Foundation (CCEF) has found an executive director, Dorothy Ilgen. “Ms. Ilgen became Executive Director after a search committee composed of members of the CCEF Board interviewed a number of very well-qualified candidates for this job,” assistant superintendent, Jeff Swensson,...