Category Archives: Sandpiper Selects

Concerns from bomb threat lead to new policy development

By: ALEX POLETTI Teacher and student responses to an Oct. 19 bomb threat on campus have led to a conversation among CHS site and district administration on whether proper measures…

Students deal with realities of drug-use repercussions

By: ATHENA FOSLER-BRAZIL Forty-one percent of Carmel High School juniors reported using drugs or alcohol in the past month, according to the most recent California Healthy Kids survey for the…

Young art talent draws upon inspiration to put pencil to paper

By: QUINN SPOONER After taking out his box of pencils and sketchbook, Salvador Perez added the finishing touches on his drawing: an old man holding a red-and-white rose, with a…

Carmel players unfazed by national anthem protests

By: IAN GEERTSEN Among the many controversies of 2017, one of the most prevalent, and possibly most surprising, is the national anthem protesting. What started with one player has turned…

Sophomore docents for love of science, stewardship

By: PASCALE MONTGOMERY The Pacific Grove Natural History Museum has been serving and educating patrons of the county and beyond for more than 130 years thanks to the help of…

The Doctor is in: Superintendent Dill-Varga ready to make her mark on Carmel Unified School District

By: ALEX POLETTI More than a month before the first pealings of the bell marked the official start of another school year, new CUSD superintendent, Dr. Barbara Dill-Varga, was already…

In-class political bias leads to some disagreement over its appropriateness

On Nov. 10, 2016, Mountain View history teacher Frank Navarro found himself being asked to leave the school after a parent sent the school an email expressing their concerns over…

Carmel Valley High School welcomes CHS’ staff members to team

As a result of opened positions and visions of a high school consistent with their own, three of Carmel High School’s previous staff members—Brenda Buran, Jeff Schatz and Tom Parry—transferred…

Padres vote in 2017-2018 ASB officers

After many qualified students competed to represent their school, the CHS student body has cast their votes and appointed class and ASB presidents for the 2017-18 school year with Sebastian…

Film festival brings out best, brightest of CHS student filmmakers

“After making my first short film, I was hooked,” 2016 CHS grad Hans Voegeli says. “The fact that you can take any idea for a story, or a character or…