Category Archives: Sandpiper Selects

Collegiate ambitions keep lacrosse star going

BY GABE MARTIN CHS lacrosse midfielder Luke Melcher led the Padre lacrosse team with 52 goals, 18 assist and 58 ground balls, helping them finish their season 8-8.   Melcher…

Hiking enthusiasts note beauty of open local trails

BY PASCALE MONTGOMERY Since the Soberanes Fire in 2016, various popular trails in Big Sur have been closed for restoration efforts and trail maintenance. Despite these closures, there are still…

Graduating photographer’s passion not strictly academic

BY QUINN SPOONER With Carmel High School’s 76th edition of the El Padre yearbook set to release in mid-May, senior Luke DePalatis wraps up his second year as chief editor…

George Ezra tops debut with shining sophomore effort

BY MILES PREKOSKI In 2014, George Ezra released the third top-selling album of the year. After a four-year drought, fans were left wondering if Ezra would release a sophomore album…

Trump, Truth and Journalism

BY ALEX POLETTI The room is teeming with students and excitement alike as Sylvia Panetta introduces the panelists for the third installment of the Panetta Institute’s lecture series on the…

Talent prospects make 2018 MLB season one to catch

  BY ALEX POLETTI When Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs in his new Yankee uniform March 29, it signified the onslaught of the 2018 Major League Baseball season. After…

Sophomore runner aims for milestone marathon goal

Sophia Buraglio, Natalie Mazoud began running with her father at the age of 5 and entering races at age 9. She has run track and cross-country for Carmel teams, and…

Local charity puts guitar in hands of those in need

BY ARCHER MICHAELS The Marina City Teen Center, usually loud and energetic, is filled with more than the sounds of children and teens. This sleepy Saturday morning is filled with…

LGBT students persevere through unique challenges

BY PASCALE MONTGOMERY Sophomore Kylie Yeatman identifies as transgender, but her transition was not a simple and easy path. She had always felt different, but she did not know how…

Nearly 200 students walk out in protest of school shootings

    BY ELLAH FOSTER At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, thousands of students across the nation walked out of class in protest of gun violence and the most…