Category Archives: Sandpiper Selects

Drama class brings magic of wizarding world to stage

The room explodes with life, vibrating with a cacophonous flurry of typical thespian activity and banter—consisting of vocal exercises and laughter, a rising wave of volume spreads with exaggerated gesticulations…

Big Sur’s bridge demolition creates problems for CHS students

After many harsh winter months of torrential downpour and raging storms, Big Sur is left in shambles: a bridge demolished due to its decrepit state, the constant threat and existence…

Girls’ lacrosse officially starts its inaugural season at Carmel High

After a long and complicated struggle to officialize a girls’ lacrosse team at Carmel High, CHS students and parents have finally succeeded, but now the question stands: Will this newfound…

Community lacks healthy water levels despite winter rains

In spite of the near record-breaking rain California received in the 2016 rainy season, Carmel still remains in a severe water crisis. The main water sources for Carmel and the…

Cafeteria Neeewwwss: District pursues healthy options

Based on a philosophy to provide local, fresh organic food to Carmel High School students, the cafeteria has utilized three major food companies to satisfy students’ hunger. As the district’s…

Sandpiper alumni achieve excellence in college and beyond

Which Carmel High School course singularly equips a student for remarkable success in college and beyond? Newspaper. Writing for the Sandpiper under the guidance of Mike Palshaw has proven to…

Exploring the live action evolution of ‘Assassins’ at Carmel High

“I saw the lights come over the hill and down as they continued to look for me. I got out of my car, locked it, left my stuff behind and…

Soundtrack to hit musical ‘La La Land’ a stand-alone masterpiece

In most movies, the soundtrack is merely background music, often taking a backseat to other parts of the production. However, in musical movie “La La Land,” the soundtrack takes the…

Senior takes initiative to help families of sick children

It’s lunchtime on a Tuesday, and while many students are meandering off-campus in pursuit of food, Carmel High senior Caroline Mierzwa is in Room C working furiously on her latest…

Winning former Catalina coach takes over Carmel High softball

After a successful nine-year run at Santa Catalina, Jim Pingree starts anew as coach of the Carmel High School softball team. Throughout his coaching career, Pingree was awarded MTAL Coach…