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Top of the world: Mock trial dominates in world championship

The Carmel High School mock trial team has won, undefeated, the 2016 Empire New York Mock Trial World Championships, going 8-0 in the preliminary rounds and continuing to defeat Santa…

Padre basketball teams get coaching overhaul

As the Carmel basketball teams gear up, both girls and boys are under the leadership of new coaches. At the end of last season, girls’ coach Tom Dooner and boys’…

Auger treads water polo team past MTAL championships to CCS

During his eighth grade year, Kevan Auger almost made the 15U Olympic Development Program National Water Polo Team and was an alternate. In a sea of 6-foot-5-inch, 220 pound players,…

From New York to your front door, Tommy will rock you to Pieces

Tommy Castellanos shreds out a chord on his guitar, Joe Johnson gives his bass one more pluck before muting the strings, and Kevin ¨Bagel¨ Nagle pounds his drums into oblivion…

For iconic secretary Ann Berry, retirement is finally calling

After 38 years of working as Carmel High School’s front desk secretary, Ann Berry is planning her retirement. Although this seems like a long time coming and something that should…

Homecoming needs more opportunities for LGBT students

Homecoming is absolutely an integral part of the high school experience; crowning a king and queen has long been a coming-of-age right for teenagers. Unfortunately, with Carmel High’s current approach,…

Sports Illustrated writer helps coach middle school teams

For local Sports Illustrated writer Alan Shipnuck, playing 18 holes with Stephen Curry one day and then helping out on the Carmel Middle School soccer field the next is the…

Senior pilot soars toward helicopter license

Looking down at the ground 1,000 feet below, the beams of light from the setting sun reflect off Monterey Bay’s stirring waters to create a scene unlike any other—John Fletcher,…

Russell spreads passion and influence to young artists

Have you ever wondered about the man inside of Room 41 and what lies beneath the cheeriness and humor he brings to the CHS campus? Art teacher Steven Russell, who…

Carmel High drama dept. to host Opera-Essence Performances

On Oct. 19, the CHS performing arts center will be hosting Opera-Essence Performances, the husband and wife team of Richard and Norma Mayer that has been bringing opera to various…