Category Archives: Sandpiper Selects

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…

White House immigration policies have various effects on students

Carmel High School senior Alessandro Boaro’s 80-year-old grandmother had a green card granting her residency for the United States. Her residency has given her access to ObamaCare, which she needs…

The drought days are over with above-average precipitation

For the past five years, California has been in a record-breaking drought, but with well-above average precipitation this winter, the dark days appear to be over…for the most part. In…

Poetic inspiration: local poet pursues service, mentorship

Whether composing a sonnet or sharing his knowledge with curious students, Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts is wholly devoted to his versatile craft and to inoculating others with a passion for poetry. Many…

Volleyball star plans for nursing career

When he’s not on the volleyball court demonstrating his athletic abilities, he’s on the sidelines taking care of injuries. CHS senior Tyler Boylan has been described as the “jack of…

Otter population floats toward healthy numbers

In the vast coastal kelp beds of Monterey Bay, sea otters are often seen snugly wrapped up, and these furry creatures featured their best year in more than a century…