Category Archives: Sandpiper Selects

Only $20 in your pocket? Carmel makes it easy

Into labels, but not price tags? Carmel is home to a variety of upscale thrift and consignment stores that are filled with high-end labels at a fraction of their original…

Monterey County students hit slopes near Tahoe

The CHS Snowboard-Snow Ski Club will be heading north come Feb. 1 to tackle the slopes on a one-day trip to Bear Valley, a ski resort just south of Lake…

Reigning MTAL MVP on track for repeat season

Although the Carmel boys’ basketball team is having a rough start to the season at a 6 -8 overall record, sophomore forward John Stivers is on pace to have a…

Drought forces fishermen from rivers to shore

The lack of rain on the MontereyPeninsula has been problematic for local fisheries. Both the Carmel and Big SurRivers are closed due to low flows, and local ponds and lakes…

Nitrous oxide making its way into CHS drug culture

Did you know that whipped cream cans are used as an old method to get high? But inside a whipped cream can is a dose of nitrous oxide that, if…

Students take plunge as volunteers at Aquarium

As some students were at the beach or having a Netflix marathon last summer, sophomore Anna Bransford, among other Carmel students, spent her vacation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, learning…

’12 Years a Slave’ lives up to pre-Oscar hype

“12 Years a Slave,” an autobiography written by Solomon Northup in 1853, tells his story of 12 years living as a slave on Louisiana plantations after being abducted as a…

Yafa dazzles taste buds with authentic Greek cuisine

For authentic Greek and a cozy atmosphere, Yafa is the place to go. Located in downtown Carmel, this tiny one room Greek restaurant is bursting with big flavors. Opa!

‘Catching Fire’ burns up big screen with sequel

Aram: Did you catch that new flick? I think it’s called “Catching Fire.” Tatjana: Yeah, well who hasn’t? So did you like it? Aram: You know, I liked some parts,…

CHS dance department brings contrast to winter stage

The annual Winter Dance Show has twirled, leaped and sashayed through CHS once again, bringing with it its production of “Finding Contrast.” As the name suggests, the production was filled…