Category Archives: Sandpiper Selects

California cannabis legislation reaches local community

BY SCOTT MCMAHON When the ball dropped at midnight and the new year ensued, the distribution of recreational marijuana became officially legal in the Golden State.   One need look…

Women’s marches more poignant than ever in new year

BY ATHENA FOSLER-BRAZIL In protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration, women and men wearing pink hats and carrying signs with biting slogans marched through the streets of most major cities on…

CHS winter sports teams aim to dominate competition

BY QUINN SPOONER After the success of the CHS girls’ cross country, who won the Mission Trail Athletic League championship, and girls’ volleyball, the first CHS team ever to win…

Plan under way to develop Highway 68 roundabouts

  BY SCOTT MCMAHON Residents of Monterey County better become well-acquainted with the recently added Holman Highway roundabout, for there are many more to come. As reported by The Californian,…

Local organizations focus on stopping opiod abuse

BY LUKE FRANKLIN With opioid abuse on the rise throughout the U.S., Monterey is going through its own hardships separate from the 90 deaths per day due to opioid overdose…

Breaking the mold: Resources help first-generation students overcome obstacles on road to college

BY JOYCE DOHERTY In her senior year, 2015 Carmel High School graduate Selene Elias knew that she wanted to go to college, but she didn’t know how to get there…

Local athletes prep for NBC’s ‘American Ninja Warrior’

  BY ALEX POLETTI As the sunlight wanes on a Saturday evening, Jacob Johnsson is still scaling the homemade salmon ladder in his backyard. The Class of 2016 CHS graduate…

Marc Del Toro: Back from abroad with new perspective

BY ATHENA FOSLER-BRAZIL While many of his fellow members of the class of 2018 were anxiously cramming for the PSAT and trying to fit in as many AP classes as…

Concerns from bomb threat lead to new policy development

By: ALEX POLETTI Teacher and student responses to an Oct. 19 bomb threat on campus have led to a conversation among CHS site and district administration on whether proper measures…

Students deal with realities of drug-use repercussions

By: ATHENA FOSLER-BRAZIL Forty-one percent of Carmel High School juniors reported using drugs or alcohol in the past month, according to the most recent California Healthy Kids survey for the…