Category Archives: Sandpiper Selects

Carmel High pit orchestra brings musicals to life

“Can’t you hear it?” Senior Kent Burns tilts his head, listening. There is a surge in the music. “It’s all around me, like a beautiful pink sky.” In this scene…

National Parks: the wild gems of California

Snow-capped crags of the Sierra Nevada. Blistering, scorched earth of Death Valley. Wilderness. “To preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources for future generations. To provide opportunities to experience,…

Papachica poppin’ aces through undefeated tennis season

“Like anything, it takes a lot of hard work, dedication and sacrifice.” While CHS freshman Daniel Papacica’s description of the conditions necessary to become a collegiately competitive tennis player seem…

Carmel High students pursue YouTube as creative outlet

YouTube reigns as the world’s most popular online video site, with users watching a whopping 4 billion hours of video every month and uploading 72 hours of video every minute….

Don Perry publishes book on 30-year career in music

As a campus supervisor at Carmel High, Don Perry is known for his humor and his smile. As a music supervisor in Hollywood, he was known for his integrity and…

Film making on the Monterey Peninsula over the years

For the past century, the scenery and beauty of the Monterey Peninsula have lured many filmmakers and their movie making magic. Classics such as “Play Misty for Me” and “A…

CHS Model U.N. debates at Berkeley conference

The Carmel High Model United Nations team learned the meaning and importance of resolution last weekend, while representing Austria at the 64th annual session of the Berkeley Model U.N. conference,…

Discovering the culture, spirit of Monterey Peninsula

There are countless historical and cultural sites throughout the Peninsula, from Monterey to Big Sur, that house memories, art and fantastic views, encapsulating the spirit of the region and simply…

Carmel River courses with wildlife and resources

It’s winter in Carmel Valley, and water flow in the Carmel River is high and fast. With this year’s heavy rains, the drought-afflicted river should be recovering, and so should…

“Kung Fu Panda 3” carries its own weight

“The weight is over,” now that “Kung Fu Panda 3,” the third installment of one of the most successful animated franchises, has kicked and punched its way to theaters, delighting…