Category Archives: Science

Encourages by teachers, if not trends, female students pursuing STEM

BY KYLIE YEATMAN Walking into her second period AP Computer Science course, junior Kelly Wong sits in a class taken by only three girls. On a national level, Wong is…

Experienced teacher expands body of work with anatomy course

BY MILES PREKOSKI Mishele Smith, an experienced teacher in the science field, has taken over the Anatomy classroom at CHS after departing from her position in Monterey.   Smith joins…

Longtime Robotics mentor Paul McFarlin set to retire

BY IAN GEERTSEN In 2005, Paul McFarlin and seven Carmel students created CHS’ first robotics team. Now, more than a decade later, Carmel’s robotics program has grown into an institution…

Investigation into Central Coast sewage spill continues

BY LUKE FRANKLIN Approximately 3 million gallons of sewage water leaked into central coast waters due to a series of failures from Monterey One Water’s plant on Jan. 19.   This…

Summer internships open up for STEM students

BY PETER ELLISON As college applications have been getting increasingly competitive over the last decade, more students have chosen to pursue internships and other educational opportunities during their summers. Why…

Counting birds to protect the bay and beyond

BY PASCALE MONTGOMERY The drenched rocks of the Pacific Grove coastline emerge from the darkness, and a flock of Pacific loons fly by the cliffs of Point Pinos and Crespi…

Inside the bag ban: paper, plastic or none of the above?

  BY RYAN YOUNG When consumers go to any grocery store or convenience store in California, they are forced to decide if they want to purchase a paper bag for…

Sophomore docents for love of science, stewardship

By: PASCALE MONTGOMERY The Pacific Grove Natural History Museum has been serving and educating patrons of the county and beyond for more than 130 years thanks to the help of…

Sophomore dives into underwater adventures near and far

Ever since she was 9 years old, Lucy Shelley has been exposed to and has experienced the wonders of diving and the underwater world. Shelley, a sophomore at Carmel High…

Outages have not changed district’s emergency electrical protocol

“When I first went to school I thought I was watching some zombie show,” senior Adam Morrison says “There were generators powering lights…. It was very surreal.” Power outages at…