Category Archives: Science

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…

Community lacks healthy water levels despite winter rains

In spite of the near record-breaking rain California received in the 2016 rainy season, Carmel still remains in a severe water crisis. The main water sources for Carmel and the…

Alison Eastwood guides Southern California foundation to rescue animals

Alison Eastwood has spent the last five years dedicating her time to rescuing dogs and cats from high-kill shelters and placing them into adoption or no-kill housing. She originally began…

Carmel Beach lovers expand coastline cleanup efforts

As the tide recedes on the sunlit beach, the beautiful image is fogged by trash-covered sands that used to be clean. Carmel local Lauren Banner noticed this tragedy and decided…

Lifeguards offer ocean safety suggestions for Monterey County

There are six or seven ocean deaths in the Monterey County per year mostly because of riptides, and according to Kevin Brady, a State Park Peace Officer Lifeguard, the most…