Category Archives: Science

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…

The drought days are over with above-average precipitation

For the past five years, California has been in a record-breaking drought, but with well-above average precipitation this winter, the dark days appear to be over…for the most part. In…

Tourists’ footprints affect environment in Big Sur

As Big Sur approaches 3 to 4 million tourists annually, according to the visitor’s bureau website, residents continue to vocalize their concerns regarding the environmental degradation of the land. Kathleen…

Otter population floats toward healthy numbers

In the vast coastal kelp beds of Monterey Bay, sea otters are often seen snugly wrapped up, and these furry creatures featured their best year in more than a century…

Implementation of progressive science standards will shift sequence

Next year, the order in which students take science classes will be completely revamped as Carmel High plans to implement the state-mandated Next Generation Science Standards in both chemistry and…