Category Archives: Science

California active proponent of water-saving techniques

The effects of decreasing water levels and severe drought across California have brought about the implementation of more conscious water conservation efforts on behalf of the entire state. Local efforts…

State may face threat of mosquito-borne Zika

As the Zika virus makes headlines around the world, its impacts are beginning to be felt in the U.S. with California in particular perhaps feeling its presence in the coming…

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…

Monterey Bay sea otters make waves in 2016

Reaching to the crowded top shelf of his filled-to-the-brim classroom, CHS science teacher Mike Guardino takes down a cardboard box. Unsurprisingly, it too is filled to the brim. Within rests…

Hi-tech drones quickly becoming soaring technology

Imagine it: Christmas is just days away, and those oven mitts you bought for grandma won’t arrive in time. The roads and malls stagnate with last minute shoppers and holiday…

Roofs remain bare at CHS in light of solar availability

When the sun beams down upon the CHS campus, I cannot help but find myself contemplating the inordinate amount of light energy that goes to waste. It almost seems a…

California condors soar above all odds

Soaring above a windswept ridgeline in the Santa Lucia mountains, a California condor searches for carrion. Ten-foot wings sport striking patches of white, and a bald orange head becomes apparent…

Carmel mining history holds truths for past & present

Whether it’s high academic achievement or popularity with his peers, senior Benek Robertson is well known for many things, though hiking to abandoned mines is usually not one of them….

Hoverboards of ‘Back to the Future’ now a reality

Video rental stores nationwide—all six of them—were jam-packed as people celebrated “Back to the Future” day, Oct. 21, 2015, the day to which Marty McFly travels in the future in…

Inside the life of CUSD’s mysterious tech coach

Colin Matheson, the Carmel Unified School District’s professional development coordinator and web master has, for the past eight years, contributed considerably to CUSD’s development through the spread and use of…