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Heidtke presents poem ‘Letter to My Future Daughter’ in front of thousands at WE Day

BY JULIA SUDOL “Love yourself unconditionally, passionately, happily.”   This line was part of the poem “A Letter to My Future Daughter,” written and performed by CHS senior Grace Heidtke…

Art students commissioned by Lucky’s to paint store mural

BY TAYLOR DESMOND Splashes of vibrant greens and deep reddish purples are painted by Carmel High’s art students, capturing the local agricultural aspects for which Monterey County is best known….

Student Ridealong reveals depth of Sheriffs’ duties

  BY PRISCILLA CABALLERO Everyone knows the Monterey Peninsula is a beautiful environment, but do we really know the people who keep it safe? And what is the job really…

Poetry flourishes among Carmel teens thanks to opportunities and mentors

BY SOPHIA BURAGLIO “helplessness / because what better to remind an invincible teenager of their own mortality / than assigning homework one last time / and walking out of their…

Math teacher tallies win-win sabbatical year abroad

BY IAN GEERTSAN During the 2018-19 school year, Carmel High statistics teacher Dawn Hatch will defy the odds by becoming one of few district teachers to go on sabbatical, temporarily…

College-bound class of ’18 sees rejection flow, acceptances ebb

BY SCOTT McMAHON The admissions season has come and gone. Letters have been received, celebrations have been had, and hearts have been broken among CHS’ graduating class of 2018. And…

CHS still searching for replacement for retiring jack-of-all-trades McFarlin

BY NINA PATEL After 13 years of teaching at CHS—39 years teaching in all—Paul McFarlin, Carmel High’s teacher of automotives, industrial arts, engineering and stagecraft, as well as a mentor…

Beloved ASL teacher signs farewell to CHS, hello to travel

BY LUKE FRANKLIN   Carmel High School must say goodbye on June 1 to experienced American Sign Language teacher Kay Vetter.   Vetter, who has taken students through all four…

Trump, Truth and Journalism

BY ALEX POLETTI The room is teeming with students and excitement alike as Sylvia Panetta introduces the panelists for the third installment of the Panetta Institute’s lecture series on the…

Students chose thrift over luxury shopping as prom expenses rise

Many students have decided to go to local benefit stores in Carmel or the Goodwill shops in Monterey in order to buy their prom attire, as average overall prom expenses…