Category Archives: News

Technology in the classroom raises questions over wiretapping

With the rise of social media use in the classroom, students and teachers alike have started to wonder when students are allowed to film in class. After a South Fayette…

Catfishing allows predators to create fake profiles

Catfishing—the act of creating a fake internet person, in order to trick someone into a relationship for personal gain, or for pure enjoyment—is an online phenomenon that’s quickly becoming all…

Is Twitter the best forum for seeking up-to-date news?

It is not surprising that users of Twitter employ the platform to speak their minds and make their voices heard; however, this rapid dissemination can be toxic to many, and…

Girls feel pressured by body images on social media

While it has long been studied that the body standards in magazines, on television and in cinema have contributed to young women’s thoughts about their own bodies, a relatively new…

Teens create private Instagram accounts

It’s no secret that many high schoolers today have turned to social media as a means of expressing themselves. According to Amanda Lenhart, author of Pew Research Center’s 2015 report…

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…

For adolescent males, pressure to build muscle is real

“I think a lot of guys grow up judging themselves by their peers,” one Carmel High School junior observes. “If they are stronger, faster and smarter than their peers, they’re…

‘Safe Spaces’ for LGBT teens promoted among CHS classrooms

Nine out of ten lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students are harassed at school because of their sexual orientation, according to a U.S. study in the Gay, Lesbian and Straight…

CUSD announces finalist for superintendent position

The Carmel Unified School District announced selecting Dr. Barbara Dill-Varga as the sole finalist for the CUSD superintendent position, in a press release on Jan. 18. Since the middle of…

Volleyball star plans for nursing career

When he’s not on the volleyball court demonstrating his athletic abilities, he’s on the sidelines taking care of injuries. CHS senior Tyler Boylan has been described as the “jack of…