Category Archives: News

Jazz-singing freshman’s talent never falls flat

By: Pascale Montgomery After grabbing her water bottle and music folder, Carmel High School freshman Savannah Allen makes her way to the music room’s risers for Chamber Choir rehearsal, an…

Young clay animator works to turn hobby into career

By: NINA PATEL After suffering from a heart condition since birth, Carmel High School freshman Ethan Estrada is following his dreams as he makes clay figurines and stop-motion videos to…

Heavy involvement keeps talented dancer on her toes

By: AVA CRAWFORD Lifelong dancer Sydney Chu is enrolled in Carmel High School’s Dance II, one of four freshmen in the class, and is in four dances for the Winter…

NGSS standards dictate changes in teaching climate

By: KYLIE YEATMAN Sixty-eight civilians dead, $25 billion in debt and a world more socially aware about the economic and environmental effects of climate change than ever before—this is the…

Changing climate poses grim consequences locally

By: JOYCE DOHERTY “Every year, you’re seeing the warmest year on record,” says AP Environmental Science teacher Jason Maas-Baldwin. “And the warmer it gets, the more severe effects it will…

Susan Abrahams: Local volunteer hero inspires by example

By: MAISY BOCKUS Wearing a Carmel High School sweatshirt before her son’s lacrosse game, Susan Abrahams sits on a sunny picnic bench on campus, a location that is practically her…

Farkhad Khudyev: Monterey’s Magician on the Podium

By: CHRIS CHUNG The baton gracefully glides from side to side following the natural beat of the melody as the harmonious sounds of violins, trumpets, flutes, and cellos fill the…

The Doctor is in: Superintendent Dill-Varga ready to make her mark on Carmel Unified School District

By: ALEX POLETTI More than a month before the first pealings of the bell marked the official start of another school year, new CUSD superintendent, Dr. Barbara Dill-Varga, was already…

AP Human Geography section added to reduce ballooning class size

By: ALEX POLETTI Carmel Unified School District administration approved funding for a third section of AP Human Geography on Aug. 24, reducing the average section size of the course to…

About Debbi Puente

By: KYLIE YEATMAN As Carmel High School makes many changes to its staff this year, assistant principal Debbi Puente has joined CHS staff in her 28th year of education. Puente,…