Category Archives: News

Nitrous oxide making its way into CHS drug culture

Did you know that whipped cream cans are used as an old method to get high? But inside a whipped cream can is a dose of nitrous oxide that, if…

Hookah pens, e-cigs prevalent with students

Teenagers have always yearned to be older, to appear cooler, to have more freedom. When once teenagers rolled Marlboro packs in the sleeves of white tee shirts, now they pull…

Financial education lacking in California

If you had a savings account at a bank, which of the following would be correct concerning the interest that you would earn on this account? a) Sales tax may…

Pressure builds as students face college app season

Senior Alexis Lopez-Beltran is planning on applying to Monterey Peninsula College because it’s cheaper to go there her first two years and then transfer to a four-year school. But despite…

Students take plunge as volunteers at Aquarium

As some students were at the beach or having a Netflix marathon last summer, sophomore Anna Bransford, among other Carmel students, spent her vacation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, learning…

Choir teacher hopes to hit high notes at CHS

Hustling away from his computer, which contains myriad files of recordings he has been listening through, Tom Lehmkuhl smiles widely and gives his hand for a handshake. The vibration of…

Binge drinking at CHS highest in county

Carmel High has a reputation as a “problem” drinking school, and based on recent statistics that reputation seems to be deserved.

Drop-off zones may jeopardize student safety

Picture getting dropped off at the southwest corner of the Ocean Avenue-Highway One intersection, directly across from the school. As you open the door and say goodbye to your mom,…

Teens find themselves overly-attached to smartphones

As soon as CHS sophomore Lexi Snyder wakes up, she checks her phone. “I get up in bed and read through everything. Instagram, text messages, Facebook, birthdays, Twitter and Vine,”…

Rumors of California testing demise premature

After California originally planned to skip state testing this year, a federal mandate threatening cuts to educational funding required California to administer a standardized test on English and math for…