Category Archives: News

Months after Hurricane Sandy, N.J. still struggles

As a bicoastal high school student I travel back and forth between California and New Jersey frequently. Growing up, I spent many summers at the beach town of Margate, N.J.,…

Lunch Bunch offers companionship and confidence

“Corvette!” shouts sophomore Chris Penovatz as he selects a red card from the Apples to Apples pile, choosing a motor vehicle as his favorite pick. Other students surround him, and…

Seaside gang violence prompts deadly retaliations

In the nine days between Oct. 12 to Oct. 20, Seaside residents Jorge Diaz, 20, and Antonio Garcia, 17, were murdered amid the recent gang violence occurring in Seaside and…

Leon Panetta speaks at Mission’s 300th birthday celebration

The Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, was the keynote speaker at the recent celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Junipero Serra on Nov. 24 at the Carmel…

Bianca Mendieta: Going the distance for education

Behind CHS senior Bianca Mendieta’s big smile is a student determined to pursue a quality education after emigrating from Mexico four years ago. Growing up in Mexico, it was obvious…

Community unites to help youth battle leukemia

As the music and laughter echoed from the Golden Bough Playhouse on  Nov. 27, it was easy to see the love and hope that  surrounded Camila de la Llata on…

Turns out the coolest kids in school are the teachers

Most students think that all teachers do is slave away grading papers and focusing on particularly hated students, but teachers really do have lives! To some this seems a mind-blowing…

Local church sends out shoeboxes of Christmas cheer

The sound of hurried footsteps echoed monotonously through the aisles of Target, as at least 30 teens from the Carmel Presbyterian Church raced each other to the dollar section. Christmas…

Hans Voegeli: Level 12 Avenger with chance of poison damage

“Hello, my name is Hans Voegeli, and I will be performing a monologue called ‘Dungeons and Dragons,’ and I will be playing Nerd.” A lanky, freckle-faced boy steps forward, taking…

Cachagua bus takes long winding road home

An hour in the mornings. An hour and twenty minutes in the afternoons. Such is the time it takes to follow the bus route from Cachagua to Carmel High, or…