Category Archives: News

Student experiences vary at CHS versus private schools

BY SOPHIA BURAGLIO After four years at CHS, senior Olivia Myers estimates that she knows about one-third of the people in her senior class—this in contrast to being familiar with…

Trend or outlier? Seniors graduate early, explore unorthodox options

BY JULIA SUDOL Jacey Vickrey didn’t graduate Carmel High early to join the workforce or travel far and wide—she left high school in order to enroll in cosmetology school.  …

Experienced Borek returns to fill sports medicine needs

BY NINA PATEL Carmel High School sports medicine teacher Jay Christensen resigned Nov. 30, leaving the program without a permanent teacher for months. Effective Jan. 9, after having numerous substitutes…

Businesses face steep climbs over minmum wage hikes

BY PETER ELLISON On Jan. 1, California’s minimum wage was raised by 50 cents to up to $11 as part of a 2016 bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown to…

What does Carmel really think about marijuana?

BY IAN GEERTSEN Last year, the people of California voted 57 percent in favor of their state to join eight others and Washington DC by legalizing recreational marijuana. As can…

Trump’s presidency impacts the next generation of workers

BY RYAN YOUNG After a new tax bill was passed in January, Walmart gave away bonuses and raised its minimum hourly rate for employees. The company made these positive changes,…

Examining 2017: Trump, tweets and the environment

BY PASCALE MONTGOMERY From the appointment of Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, it appears that President Donald Trump’s…

Women’s marches more poignant than ever in new year

BY ATHENA FOSLER-BRAZIL In protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration, women and men wearing pink hats and carrying signs with biting slogans marched through the streets of most major cities on…

Ubiquitous internet leads to spikes in teenage depression

BY KYLIE YEATMAN “My phone has become my prime source of happiness,” reveals a CHS junior, reflecting on how her smartphone has had an effect not only on her relationship…

Plan under way to develop Highway 68 roundabouts

  BY SCOTT MCMAHON Residents of Monterey County better become well-acquainted with the recently added Holman Highway roundabout, for there are many more to come. As reported by The Californian,…