Category Archives: News

Carmel dominates political essay competition

When the League of Women Voters of the MontereyPeninsula sponsored the “Right to Vote” essay contest for local high school students, Carmel’s teachers and counselors highly encouraged participation and got…

SAT, ACT prep tools varied, but readily available

Just as the spring semester brings baseball and Advanced Placement testing, the time for juniors to start thinking about college plans and testing requirements is upon Carmel High as well….

U.N. club sets sights on spring regional conferences

Have you ever wanted to experience creating peace between countries like the United Nations does? Well, Model United Nations does just that. Carmel High’s Model U.N. club will be participating…

CDC warns U.S. will witness record flue season

It seems that the flu is always on the front page or the top story on the news. As a result, many don’t take warnings about the flu seriously.  However,…

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…