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When you think of a Sandpiper, what comes to mind? Perhaps the image of a hippie playing the pan flute on the beach appears, or maybe a playful shorebird comes to mind.
According to Danny Funt, former chief editor of The Sandpiper, the student newspaper is “an important voice” for Carmel.
The Sandpiper is the voice that reported on important issues like students stranded by a bridge collapse in Big Sur, the voice that illuminated controversial topics like racism at CHS and the voice that revealed campus supervisor Don Perry’s mysterious past.
On the ballot this Nov. 6 is a state constitutional amendment known as Prop 30, which, according to a Huffington Post article, if not passed would mean cuts to California…
The bagels at Carmel High School have gotten smaller, and the hope is that the waistlines of American children will too.
Heavily advocated by Michelle Obama and signed into law in December 2010, The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act is the federal government’s attempt to crack down on childhood obesity in America and its implementation can be seen at CHS and other public schools across the nation for the 2012-13 school year.
School cafeterias are now required to meet federal guidelines for weekly and daily serving sizes of fruits, vegetables—including dark greens, beans and peas, and red-orange vegetables—meats and milk, says Denise McGregor, director of food services for the Carmel Unified School District.
The school year began with a problem as obtrusive as the beige metal cabinets that carried it: the new Wi-Fi system was unreliable, hindering instruction as teachers wasted time each day troubleshooting their classes’ computers.
In the summer of 2011, the district spent roughly $50,000 installing a new, more seamless wireless network to replace the old system, which was made up of stand-alone networks in each classroom more suited to household use. Now after a year of modifications, the new network appears to finally be running smoothly.
“It has been flawless,” says English teacher Barbara Steinberg, who frequently uses Wi-Fi with her students. “Since they’ve fixed it, I’ve had no problems.”