Category Archives: News

Go read a book: How screens are negatively rewiring the brain

BY JACK CORDELL Technology is a wondrous thing. From the machines and vaccinations that keep people alive and healthy in hospitals to the computers that keep people informed and entertained,…

Community service opportunity in China open to all high school students

BY BECCA GOREN After spending a month in China this past summer conducting camps for children housed at Sunshine Academy Zhengzhou and Chengdu state orphanages, Carmel High School travelers have…

Students and teachers weigh benefits of an AP Econ class

BY IAN GEERTSEN Of the 22,000 high schools to offer Advanced Placement classes last year, 5,000 offered AP Macroeconomics and 4,000 AP Microeconomics. Carmel High is not one of those…

Marc Del Toro: Back from abroad with new perspective

BY ATHENA FOSLER-BRAZIL While many of his fellow members of the class of 2018 were anxiously cramming for the PSAT and trying to fit in as many AP classes as…

Concerns from bomb threat lead to new policy development

By: ALEX POLETTI Teacher and student responses to an Oct. 19 bomb threat on campus have led to a conversation among CHS site and district administration on whether proper measures…

Student-teacher social media interactions lead to gray areas

By: KYLIE YEATMAN Developing relationships with teachers is essential for students to not only enjoy their classroom experiences, but to potentially create a bond with the subject in question that…

Students deal with realities of drug-use repercussions

By: ATHENA FOSLER-BRAZIL Forty-one percent of Carmel High School juniors reported using drugs or alcohol in the past month, according to the most recent California Healthy Kids survey for the…

Community college vs. university by the numbers

By: SCOTT MCMAHON $130,000 is a lot of money. With that sum, someone could buy a 2017 Jaguar F-type sports car, a Samsung 105-inch Ultra-HD home theater, a week’s worth…

Investigation into school start time, scheduling continues

By: TAYLOR DESMOND During bimonthly topic team meetings over the past year, teachers and faculty of Carmel High School have gathered to discuss various ideas, one of which is the…

Thirst Gala raises funds for building wells in Swaziland

By: AVA CRAWFORD In order to provide clean drinking water to people without access, Carmel High School’s This Club Saves Lives raised $3,000 for the Thirst Project to build wells…