Category Archives: Entertainment

Five things to look forward to in 2018

BY MILES PREKOSKI As students, teachers and readers alike look back on a thrilling and eventful 2017, we can only hope that 2018 will bring us even more incredible things….

California cannabis legislation reaches local community

BY SCOTT MCMAHON When the ball dropped at midnight and the new year ensued, the distribution of recreational marijuana became officially legal in the Golden State.   One need look…

CHS alum pictures future photography business

BY GABE MARTIN Coel Mayer, a 2017 graduate of CHS, works to make a future out the photography and editing skills he learned while taking photography-related classes as a student…

Intense dramas stand out among Academy’s Best Pictures

BY ASHA JOHNSTON The best time of the year has finally come, the time when there is no shame in binge-watching the best movies from the year while eating Junior…

Spoiler alert: ‘The Last Jedi’ receives biting criticism

BY JACK CORDELL On Dec. 14, eagerly awaiting nerds and geeks of all sorts found themselves waiting in lines at their local theaters to see the premiere of the brand-new…

Peter picks a pair of precariously plotted paperbacks

BY PETER ELLISON This debut fantasy thriller from Brian McClellan and Orbit Books, clocking in at 545 pages, marks the beginning of an intriguing series set in the new genre…

Marina’s Ajimas in home studio crafting alt-rock

BY ARCHER MICHAELS “Hey!” frontman Tyler Dawn yells as he sits cross-legged with a vintage tobacco-sunburst Stratocaster flipped upside down in his hands—without a lefty guitar in sight, local band…

Environmental science teacher welcomes third child despite knowing ecological ramifications

BY ALEX POLETTI On Dec. 29, Carmel High School AP Environmental Science teacher Jason Maas-Baldwin and his wife welcomed their third child, August Garland, into the world. The APES teacher…

VAPA teachers realize gravity of task, work to let student stars shine

BY TAYLOR DESMOND As Concert Band takes off on the marching soundtrack of “Star Wars,” art students fly TIE fighters and Millennium Falcons through the audience alongside vibrant space photography…

Carmel High School teachers’ past jobs may surprise students

BY PRISCILLA CABALLERO Ever picture Mr. Grahl doing farm work on a sunny day or Mr. Granbery living in Antarctica? At one point in their lives, neither did these teachers….