Category Archives: Entertainment

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….

Local athletes prep for NBC’s ‘American Ninja Warrior’

  BY ALEX POLETTI As the sunlight wanes on a Saturday evening, Jacob Johnsson is still scaling the homemade salmon ladder in his backyard. The Class of 2016 CHS graduate…

Talented bass player resonates with Carmel music community

BY JACK CORDELL Hundreds of people excitedly stomp and clap to the rhythm musically talented student Joe Johnsson strums out on guitar at the Shoe Game rally in the Carmel…

Best dressed of the school students

BY JULIA SUDOL With a bright pink hoodie and purple pants on, junior Blue West walks through halls flooded with teenagers wearing nothing but monochromatic Patagonia jackets and black pants….

Brace yourselves, Carmel: Poke is coming

BY ASHA JOHNSTON In the Crossroads across from r.g Burgers is Carmel Poke Co., scheduled to open Dec. 12, serving poke, buddha bowls and shoyu chicken with local salmon, crab…

Carmel scenery and atmosphere draws in artists

BY ATHENA FOSLER-BRAZIL Carmel-by-the-Sea is world-renowned for its great natural beauty, picturesque cottages, tree-lined streets and luxury vacation homes, hotels and golf courses. But what drew local artists like Will…

Actor-director takes center stage in production

  BY AVA CRAWFORD Former Carmel High School student Gracie Balistreri stars in and directs an original Christmas play, “Christmas Ghosts of 1944,” written by her mother Kelly Balistreri, in…

Local ballet company unwraps inaugural ‘Nutcracker’

BY SOPHIA BURAGLIO The swirling snowflakes and waltzing flowers of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” are an international hallmark of the holidays. This winter, a new production of the ballet is coming…