Category Archives: Entertainment

High school students help bring life to local music programs

It’s another sunny, Friday afternoon at Oasis Charter Public School in Salinas. In one classroom, a small group of students strum chords on guitars. In another, a group learns how…

Theatersays bonjour to ‘Hello, Dolly!’ musical

The opening performance of Hello, Dolly! has been moved from the anticipated March 15 debut to Wednesday, March 20. Performances will continue March 21 to 24. Senior Lana Richards, who…

Carmel’s pit orchestra creates unique harmony

Musical notes wash over the tall walls that create the orchestra pit at the CHS Center for the Performing Arts, flooding the audience with warm, melodic sounds. What began as…

How to cope with severe bouts of senioritis

DO show up for school because, despite popular belief, your attendance is still mandatory as a senior. If you’re not showing up because of your overwhelming love for the smell…

Sandpiper staff writer eats his eat his way across Seaside

You might be buying some camouflage pajama shorts at Costco (those exist) or battling post-SAT traffic, but one way or another, you’ll find yourself in Seaside. I’ve just scratched the…

Is Nothing Bundt Cakes really worth you dough?

Calling all stomachs! Nothing Bundt Cakes is a new bundt bakery providing affordable after-school snacks that moved into The Crossroads shopping center in December. There are personal-sized bundts (called bundlets)…

The Rock totally rocks action in ‘The Snitch’

Snitch is not your typical action movie. Behind all the characters’ moves there are emotional reasons why they make them in the first place. The film is not only about…

Sandy Paws: Gracie

Carmel’s weekly newspaper, The Pinecone, features an article each issue about a special, local dog. This issue, the Sandpiper staff decided to switch it up and highlight the very best…

Police Log

Feb.  26, 11:54 a.m. Student removed from poetry class and escorted to the office. Teacher said there was no rhyme or reason for his behavior. Feb. 26, 2:23 p.m. U.S….

Senior finds passion and opportunity in dance

As he leaps and pirouettes across the stage, many people don’t realize how much has changed over the past few years for Carmel High senior Dominik Haws. With a widespread…