Category Archives: Entertainment

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…

Taylor Swift embraces her ‘reputation’ with new album

BY KYLIE YEATMAN Approximately one year after the highly publicized reveal by reality star Kim Kardashian-West that Taylor Swift had lied about her knowledge of a controversial lyric written by…

Apocalypse when? Apocalypse now! Can you survive?

Society has always been morbidly fascinated with the end of the world. How would I do in an apocalypse? Would I live? Would any of the people I care about…

Peter’s picks: 3 works of fiction to contemplate over winter break

I have been a voracious reader for most of my life, constantly pushing away my upcoming assignments in order to spend an inordinate amount of time with a book. In…