Category Archives: Opinion

2016: It’s just a prank, bro!

2016 has been a fun. Honestly, it has been a heck of a year. Since it is December and the year is winding down, let’s take a walk down memory…

Shocking truths they won’t tell you about going viral

The faint sound of Rae Sremmurd’s song “Black Beatles” drifts through the hallway, and students are seen crowded around a smartphone watching the video of people frozen in action. In…

Homecoming needs more opportunities for LGBT students

Homecoming is absolutely an integral part of the high school experience; crowning a king and queen has long been a coming-of-age right for teenagers. Unfortunately, with Carmel High’s current approach,…

School traditions vanishing with modern ways

Nearly every high school throughout the United States carries the traditions associated with homecoming, but at Carmel High School changes are being made, and traditions are dwindling. It is no…

Daylight saving- time to make the change

Now that we have adjusted our clocks and gotten used to the glorious sunlight, I think it’s time we take a logical look at the most illogical societal tradition we…

Why I like my dumb phone

“You have a flip phone?” It is a question I get asked more often than not. The answer I proudly give is, “Yes, I have a flip phone, and I…

Donald Trump: the result of American frustration

In June, almost everyone believed Donald Trump’s presidential campaign would go nowhere. Now, he is leading the voting for the Republican nomination. How can a rude, ill-mannered businessman outsider have…

Geography illiteracy presents daunting trend

From cartographers mapping unknown corners of the world to mountain lions patrolling distinct territories, a knowledge of geographical locations is a necessary component of life on this planet. Increasingly, however,…

Obama’s gun violence plan will not be effective

On Jan. 5, President Obama unveiled his new strategy to curb gun violence in America. However, his actions may not even help prevent gun violence, may infringe on the Constitutional…

Letters to the Sandpiper, December 11, 2015

To the Editor, As a sophomore that will soon be driving to school on my own, I think the article “Juniors race for scarce parking spots” was really helpful. Knowing…