Daily Archives: May 23, 2013

Increasing AP enrolment has various classroom effects

Since the 2007-08 school year, the number of students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes has nearly doubled, going from 201 to 370, and the numbers continue to increase bringing along…

Community reacts to youth’s crime, suicide

Dressed in baggy clothing, topped with an over-sized baseball cap and zoning out to his favorite playlist—these are the limited details used to describe former Carmel High student Joshua Claypole,…

Chandler recounts harrowing childhood in Cuba

Upon entering her classroom, one might notice the colorful walls replete with student projects and motivational Spanish posters affirming the powers of curiosity and cooperation. What may not be so…

A closer look at CUSD’s rape education policies

In March, two high school athletes in Steubenville, Ohio, were convicted for the rape of a 16-year-old girl. The response through many social media sites seemed to criticize the girl…

Opinion: Does Syrian war call for U.S. intervention?

The two-year-old Syrian civil war, which has killed at least 80,000 people according to the president of the U.N. General Assembly, has put the United States in a tough situation….

Opinion: Should CHS reassess APs?

High achievement is hurting CHS. You heard me. CarmelHigh School has a lot going for it. Blessed with an unorthodox source of funding—local property tax revenues rather than state money—CHS…

Students excited for spring 2014 trip to Paris

After trips to Patisserie Bechler in Pacific Grove and Paris Bakery in Monterey in recent years, CHS French teacher Suzanne Marden is planning a student trip to Paris over spring…

Examining body image perceptions at Carmel High

The sun shines brightly upon a CHS junior as she sits in the concrete bleachers, reflecting on all that has led to the seemingly endless battle of feeling comfortable in…

Teachers move away from traditional finals week

Out of 22 Carmel High School teachers interviewed, some of whom have multiple classes, only 10 this year are holding an actual written final during the school’s official finals week,…

Teachers don’t plan on staying cooped up all summer

When the clock strikes 9:45 next Friday, school will be out, and summer will have begun. While students look forward to months full of relaxing in the sun, visiting exotic…