Monthly Archives: November 2013

Binge drinking at CHS highest in county

Carmel High has a reputation as a “problem” drinking school, and based on recent statistics that reputation seems to be deserved.

Drop-off zones may jeopardize student safety

Picture getting dropped off at the southwest corner of the Ocean Avenue-Highway One intersection, directly across from the school. As you open the door and say goodbye to your mom,…

Teens find themselves overly-attached to smartphones

As soon as CHS sophomore Lexi Snyder wakes up, she checks her phone. “I get up in bed and read through everything. Instagram, text messages, Facebook, birthdays, Twitter and Vine,”…

Rumors of California testing demise premature

After California originally planned to skip state testing this year, a federal mandate threatening cuts to educational funding required California to administer a standardized test on English and math for…

Measures K, M denied

Monterey County voters voted no on both Measures K and M on Nov. 5 in the local elections. Measure K promoted the development of 500 acres in Fort Ord and…

Justine Kitteringham has sights set on Broadway

The crowd’s murmurs fall into hushed silence as the lights dim in the theater. Twin spotlights brighten the darkness, illuminating the forbidden love story between two youths in CHS’ remake…

Multi-talented senior plans to pursue music in college

Senior year is typically that time when students slack off, ditch school and live for their free seventh period. But not Aaron Dally. Involved in music, sports, Boy Scouts and…

ACT, SAT security measures fail to deter cheating

35 Long Island teenagers were arrested in 2012 for being a part of a huge SAT and ACT cheating scandal, where some students paid others to take the exam for…

Are school violence incidents becoming an epidemic?

In the past several weeks there have been multiple occurrences involving students carrying weapons to school, and in some cases harming others, which has prompted me to wonder if school…

Local fall treats found only in Carmel

Fall brings many thoughts to mind: the changing colors of the leaves, the changing weather and changing food. As meals become heartier, the desserts do the same. Bold flavors like…