Daily Archives: May 23, 2014

Birth control precautions common at CHS

There are many different types of contraceptive methods used in America, and according to Guttmacher Institute, a program that promotes sexual and reproductive health worldwide, among teenage girls at risk…

Carmel High cracks top 1 percent nationally

U.S. News and World Report posts state and national rating for high schools annually, and this year Carmel High School placed 52nd in California and 286th in the nation, while…

Sandpiper alum writes his way to Georgetown, Columbia

It’s not every day that one can turn on the television and see a Carmel High grad on CNN, debating the impact Monica Lewinsky could have on the 2016 presidential…

Inside the gap year: Paths less taken

While most CHS graduates were deciding what meal plan would be best for them and who their future roommates would be, 2012 grad Mai Lee was doing something different. She…

Military kids share difficulties as well as oppoprtunities

Two years ago, Alex Hall was introduced to a new lifestyle filled with both rigidity and opportunity when her mother married a lieutenant commander in the Navy, compelling her to…

Focus grants once again aid teachers and students

Every year, Friends of Carmel Unified Schools, or FOCUS, gives grants to teachers in the school district to fund everything ranging from books to laptops to microscopes to metal for…

‘Amazing Spider-Man’ sequel stuns, overloads viewers

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is amazing when it comes to acting and characters, but when it comes to the amount of plot director Marc Webb tries to cover, it falls…

Paul Walker leaves audiences unsatisfied with final film

“Brick Mansions” is the American remake of the French movie “District B13,” but it will be better known as Paul Walker’s last movie before his untimely death in late 2013….

Top 5–and bottom 5–superhero flicks of all time

In light of the release of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” one comes to think of what the greatest superhero movies of all time are. Many…

Albarn’s debut solo album an understated beauty

Damon Albarn should get an award for being the busiest man in the music business. From fronting Blur, one of the biggest Britpop bands in the world, to collaborating with…