Monthly Archives: September 2014

Understanding Feminism: A Skeptic’s Guide

So, because I’m protecting my reputation as wannabe social crusader for this issue, let’s talk about feminism. You guys, I have heard too often the following phrase: “I’m not a…

Family Day includes charity, dodgeball and mummies?

Want to be chased by mummies, play dodgeball for charity or earn much-needed community service hours? If so, the Third Annual CHS Family Day for Charity has all of these…

Math Common Core standards unpopular with students

CHS’ math department has recently adopted the new Common Core standards with enthusiasm, but whether the students are embracing the system is a more complex issue. Many of the math…

Letter from the Editors: Hey Padres

Hey Padres, Welcome to the first full Sandpiper issue of the school year! The newspaper class has 10 people, and this year’s staff is made up of juniors and seniors,…

Nystrom kicks off season in historic fashion

Senior Alea Nystrom is the first female in CHS history to score points during a varsity football game. History teacher Bill Schrier coached Nystrom in soccer last year and noticed…

Not just another day at school for exchange students

Starting school can be a very scary time of the year: new teachers, new classes and new classmates. Now imagine starting school in a different country, not knowing the language,…

Teacher Dashboard accelerates online education

The introduction of Google Chromebooks to CHS has prompted teachers to integrate Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard, an application which allows instructors to view and manage students’ Internet tabs, creating a new…

Kittens on campus? A catastrophe, teachers say

When one thinks of Carmel High School, plenty of things come to mind: the Padre, the rigorous academic standards, the Shoe Game…and the endless construction work. But one thing that…