Monthly Archives: November 2014

Migrating monarchs imperiled by habitat loss

It’s a brisk, sunny afternoon in Pacific Grove, and a slight breeze ruffles the lace lichen on a Monterey pine; a brilliant orange butterfly, with stained-glass-patterned wings, floats lazily by…

Is an excess of ‘things’ the key to happiness?

The phrase “keeping up with the Joneses” has been true as long as society has been defined by a class system. One class sets the standard to which the other…

Successful blast off for Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’

In the wake of Disney’s worldwide phenomenon, “Frozen,” the company’s newest animated feature, “Big Hero 6,” blasted off with success, though admittedly not for an audience of little girls dreaming…

Swift shakes criticism off with new album

From her dramatic change in fashion taste to her short-bobbed hair, it is evident that Taylor Swift has transformed her image—and her new album, 1989, is no exception. Swift, the…

Sandpiper quiz: What is your aesthetic?

Now that cliques are officially déclassé, what will fill the power vacuum? Now, you can determine your self-worth through Buzzfeed identity politics via these six easy questions. Without any further…

Makeup reviews for the Un-Cosmeticized

Not that anyone around here can tell, but I love makeup. Honestly, on a Friday night, if I’m not busy watching “Full House,” I am most likely putting on my…

Megan Scannell: Athlete, student and friend

“And the 2013 Norcal Sportsmanship Award goes to…Megan Scannell!” A thunder of applause broke out as a petite, blond girl timidly walked to the stage. She reached out to receive…

CHS soccer teams kick off new seasons

The Carmel High boys’ and girls’ soccer coaches are pumped and ready for this year’s soccer season. Once again, Whitney Grummon is the coach for the girls’ varsity soccer team…