Monthly Archives: February 2015

Carmel mock trial team on way to state finals

For the first time in four years, Carmel High’s mock trial team beat out Pacific Grove and won the Monterey County competition. Now the team is headed to compete at…

Artificial intelligence’s role continues to grow

Artificial intelligence has been pondered and feared by man for decades and is now so advanced as to drive unmanned vehicles, converse with people and make decisions previously thought to…

What your Valentine gift means for your relationship

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again when you see dozens of flowers and sugary red heart lollipops everywhere you look. Some of you go-getters out there might…

Coming soon: Composting to create energy

Chances are you eat lunch every day. Some days you might even have leftover food. Have you ever been torn about where to put your leftovers? Starting in March, CHS…

High school dating: Is it really worth it?

It’s no surprise to me that 61 percent of all high schoolers in the U.S. have been in a relationship. However, only one-third of these teens claim to be in…

Animals find sanctuary after ‘ruff’ beginnings

If Super Bowl commercials prove anything, it is that America has a soft spot for animals. The same is true in the Bransford household, where four dogs, two cats and…

Quiz: Will you find true love on Valentine’s day?

Ahhh, Feb. 14th, the most romantic 24 hours of a teenager’s life. Yet while some lucky casanovas spend Valentine’s Day awash in a quixotic glow of affection and boxed chocolates,…

2014’s Oscar-worth films: The year in review

Paddy Power, a British bookmaker and betting company (that once purportedly cut down swathes of the Amazon rainforest as a publicity stunt), has Oscar Best Picture nominee “Boyhood” pegged as…

Freshman Turrini-Smith leads boys’ soccer team

It is not too common that a freshman is a key player on a varsity squad, but Tio Turrini-Smith puts this long-kept tradition to rest with his performance for Carmel’s…

Phys. Ed. waiver limits exercise among CHS teens

The state of California requires that all high school students complete two years of Physical Education, exercising 400 minutes every 10 school days. However, due to a waiver that CHS…