Monthly Archives: March 2015

Abolish the stigma against dating outside your age

Has anyone ever noticed the stigma around dating people outside of your age range? Why was the term “cougar” invented? It seems far more common and far more accepted for…

Choirs unite for district-wide music event

The Carmel Unified School District’s annual Choral Festival, a night when all the district choral classes collaborate for one concert, drew in a full house on March 3 at the…

Cafeterias start compost program, halt plastic sales

In recent weeks, CUSD’s cafeterias have taken a huge step towards reducing waste and becoming more environmentally friendly by implementing a new composting system and halting plastic bottled water sales….

For the record: Don Perry’s careers of a lifetime

Hanging up his well-used walkie talkie, CHS campus supervisor Don Perry sits back in his golf cart. It is a sunny Wednesday afternoon, during seventh period block, and nearly two…

Carmel Valley hosts obscure piece of space history

Hidden amongst the golden hills of Carmel Valley next to Cachagua—placed there to reduce interference waves—is a little-known local gem with a historical significance of literally astronomical proportions: the Jamesburg…

Anything but horrible: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ in bloom

If CHS drama department director Michael Jacobs were asked by someone who had never heard of “Little Shop of Horrors” what the play is about, he says he’d have no…

Does ‘Fifty Shades’ depict an abusive relationship?

Let’s talk about “50 Shades of Grey.” For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, firstly: Where have you been? Secondly, it’s a trilogy about a rich…

‘The DUFF’ not just another high school drama

If you’ve seen “Mean Girls” or “Easy A,” you can get an idea of what “The DUFF” is about. It is based on a very similar storyline, but features 10…

Drake album lyrically average, but saved by the beat

With a surprise social media release and an extremely polarized reception, the cleverly named 17-track mixtape “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” is the latest production from Toronto’s very…

Cafeteria news: Assess your fortune with CHS lunches

With CHS school lunches, there is usually not much to get excited about; however, on Chinese food day, kids rush to the frenzied lunch line to wait patiently for a…