Daily Archives: June 2, 2015

Sexual assault an issue that affects many

“When I was a freshman in high school, I was walking home through the woods to my house, and a 20-something-year-old guy came up behind me and pushed me down…

To pee, or not to pee: that is the question

Facing CHS is a dire issue: the freedom to use the bathroom. Teachers’ bathroom policies run across the board in terms of regulations and intensity, raising questions of how much…

Sober grad made more mysterious with surprise venue

For more than 20 years, the parents of Carmel High’s graduating class have put an exclusive all-night, senior-only event on graduation to keep students safe on what is statistically one…

1:1 initiative successful, but changes under way

In recent years, countless technological changes have taken place at Carmel Unified, but the most promising development yet came in 2013 with the development and expansion of the 1:1 computer-to-student…

Community colleges still struggle to shrug stigma

At Carmel High, college is no small matter; anyone will tell you that. From the white board in teacher Barbara Steinberg’s room displaying where all her AP Literature students will…

Carmel High’s history, traced from past to present

When the clock strikes 7:45 and the bells ring as students sleepwalk to class, it’s easy to believe that this is the way it’s always been, that this is something…

Denizens of CHS reflect on year well-spent

As the end of the school year—or, for some, the end of high school—rapidly approaches, we students have a tendency to cast the prior nine months in a rose-tinted light,…

Local farmers’ markets move toward sustainability

Growing in popularity all over Monterey County, farmers markets are becoming a movement in almost every city. It doesn’t matter where you live in the county: Odds are, there is…

Native landscaping springs education into full bloom

A faint buzz fills the spring air in the Carmel Middle School bee garden. A light breeze stirs the California poppies, and the fall of footsteps startles an alligator lizard…

Call of the wild beckons students, staff to local hikes

“It’s California, man. There’s good weather and good places to hike.” And, as this laid-back motto of math teacher Mike Deckelmann demonstrates, Carmel’s Central Coast location is perfect for taking…