Monthly Archives: November 2015

Saudi Human Rights Council selection hypocritical

The United Nations is coming under fire for handing Saudi Arabia a key human rights role, even though the country has one of the worst human rights records in the…

School library’s hours prompt student criticism

The CHS library is a safe haven for many students. With Wi-Fi, textbooks, computers and an effective climate control system, the library has been home to the perfect combination of…

Carmel High alum Sam Farr an integral part of the community

“I like Gandhi’s expression: ‘You must be the change you wish to seen in the world,’” Congressman Sam Farr says philosophically while sitting in his Washington, D.C., office. It is…

King’s Run: the inspiring legacy of a Carmel coach

“It’s all about stride length and stride frequency.” And if you’re coach Matt King, whose accomplishments travel in leaps and bounds and whose actions frequently change lives, these wise words…

Carmel mining history holds truths for past & present

Whether it’s high academic achievement or popularity with his peers, senior Benek Robertson is well known for many things, though hiking to abandoned mines is usually not one of them….

Hoverboards of ‘Back to the Future’ now a reality

Video rental stores nationwide—all six of them—were jam-packed as people celebrated “Back to the Future” day, Oct. 21, 2015, the day to which Marty McFly travels in the future in…

Inside the life of CUSD’s mysterious tech coach

Colin Matheson, the Carmel Unified School District’s professional development coordinator and web master has, for the past eight years, contributed considerably to CUSD’s development through the spread and use of…

Nothing odd about ‘Odd Couple’ production’s success

The curtain opens on a messy apartment. Four men are playing poker, and the fifth chair is empty. They gripe about the surrounding mess, owned by Oscar, and they comment…

David Mitchell’s latest novel leaves readers on cloud nine

Award-winning British novelist David Mitchell has traditionally been acclaimed for his historically based, humorous masterworks that intertwine multiple stories into one. For example, his best-known piece is “Cloud Atlas,” whose…

Latest Bond film makes Spectrecal of itself

“Spectre” marks the 24th film in the James Bond franchise, and the fourth in the reboot series, as a noble attempt to keep alive a franchise that is quickly growing…