Monthly Archives: January 2017

For adolescent males, pressure to build muscle is real

“I think a lot of guys grow up judging themselves by their peers,” one Carmel High School junior observes. “If they are stronger, faster and smarter than their peers, they’re…

‘Safe Spaces’ for LGBT teens promoted among CHS classrooms

Nine out of ten lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students are harassed at school because of their sexual orientation, according to a U.S. study in the Gay, Lesbian and Straight…

CUSD announces finalist for superintendent position

The Carmel Unified School District announced selecting Dr. Barbara Dill-Varga as the sole finalist for the CUSD superintendent position, in a press release on Jan. 18. Since the middle of…

Volleyball star plans for nursing career

When he’s not on the volleyball court demonstrating his athletic abilities, he’s on the sidelines taking care of injuries. CHS senior Tyler Boylan has been described as the “jack of…

‘Well-rounded’ college applications no longer ideal, counselors say

Of the persistent myths and misconceptions surrounding the college application process, there is perhaps none more pervasive than the myth of the “well-rounded” student. Conventional wisdom holds that colleges seek…

Legacy Club hosts panel of local businesswomen

With the idea of empowering women in mind, Carmel High School juniors Maisy and Madison Bockus created the Legacy Club this past fall, which on Jan. 13 hosted a panel…

Local composting program turns food into fuel

Have you ever encountered a machine that can transform an entire turkey into black, rich compost within 21 days? The Monterey Regional Waste Management District’s “Organics to Energy” program collects…

Serving up the scoop on the cafeteria

For the past two years, the Carmel High School cafeteria has taken action to increase healthy option and appeal to all students’ nutritional needs, and food services continues to do…

Juniors, sophomores battle for prime parking spots

The lack of student parking at Carmel High School, especially for sophomores and juniors, is a continuing problem that has been highlighted with the addition of NO PARKING signs in…

Success of annual resolutions slim to none

As the countdown begins at 11:59 on New Year’s Eve, anticipation starts to grow as people start to envision something they could change in their life, and they decide on…