Monthly Archives: December 2017

Breaking the mold: Resources help first-generation students overcome obstacles on road to college

BY JOYCE DOHERTY In her senior year, 2015 Carmel High School graduate Selene Elias knew that she wanted to go to college, but she didn’t know how to get there…

Carmel High School teachers’ past jobs may surprise students

BY PRISCILLA CABALLERO Ever picture Mr. Grahl doing farm work on a sunny day or Mr. Granbery living in Antarctica? At one point in their lives, neither did these teachers….

Go read a book: How screens are negatively rewiring the brain

BY JACK CORDELL Technology is a wondrous thing. From the machines and vaccinations that keep people alive and healthy in hospitals to the computers that keep people informed and entertained,…

Community service opportunity in China open to all high school students

BY BECCA GOREN After spending a month in China this past summer conducting camps for children housed at Sunshine Academy Zhengzhou and Chengdu state orphanages, Carmel High School travelers have…

Students and teachers weigh benefits of an AP Econ class

BY IAN GEERTSEN Of the 22,000 high schools to offer Advanced Placement classes last year, 5,000 offered AP Macroeconomics and 4,000 AP Microeconomics. Carmel High is not one of those…

Local athletes prep for NBC’s ‘American Ninja Warrior’

  BY ALEX POLETTI As the sunlight wanes on a Saturday evening, Jacob Johnsson is still scaling the homemade salmon ladder in his backyard. The Class of 2016 CHS graduate…

Talented bass player resonates with Carmel music community

BY JACK CORDELL Hundreds of people excitedly stomp and clap to the rhythm musically talented student Joe Johnsson strums out on guitar at the Shoe Game rally in the Carmel…

Best dressed of the school students

BY JULIA SUDOL With a bright pink hoodie and purple pants on, junior Blue West walks through halls flooded with teenagers wearing nothing but monochromatic Patagonia jackets and black pants….

Marc Del Toro: Back from abroad with new perspective

BY ATHENA FOSLER-BRAZIL While many of his fellow members of the class of 2018 were anxiously cramming for the PSAT and trying to fit in as many AP classes as…

Counting birds to protect the bay and beyond

BY PASCALE MONTGOMERY The drenched rocks of the Pacific Grove coastline emerge from the darkness, and a flock of Pacific loons fly by the cliffs of Point Pinos and Crespi…