Daily Archives: April 17, 2018

With dedicated effort, cafeteria workers carry a heavy load

BY PRISCILLA CABALLERO As students approach lunchtime, crunch time begins for the cafeteria workers. The aroma of pizza and spicy chicken burgers wafts over lines students rush toward, while behind…

For Carmel High custodians, challenges abound

BY MILES PREKOSKI Tyler Thompson returns to his Marina home every day at 11:30 p.m. after concluding an eight-hour shift at Carmel High, cleaning, sweeping and washing rooms.   For…

Initial college commitment may not be fairytale ending

BY LUKE FRANKLIN Making the commitment to a four-year college is no walk in the park. Though it may be overlooked, the facts that more than a third of students…

Controversial teen game scrutinized after national tragedy

BY GABE MARTIN “Assassins,” a game that involves students shooting one another with Nerf guns to ultimately win a prize, is causing turmoil within the community after the mass shooting…

Campus supervisors, administrators inventory security measures

BY NINA PATEL In light of recent school shootings, the topic of student safety has been repeatedly questioned, and while Carmel High School has various safety measures in place and…

Local gun owners speak out about proposed legislation

BY RYAN YOUNG With both major political parties debating over a proper solution for gun violence, and with the recent massacre in Parkland, Florida, local gun owners of Monterey County…

Reexamining blame in the aftermath of Parkland

BY IAN GEERTSEN Nikolas Jacob Cruz was adopted 19 years ago by Roger and Linda Cruz, although neither of his parents were alive to see him kill 17 Marjory Stoneman…

Active shooter protocols remain unchanged on campus

BY QUINN SPOONER Despite national protests due to the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the March 20 shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland, Carmel High…

Legal advocates comment on sexual harassment

BY BECCA GOREN Sandpiper writer Scott McMahon surveyed Carmel High School students and staff about the sexual harassment presentation displayed at the CHS theater in early March. What he gathered…

Encourages by teachers, if not trends, female students pursuing STEM

BY KYLIE YEATMAN Walking into her second period AP Computer Science course, junior Kelly Wong sits in a class taken by only three girls. On a national level, Wong is…