Monthly Archives: May 2018

Collegiate ambitions keep lacrosse star going

BY GABE MARTIN CHS lacrosse midfielder Luke Melcher led the Padre lacrosse team with 52 goals, 18 assist and 58 ground balls, helping them finish their season 8-8.   Melcher…

Heidtke presents poem ‘Letter to My Future Daughter’ in front of thousands at WE Day

BY JULIA SUDOL “Love yourself unconditionally, passionately, happily.”   This line was part of the poem “A Letter to My Future Daughter,” written and performed by CHS senior Grace Heidtke…

Is CUSD really deserving of the ‘Ocean Guardian’ title?

BY JACK JORDELL Three years ago, CUSD made history by being the first entire district named an “Ocean Guardian School District.” A long-time steward of Monterey Bay with inventive, fleshed-out…

California’s state of affairs leaves little to write home about

BY RYAN YOUNG The sunny weather, the waves crashing on the shore,  the smell of hot dogs at a baseball game—what could possibly be wrong with California? While California is…

Freshman phenom takes inspiration close to home

BY ALEX POLETTI At 5 a.m., an alarm clock wakes 15-year-old JT Byrne. The 6-foot-4 freshman is greeted by his father, Tom, who drives him up Los Laureles Grade to…

CHS bad Goodword performing in community until members go to college

BY ATHENA FOSLER-BRAZIL Standing on a low stage at the end of a long rectangular room in the East Village Coffee Lounge in Monterey, TJ Sullinger, sporting a flannel and…

Meatless diet, trend brings risks, benefits to teens

BY KYLIE YEATMAN As vegetarian and vegan diets have risen in the last five years—roughly one in eight Americans have reportedly tried the diet at some point, and an estimated…

Summer baking on the sweet side

BY ASHA JOHNSTON   When thinking of summer, only one thought comes to mind: food. Whether you’re swimming in Antarctica or getting eaten by any of the 5,000 poisonous animals…

Local bands strum together creating a collective to support each others’ careers

BY BECCA GOREN   Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” emerged as Kurt Cobain strung together power chords in the garage in the back of his house. Monterey County-based bands The…

Miranda and the Beat brings soulful tunes, spectacular live shows

BY ARCHER MICHAELS “We just want to rule the world,” Carmel High School alumna Miranda Zipse says about her band Miranda and the Beat. “Is that too much to ask?”…