Monthly Archives: May 2018

Hiking enthusiasts note beauty of open local trails

BY PASCALE MONTGOMERY Since the Soberanes Fire in 2016, various popular trails in Big Sur have been closed for restoration efforts and trail maintenance. Despite these closures, there are still…

Graduating photographer’s passion not strictly academic

BY QUINN SPOONER With Carmel High School’s 76th edition of the El Padre yearbook set to release in mid-May, senior Luke DePalatis wraps up his second year as chief editor…

Art students commissioned by Lucky’s to paint store mural

BY TAYLOR DESMOND Splashes of vibrant greens and deep reddish purples are painted by Carmel High’s art students, capturing the local agricultural aspects for which Monterey County is best known….

Summer Music 2018: A perfect festival for every fan

BY ELLA FOSTER California Roots May 25-27 Monterey County Fairgrounds   If you’re looking for a grand kick off to summer, this three-day reggae festival full of vendors, food trucks…

George Ezra tops debut with shining sophomore effort

BY MILES PREKOSKI In 2014, George Ezra released the third top-selling album of the year. After a four-year drought, fans were left wondering if Ezra would release a sophomore album…

5 ways to travel this summer without going broke

BY JULIA SUDOL It’s the middle of June, the sun is shining, and, let me guess, you’re in your room scrolling through Instagram, drooling over the blue and white photos…

Sandpiper critic selects all-time must reads for summer

BY PETER ELLISON As the last installment of Peter’s Picks for the school year, I’ve decided to present a few of my all-time favorites to you. These aren’t new releases…

‘Fortnite’ Craze outlasts any passing fancy

BY PETER ELLISON While many trends and phenomena come and go in the blink of an eye, few recently have been as large or successful as the rise of “Fortnite:…

Student Ridealong reveals depth of Sheriffs’ duties

  BY PRISCILLA CABALLERO Everyone knows the Monterey Peninsula is a beautiful environment, but do we really know the people who keep it safe? And what is the job really…

Poetry flourishes among Carmel teens thanks to opportunities and mentors

BY SOPHIA BURAGLIO “helplessness / because what better to remind an invincible teenager of their own mortality / than assigning homework one last time / and walking out of their…