Tag Archives: Alex Poletti

Carmel-themed costumes for procrastinators: a guide

By: ALEX POLETTI Ah, to be in fall once again. Of course, with autumn comes the capitalistic impulses of American corporations attempting to bastardize days of worship for their own…

Trump’s Hail Mary comments turn into presidential pick-six

By: ALEX POLETTI If there is one thing sacred in America, it’s the National Football League. Sunday is the holy day, quite possibly because of the 12 games we so…

The Doctor is in: Superintendent Dill-Varga ready to make her mark on Carmel Unified School District

By: ALEX POLETTI More than a month before the first pealings of the bell marked the official start of another school year, new CUSD superintendent, Dr. Barbara Dill-Varga, was already…

AP Human Geography section added to reduce ballooning class size

By: ALEX POLETTI Carmel Unified School District administration approved funding for a third section of AP Human Geography on Aug. 24, reducing the average section size of the course to…

Teachers, admin. discuss shifting outlook on AP courses

Based on the looks of students morosely roaming around the halls the past couple of weeks, one can deduce that it’s that dreaded time of the year again: AP testing…

Local author releases first novel based on childhood

In the 1960s, a young African-American girl witnessed the effects of the Civil Rights Movement in her small Arkansas town. Now, more than 40 years later, Big Sur resident LaVerne…

Hollywood climate clouded by CGI and comic book franchises

What was the last movie you saw in theaters? Maybe it was an award-worthy film like “La La Land” or “Moonlight,” but the chances are, you saw “Fantastic Beasts,” “Rogue…

Chemistry: an area to watch for both CHS soccer teams

When asked to name the integral part of a great team, every person will give a different answer: Some will say hard work, some will say talent, some will say…

Homecoming needs more opportunities for LGBT students

Homecoming is absolutely an integral part of the high school experience; crowning a king and queen has long been a coming-of-age right for teenagers. Unfortunately, with Carmel High’s current approach,…

Shoe Game loss still most rewarding part of PG experience

Pacific Grove students have never been known for their optimism. That may be why a recent survey shows that P.G. students count the recent Shoe Game loss as one of…