Tag Archives: Ari Freedman

Catching bugs, chasing birds, cultivating brains

If asked as a child what he wanted to do for a living, 30-year Carmel Middle School teacher Pat Stadille may have replied with answers like horror movie actor, professional…

To pee, or not to pee: that is the question

Facing CHS is a dire issue: the freedom to use the bathroom. Teachers’ bathroom policies run across the board in terms of regulations and intensity, raising questions of how much…

Marvel Universe ramped up with ‘Age of Ultron’

If you haven’t taken the time to see the newest installment in Marvel’s cinematic universe, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”—or were misled by a specious article in this newspaper into harboring…

The diverse underwater life of Monastery Beach

Mike Guardino’s truck slips into the gravel pull-off, and we start assembling the SCUBA rigs. From years of local experience, the CHS science teacher knows better than anybody the great…

CHS alum Rushad Eggleston returns for eye-opening concert

It is not often that one sees an otherworldly elf-man prancing through the conservative halls of CHS. But from April 16-17, cellist Rushad Eggleston returned to campus to headline the…

Super search names finalist Scott Laurence

  The CUSD school board has narrowed the candidates for its superintendent search down to finalist Scott Laurence, who is currently superintendent of San Mateo Union High School District. Out…

‘Leviathan’ depicts modern Russia in chilling masterpiece

Despite the decline of the USSR, corruption remains rampant in many rural areas of Russia, as depicted in Andrey Zvyagintsev’s 2014 film, “Leviathan.” “Leviathan” focuses on a jobless fisherman, Nikolai…

Carmel Valley hosts obscure piece of space history

Hidden amongst the golden hills of Carmel Valley next to Cachagua—placed there to reduce interference waves—is a little-known local gem with a historical significance of literally astronomical proportions: the Jamesburg…

Cafeteria news: Assess your fortune with CHS lunches

With CHS school lunches, there is usually not much to get excited about; however, on Chinese food day, kids rush to the frenzied lunch line to wait patiently for a…

District institutes ‘game over,’ banning online student gaming

Carmel Unified recently placed a district-wide Internet restriction on all websites tagged as games—except for a two-hour window every day from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.—evoking a wide variety of responses…