Tag Archives: Ellie Alto

Is Twitter the best forum for seeking up-to-date news?

It is not surprising that users of Twitter employ the platform to speak their minds and make their voices heard; however, this rapid dissemination can be toxic to many, and…

For adolescent males, pressure to build muscle is real

“I think a lot of guys grow up judging themselves by their peers,” one Carmel High School junior observes. “If they are stronger, faster and smarter than their peers, they’re…

Top of the world: Mock trial dominates in world championship

The Carmel High School mock trial team has won, undefeated, the 2016 Empire New York Mock Trial World Championships, going 8-0 in the preliminary rounds and continuing to defeat Santa…

Shocking truths they won’t tell you about going viral

The faint sound of Rae Sremmurd’s song “Black Beatles” drifts through the hallway, and students are seen crowded around a smartphone watching the video of people frozen in action. In…

Auger treads water polo team past MTAL championships to CCS

During his eighth grade year, Kevan Auger almost made the 15U Olympic Development Program National Water Polo Team and was an alternate. In a sea of 6-foot-5-inch, 220 pound players,…

Amnesty International fighting abuses, one petition at a time

Despite being in exile for three years, Edward Snowden has been brought back into the news for his whistleblowing of U.S. surveillance tactics, and Amnesty International has been petitioning for…