Tag Archives: Helaine Ridilla

College admissions turned upside-down in past decade

Almost all seniors have been told by their parents or grandparents, “When I was your age, I applied to one college and got in. No worries.” But seniors have learned…

Science star headed to Exeter Academy for fall 2014

Ailis Dooner, who was named California’s Outstanding Young Scientist in 2013, will not be returning to Carmel High School for her senior year. No, it’s not because she got expelled…

2014 proves to be a year of extremes in culinary world

As every chef and culinary website is releasing its 2014 food trend predictions, I have begun to make some of my own. From what I see experts saying and observe…

Local chocolates can fill stomachs and warm hearts

What’s the best way to a girl’s heart? Through her stomach. Lucky for all you high school boys there are three delicious chocolate shops within ten minutes of CHS, including…

Only $20 in your pocket? Carmel makes it easy

Into labels, but not price tags? Carmel is home to a variety of upscale thrift and consignment stores that are filled with high-end labels at a fraction of their original…

Yafa dazzles taste buds with authentic Greek cuisine

For authentic Greek and a cozy atmosphere, Yafa is the place to go. Located in downtown Carmel, this tiny one room Greek restaurant is bursting with big flavors. Opa!

You talk, we listen: The Sandpiper staff goes NSA

As the watering hole of high schoolers, the bathroom is a place where many complaints, bits of gossip and jokes are passed along. Lucky for us, Room 23, home of…

Teens find themselves overly-attached to smartphones

As soon as CHS sophomore Lexi Snyder wakes up, she checks her phone. “I get up in bed and read through everything. Instagram, text messages, Facebook, birthdays, Twitter and Vine,”…

Local fall treats found only in Carmel

Fall brings many thoughts to mind: the changing colors of the leaves, the changing weather and changing food. As meals become heartier, the desserts do the same. Bold flavors like…

Oct. 25 In Brief

Science wing up and operational in October Walking into school the day after a break, the students and staff are usually in a quiet murmur, but Monday students walking into…