Tag Archives: Michael Montgomery

New bacteria may provide solution to plastic pollution

A team of Japanese scientists at the Kyoto Institute of Technology recently discovered a strain of bacteria that has the capability to decompose certain types of plastic in six weeks,…

Carmel High pit orchestra brings musicals to life

“Can’t you hear it?” Senior Kent Burns tilts his head, listening. There is a surge in the music. “It’s all around me, like a beautiful pink sky.” In this scene…

Don Perry publishes book on 30-year career in music

As a campus supervisor at Carmel High, Don Perry is known for his humor and his smile. As a music supervisor in Hollywood, he was known for his integrity and…

Dept. of Education cuts back on release of student records

What if you heard that your school was about to share your Social Security number, your standardized test scores and your health records with a private group? Sound scary? Until…

State may face threat of mosquito-borne Zika

As the Zika virus makes headlines around the world, its impacts are beginning to be felt in the U.S. with California in particular perhaps feeling its presence in the coming…

Carmel River courses with wildlife and resources

It’s winter in Carmel Valley, and water flow in the Carmel River is high and fast. With this year’s heavy rains, the drought-afflicted river should be recovering, and so should…

Lacrosse coaching dilemmas resolve with no time to spare

Spring sports have just begun, and for most it is usually a smooth transition. But for CHS lacrosse, which entered the season without coaches, the hiring of varsity coach Pierce…

Geography illiteracy presents daunting trend

From cartographers mapping unknown corners of the world to mountain lions patrolling distinct territories, a knowledge of geographical locations is a necessary component of life on this planet. Increasingly, however,…

Monterey Bay sea otters make waves in 2016

Reaching to the crowded top shelf of his filled-to-the-brim classroom, CHS science teacher Mike Guardino takes down a cardboard box. Unsurprisingly, it too is filled to the brim. Within rests…

California condors soar above all odds

Soaring above a windswept ridgeline in the Santa Lucia mountains, a California condor searches for carrion. Ten-foot wings sport striking patches of white, and a bald orange head becomes apparent…