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Students form cultural awareness groups to combat racism, provide support
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Tsion Daniel | November 5, 2020

Like most students her age, Gabi Bradley, Black Student Alliance (BSA) member and freshman, is in the process of becoming familiar with this school. However, throughout her education at Carmel Clay Schools,…

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Politicians, students advocate importance of teens in local politics
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Cady Armstrong | November 5, 2020

As the election gets closer, the bids for presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden come up in most everyday conversations. Debates between candidates have become heated as have debates between…

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Students reflect on experience of coming out of quarantine after having COVID-19
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Kruti Subbannavar | November 5, 2020

It’s hot in the classroom. Junior Emily Long lowers her mask to take a sip of water. A classmate jokingly quips, “Don’t pull down your mask,” and Long is reminded of the fact that she is a COVID-19…

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Chipotle program offers to cover tuition for workers, sparking discussion on high school jobs
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Uma Kandallu | November 22, 2019

Ben Ring, Chipotle worker and senior, is among the many students at this school who have an after-school job. While many high school students already work in order to gain benefits such as real-world experience,…

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Ubiquitously Funny Obsessions: With the invasion of Area 51 memes across all social media, students and teachers analyze possibility of real-life alien invasion
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Grace Xu | November 22, 2019

Over the summer, junior Daniella Richardson went on Instagram to catch up and unwind as usual before coming across something decidedly unusual: an Area 51 meme. Strange, she thought, and she just kept…

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With Halloween around the corner, practicing Wiccans, Pagan debunk stereotypes around their religions
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Emily Carlisle | November 14, 2019

Many people associate the word “Wicca” with witchcraft and characteristics such as “evil” or “Satanic,” while others see Wiccan practices as similar to those of cults. Few people picture a…

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A Little Every Day: With Inktober in full swing, students, teacher reflect on influences of online challenges on art, life
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Sophia Hawkins | November 14, 2019

Each year since 2009, artists all over the world pick up their pens every day in October to draw. They may be following a prompt or they may simply be drawing whatever comes to mind, but all are part of…

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Students consider impact of religion on themselves, their lives, cultural beliefs
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Kassi Darnell | October 17, 2018

When junior Neharika Palivela first started attending public school, she quickly learned she was different from her peers. Palivela was raised Hindu, so she did not share the same Christian beliefs that…

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With Homecoming week approaching, students, staff reflect on long-standing CHS traditions, discuss new changes
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Rhea Acharya | October 9, 2018

Near the end of the school day on Aug. 17, as Lara Staton, varsity women’s tennis player and junior, walked through the E halls, crowds of students cheered her on from either side. This was not Staton’s…

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