Crossroads

Not Afraid to Fail

Charlotte Baude, Reporter

December 17, 2019

Junior Rebecca Zurek earns Best in Category award for Aerospace Science at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science State Exposition.    Rebecca’s project was about how a spill hole in a parachute would affect the descent rate of a rocket. The descent rate is how fast the rocket would be falling. Zurek wondered how the size of the parachute drag and stability would ...

Learning Differently

Charlotte Baude, Reporter

December 17, 2019

Many students have taken different paths of education to end up at Carmel.    Whether they’ve attended four separate schools or a Waldorf or a Montessori school, these students have all gone on uncommon paths to get where they are today.       Senior Riley Moran went to four schools prior to Carmel. Moran attended St. Gilbert, St. Anastasia, Our...

Adopt a family

Adopt a family

December 17, 2019

Carmel students have been providing gifts for "Christmas families" since it opened, starting first with the boys' side of the school and then the girl...

Students volunteering at Beacon Place.

Service during the holidays

December 16, 2019

Throughout the year, Carmel offers a variety of service opportunities to help students complete the required amount of hours every year. However, even...

Student art on display

Allyson Smoczynski, Reporter

December 16, 2019

Carmel Catholic hosted an Art Exhibition to show off the talent in Carmel’s fine arts program. Many different medias and types of art are displayed including photography, graphic design, AP studio art, and tape art. If you didn't get a chance to check out some of the projects in the fine arts wing, you can check them out here.    ...

Back and better than ever

Allyson Smoczynski, Reporter

December 16, 2019

“The moments before I was injured it felt like any other hockey game, I passed the puck up ice and saw a black jersey in the corner of my eye," sophomore Kyle Marusich said. "Before I knew it, I was on the ice in more pain than I could ever imagine.”  Marusich’s hockey career was pretty normal until one game when he was hit by another player and fractured his L4 ...

Music: a universal language

Tori Nagode, Editor

December 16, 2019

"’ You can just enjoy music without understanding it. Music is a universal language,’" senior Carolina Moctezuma said, quoting South Korean singer-songwriter and rapper CL. Moctezuma is a member of the new K-pop dance club at Carmel. “Just because you can't understand the words does not mean you can't understand the meaning,” she said. “Music is somethi...

International sophomore students Cathrina Li (left) and Lily Le (right).

7,970 miles away

December 16, 2019

Students screaming chants in unison, dressed as animals. Cheerleaders warming up. Fans packing into the stands. The marching band playing songs everyone knows the words to--everyone b...

Art: words that cannot be spoken

Art: words that cannot be spoken

December 16, 2019

Seeing and living in completely different parts of the world, sophomore Sylvia Cheng uses art not only as a way to express her curiosity and questions in the world, but also to answer them. Art has been Cheng’s creative outlet since she was a c...

Alexa Mehrholz, Editor-in-chief

Watching what you say

December 13, 2019

“That’s so gay!”a freshman says to his friend while walking in the halls.  “Ahhhhhh, rape!” squeals a senior as her friend snatches her phone.  “You’re so retarded!”...

World language's teacher, Jack Cannuli, teaches his Mandarin class.

Dual credit– everything you need to know

December 13, 2019

Many students are not familiar with the dual credit program. These classes can be defined as courses offered here at Carmel that are endorsed by a regional...

Graphic by Tori Nagode

The weather outside is frightful

December 6, 2019

As the weather becomes worse and worse, so do the drivers and the accidents that tag along with them. With many new drivers in the school, helpful tips become very useful to stay calm and...