Carmel High School student paper focuses on environment


As we approached the end of the school year, the hilite staff wanted to explore nontraditional ways to tell journalistic stories. Inspired by other high school newspapers, we decided to develop a themed issue, focused specifically on one subject. Practically unanimously, we agreed upon our theme: the environment.

When developing the issue, we decided to write stories about the environment while maintaining traditional news sections. This allowed us to develop unique stories that explored aspects of climate change and environmentalism that weren’t typically touched upon. Explore the many stories below.

Virtual Issue: The Environmental Issue

Tiny House, Big Help
See components of tiny house, environmental aspects, benefits

fair game
Hunting should be recognized as human right for indigenous, tribal people

Heinous Hunting
Large scale hunting is a threat to ecosystems, should be regulated

All an Act
Performative activism unconstructive, prevents progress in climate movement

Free Food Fallacy
Dietary criteria in school lunches should be updated to students’ needs

Plant a Garden
Student, CCPL librarian, Master Gardener of Hamilton County discuss free seed program at the CCPL Seed Library

stayin’ alive
AP Biology students, teacher, discuss self-sustaining ecosystem project

Handmade
Students craft clothes for sustainability, against fast fashion

Racing With Fashion
People should stop supporting fast-fashion companies with negative environmental impact, start supporting small businesses

Public Life
As public figures become more prominent in student’s lives, we should review their impact on environmentalism

Everyday Environmentalists
In environmentally cautious efforts, students increasingly use sustainable alternatives rather than single-use plastics, trash

Green Thumb
Students, teacher enjoy benefits of gardening

GAC to the Future
Members of Green Action Club address ever-changing environment, climate change

Shift to Thrifts
Students, teacher consider environmental implications of thrifting

Suburban Sprawl
Students, city officials discuss effects of suburban expansion on environment

waste not
Student, staff discuss implications, solutions to school food waste

Pinky Promise
Students call for implementation of Carmel’s Climate Action Plan

Creation Care
Students, activist are inspired by religion to improve environment, engage in activism

out of steam
Sports investigate impacts of sport racing on environment

Too Hot to Handle
Athletes discuss their concern of extreme heat during their seasons

Shoe Shrine
Q&A with junior Brandon Trinh on shoe collection, collecting refurbished shoes

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