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Recent NEWS Stories

Cutlery Decisions: Administration considers switching from plastic cutlery to metal at CHS

September 20, 2019

Recently, Clay Middle School, West Clay and College Wood elementary schools made the switch from...

Stop the Bleeding: School district increases amount of Stop the Bleeding kits within school

Stop the Bleeding: School district increases amount of Stop the Bleeding kits within school

September 20, 2019

Last year, each school in the Carmel Clay School District received a “Stop the Bleed” kit...

News Briefs

September 20, 2019

Q&A with junior Isabella Fallahi on her involvement in today’s nationwide strike activist Greta Thunberg is attending

Q&A with junior Isabella Fallahi on her involvement in today’s nationwide strike activist Greta Thunberg is attending

September 20, 2019

Junior Isabella Fallahi is the director of communications for Zero Hour, a national youth-led...

Club Spotlight: Green Action Club

September 20, 2019

Green Action Club Co-President Maanya Rajesh Why did you choose to start the club? The club...

Homecoming Spirit Days

Homecoming Spirit Days

September 19, 2019

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All(egro) In: Carmel Choirs adds second all-girls competing ensemble this school year

Recent ENTERTAINMENT Stories

Q&A with CHS’ New Choir Director Anna Debard

Q&A with CHS’ New Choir Director Anna Debard

September 20, 2019

What roles do you have? I’m the lead director of New Edition and Rhapsody, I am one of the directors...

In the Mood to Write: Musicians, creative writers reflect on how emotions impact their writing

In the Mood to Write: Musicians, creative writers reflect on how emotions impact their writing

September 20, 2019

As Erin Takahashi, student writer and senior, goes throughout her day, she feels emotions as any other...

Entertainment Briefs

September 20, 2019

The HiLite apologizes for a mistake in the print issue: CHS Community Night begins at 5 P.M., not 6 P.M.

Running the Show: Studio One Acts student directors elaborate on creative liberties while producing show

Running the Show: Studio One Acts student directors elaborate on creative liberties while producing show

September 20, 2019

*Note: the HiLite apologizes for a mistake in the print issue: all of the one-act plays will be performed...

Musician Spotlight: Musician and junior Cydney Combellick describes her experience with music

September 20, 2019

Choirs Welcome New Teacher, Growing Numbers

Choirs Welcome New Teacher, Growing Numbers

September 11, 2019

The Carmel Choir department took on a new teacher for the new school year, Anna DeBard, who is taking...

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CHS’s Got Talent: In honor of season 14 finale of “America’s Got Talent” (AGT), we talked  to students on Expressenz dance team who took part in season 13 last year

CHS’s Got Talent: In honor of season 14 finale of “America’s Got Talent” (AGT), we talked to students on Expressenz dance team who took part in season 13 last year

September 20, 2019

How did going on AGT impact you personally? Personally, it just made me feel like all my hard work was...

Career Ready: Senior Lexi Dungey discusses her  experience in the J Everett Light program (JEL)

Career Ready: Senior Lexi Dungey discusses her experience in the J Everett Light program (JEL)

September 20, 2019

What is JEL? It’s a program where students can learn more about different careers that they may be...

Humans of CHS: CHS students reveal their favorite parts of fall

Humans of CHS: CHS students reveal their favorite parts of fall

September 20, 2019

Junior Alexis Custer-Topai “I usually start wearing Halloween socks in July, just to make sure I’m...

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Something to Cheer About: CHS welcomes new Unified Cheer Team for 19-20 school year

Recent SPORTS Stories

The Beat of Your Own Drum: Marching band members, director deliberate over recognition of band compared to sports

September 20, 2019

Jenna Kellermeyer, marching band member and junior, said she is aware how much physical and mental...

Manager Profiles;

September 20, 2019

Just Keep Swimming: CHS swimmers make a splash at Junior Worlds in Hungary

Just Keep Swimming: CHS swimmers make a splash at Junior Worlds in Hungary

September 20, 2019

Senior Wyatt Davis As a freshman entering high school, Wyatt Davis was an accomplished young swimmer,...

Going For It All: CHS football aims to use last season’s championship defeat as fuel to attain new heights

Going For It All: CHS football aims to use last season’s championship defeat as fuel to attain new heights

September 20, 2019

Linebacker and senior Ty Wise has not forgotten the way last season ended for the CHS football team. Nor...

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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

Recent FEATURE Stories

Weight On Your Shoulders: Students, staff examine potential health effects of carrying heavy backpacks

Weight On Your Shoulders: Students, staff examine potential health effects of carrying heavy backpacks

September 20, 2019

For CHS students, backpacks are an essential part of their life, as carrying a backpack all day can be...

Students, Athletic Director Jim Inskeep offer their view on the new “Step Up to Sexual Assault Program”

Students, Athletic Director Jim Inskeep offer their view on the new “Step Up to Sexual Assault Program”

September 20, 2019

Q & A with Athletic Director Jim Inskeep Why was this program implemented at Carmel High School? In...

New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

September 20, 2019

Known by some as the “Beverly Hills of the Midwest,” Carmel has been named time and time again as...

Step Up to Sexual Assault: Administration, students focus on importance of new sexual assault prevention presentation

Step Up to Sexual Assault: Administration, students focus on importance of new sexual assault prevention presentation

September 20, 2019

Logan Sandlin, varsity track and junior varsity cross-country runner and senior, sits among his teammates...

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Better Late Than Never: College Board’s new registration date for AP tests restricts students’ flexibility for decisions

Recent PERSPECTIVES Stories

Brain Healthy: Administration hires first mental health coordinator to respond to crises in schools, benefit students

September 20, 2019

In June 2019, the Carmel Clay board of trustees hired the first mental health coordinator in our district,...

Mental Health Editorial: Additional Q&A With Stephanie Whiteside

Mental Health Editorial: Additional Q&A With Stephanie Whiteside

September 20, 2019

  What’s your full name and title? Stephanie Whiteside, Mental Health Coordinator When...

Graphic Perspective: Lockers Over the Years

September 20, 2019

Grasping at Straws: Reusable straws trend may raise awareness but won’t make lasting impact in the greater scheme of environmental issues

Grasping at Straws: Reusable straws trend may raise awareness but won’t make lasting impact in the greater scheme of environmental issues

September 20, 2019

I don’t own a reusable straw; please don’t shun me. When the video of a plastic straw being pulled...

The Name Game: Students should make effort to learn classmates’ names to make them feel appreciated

The Name Game: Students should make effort to learn classmates’ names to make them feel appreciated

September 20, 2019

Last year, I interacted with a person at least once every other day, but I knew his name long before...

Grasping at Straws: Reusable straw movement sparks good conversation about plastic consumption, encourages mindful changes to reduce waste

Grasping at Straws: Reusable straw movement sparks good conversation about plastic consumption, encourages mindful changes to reduce waste

September 20, 2019

I am the proud owner of metal straws—six of them to be exact. My family keeps the set in our car, and...

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Comedy Sportz leaders to discuss club expectations in Sept. 20 meeting

Comedy Sportz leaders to discuss club expectations in Sept. 20 meeting

September 18, 2019

Comedy Sportz members will meet in P123 on Friday, Sept. 20, to discuss meeting dates and content regulations....

Mock Trial Club to host call-out meeting Sept. 18

September 18, 2019

The Mock Trial call-out meeting will take place on Sept. 18 after school. The Mock Trial club...

National Chinese Honors Society begins planning activities

National Chinese Honors Society begins planning activities

September 17, 2019

National Chinese Honors Society (NCHS) will begin the year with its activity at the library on Sept....

GKOM Council creates plans for 2019-20 school year

GKOM Council creates plans for 2019-20 school year

September 15, 2019

Greyhound kick-off mentors (GKOM) will meet with their freshmen on Sept. 20, according to sponsor Mike...

TEDx to host call-out meeting on Sept. 16

TEDx to host call-out meeting on Sept. 16

September 14, 2019

  According to Isma Rehman, TEDx president and sophomore, the club’s first meeting of...

Model U.N. continues meetings, attend Zionsville conference

Model U.N. continues meetings, attend Zionsville conference

September 11, 2019

Model U.N. will attend a conference in Zionsville on Sept. 28. “The Zionsville conference is Sept....

Democrats Club to host call-out meeting, distribute voting information to senior class

Democrats Club to host call-out meeting, distribute voting information to senior class

September 11, 2019

After a summer of activism, the Democrats Club is set to host a call-out meeting in the coming weeks....

Carmel Electric Ensemble members will focus on sight-reading at first rehearsal

Carmel Electric Ensemble members will focus on sight-reading at first rehearsal

September 10, 2019

The Carmel Electric Ensemble members will be focusing on their sight-reading at the first rehearsal,...

DECA to have second call-out meeting Sept. 10

DECA to have second call-out meeting Sept. 10

September 9, 2019

DECA will have its second call-out meeting in the Auditorium for students not already enrolled...

UNICEF to have call-out meeting Sept. 10

UNICEF to have call-out meeting Sept. 10

September 8, 2019

Carmel UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) will have its call-out meeting...

Environmental Action Club

September 4, 2019

“For the new school year, officers and members met over the summer and discussed possible changes and...

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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

Recent FEATURE Stories

Weight On Your Shoulders: Students, staff examine potential health effects of carrying heavy backpacks

Weight On Your Shoulders: Students, staff examine potential health effects of carrying heavy backpacks

September 20, 2019

For CHS students, backpacks are an essential part of their life, as carrying a backpack all day can be...

Students, Athletic Director Jim Inskeep offer their view on the new “Step Up to Sexual Assault Program”

Students, Athletic Director Jim Inskeep offer their view on the new “Step Up to Sexual Assault Program”

September 20, 2019

Q & A with Athletic Director Jim Inskeep Why was this program implemented at Carmel High School? In...

New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

September 20, 2019

Known by some as the “Beverly Hills of the Midwest,” Carmel has been named time and time again as...

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Music Playlist: We’re Bringing Summer Back [MUSE]
Mental Health Awareness Month: A Book List

Mental Health Awareness Month: A Book List

May 8, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To celebrate, here is a list of Young Adult books that touch on...

Mammamia Gelato Review [The Sweet Life]

Mammamia Gelato Review [The Sweet Life]

February 19, 2019

Mammamia Gelato is an ice cream shop located on West Main Street that offers a variety of authentic Italian...

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Playing After School

Recent JUST A MINUTE Stories

Google Through the Ages

Google Through the Ages

August 13, 2019

Rhythm Blues

May 23, 2019

Avengers Assemble

Avengers Assemble

April 19, 2019

Thinking Machines

Thinking Machines

March 22, 2019

Staying Awake

Staying Awake

February 14, 2019

Show Me the $$$

Show Me the $$$

January 24, 2019

Tying it All Together

Tying it All Together

December 13, 2018

All the Stars

All the Stars

November 16, 2018

GRAPHIC: Cramming for Midterms?

GRAPHIC: Cramming for Midterms?

October 25, 2018

Over the Years

Over the Years

September 21, 2018

A Sleep-Deprived Student’s Guide to Dreams

A Sleep-Deprived Student’s Guide to Dreams

August 14, 2018

The World Cup

The World Cup

May 18, 2018

Apps On, Distractions Off

Apps On, Distractions Off

May 11, 2018

What’s the Buzz?

What’s the Buzz?

March 23, 2018

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