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Making the Cut: As students schedule for next year, classes at J. Everett Light prepare them for professional careers

Making the Cut: As students schedule for next year, classes at  J. Everett Light prepare them for professional careers

Kalea Miao and Jessica Mo

January 25, 2018


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On the campus of North Central High School in Indianapolis lies the J. Everett Light Career Center. In the cosmetology department, music plays as student cut, color and style hair. Senior Windle Fray chats with her client as she cuts, blow dries and straightens the light-blonde locks of her client. The two l...

Alone in the crowd?

Alone in the crowd?

Raiha Zainab and Angela Qian

January 25, 2018


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At 13, senior Kelsey Irwin said she lost her motivation to keep going. She started to quit everything she had loved doing: theater, dance, choir, hockey, volleyball, soccer and more—the list goes on. It was at this point in her life when she was close to giving up. She almost let her “inner demons”...

The Internship: Students at CHS begin to correlate electives they take with internships in order to boost their success in fields of interest

The Internship: Students at CHS begin to correlate electives they take with internships in order to boost their success in fields of interest

Marissa Ryan

January 25, 2018


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After taking the required core classes, students at CHS have many opportunities to choose elective courses to take along with those classes, allowing them to incorporate creativity in their schedule.  Students like sophomore Meredith Ho take that opportunity one step further. Ho, a photography stud...

Unrequited Cheer: With the coming of Lunar New Year, CHS students, staff examine potential disconnect during the holiday

Unrequited Cheer: With the coming of Lunar New Year, CHS  students, staff examine potential disconnect during the holiday

Lin-Lin Mo

January 25, 2018


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Freshman Melissa Su will soon begin to rehearse for the annual Lunar New Year celebration coordinated by the Indianapolis Chinese Community Center, Inc. (ICCCI), an event that attracts more than 1,000 people from a variety of backgrounds. Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, will occur on Feb...

Enduring Classics: CHS students, staff evaluate how some literary classics continue to endure in modern society

Enduring Classics: CHS students, staff evaluate how some literary classics continue to endure in modern society

Lillian He

January 25, 2018


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Freshman Jasmine Hsu, who is on her third rereading of the book, was eager to persuade others into joining her inside the pages of the centuries old book in which she had found so much enjoyment. As we talked, Hsu said with a look of exasperation on her face, “One of the most common misconceptions is that the m...

Buying Appreciation: CHS students, staff assess the correlation between Valentine’s Day, materialism

Buying Appreciation: CHS students, staff assess the correlation between Valentine’s Day, materialism

Darrell Cheng, Bryce Cheng

January 25, 2018


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To show affection for loved ones on Valentine’s Day, a simple gift-giving of cards, chocolates and flowers commonly gets the job done. What all of these gifts have in common, however, goes further than just attempts of showing affection: they all reveal the materialism that has come to define this ho...

Alone in the Crowd: Q&A with junior Jordan Barker and director of counseling Rachel Cole

Alone in the Crowd: Q&A with junior Jordan Barker and director of counseling Rachel Cole

January 25, 2018


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Director of Counseling Rachel Cole Will you tell me a little bit about the Culture of Care week? We’re still planning, and fine-tuning some things, but we are planning a kindness matters activity for all staff and students. Our main purpose for the week is we want to bring some awareness to mental healt...

Homework for the Holidays: As winter break starts Dec. 23, students of minority religions reflect on holidays, the school calendar

Homework for the Holidays: As winter break starts Dec. 23, students of minority religions reflect on holidays, the school calendar

Angela Li and Karen Zhang

December 14, 2017


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Last year, Hannah Kosc, Jewish student and junior, said she was unable to take a day off of school for an important Jewish holiday: Yom Kippur. Instead of reflecting and taking time to spend with her community, as is the tradition on the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar, Kosc came to school...

Loving Literature: CHS students, staff consider how reading can impact their school life, future

Loving Literature: CHS students, staff consider how  reading can impact their school life, future

Angela Qian

December 14, 2017


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It all began around fifth grade for sophomore Madalyn Sailors when reading history textbooks changed the way she read for the worse. According to Sailors, reading used to be really fun, but now it’s boring and monotonous. Sailors said, “I don’t like (reading) because a lot of times it’s ...

Working during the Holiday Season: Instead of relaxing over the holidays, some CHS students, staff have chosen to work

Working during the Holiday Season: Instead of relaxing over the holidays, some CHS students, staff have chosen to work

Raphael Li

December 14, 2017


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For many people, the holidays are a time to relax with family, but for junior Kelly Xiang, she said she’ll be spending much of her winter break working at Cold Stone Creamery. Xiang said she will work extra hours over the break but said she doesn’t mind the extra work because it gives her somethin...

O’ Christmas Tree: Students put up Christmas decorations, not necessarily for religious aspect

O’ Christmas Tree: Students put up Christmas decorations, not necessarily for religious aspect

Richa Louis

December 14, 2017


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Like many people  during this time of the year, freshman Shreya Sinha has a Christmas tree full of lights and ornaments sitting prominently in her house. But Sinha isn’t a Christian, and she said she puts up the decorations for other reasons. “We decorate (Christmas trees) because it’s fun,...

Cashing in for a Different Way of Christmas: CHS students and staff assess the advantages and disadvantages of receiving cash instead of traditional gifts during Christmas

Cashing in for a Different Way of Christmas: CHS students and staff assess the advantages and disadvantages of receiving cash instead of traditional gifts during Christmas

Darrell Cheng

December 14, 2017


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When Christmas approaches, images of family, embellished trees and gifts come to mind. However, a trend not only at CHS, but also nationwide, has brought upon a new, more common type of present: cash. For senior Omid Hessaraki, receiving cash for Christmas in the place of traditional gifts is by no m...