HiLite

Healing Hearts With Creative Arts: Scientific evidence proves healing effects of art therapy on students with disabilities

Healing Hearts With Creative Arts: Scientific evidence proves healing effects of art therapy on students with disabilities

February 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Print, Recent Updates, Uncategorized

A group of young artists with disabilities crowd in a pod, equipped with paint, boards and canvases; however, these students paint for purposes beyond simply creating  artwork. Gressa Crowley, teaching assistant at Magdalena Academy of Art and sophomore, said, “People create artwork out of their...

Broadcasting into the future: CHTV, WHJE students reflect on potential impact of proposed budget cuts for broadcasting industry

Broadcasting into the future: CHTV, WHJE students reflect on potential impact of proposed budget cuts for broadcasting industry

Riya Chinni

February 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Print, Recent Updates

Radio transmissions have been around since the late 19th century, starting in 1894 with “wireless” transmissions of Guglielmo Marconi and his telegraphy system. In 1912, Marconi opened the world’s first radio factory, and in 1920, a station in Detroit broadcast the first radio news program. Sixt...

Rejecting Reasoning: CHS discusses the reasoning behind why some people reject facts

Rejecting Reasoning: CHS discusses the reasoning behind why some people reject facts

Raphael Li

February 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Online Only, Recent Updates

There is growing discrepancy between the beliefs of the American public compared to the scientific community. For example, according to recent studies conducted in 2016 by Pew Research Center and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 97 percent of climate change scientists believe climate change...

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


Filed under Cover Story, FEATURE, Recent Updates, Top Story, Uncategorized

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


Filed under FEATURE, Print, Recent Updates, Top Story

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


Filed under FEATURE, Recent Updates

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...

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


Filed under FEATURE, Online Only, Recent Updates

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...

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


Filed under FEATURE, Recent Updates

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...

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


Filed under FEATURE, Online Only, Recent Updates

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


Filed under FEATURE, Recent Updates, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Cover Story, FEATURE, Recent Updates, Top Story, Uncategorized

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


Filed under FEATURE, Print, Recent Updates, Top Story

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 ...