Canine Comfort: CHS students, staff should recognize immense benefits of dog companionship therapy

Misha Rekhter | August 14, 2018

My life changed forever when my furry friend, Bernie, entered my life. His presence completely altered the entire dynamic of my household. From neverending playtime to countless walks and games  of fetch, Bernie gives and needs constant love and attention. With National Dog Day approaching rapidly on Aug. 26, I realize Bernie is more than a dog: he is my best friend. This constant interaction and...

Give Cats a Chance: CHS students, staff should take time to consider, appreciate cats’ better qualities

Emily Dexter | August 14, 2018

Over the course of my life, my family has owned three dogs and five cats, in total. While each animal has had a unique personality and her own set of quirks, and while there have been some moments of frustration along the way, this experience has planted in me a deep love for both dogs and cats. At the end of the day, however, if I had to choose to have one pet over the other, I would be bringing home...

Don’t do the JUUL: CHS students should recognize dangers  of JUULing

Emily Worrell | May 18, 2018

However, I find the prevalence of one particular drug among high school students disturbing.

Learning in Digital: CHS students should reconsider taking online courses during summer

HiLite Staff | May 18, 2018

In light of the addition of AP Government as an online course this summer, many students have been eagerly seizing the opportunity to add the class to their schedule. The combination of a flexible schedule, a full-weight credit and the ability to work from the comfort of one’s own home seems to make for an ideal scenario. However, there are other aspects one must consider when enrolling in a digital...

Stop the Spam: With students receiving barrage of notifications, colleges should stop sending unnecessary, misleading emails

Jessica Konrad | May 18, 2018

"Dear Jessica, we’d like to encourage you to consider Harvard,” read the first line of an email I received earlier this year. After I finished reading, I felt elated. To learn a university as prestigious as Harvard was courting me specifically made me feel special and important. However, as I later found out, when something seems too good to be true, it usually is. Upon further research, I discovered...

Free Yourself

Jordyn Blakey | May 18, 2018

In high school,  it can seem like everyone has their life figured out. But I can tell you at 18, I’m still not completely sure of my place in this world. Believe it or not, the world expands beyond the halls of CHS. Really. So if you ever find yourself thinking that you don’t fit in you’re not alone. High school only lasts four years, and that’s why you shouldn’t be afraid to be yourself;...