Hari Patel | August 13, 2019

I've been told this at least 300 times while in high school, “Whoa, you’re really dressed up Hari.” Usually, when people say this, I am wearing khaki pants with a quarter-zip or khaki shorts with a decent- looking shirt. As far back as I can recall, I don’t think I’ve been someone who can wear sweatpants outside of the house unless it was to a park or a gym.  Clothes that are soft, loose...

Hear it Out: As the year comes to an end, it is important to listen to other people’s opinions, appreciate distinctive perspectives

Adhi Ramkumar | May 23, 2019

In today’s society, we are plagued with endless controversies, both big and small. From light-hearted debates about Chipotle versus Qdoba to polarizing conflicts over gun control and abortion, we are constantly surrounded by chatter on various topics. Conflict provides an avenue for us to transcend the mundane reality of day-to-day life and become passionate and curious about the world around us....

Graphic Perspective: I’m (Not) Fine

Michelle Lu | May 23, 2019

A Review of Ice and Fire: Staff member Sam Shi reviews the final season of Game of Thrones

Sam Shi | May 22, 2019

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8 Ever since I watched the first episode of GOT (Game of Thrones) and binge-watched it for two weeks during finals, I have been a huge fan of the series, putting even the rigors of academics aside to enjoy a good old night of GOT and popcorn. Needless to say, the show has left me and millions of others more thoroughly entertained and excited...

The Final Grind: Staff member Raphael Li imparts advice for AP students

Raphael Li | May 12, 2019

As we near the second week of AP exams, I just wanted to give some advice to how to approach the second week of exams. It’s near impossible to learn the necessary content for exams in just a weeks time. A bit of reviewing and brushing up on vocab or key ideas would be sufficient enough to retain the knowledge you currently have. The days before an exam would be better spent testing. In most AP...

A Real Tear-Jerker: HiLite staff member Alina Yu reviews Avengers: Endgame

Alina Yu | May 7, 2019

By the title of this review, you probably think I am going to write about some sappy romantic comedy that just came out on Netflix that every teen girl is probably watching right now. While there is probably a movie like that out there, this review is not for them. This tear-jerker was “Avengers: Endgame,” and yes, when I say “tear-jerker” as a huge Marvel fan, I mean a waterfall full of tears...