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HiLite Staff | February 21, 2020

Unlike most high schools, CHS uses the Distinguished Grad program to recognize its top seniors each year. The system, which started more than ten years ago, allows students to  accumulate points and recognizes multiple, well-rounded seniors, instead of appointing the singular title of valedictorian. In addition to GPA, the program also includes points for a variety of involvement activities from performing...

With March recognized as Music in Our Schools Month, students should appreciate music educators’ efforts of maintaining developed performing arts programs

Natalie Khamis | February 21, 2020

Within the realm of music education, March is known as Music in Our Schools Month. According to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), this month-long initiative is dedicated to raise awareness for the importance of performing arts education in schools across the country. As a member of the orchestra program in this school for the past four years, I never truly realized how privileged...

Spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) does not excuse increased racist behaviors, anti-Chinese sentiment

Karen Zhang | February 21, 2020

As an introvert, I have always been aware of the times when I have cleared my throat in a silent room or coughed more than two times in a single class period. But now, as a person of Chinese descent, I have been even more aware of every sneeze, cleared throat or cough in a public setting. While here at this school, jokes aimed at Chinese students about COVID-19 have seemed to be mainly harmless, outside...

Confrontation is oftentimes unnecessary, people should reassess conflict before being upfront

Leah Tan | February 21, 2020

When in an argument with a friend, I always make a conscious decision to take a step back and reassess the situation. In doing so, I often find many of the issues I was concerned over were small and petty, making me ask myself the following question: how much messier would the situation be if I confronted the person immediately? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you should completely conceal...

Continued presence of skinny mirrors in clothing stores is inconsistent with body positivity movement

Rhea Acharya | February 21, 2020

As a teenage girl, I’ve experienced varying levels of comfort in my own skin. But for the most part, through the positive rhetoric circulating beauty standards in today’s world, I’ve grown to love how I look and be happy with who I am. Recently I was shopping for clothes at Clay Terrace, and I noticed I looked weird in the dressing room mirror after trying on a sweater. Upon closer inspection,...