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With “cuffing season” starting, students should focus on themselves before committing to relationships

Natalie Khamis | November 15, 2019

Along with the changing leaves, pumpkin spice and fluffy sweaters, fall brings its special friend to spice up the holidays: cuffing season. According to Cosmopolitan, “cuffing season” is the period from October to March when people have the desire to be “cuffed up” with someone or begin a relationship. It stems from the idea that the cold weather and the lack of sunshine creates a sense of...

Respect the Drink, Karen: People should still appreciate cold drinks regardless of cold weather

Livvie Hurley | November 15, 2019

With winter quickly approaching, many people look forward to drinking hot chocolate and other warm beverages every day in the morning, but I will not participate in this part of winter cheer. This is because I’m not willing to give up my favorite cold drinks just because the weather changes. As someone who is strongly addicted to Strawberry Açaí refreshers from Starbucks, I drink them all year...

CHS should incorporate International Tolerance Day into Culture of Care for students

Sowmya Chundi | November 15, 2019

Tomorrow marks the United Nations’ International Tolerance Day, an occasion dedicated to “strengthening tolerance and fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples.” At a time when we often criticize the internet for creating divisions and distrust, International Tolerance Day is a good example of how it can be used to positively connect people. Last year, several YouTube stars...

HiLite Staff | November 15, 2019

In the first nine weeks of this school year, CHS administration changed the school’s policy to no longer allow eighth graders to shadow our students. This change may come as a surprise to most. Shadowing is an option at a number of high schools around the state. It provides students with an opportunity to come very close to truly experiencing what life is like at the high school on a daily basis...

Shadowing Editorial: Additional Q&A with Amy Skeens-Benton

Sophia Hawkins | November 15, 2019

Were you part of the decision to discontinue shadowing? I was the one that actually helped start the shadowing program, so it kind of goes full circle. I was one of the people that after many discussions with many people decided to end the shadowing (program). Why did you decide to end the shadowing program? One reason is (that) we are a public high school, so anyone can come here that lives here....

Lights Out: People should turn their lights off when not in use

Angela Qian | October 24, 2019

Every morning, we walk into a building lit by glaring fluorescent lights. Aside from the occasional flickering light, it seems like there is no end to their blinding energy. I often stop by teachers’ classrooms in order to ask questions, but sometimes, their well-lit classrooms are a facade—There is no one there. Now, that may not seem like a bad thing. According to Stouch Lighting, a light-emitting...