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From the Heart: In face of excessive consumerism, students should consider making handmade gifts during holiday season

From the Heart: In face of excessive consumerism, students should consider making handmade gifts during holiday season

December 13, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Print Columnists, Recent Updates

As a 16-year-old girl, one might assume I spend countless hours on end shopping and going to the mall, as many of my peers do. To be fair, I was once in a similar place to those people, sleeping overnight outside waiting for the best deal on Black Friday and spending countless hours and money on gi...

Be Ethical: Students should research brands to encourage fair labor practices, dissuade exploitative child labor

Be Ethical: Students should research brands to encourage fair labor practices, dissuade exploitative child labor

Raiha Zainab

December 13, 2018


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The holiday season is all about love, food, snow—and best of all: gifts. ‘Tis the season when Santa comes to town and we show our love for each other through a pile of presents underneath the Christmas tree. However, while this season of giving is an amazing time for most, there is an underlying cost...

Popping Into Holiday Music: Upbeat nature of pop-style holiday music is superior to classic holiday music

Popping Into Holiday Music: Upbeat nature of pop-style holiday music is superior to classic holiday music

Hannah Gretz

December 13, 2018


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From November to January, holiday music is and will be heard everywhere you go. Department stores, car radios, grocery stores, you name it. But, while classic holiday songs are festive and enjoyable, I cannot help but feel pulled toward pop-style holiday music instead. Don’t get me wrong, I do of...

Knitting a Gnome: Here’s How

Knitting a Gnome: Here’s How

Lily McAndrews

December 13, 2018


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To accompany her column on hand-made gifts, reporter Lily McAndrews shares a knitting tutorial for making a gnome. Supplies. To get started you need yarn of any color of your choice and a little piece of face colored yarn for the head. Knitting needles that correlate to the gauge of your yarn. Sewing need...

Family First: People should spend more quality time with their families

Family First: People should spend more quality time with their families

Angela Qian

December 13, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Print Columnists, Recent Updates

Like many students, I traveled over Thanksgiving break to visit family. But this family was my mom, and it was the first time I’d seen her in months. My sister came home from college, and we were all together as a family for the first time since school started. Just for a little background, my mom...

Recycling Renovations: New recycling policy is an improvement, but would benefit from clearer instructions

Recycling Renovations: New recycling policy is an improvement, but would benefit from clearer instructions

December 13, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

In this day and age, with the planet’s temperature consistently increasing and sea levels rising, it’s vital to make little changes to culminate to a greater overall effect. However, it’s not hard to accidentally throw away recyclable items like papers, magazines and bottles into a trash can. ...

Hear Our Voice: HiLite, other Indiana publications not immune to censorship unless New Voices Bill passes this legislative season

Hear Our Voice: HiLite, other Indiana publications not immune to  censorship unless New Voices Bill passes this legislative season

November 16, 2018


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In 2017, it failed. in 2018, it failed again. but in 2019, if we make a strong case to our representatives, House Bill 1130 may finally pass and finally restore freedom of the press to student journalism in Indiana’s schools. HB 1130, known as the “New Voices” bill, would provide scholastic journalists...

Long Live Hufflepuff: Students should respect Hufflepuff House, appreciate qualities it represents

Long Live Hufflepuff: Students should respect Hufflepuff House, appreciate qualities it represents

Emily Dexter

November 16, 2018


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But Hufflepuff has produced many amazing witches and wizards; even J.K. Rowling has called Hufflepuff her favorite house. So why the lack of respect for Hufflepuff?