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Better Late Than Never: College Board’s new registration date for AP tests restricts students’ flexibility for decisions

Better Late Than Never: College Board’s new registration date for AP tests restricts students’ flexibility for decisions

Riya Chinni

September 20, 2019

College Board recently announced the registration deadline for AP exams, which take place in May, will now be on Nov. 15. In previous years, College Board set the AP Test Registration deadline in the early spring, granting students significantly more time to decide whether they wish to take the test. By...

Brain Healthy: Administration hires first mental health coordinator to respond to crises in schools, benefit students

HiLite Staff

September 20, 2019

In June 2019, the Carmel Clay board of trustees hired the first mental health coordinator in our district, Stephanie Whiteside, to further its initiative of addressing mental health issues among Carmel Clay students. Whiteside will be responsible for providing critical advice about mental health, supporting counselors and social workers and overseeing the di...

Mental Health Editorial: Additional Q&A With Stephanie Whiteside

Mental Health Editorial: Additional Q&A With Stephanie Whiteside

Leah Tan

September 20, 2019

  What’s your full name and title? Stephanie Whiteside, Mental Health Coordinator When did you start working for the CCS district? Beginning of June, 2019. What exactly is the role of the mental health coordinator? One thing is supporting and providing critical advice, specifically to soc...

Grasping at Straws: Reusable straws trend may raise awareness but won’t make lasting impact in the greater scheme of environmental issues

Grasping at Straws: Reusable straws trend may raise awareness but won’t make lasting impact in the greater scheme of environmental issues

Da-Hyun Hong

September 20, 2019

I don’t own a reusable straw; please don’t shun me. When the video of a plastic straw being pulled out of a turtle’s nose went viral on social media, using metal straws became a trend. More and more videos of YouTubers, Instagram Influencers and TikTok users sticking their collapsing reusable stra...

The Name Game: Students should make effort to learn classmates’ names to make them feel appreciated

The Name Game: Students should make effort to learn classmates’ names to make them feel appreciated

Emily Carlisle

September 20, 2019

Last year, I interacted with a person at least once every other day, but I knew his name long before he knew mine. In fact, it took him almost the whole year to learn my name, and he learned it eventually only because of a mutual friend. Now, he says since we are friends, he “has a reason to know it,...

Grasping at Straws: Reusable straw movement sparks good conversation about plastic consumption, encourages mindful changes to reduce waste

Grasping at Straws: Reusable straw movement sparks good conversation about plastic consumption, encourages mindful changes to reduce waste

Rhea Acharya

September 20, 2019

I am the proud owner of metal straws—six of them to be exact. My family keeps the set in our car, and whenever we go somewhere we try to use it instead of plastic alternatives. In case we forget to bring them, we simply don’t use a straw and drink straight from the container. It’s really not t...

The People Should Speak: Students should educate themselves civically, consider compulsory voting laws

Josie Cruzan

September 20, 2019

The United States is founded on the principles of democracy and the people governing themselves. As a result, one might think voting is something most Americans prioritize in their lives, and it is. According to the Pew Research Center, 70% of Americans said that high voter turnout in presidential electi...

Students should wear more comfortable clothes to school

Raphael Li

August 13, 2019

As someone who seems to wear sweatpants and a T-shirt almost every day, I can confidently say there’s nothing wrong with dressing comfortably every day to school. Formal—even semi-formal clothes—are often more restrictive than normal clothes. Khakis and dress shirts are just less comfortable than...

Shop Before You Drop: Students should have time at the beginning of the school year to see if they like scheduled electives

Riya Chinni

August 13, 2019

If you were to walk among the campuses of Brown or Harvard University during the first week of school, you would see students flitting in and out of a myriad of classes, sampling courses which are offered at the schools. While this may seem unconventional, this activity is known as a “shopping period”...