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Take a Break: Students at this school should consider taking breaks while studying this academic year

Take a Break: Students at this school should consider taking breaks while studying this academic year

Sam Shi

August 15, 2018


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Sometimes the best study strategies are not to study for hours on end but to have breaks in the middle of studying for that upcoming test or final. Anyone who has crammed the night before a test knows the feeling of being both mentally and physically drained. Whether the cram before test day leads...

Media Mindfulness: As September is National Literacy Month, students should appreciate CHS media center more

Media Mindfulness: As September is National Literacy Month, students should appreciate CHS media center more

Carson TerBush

August 14, 2018


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As a self-proclaimed literary connoisseur, I would rank the CHS media center high on my list of places to get books. Complete with a wide, ever-increasing selection of fictional novels, a plethora of informational textbooks and an extremely convenient location, the media center is ideal for any student looking f...

School Less: Students should explore, be more involved in extracurriculars, shift focus away from grades

School Less: Students should explore, be more involved  in extracurriculars, shift focus away from grades

HiLite Staff

August 14, 2018


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The commencement of the school year means we will soon return to a time of overstressing about grades, late nights completing homework and fewer hours of sleep, all leading to an overall decline in our well-being. However, though high school is a time in our lives for strong academic growth, more...

Canine Comfort: CHS students, staff should recognize immense benefits of dog companionship therapy

Canine Comfort: CHS students, staff should recognize immense benefits of dog companionship therapy

Misha Rekhter

August 14, 2018


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My life changed forever when my furry friend, Bernie, entered my life. His presence completely altered the entire dynamic of my household. From neverending playtime to countless walks and games  of fetch, Bernie gives and needs constant love and attention. With National Dog Day approaching rapidly ...

Give Cats a Chance: CHS students, staff should take time to consider, appreciate cats’ better qualities

Give Cats a Chance: CHS students, staff should take time to consider, appreciate cats’ better qualities

Emily Dexter

August 14, 2018


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Over the course of my life, my family has owned three dogs and five cats, in total. While each animal has had a unique personality and her own set of quirks, and while there have been some moments of frustration along the way, this experience has planted in me a deep love for both dogs and cats. At the ...

Don’t do the JUUL: CHS students should recognize dangers of JUULing

Don’t do the JUUL: CHS students should recognize dangers  of JUULing

Emily Worrell

May 18, 2018


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However, I find the prevalence of one particular drug among high school students disturbing.

Learning in Digital: CHS students should reconsider taking online courses during summer

Learning in Digital: CHS students should reconsider taking online courses during summer

HiLite Staff

May 18, 2018


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In light of the addition of AP Government as an online course this summer, many students have been eagerly seizing the opportunity to add the class to their schedule. The combination of a flexible schedule, a full-weight credit and the ability to work from the comfort of one’s own home seems to make f...

Stop the Spam: With students receiving barrage of notifications, colleges should stop sending unnecessary, misleading emails

Stop the Spam: With students receiving barrage of notifications, colleges should stop sending unnecessary, misleading emails

Jessica Konrad

May 18, 2018


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"Dear Jessica, we’d like to encourage you to consider Harvard,” read the first line of an email I received earlier this year. After I finished reading, I felt elated. To learn a university as prestigious as Harvard was courting me specifically made me feel special and important. However, as I lat...

Free Yourself

Free Yourself

Jordyn Blakey

May 18, 2018


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In high school,  it can seem like everyone has their life figured out. But I can tell you at 18, I’m still not completely sure of my place in this world. Believe it or not, the world expands beyond the halls of CHS. Really. So if you ever find yourself thinking that you don’t fit in you’re not...

Equal Weight: At end of year, CHS administration should reconsider regular weight of Precalculus

Equal Weight: At end of year, CHS administration  should reconsider regular weight of Precalculus

Riya Chinni

May 18, 2018


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Walking into precalculus, Iwas prepared for a challenging year. However, I did not expect such a shift in mathematical thinking. I knew what I signed up for when I chose regular precalculus—a difficult class that wouldn’t provide much help to my GPA. While choosing math courses for the upcoming...

No More Lip Service: CHS couples should be more respectful, stop displaying affection in public places, hallways

No More Lip Service: CHS couples should be more respectful, stop displaying affection in public places, hallways

Heidi Peng

May 18, 2018


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I'm no expert on romance or the dynamic of a high school couple, but there’s one thing I know very well as a high school student: public displays of affection (PDA) are unnecessary. Affection encapsulates a broad range of actions among couples: holding hands, hugging and kissing are included in th...

No Regrets: Students should strive to have a high school experience they will look back on fondly

No Regrets: Students should strive to have a high school experience they will look back on fondly

Emily Worrell

May 18, 2018


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As I look back on my high school experience, an overwhelming number of memories floods my brain, both good and bad. Of course, I remember all the late-night cramming sessions, near mental breakdowns, getting jostled around in crowded hallways and other typical high school problems. But more than that, I...