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Keep It Clean: Students should consider others’ health, maintain cleanliness of CHS restrooms

Keep It Clean: Students should consider others’ health, maintain cleanliness of CHS restrooms

HiLite Staff

April 19, 2019

For the most part at this school, students are granted the privilege of using the restroom whenever they feel the need to. With the exception of some teachers’ judgements and bathroom passes, students  will almost never come across strict administrative scrutiny for traveling to a bathroom. However, wit...

Viola Lives Matter: Students lose passion for extracurricular activities, result of pressures of maintaining this school’s reputation

Viola Lives Matter: Students lose passion for extracurricular activities, result of pressures of maintaining this school’s reputation

Natalie Khamis

April 19, 2019

After almost six years of playing the viola, performing in over 20 concerts, and countless hours of practicing, I can confidently say orchestra holds a special place in my heart. From receiving my very first piece of sheet music to performing a whole symphony, that place in my heart grew and my love for ...

Prank Time: With the end of the school year coming up, faculty should consider allowing a senior prank

Prank Time: With the end of the school year coming up, faculty should consider allowing a senior prank

Apurva Manas

April 19, 2019

We seniors have spent nearly four years at this school and current seniors have gone through seven finals weeks, SATs/ACTs, ISTEP exams and much more. Most of us have experienced high amounts of stress with academics and athletics consuming most of our time. With that in mind, where is the time for ...

More than a Method: In light of STD Awareness Month, stigma surrounding birth control pills is unwarranted due to their wide range of uses

More than a Method: In light of STD Awareness Month, stigma surrounding  birth control pills is unwarranted due to their wide range of uses

Josie Cruzan

April 19, 2019

While there are many forms of birth control available, one of the most common is the birth control pill. It has many different forms and variations depending on the hormone levels of whoever is taking it and the contents of the pill itself. There is a stigma surrounding the pill, as those who take it ...

Pay the Subsidy: Because AP, IB tests are expensive, Indiana should consider subsidizing all standardized tests

Pay the Subsidy: Because AP, IB tests are expensive, Indiana should consider subsidizing all standardized tests

Lin-Lin Mo

April 19, 2019

Every spring, our school’s gyms, theaters and classrooms are lined wall-to-wall with beige and gray desks. Students stand in queues holding their student IDs, pencil cases and water bottles in hand to spend their morning or afternoon inside those rooms taking standardized exams. I have been in those ...

Zero out of Ten: Ten minutes added onto school day helps district meet time requirement, creates issues for community

Zero out of Ten: Ten minutes added onto school day helps district meet time requirement, creates issues for community

March 22, 2019

To make up for two snow days, Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) added 10 minutes to every school day. State legislature requires Indiana schools to have 180 days of instructional time (defined as time in which students participate in an approved educationally-related activity under the direction of a teacher) ...

Prom and Circumstance: Promposals are a fun tradition that enhance prom, high school experience

Prom and Circumstance: Promposals are a fun tradition that enhance prom, high school experience

Jessica Konrad

March 22, 2019

Would anyone like to volunteer to come up on stage and play in this game?” I immediately glued my eyes to the floor and lowered my head. I most certainly did not want to go up on stage. Desperately hoping my front-row seat wouldn’t betray me, my stomach turned when the actress called out to me, ...

The Basketball Bond: Students should appreciate the bonding experience that March Madness creates

The Basketball Bond: Students should appreciate the bonding experience that March Madness creates

Caleb Shaffer

March 22, 2019

Every march, fans come together for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, otherwise known as March Madness. One of my favorite parts about this time of year is how close it brings me to my peers. I am a naturally competitive person; I always have...

Out of Time: Colleges should release college admission decisions earlier to help avoid conflict for students

Out of Time: Colleges should release college admission decisions earlier to help avoid conflict for students

Misha Rekhter

March 22, 2019

On Feb. 1, the housing application for Indiana University (IU) opened. The application prompts prospective students to place a deposit and reserve their preferred dorm on a first-come, first-served basis. As someone who is strongly considering attending IU, I went along with the process and placed my...

Driver’s Dread: Driver’s education should change quizzes, remove 30-hour requirement

Driver’s Dread: Driver’s education should change quizzes, remove 30-hour requirement

Bowen Zhou

March 22, 2019

Near the end of freshman year, most of us are given the option to get our license early and have the full privilege of driving anywhere at the low age of 16 years and three months. Deciding it would be best to get my driver’s license as soon as possible, I applied for the Central Indiana Educationa...

Not Too Promising: Students should reconsider their promposals; more creativity, less broadcasting on social media

Not Too Promising: Students should reconsider their promposals; more creativity, less broadcasting on social media

Hannah Gretz

March 22, 2019

Prom season is a traditional, exciting time, but it all comes at a cost. The amount of money poured into promposals nowadays is unnecessary. According to Fortune.com, an average promposal in the United States costs upwards of $324, as 80 percent of those who prompose plan to do so by spending money....