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Web of Respect: It’s important to be mindful of military’s contributions in our lives, consider their various services

Web of Respect: It’s important to be mindful of military’s contributions in our lives, consider their various services

Tessa Collinson

February 22, 2019

When I tell people that I’m a little sister, they are often surprised. No one knows I have an older brother—specifically, one who is an active duty member in the military. In the three and a half years since my brother, Will, joined the Navy, he has visited countless countries, and eventually ac...

‘Snap’ and Chat’: Students should use Snapchat more efficiently by chatting with friends when sending photos

‘Snap’ and Chat’: Students should use Snapchat more efficiently by chatting with friends when sending photos

Alina Yu

February 22, 2019

How often are you on your phone? Every hour? Every minute? When I look at the Screen Time tab in the Settings app on my iPhone, I see over half of my time is spent under “social networking.” And over 90 percent of the time, that time is spent on Snapchat. It always amazes me how much time I see unde...

Refresh the Page: New school website, launched this semester, looks clean, still needs some tweaks

HiLite Staff

February 22, 2019

As of late, students, staff and administration here have been upgrading almost every technological aspect of the school to much success. Canvas has allowed access to files and documents for students on a computer or phone and has provided more technology-based options for teachers. PowerSchool gave the gradebook s...

Here’s the Scope: Despite opposition, people should keep horoscopes alive, appreciate their true purpose

Here’s the Scope: Despite opposition, people should keep horoscopes alive, appreciate their true purpose

Anna Klauz

February 22, 2019

Astrology dates back to the ancient days when the divination by the stars was an essential practice to find a glimpse of your future endeavors. A modern-day twist has been implemented shifting its focus more on the social science aspect of psychology rather the observational science it used to be enterta...

Plan It, not Planet: Horoscopes should not determine actions, rather own individuality

Plan It, not Planet: Horoscopes should not determine actions, rather own individuality

Hannah Gretz

February 22, 2019

I cannot help but roll my eyes and shake my head when a peer associates his or her behavior or social cues with their “sun sign.” For me, horoscopes are just manipulative ways for people to find excuses for their poor attitudes or actions. While I do admit that reading horoscopes can be interesting, it ...

NetFIX the Originals: Too many original titles on Netflix, subscribers should reevaluate memberships

NetFIX the Originals: Too many original titles on Netflix, subscribers should reevaluate memberships

Calina He

February 22, 2019

Being an avid watcher of Netflix, I have always enjoyed its original shows and movies. However, as the number of original productions has increased, the quality of the original productions has decreased. Netflix has been spending a great deal of money to create new and excessive series and movies. Ac...

USEit Well: Students should utilize new STOPit app responsibly, recognize importance of school safety

USEit Well: Students should utilize new STOPit app responsibly, recognize importance of school safety

HiLite Staff

January 24, 2019

According to a survey conducted by the HiLite staff in September, only 28 percent of students said they would rate the school’s safety as a five on a one-to-five scale with five being the safest. However, in December, when the administrators played the promotional video and instructions on how to d...

Q&A with Officer Shane VanNatter about STOPit

Q&A with Officer Shane VanNatter about STOPit

Adhi Ramkumar

January 24, 2019

What advantages or disadvantages have come from the launch of this app? The advantage is the two-way communication. So people can anonymously report dangerous problems or people who need help and not feel like they have to do it face-to-face. The disadvantage of course is the misuse of the app. People are u...

Athletes and Precedents: Fans, media often put too much pressure on athletes, should recognize athletes can make mistakes

January 24, 2019

As an avid fan of professional sports, I have always observed how the media, or even the public as a whole, scrutinizes athletes when they make a certain wrongdoing. Today, professional athletes are met with extreme pressure and are essentially put under a lense by fans and media everywhere; these athl...