HiLite

STOPit Survey – How it Was Conducted

January 24, 2019

The HiLite conducted a survey about the new anonymous alert system at CHS: STOPit. The overall goal of the survey was to determine CHS students' overall perception of STOPit and whether or not they have downloaded and/or used the app. Below are the summary statistics from the observational study, a...

Deli Dilemma: Students should be aware of deli meat’s negative effects

Anushka Dasgupta

January 24, 2019

January means New Year’s and New Year’s resolutions, where the cliché resolution of eating healthier seems to be common. In our school, our cafeteria offers us a wide variety of lunch choices— some may be more healthy or more delicious than others, but all in all, there is a complete list of optio...

Musical Genius: Students should consider benefits of listening to music while studying

Jessica Konrad

January 24, 2019

icAnother boring day in algebra. Staring at the clock, I wondered how much longer we could possibly go on about parabolas. Who would have thought a curved line could be so complicated? Accustomed to the monotony of class, a wave of relief washed over me when we finally finished the day’s lesson. B...

Stop Copying Me: Students should follow their own passions instead of copying activities pursued by their older siblings, other family members

Amy Tian

January 24, 2019

As I was growing up, I always followed in the footsteps of my brother who was four years older than me. When we were younger, if my brother did well in an activity, sport or class, my parents would sign me up for it as well later on. While this was not harmful before high school, I began to realize...

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

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

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

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

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

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...