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Students should consider utilizing various CHS tutoring resources before seeking paid expertise outside of school

Students should consider utilizing various CHS tutoring resources before seeking paid expertise outside of school

Angela Li

November 15, 2019

Like many CHS students, I’ve served as a tutor for a few different organizations. I tutor for the National Honor Society (NHS) tutoring program during SRT and outside of school as well as work twice a week at an official tutoring business. As a tutor, there’s no feeling more common to me than sitting in SRT, prepared to utilize this period of time to help other stu...

With “cuffing season” starting, students should focus on themselves before committing to relationships

With “cuffing season” starting, students should focus on themselves before committing to relationships

Natalie Khamis

November 15, 2019

Along with the changing leaves, pumpkin spice and fluffy sweaters, fall brings its special friend to spice up the holidays: cuffing season. According to Cosmopolitan, “cuffing season” is the period from October to March when people have the desire to be “cuffed up” with someone or begin a rel...

Respect the Drink, Karen: People should still appreciate cold drinks regardless of cold weather

Respect the Drink, Karen: People should still appreciate cold drinks regardless of cold weather

Livvie Hurley

November 15, 2019

With winter quickly approaching, many people look forward to drinking hot chocolate and other warm beverages every day in the morning, but I will not participate in this part of winter cheer. This is because I’m not willing to give up my favorite cold drinks just because the weather changes. As...

Removal of shadowing policy leaves potential students without crucial experience

HiLite Staff

November 15, 2019

In the first nine weeks of this school year, CHS administration changed the school’s policy to no longer allow eighth graders to shadow our students. This change may come as a surprise to most. Shadowing is an option at a number of high schools around the state. It provides students with an opportun...

Lights Out: People should turn their lights off when not in use

Lights Out: People should turn their lights off when not in use

Angela Qian

October 24, 2019

Every morning, we walk into a building lit by glaring fluorescent lights. Aside from the occasional flickering light, it seems like there is no end to their blinding energy. I often stop by teachers’ classrooms in order to ask questions, but sometimes, their well-lit classrooms are a facade—There...

Sharing is Caring: Current parking pass distribution suffices but allowing students to share parking spaces would increase efficiency

HiLite Staff

October 24, 2019

In late September, the student services office distributed the remaining available parking passes by the school to applicable Transition to College Program (TCP) students. Questions of how many  were available and how they were assigned arose among students. According to Rita Winters, secretary of student services, there are five categories for student parking passes at the top ...

The Right Outfit: Halloween costumes should be cautious toward sensitive subjects but not restricted because of fear of cultural appropriation

The Right Outfit: Halloween costumes should be cautious toward sensitive subjects but not restricted because of fear of cultural appropriation

Sowmya Chundi

October 24, 2019

Just last year, Auli’i Cravalho, the actress who played Moana, declared it “absolutely appropriate” for kids to dress up as the Polynesian princess as long as it was in the “spirit of love.” But people were quick to dismiss her opinion, saying it doesn’t speak for everyone, and that there...

Developing Carmel: Although it comes with downsides, Carmel’s increasing metropolitanization is beneficial

Developing Carmel: Although it comes with downsides, Carmel’s increasing metropolitanization is beneficial

Anushka Dasgupta, Ray Mo

October 24, 2019

When driving through Carmel, there always seems to be more construction: a new roundabout, building or neighborhood. To many, these constant projects can be annoying—a hassle to avoid when trying to get to a destination. While there is truth to this sentiment, these projects truly represent Carmel’s dri...

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...

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...