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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


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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


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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


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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...

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


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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...

Working to #BeHeard: Former Acumen editor-in-chief reflects on involvement in New Voices legislation movement

Working to #BeHeard: Former Acumen editor-in-chief reflects on involvement in New Voices legislation movement

Selena Qian '17, former Acumen editor-in-chief

November 16, 2018


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I was part of New Voices Indiana back in the 2016-2017 school year. It was exciting to help put together and advocate for a bill to protect student journalists and their advisers. We started by meeting with all of the stakeholders and reaching out to them. We spoke in support of the bill in a committee...

Football Fanatics: Casual fans should be more open to participating in fantasy football

Football Fanatics: Casual fans should be more open to participating in fantasy football

Misha Rekhter

September 21, 2018


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An ever-growing industry, fantasy sports have reached a fever pitch in the past few years. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, an organization that has provided fantasy sports news and information since 1998, fantasy sports have become a $7.22 billion industry with 59.3 million Americans p...

Convocations, Goodbye Forever: Administration’s decision to remove all-school convocations this year beneficial for students, safety of CHS

Convocations, Goodbye Forever: Administration’s decision to remove all-school  convocations this year beneficial for students, safety of CHS

Carson TerBush

September 21, 2018


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I don’t think I’ve talked to anyone at CHS who looked forward to all-school convocations. In all my years at this school, I’ve gone through the motions time after time—suddenly you find yourself shuffling slowly along with the crowd, attempting to fit 5,000-plus people through a four-person-wide ...

Replace the Replacement: Although all-school convocations have been replaced, they prove to be better for athletes, participants

Replace the Replacement: Although all-school convocations have been replaced, they prove to be better for athletes, participants

Selena Liu

September 21, 2018


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Last month, I was one of  several athletes who walked in the Walk of Champions, a replacement tradition for the previous all-school convocations. However, what I thought would be a fun, stress-free celebration turned into a shy person’s biggest nightmare as my group walked up to the third floor A-ro...

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...

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...

Your Classes, Your Choices: CHS students should choose courses based on interests rather than outside pressures.

Your Classes, Your Choices: CHS students should choose courses based on interests rather than outside pressures.

Raiha Zainab

April 20, 2018


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It's now that time of year when everyone starts preparing for the year ahead, whether that means preparing for your final days at this school or just a well-needed summer break. It is also that time of year when everyone finalizes their class schedules, making sure that you’re happy with what you’re taking.