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2021 Grammy nominations lacked transparency, snubbed deserving artists

2021 Grammy nominations lacked transparency, snubbed deserving artists
January 16, 2021

It is safe to say that the 2021 Grammy Award nominee list resulted in many disagreements in the music world. Listeners, myself included, were shocked to hear that Abel Tesfaye, known as The Weeknd, received...

With hybrid, virtual schedules, students should appreciate educators’ efforts to adapt to new teaching methods

With hybrid, virtual schedules, students should  appreciate educators’ efforts to adapt to new teaching methods
January 11, 2021

       A few weeks before the end of the first semester, I was getting ready to do a debate in AP European History when the class got off track. I’m still not sure how we got into the topic, but...

Staff Editorial: CHS has replaced English 11 with variety of new English course options, providing students with opportunities

Staff Editorial: CHS has replaced English 11 with variety of new  English course options, providing students with opportunities
January 11, 2021

The English course options for upperclassmen have undergone several major changes, as English 11 has been removed, new core classes have been added, and several English classes that were previously electives...

Culture of director worship forgets other contributors

Culture of director worship forgets other contributors
January 7, 2021

The release of Mank, David Fincher of Fightclub fame’s newest release on Netflix, has once again stoked the flames of one of those bitter battles in movie history often lying in the dirt for anyone who...

With holiday season approaching, make sure to spend time relaxing, winding down

With holiday season approaching,  make sure to spend time relaxing, winding down
December 11, 2020

By this time already, my family and I would know exactly what the holiday plans are and how the two-week break would be split up between my divorced parents. My room would be decorated, and I would have...

The HiLite staff commends the administration for their efforts to create a safe final exams schedule for students, staff

The HiLite staff commends the administration for their efforts to create a safe final exams schedule for students, staff
December 11, 2020

Normally, during finals week, students can be seen walking around downtown Carmel to relax or entering the school in order to ask last-minute questions before their final exams. However, due to COVID-19...

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, people should make time for family this holiday season

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, people should make time for family this holiday season
December 11, 2020

Some of my fondest childhood memories can be attributed to the magic of the holidays. I grew up in an interfaith family, so the holidays have always been a time for our family to come together and celebrate...

Carmel DECA considers limiting club to business students only, limits opportunity

Carmel DECA considers limiting club to business students only, limits opportunity
December 6, 2020

With a club size of almost 300 students, Carmel DECA has grown to become the biggest and one of the most dominant clubs at CHS. Carmel DECA’s success is unmatched by other DECA programs in the State,...

Political leaders need to spread unique, common message during times of distress

Political leaders need to spread unique, common message during times of distress
December 6, 2020

We all know this year has been one of the most polarized, frustrating, and painful years we’ve lived through. It’s only an insult to injury that we can’t even seem to get along to do something about...

With applying to college during COVID-19, take time to relieve stress

With applying to college during COVID-19, take time to relieve stress
November 18, 2020

Just like most seniors,  I am in the process of applying to college. Especially this year, when I wasn’t able to visit colleges in-person and had to rely on learning about colleges virtually, the stress...

Women’s body hair standards are toxic, should be free to choose whether they shave

Women’s body hair standards are toxic, should be free to choose whether they shave
November 18, 2020

Last year, after experiencing painful razor bumps, irritation and itchiness after shaving, I decided to put down the razor for good. For over a year, I’ve left my leg hair alone even during shorts and...

Apple’s iOS14 update brings helpful features to the iPhone but needs improvement

Apple’s iOS14 update brings helpful features to the iPhone but needs improvement
October 22, 2020

With Apple’s recent release of iOS14, there have been a number of new features added to the iPhone. As someone who finds tremendous satisfaction in Instagram pages with specific color themes, changing...

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