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As “cuffing season” arrives, students debate how high school relationships affect social development

As “cuffing season” arrives, students debate how high school relationships affect social development

Kiersten Riedford

November 15, 2019

Sophomore Elizabeth Katz has never dated in her life and she said during this cuffing season she would prefer to keep it that way. The term “cuffing season,” which originated in Urban Dictionary in 2011, refers to the desire to be in a relationship or “cuffed,” during the winter months. Katz...

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...

Walk Through Nature: Senior Paige Fulkerson discusses improved Hiking Hounds club

Walk Through Nature: Senior Paige Fulkerson discusses improved Hiking Hounds club

Viyang Hao, Laasya Mamidipalli, and Pranav Jothirajah

October 24, 2019

What is Hiking Hounds? “Hiking Hounds is just a pretty casual club. We meet every other week or every few weeks on Monday mornings or Monday afternoons but we just discuss planning hikes and what we’re gonna do; it’s just to get outside.” How did the club start? “It was actually because I...

After Indianapolis designated one of most wasteful American cities, Carmel community works to spread awareness, defy stereotype

After Indianapolis designated one of most wasteful American  cities, Carmel community works to spread awareness, defy stereotype

Sowmya Chundi

October 24, 2019

In his free time, sophomore Ethan Stoehr is an avid recycler and plastic collecter. In his room, Stoehr has bins full of plastic waste spanning from salad forks to shampoo bottles. He said that by creating a “plastic stockpile,” he’ll try and convince his mom to stop buying plastics once she ...

Juulsuit: Community members debate teen vaping epidemic following Carmel family lawsuit

Kassandra Darnell

October 24, 2019

The number of vaping related fatalities has increased to 33 as of Oct. 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC reported up to 1,479 patients affected by vaping-related illnesses, feeding into what they have called an epidemic among teens, with nearly 21% of high schoo...

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...