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Dressin’ Comfy: Students should wear more comfortable clothes to school

Raphael Li

August 13, 2019

As someone who seems to wear sweatpants and a T-shirt almost every day, I can confidently say there’s nothing wrong with dressing comfortably every day to school. Formal—even semi-formal clothes—are often more restrictive than normal clothes. Khakis and dress shirts are just less comfortable than...

Shop Before You Drop: Students should have time at the beginning of the school year to see if they like scheduled electives

Riya Chinni

August 13, 2019

If you were to walk among the campuses of Brown or Harvard University during the first week of school, you would see students flitting in and out of a myriad of classes, sampling courses which are offered at the schools. While this may seem unconventional, this activity is known as a “shopping period”...

Thoughtful Tech: Administration should make sure curriculum makes full use of new available technology

HiLite Staff

August 13, 2019

With adding various technologies like Canvas, CHS is continuing to increase its technological presence. This year, with the addition of more technology carts, CHS will introduce a two-to-one ratio of students to laptops. Next year, the district plans to have a one-to-one ratio. This transition is simila...

Having Adversity To Your Advantage?: College Board’s Environmental Context Dashboard discounts time students of wealthier communities invest to reach success

Aditi Kumar

August 13, 2019

Is being privileged a disadvantage? The obvious answer may seem to be ‘No.’ However, with the College Board’s recent creation of the ‘adversity score,’ this may no longer be true. Last May, the adversity score, or (as it is officially known) the Environmental Context Dashboard, became the newe...

Dress For Success: Students should recognize benefits of dressing nicely to school

Hari Patel

August 13, 2019

I've been told this at least 300 times while in high school, “Whoa, you’re really dressed up Hari.” Usually, when people say this, I am wearing khaki pants with a quarter-zip or khaki shorts with a decent- looking shirt. As far back as I can recall, I don’t think I’ve been someone who can wea...

No More Carts

Lillian He

August 13, 2019

Starting this fall, CHS will be getting a multitude of new laptops. According to Lisa Carroll, technology coordinator for CHS, each classroom will be getting their own set of laptops; however, they will not be in a 1:1 ratio. Instead, there will only be 17 laptops in each cart, even though most classes her...

Hit Snooze: Superintendent Michael Beresford explains proposed changes to daily schedule

Hit Snooze: Superintendent Michael Beresford explains proposed changes to daily schedule

Kassi Darnell

May 23, 2019

Why is the administration considering these changes now? It’s a big swing. The reason for the 6-12 study that we’re doing is that there’s a ton of research that says that adolescents benefit greatly from a later start time in school. They kind of set that at around 8:30 a.m. or later. A lot of t...

Marching to the Beat: CHS marching band named Grand Marshal of parade, prepares for CarmelFest

Marching to the Beat: CHS marching band named Grand Marshal of parade, prepares for CarmelFest

Emily Carlisle

May 23, 2019

This July, the CHS marching band will serve as Grand Marshal of CarmelFest, which is celebrating its 31st year. As Grand Marshal, the band will lead the Centier Bank CarmelFest parade which is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. on July 4 starting on AAA Way. This year, the event, which annually attracts...

For Your Inspiration: Art students, art department chair advise artists how to take inspiration from others without stealing art

For Your Inspiration: Art students, art department chair advise artists how to take inspiration from others without stealing art

Isabella White

May 23, 2019

Imagination and creativity are two traits often found within an artist. As he or she finishes the final stroke of a masterpiece, everyone is left wondering where the idea came from. While pure artistic intuition often plays a large role, the long-held tradition of gathering inspiration from other works ha...