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Students with neurodivergencies often hide disabilities due to stereotypes, misinformation

Students with neurodivergencies often hide disabilities due to stereotypes, misinformation

Archit Kalra and Christian Ledbetter October 22, 2021

Like many students at school, sophomore Joseph Sandy said he enjoys drawing in class as a means of personal relaxation. “I like to draw in class because it is a good relaxer and it basically gives...

Sophomore Roohi Sanka sprinkles akshinthalu, a mix of tumeric and rice, onto figures of gods. “There was a Hindu god in human form who came back to his town after years of penance and another god defeated a demon-like figure who was terrorizing the area. Those (stories) are told on Diwali,” she said.

As Diwali festivities begin on Nov. 4, students share differences of celebrating traditions here at CHS compared to India

Royce Brown October 22, 2021

As Diwali approaches on Nov. 4, many Indians prepare for the holiday. On this day which originated in the Indian subcontinent, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Newar Buddhists celebrate the victory of good over...

Luci Bair, varsity women’s soccer player and senior, dribbles the ball in a Sectional game against Guerin. Bair said facing higher ranked teams drives the team to play harder.

Soccer coaches, players evaluate accuracy of rankings, their impact on overall mindset

Alivia Romaniuk October 22, 2021

On Sept. 11, 2021, 18-year-old Emma Raducanu and 19-year old Leylah Fernandez played each other in the final of the U.S. Open. Ranked 150th and 73rd respectively by the Women’s Tennis Association, Raducanu...

CCS bus driver Dondi Bacon-Wruble greets students over the loudspeaker as they get on the bus after school. Bacon-Wruble is the driver of school bus number 50 that is pictured lined up outside of the Freshman Center. Bacon-Wruble said that the bus driver pay raise was necessary and praised the district-wide pay changes implemented for this year and next year.

CCS bus driver shortage leads to district pay changes, students discuss implications

Kate Loper October 22, 2021

To combat the bus driver shortage on Sept. 13 the school board agreed to increase the bus driver salary. The increase will be 7% in 2021-2022 with an additional 2% increase in 2022-2023. Associate Superintendent...

Students should reconsider priorities as they get busier

Students should reconsider priorities as they get busier

Daniel Tian October 22, 2021

Last year, I was a virtual learning student. I would start my days at noon, sluggishly ignoring the sunlight that insisted into my room, even through the heavy-duty window curtains. I would eat “breakfast”...

Curriculum changes in English, history departments inspire alterations in content representation for teachers, students

Curriculum changes in English, history departments inspire alterations in content representation for teachers, students

Archit Kalra and Raghav Sriram September 23, 2021

For junior Laura Martens, taking the AP Literature course last year was an eye-opening opportunity to read an array of different books. “We read The Great Gatsby, Frankenstein (and) As I Lay Dying...

Performing Arts staff, students  discuss east side construction, implications

Performing Arts staff, students discuss east side construction, implications

Dariush Khurram September 23, 2021

Construction that will renovate outdated and outsized facilities in the performing arts department has greatly impacted the activities of the department.      Chris Kreke, performing arts department...

CHS must make sexual assault policies more transparent for students, survivors to feel safe

CHS must make sexual assault policies more transparent for students, survivors to feel safe

HiLite Staff September 23, 2021

On Sept. 9, the CHS administration sent out an email to parents and staff to make them aware of a situation on social media concerning students. This email came amid dozens of sexual assault allegations...

Junior Katie
O’Daniel
poses with her
grandfather
outside of their
home on the
yard. She said
she likes the
family aspect
and increased
time she gets to
spend as a family
because of his
presence.

Students see challenges, rewards of having multiple generations in their households.

Michelle Wan and Matthew Du September 23, 2021

It can sometimes be challenging to be part of the sandwich generation, according to sophomore Bailey Oehler. “The negatives is the age gap sometimes can be really hard to deal with because of the...

Junior Marielle Cortelyou and senior Annie Salter pose with a bisexual flag. Cortelyou, the president of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance, said she believed Bisexual Pride Day was a validating occasion.

Bisexual students celebrate Bisexual Pride Day, confront stigma

Claire He and Kruti Subbannavar September 23, 2021

President of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club (GSA) and junior Marielle Cortelyou, who identifies as bisexual, plans on baking heart-shaped sugar cookies decorated with the bisexual flag colors...

Varsity football players keep same game mindset despite bigger Homecoming crowds

Varsity football players keep same game mindset despite bigger Homecoming crowds

Maggie Meyer September 23, 2021

The Homecoming football game is arguably the biggest football game of the year. Athletics Director Jim Inskeep said via email, “Historically (the Homecoming game has) 25% or more attendance from students...

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