HiLite

COVID-19 proves how fluid life is, how much we take for granted

COVID-19 proves how fluid life is, how much we take for granted

Natalie Khamis

March 26, 2020

There were a lot of things I looked forward to my senior year of high school: making every day seem like the weekend, dancing at prom, playing my heart out on the ISSMA competition stage and wearing the blue cap and gown. I had spent the first three years of high school strung up about academics, wi...

DECA Conference Canceled

DECA Conference Canceled

Viyang Hao

March 25, 2020

What event from DECA was canceled and can you explain what that event is?  The International Career Development Conference (ICDC) was canceled. So ICDC is the annual international competition for DECA students. Students work from the beginning of the year to prepare for our district competition in ...

Track runners, coach plan to stay in shape over COVID-19 extended school closures

Track runners, coach plan to stay in shape over COVID-19 extended school closures

Sarah Kim

March 23, 2020

Both the men’s and women’s track teams have been training for the official track season since early January. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 led all Carmel Clay Schools to close until May 1 at the earliest, bringing all sports teams to a stall. The CHS Athletics Office released that all CHS sp...

Inclusive programs for special needs students continue to grow at CHS, across nation

Inclusive programs for special needs students continue to grow at CHS, across nation

Sarah Kim and Natalie Khamis

March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and, d...

Statewide Inclusive Sports: Interactive Graphic

Statewide Inclusive Sports: Interactive Graphic

Rhea Acharya and Chloe Sun

March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and, d...

Student poets, English teacher strive to make poetry more accessible

Student poets, English teacher strive to make poetry more accessible

Sophia Hawkins

March 20, 2020

For any student of Jason ElRite, ninth grade English teacher, poetry is a regular part of his routine. Every week, he gives his students a prompt, on which they must base a poem. At the beginning of the last class of each week, ElRite takes about half an hour to stand at the front of the class and rea...

COVID-19 is a nightmare and I can’t wake up

COVID-19 is a nightmare and I can’t wake up

Da-Hyun Hong

March 19, 2020

I’m writing this at 1:36 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, and I’ve just gotten news that Gov. Holcomb declared all Indiana schools to remain closed until May 1. Maybe I’m just emotional, but my heart is broken. We all made jokes last Friday, telling each other “Enjoy your coronacation!” and “I...

People should take COVID-19 situation seriously by practicing social distancing

People should take COVID-19 situation seriously by practicing social distancing

Wendy Zhu

March 18, 2020

For the past few days, my social media feed has been completely flooded with posts about COVID-19. From people joking about cheap flight prices to memes about online classes, it’s clear that humor has been an important coping mechanism for many—including myself—who are dealing with these less tha...

TV Playlist: Coronathon [MUSE]

TV Playlist: Coronathon [MUSE]

Tessa Collinson and Natalie Khamis

March 17, 2020

Hi there! We’re Tessa and Natalie, this year’s entertainment editors. As movie and T.V. show lovers, we’re so excited to share our recommendations with you by guesting on Grace and Shruthi’s blog. We’ve put together a list of T.V. shows and movies to binge during our four-week break. We hope yo...