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“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” filled with nostalgia, but lacks clear narrative

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” filled with nostalgia, but lacks clear narrative

Riya Chinni and Da-Hyun Hong

December 6, 2018

Premiering on Nov. 16, Harry Potter fans flooded theaters to watch the second Fantastic Beasts movie, which encaptivated viewers with the mysterious identity of Credence, a unique Obscurial, created by the repression of his magical abilities. While the first movie focused on Newt Scamander’s journey o...

A job well done: year two of Christkindlmarkt underway, a wonderful place to spend time with family and friends this holiday season

A job well done: year two of Christkindlmarkt underway, a wonderful place to spend time with family and friends this holiday season

Hannah Gretz

November 21, 2018

With the opening of Carmel’s Christkindlmarkt on Nov. 17, I had the opportunity to explore the event in all its glory, from food to gifts to entertainment. As the photos depict, the event’s decorations was the number one attraction for me. It’s nearly impossible not to feel cheery and in the...

Global Family: CHS students examine motives behind adopting internationally, impact on lives with observance of National Adoption Awareness Month in November

Global Family: CHS students examine motives behind adopting internationally, impact on lives with observance of National Adoption Awareness Month in November

Natalie Khamis

November 16, 2018

For junior Gabe Quigley, the adoption of his younger sister Metta six-and-a-half years ago was more than an opportunity to expand his family; it was a chance to help. According to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), a string of rebel at...

Hear Our Voice: HiLite, other Indiana publications not immune to censorship unless New Voices Bill passes this legislative season

Hear Our Voice: HiLite, other Indiana publications not immune to  censorship unless New Voices Bill passes this legislative season

November 16, 2018

In 2017, it failed. in 2018, it failed again. but in 2019, if we make a strong case to our representatives, House Bill 1130 may finally pass and finally restore freedom of the press to student journalism in Indiana’s schools. HB 1130, known as the “New Voices” bill, would provide scholastic journalists...

Long Live Hufflepuff: Students should respect Hufflepuff House, appreciate qualities it represents

Long Live Hufflepuff: Students should respect Hufflepuff House, appreciate qualities it represents

Emily Dexter

November 16, 2018

But Hufflepuff has produced many amazing witches and wizards; even J.K. Rowling has called Hufflepuff her favorite house. So why the lack of respect for Hufflepuff?

CHS takes steps to improve student safety with safety focus group, implementation of body cameras for SROs

CHS takes steps to improve student safety with  safety focus group, implementation of body cameras for SROs

Pranav Jothirajah

November 16, 2018

Seven months ago, on May 25, a 13-year-old middle school student walked into Noblesville West Middle School with two handguns, shooting both a teacher and a student multiple times. Fortunately, they both survived, and a teacher stopped the student before he could harm others. Incidents like this are w...

Insomnia Cookies Review

Insomnia Cookies Review

Kris Otten and Caitlyn Burns

November 14, 2018

Insomnia Cookies is a bakery chain known for its late-night delivery of cookies. This cookie shop is open until 3 a.m. and has a location in Broad Ripple. Insomnia Cookies offers a variety of different cookies including chocolate chunk, M&M, double chocolate chunk, double chocolate mint, oatmeal rais...

“Free Solo”: A Cinematic Masterpiece chronicling Alex Honnold’s Attempt to Scale El Capitan [Reel Talk]

“Free Solo”: A Cinematic Masterpiece chronicling Alex Honnold’s Attempt to Scale El Capitan [Reel Talk]

Misha Rekhter

November 8, 2018

As I watched “Free Solo,” all I kept thinking was Alex Honnold cannot be human. No sane person would ever willingly choose to climb a three-thousand-foot cliff without a rope. Such a feat is not only incredibly dangerous but also requires unimaginable athletic prowess. Yet, through the breathtaking v...

Accents hosted successful Princess Academy on Nov. 3

Accents hosted successful Princess Academy on Nov. 3

Jessica Konrad

November 6, 2018

This past Saturday the Accents hosted the annual Princess Academy, a fundraiser for the Carmel Choirs program. The Princess Academy is an event for children ages four through eight featuring meet-and-greets with Disney princesses, hair and nail treatment in the salon and a choreographed dance. Acco...

Best Buddies members compete to earn title ‘Champion of the Year’

Best Buddies members compete to earn title ‘Champion of the Year’

Rhea Acharya and Pranav Jothirajah

October 25, 2018

This fall, Gabi Stigter, Best Buddies member and sophomore, and Christine Ellis, Best Buddies sponsor and English teacher, find themselves competing against each other as well as CEOs and state anchors in a state-wide competition in order to be named “Best Buddies Champion of the Year.” For this, both...

Let’s Talk About Sex. . . Education: With new sexual education laws in Indiana, CHS students, staff debate state of sex ed at our school

Let’s Talk About Sex. . . Education: With new sexual education laws in Indiana, CHS students, staff debate state of sex ed at our school

Misha Rekhter and Raiha Zainab

October 25, 2018

This past June, Indiana legislators passed Senate Enrolled Act 65, a law that requires schools to seek written consent from a parent or guardian before providing lessons on human sexuality in addition to Indiana’s abstinence-only curriculum. Over the years, sexual education has been a controversia...