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Bands prepare for Jazz à la Mode on April 23 to 25

News
April 2, 2009
Filed under NEWS, Recent Updates

By Steven Chen <stevenchen@hilite.org> Jazz à la Mode, a jazz band performance, will be on April 23, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. each night in Room P105. All four jazz bands will perform all three days in a night club setting while the guests receive pie, cake, coffee and soft drinks. The conce...

Choral Department considers changes in performances

15min
April 2, 2009
Filed under 15 MINUTES OF FAME

By Michelle Yun <myun@hilite.org>    Though nothing has been decided, the choral department is considering changing some aspects of Holiday Spectacular and the spring concert for the coming years. One of the more prominent reasons behind this is the large number of students who will par...

Middle Easterners should be proud of their heritage

perspectives
April 2, 2009
Filed under PERSPECTIVES

By Shireen Korkzan <skorkzan@hilite.org> After 9/11, we became more aware of the existence of Persians, but not in a positive light. Many Americans started calling these people “terrorists” because “they” were the ones who killed 2,974 civilians in one day even though the 19 terrori...

School board president dies March 15

Author Archives
March 15, 2009
Filed under Recent Updates

Mr. Backer's obituary as submitted to The Indianapolis Star: Stephen A. Backer, 63, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away Sunday morning, March 15, 2009 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana after a brief illness. Mr. Backer is the current president of the Carmel Clay School Board and serv...

Eat This, Not That: Coldstone Creamery

entertainment
March 13, 2009
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

By Bennett Fuson and Lexi Muir <bfuson@hilite.org>, <lmuir@hilite.org> Eat This: Sinless Sans Fat Sweet Cream with Strawberries Ice cream is generally regarded as an indulgence, but there’s nothing wrong with engaging the sweet tooth every once in a while. Fortunately, Cold Stone Creamery, one of the more ...

Women’s swim team wins 23rd straight State title

sports
March 13, 2009
Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports

Carmel's State Champs 200 Medley Relay Jessie Hammes Lauren Stauder Megan Detro Devon Mason 200 Freestyle Logan Mason 200 Individual Medley Trish Regan 50 Freestyle Megan Detro 500 Freestyle Lauren Jordan 200 Freestyle Relay Trish Regan Megan Detro Logan Mason Jessie Hammes ...

‘Watchmen’ first pleases, then disappoints

entertainment
March 13, 2009
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

By Sam Watermeier<swatermeier@hilite.org> For a fleeting period during “Watchmen,” I felt like I was experiencing a great film. This feeling arose during the opening credit sequence in which Bob Dylan’s “Times They Are a-Changin’” plays while freeze-frame images of superheroes in...

Limits on candy fundraising good idea on paper, not at CHS

perspectives
March 13, 2009
Filed under PERSPECTIVES

In a matter of weeks, the omnipresent plastic bags full of inexpensive candy should, in theory, disappear from this school’s hallways and classrooms. According to a new regulation, clubs will have to substitute their lucrative candy fundraising for something a little more on the healthy side. This pr...

All can benefit from experiencing hunger

perspectives
March 13, 2009
Filed under PERSPECTIVES

By Michelle Hu <mhu@hilite.org> Last weekend, my church and I went without food for 30 hours for two reasons: to fast and to experience the hunger 963 million people around the world feel every day. The event was aptly called 30 Hour Famine and is a nationwide effort by teenagers to raise fun...

Wiesel’s new novel inspires ‘a mad desire’ to read

entertainment
March 13, 2009
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

By Tracy Sun <tsun@hilite.org> Over half a century since the publication of Night and more than 50 other books, Elie Wiesel returns with his latest fictional novel, A Mad Desire to Dance. One of the most profound and provocative writers of all time, Wiesel survived the Holocaust, Nazi cruel...

All can benefit from experiencing hunger

perspectives
March 13, 2009
Filed under PERSPECTIVES

By Michelle Hu <mhu@hilite.org> Last weekend, my church and I went without food for 30 hours for two reasons: to fast and to experience the hunger 963 million people around the world feel every day. The event was aptly called 30 Hour Famine and is a nationwide effort by teenagers to rai...

‘Spring’-ing into Allergy Season

feature
March 13, 2009
Filed under FEATURE

Students experiencing allergy symptoms this year, for the first time or not, must take precautions in order to tough out the potentially debilitating season By Amanda Nguyen <anguyen@hilite.org> Runny nose. Itchy eyes. Sneezing. These are signs of spring for junior Anna Samland ever since she developed spring allergies a couple of years ago. Sh...