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Parts of Keystone reopen, reducing congestion

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August 11, 2009
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By Laura Peng <lpeng@hilite.org> Last year, senior Katelyn Strout was driving to school on a Wednesday PLC late start when she hit traffic on 131st Street. After half an hour, she finally made it to school 15 minutes late. But she wasn’t counted tardy. Why not? Construction on 126th S...

CHS Survival Guide

August 10, 2009
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Survival Guide Navigating the CHS Hallways Clubs at CHS Athletics at CHS Navigating the CHS Hallways There are some hallways and stairwells at CHS that are more crowded than others. Make sure that you take a look at the areas that are the most congested and avoid those areas to the bes...

Best Laid Plans: Restricted freedom in high school may hinder transition to college

frontpage
May 21, 2009
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS

By Michael Wang <mwang@hilite.org> She is not allowed to go on the Internet without her parents’ permission. She has an 11 p.m. curfew. She has to regularly call her parents to tell them where she is. She doesn’t have cable. Read More »...

Summer school provides students with advantage

feature
May 21, 2009
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By Celina Wu <cwu@hilite.org> Despite the upcoming break, school will still be a primary aspect of junior Emily Tweedy’s summer this year. “This summer I will be taking government because I struggle with some classes, so by doing it over the summer, it’s easier and I only have to focus ...

April showers bring May power: X103’s annual concert festival, May Day, is scheduled for Saturday, with returning bands as well as some new, up-and-coming musicians. Written and compiled by Renny Logan

entertainment
May 21, 2009
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

SHINEDOWN Established: 2001 Members: Eric Bass (Bass, Piano, Vocals), Barry Kerch (Drums), Zach Myers (Guitar), Brent Smith (Vocals) Recent singles: “Second Chance,” “Devour” Latest CD: “Sound of Madness” The 411: Originally categorized loosely as “emo rock,” with debut ...

Teens should not overexert themselves

perspectives
May 21, 2009
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By Aili Arnell <aarnell@hilite.org> While I was searching for a topic to discuss in an article in U.S. History the other day, I noticed a considerable amount of students beginning to doze off while our teacher was lecturing, myself included. Read More »...

Students choose to study outside of the U.S.

15min
May 21, 2009
Filed under 15 MINUTES OF FAME

By Shireen Korkzan <skorkzan@hilite.org> Senior Matthew Johnston was born in Brockville, Ontario and has lived in the United States for 13 years. But after his final year in an American high school he will return back to Canada to attend McGill University in Montreal, even though he was also a...

Class Day offers unique opportunity for all students

perspectives
May 21, 2009
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 On May 27, for the second year in a row, students here will have the chance to gather in a way that will almost assuredly never happen again. Class Day marks the last time, albeit one of the few times, that this particular student body can come together as a single unit. Cheesy, yes, but a great idea?...

JV Baseball

sports
May 21, 2009
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By Faith Mwalwa <fmwalwa@hilite.org> The JV baseball team suffered a series of rainouts earlier this month and late last month.According to Toby Steele, Head JV Baseball Coach, the team has not had the opportunity to establish its record solidly. “This is the first season I have seen ...

Endless Talent

sports
May 21, 2009
Filed under SPORTS

A stacked depth chart of players helps the men’s varsity lacrosse team as the Hounds work toward a State title By Mackenzie Madison <mmadison@hilite.org> The men’s varsity lacrosse team will play its State tournament on Saturday, and Curtis Pittman, varsity lacrosse player and senior, said he feels confident about the team’s chances. ...

Dress to Impress: Despite trend of casual style, some students choose to wear professional clothing

feature
May 21, 2009
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By Amanda Nguyen <anguyen@hilite.org> Juniors Reid Watson and Elizabeth “Betsy” Fuson defy what they say is a growing trend of going casual; on the contrary, Watson and Fuson dress to impress. “People nowadays dress very, very, very casual. It doesn’t bother me, but it’s not me. It’s not how I prefer ...

‘Star Trek’ embarks on new cinematic frontier: Fresh origin story, quality casting, and bold set updates and redesigns help revitalize the faltering ‘Star Trek’ franchise

entertainment
May 21, 2009
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

By Sam Watermeier <swatermeier@hilite.org> I walked into the theater at 10 a.m., hoping it would be empty, only to find a large crowd of middle aged men and…their mothers. “Wow, this is a sad image,” I thought, “especially at a showing of ‘Star Trek.’ What are a bunch of grown men doing drooli...