HiLite

Redefining the HiLite. The HiLite makes changes to format.

Redefining the HiLite. The HiLite makes changes to format.

perspectives

August 13, 2014

As you probably noticed when you picked up your HiLite this morning, the issue looks different. Last spring, the staff decided to undergo some major changes to our print publications and website, the most obvious being a switch from a tabloid format to a mini-tab (shorter and more narrow like a magazi...

Recent reports about fashion industry causing environmental damage provoke student interest in sustainability

Recent reports about fashion industry causing environmental damage provoke student interest in sustainability

Beats

April 18, 2014

If you happen to pick up a current fashion magazine, you may notice that the top runway trends for Spring 2014 fashion include pastel colors, iridescent fabrics, art-inspired prints, full skirts — as well as environmentally friendly fashion. While fashion is typically quick to pick up on societal trend...

Q & A with Fashion Guru Christel Richards

Q & A with Fashion Guru Christel Richards

acumen

April 18, 2014

What peaked your interest in fashion?  When I was in grade school, I decided that I didn't necessarily want to dress and look like everyone else, so that really inspired me to look at fashion in a more creative way. Who is your favorite fashion designer and why? Vera Wang. All of her clot...

Graphic: Trends Back on the Block

Graphic: Trends Back on the Block

Beats

April 18, 2014

With the arrival of spring comes the arrival of various fashion trends. Take, for instance, light pastels, brightly colored patterns and glowing accessories. Spring trends are generally bright and simple; combining colorful solid shades can create a look that is appropriate for this vibrant season. Compiled by ...

Why fashion shouldn’t be as significant to us as it is right now

acumen

April 18, 2014

CHS is relatively fashion-forward. Because everyone has his or her own sense of style, we see a spectrum of clothing that epitomizes the diversity of our school. However, I recently witnessed a darker side emanating from this spectrum when I overheard an open conversation between my classmates. “Did...

Fashion is an art and form of outward expression

acumen

April 18, 2014

No matter how much we try to convince ourselves that we are above our animal instincts, the undeniable reality is that we are not. From an evolutionary standpoint, animals are innately programmed to judge our peers based on physical appearance factors. This “superficial” and “judgmental” tend...

Students here find a disparity between how relationships are portrayed in media and in reality

Students here find a disparity between  how relationships are portrayed in media and in reality

acumen

February 14, 2014

Every week this year, senior Jessie Meltzer developed a habit of turning on the TV to her two favorite shows: “How I Met Your Mother” and “Breaking Bad”. Despite the clear differences between the two shows, there are significant elements of romance in both of them. Compared to Meltzer’s over...

Maham Nadeem: Popular culture has made it nearly impossible for men and women to be just friends

Maham Nadeem: Popular culture has made it nearly impossible for men and women to be just friends

Beats

February 14, 2014

In second grade, my teacher would let us out for recess everyday. Upon walking out, I saw swing sets to my left, a jungle gym to my right and a glorious castle in the middle. Yes, a castle. It was red, blue and yellow with domes, had slides every way and even a draw bridge right in the center. I clear...

Staff members Acton and Pasanen, who have been dating for nine months, give advice on relationships

Staff members Acton and Pasanen, who have been dating for nine months, give advice on relationships

acumen

February 14, 2014

SHOULD A COUPLE BREAK UP BECAUSE OF COLLEGE? Taylor: It kind of depends on the relationship. College relationships are different from high school relationships. However, just because a couple isn’t going to the same school doesn’t mean it can’t work. It just takes a lot of commitment on both ends....

Difference Maker: Principal’s advisory committee

KARTHIK THADASINA / PHOTO

acumen

December 5, 2013

Student Body President and senior  George Gemelas Q: What’s the purpose of the Principal’s Advisory Committee? A: Basically, it’s a way for Mr. Williams to find out what changes could be made or are going to be made and if they are going to resound well with the students. Q: Ho...

Difference Maker: Alex Mikev

CREATION OF A MASTERPIECE: Senior Alex Mikev makes sketches for his next work. Mikev said he wants to study art in college and wants to make an impact on this school through his passion for art. CRYSTAL CHEN / PHOTO

acumen

December 5, 2013

Through his work as president of Art Club, senior Alex Mikev spreads his passion for art around this school. His current project with the Art Club is a small mural for the Arts Garden, which club members built last year. In addition, members will create window paintings for  Indiana Design Cente...

Difference Maker: Hyesoo Chae

Difference Maker: Hyesoo Chae

acumen

December 5, 2013

Music has been a huge role in senior Hyesoo Chae’s life ever since she was young from playing violin and piano. Chae said her move to America inspired her to do music since music is like a universal language. Chae’s passion is reflected in the various musical programs that she participates in. ...