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Prank Time: With the end of the school year coming up, faculty should consider allowing a senior prank

Prank Time: With the end of the school year coming up, faculty should consider allowing a senior prank

Apurva Manas

April 19, 2019


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates

We seniors have spent nearly four years at this school and current seniors have gone through seven finals weeks, SATs/ACTs, ISTEP exams and much more. Most of us have experienced high amounts of stress with academics and athletics consuming most of our time. With that in mind, where is the time for ...

Administration considers possibility of assigning lockers based on request

Pranav Jothirajah

February 22, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates, School Updates

For the upcoming school year, the school administration is discussing plans for how to manage the lockers and utilize them to their full potential. With an expected increase in the amount of students that will be attending CHS next year, and not enough lockers for every student, the problem is that some...

Recycling Renovations: New recycling policy is an improvement, but would benefit from clearer instructions

Recycling Renovations: New recycling policy is an improvement, but would benefit from clearer instructions

December 13, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

In this day and age, with the planet’s temperature consistently increasing and sea levels rising, it’s vital to make little changes to culminate to a greater overall effect. However, it’s not hard to accidentally throw away recyclable items like papers, magazines and bottles into a trash can. ...

Preventing Parking Problems: Despite the original controversy, parking permits are necessary to ensure safety in, around the school

Preventing Parking Problems: Despite the original controversy, parking permits are necessary to ensure safety in, around the school

HiLite Staff

September 21, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates, Top Story

As of Sept. 4, student drivers are required to obtain and display parking permits in order to park at the stadium. Different from parking “passes,” which are provided to select students in order to park closer to the school, parking “permits” are required for all students who plan to park on sc...

No Harm, No Foul: Students should amend harsh criticism of administration’s response to dramatic events at CHS

No Harm, No Foul: Students should amend harsh criticism of administration’s response to dramatic events at CHS

HiLite Staff

March 23, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

A string of several troubling events during the week of Feb. 12 caused students at this school to question the administration’s response. For example, Principal Tom Harmas released several different announcements throughout the week, which were often met with harsh criticism, either verbally or online,...

New cell phone policy. Administrators should reconsider severity of consequences.

Contributor

December 12, 2014


Filed under Staff Editorials

THE RECENTLY UPDATED CELL PHONE POLICY AT this school outlines how students who show “inappropriate cell phone use” will be punished. The first offense calls for a detention, the second is a Saturday detention, the third is a parent/student conference with the dean and the fourth is Saturday school in ...

New cell phone policy permits teachers to give detentions instead of administration withholding phones

New cell phone policy permits teachers to give detentions instead of administration withholding phones

Beats

November 5, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates, School Updates, Top Story

According to Principal John Williams, the administration team put in place a new cell phone policy this year. If a student uses his/her cell phone in a class where the teacher does not permit it, instead of administration keeping a student’s cell phone and having a parent pick it up, teachers can now give...

Administration should reconsider new restrictive lunch room policy for students

perspectives

April 24, 2014


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

While CHS has always had stringent hallway policies, the administration has gone too far with the newest change. According to Principal Williams, the school has recently implemented a policy preventing students from leaving the cafeterias once the tardy bell has rung. Williams said that a number of ...

State should define testing expectations clearly for schools, students beforehand

perspectives

February 27, 2014


Filed under Print, Staff Editorials, Web

Due to college and career readiness requirements from Public Law 268 and House Enrolled Act 1005, the state is requiring low-performing students to take a diagnostic exam called the ACCUPLACER. Students who do not reach a specific point value on the ACCUPLACER will have to take remediation classes. Assistant...

Administration uses School Messenger system for severe weather warnings

Administration uses School Messenger system for severe weather warnings

Beats

March 1, 2013


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates, School Updates, Top Story

According to Assistant Principal Doug Bird, this school uses the School Messenger system, a mass emailing and phone call system, to inform parents about potential winter weather delays, as shown by a recent example on Feb. 19. “Last week, we were concerned that we were going to have a two hour delay...

Administration should explain reasoning behind new policies

Administration should explain reasoning behind new policies

perspectives

October 23, 2012


Filed under Print, Staff Editorials, Top Story

Each year administrators create new policies or modify old ones. Sometimes they explain to students the necessity of a policy; for example, the administration justified the end to throwing baby powder at the kickoff of football games with legitimate health and safety concerns. It has failed to do so...