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Given October is Adopt-A-Dog month, students weigh responsibilities of owning pets

Given October is Adopt-A-Dog month,  students weigh responsibilities of owning pets

Grace Xu

October 24, 2019

Since 1981, the American Humane Society has designated October as Adopt-A-Dog month. However, adopting a dog—or any pet, for that matter—comes with a whole plethora of its own responsibilities. Junior Alania Mastain, whose family owns a dog, three sugar gliders and two guinea pigs, is no strange...

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...

Michelle Foutz

Michelle Foutz

Riya Chinni, Student Section Reporter

December 14, 2017

“More than anything, (having adopted my daughter) forces me to create more work-life balance. It was very easy for me to focus on work, work, work. Having her, I feel like I have a lot more balance and that’s something that I want, that I like. Sometimes you come home with stress and you’re worri...

National Adoption Awareness Month: CHS student reflects on life after discovering her adoption

National Adoption Awareness Month: CHS student reflects on life after discovering her adoption

Raiha Zainab, Feature reporter

November 17, 2016

It was September 2001 when Sara and Robert Draper commenced a new adventure, one that would engulf their lives for the next several decades. They had welcomed a new member into their family: their daughter, Abby Draper. However, Abby’s story did not begin with Mr. and Mrs. Draper, but rather, it st...

Cutting Connections

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September 23, 2010

Internationally-adopted students decide against maintaining ties to country of origin By Laura Peng <lpeng@hilite.org> Senior Garrett Bacon and his older sister Lauren were adopted from South Korea by parents Michael and Connie Bacon when they were four months old and two months old, respecti...