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A Real Tear-Jerker: HiLite staff member Alina Yu reviews Avengers:Endgame

A Real Tear-Jerker: HiLite staff member Alina Yu reviews Avengers:Endgame

Alina Yu

May 7, 2019


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

By the title of this review, you probably think I am going to write about some sappy romantic comedy that just came out on Netflix that every teen girl is probably watching right now. While there is probably a movie like that out there, this review is not for them. This tear-jerker was “Avengers: En...

Accents move to next competition after successful first competition weekend

Accents move to next competition after successful first competition weekend

Alina Yu

February 26, 2019


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Accents will compete in their second competition of the season on Feb. 23 at Olentangy High School in Lewis Center, Ohio. Their performance time will be at 11:30 a.m. Accent and senior Julia Schmitz said, “I am really excited for this upcoming competition because it is our first travel one, like ou...

‘Snap’ and Chat’: Students should use Snapchat more efficiently by chatting with friends when sending photos

‘Snap’ and Chat’: Students should use Snapchat more efficiently by chatting with friends when sending photos

Alina Yu

February 22, 2019


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates

How often are you on your phone? Every hour? Every minute? When I look at the Screen Time tab in the Settings app on my iPhone, I see over half of my time is spent under “social networking.” And over 90 percent of the time, that time is spent on Snapchat. It always amazes me how much time I see unde...

Q&A with junior Lisa Warren who uses personal business to fundraise for Dance Marathon

Q&A with junior Lisa Warren who uses personal business to fundraise for Dance Marathon

Alina Yu

February 22, 2019


Filed under 15 MINUTES OF FAME, Recent Updates

When did you join student government? I was never in student government in middle school, but freshman year, I joined House of Representatives, and then last year, I was also in House. I thought Senate might be fun and also a good way to get more involved, so I ran for Senate end of last year, and this...

Accents to compete in first show choir competition of the school year

Accents to compete in first show choir competition of the school year

Alina Yu

February 2, 2019


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On Feb. 16, the Accents will travel to Center Grove High School for their first show choir competition of the school year and will perform their set at 11 a.m. According to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, the Center Grove High School competition is a very good contest that provides a great facility, a...

Accents sell poinsettias along with whole choir department

Accents sell poinsettias along with whole choir department

Alina Yu

November 1, 2018


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The choir department is having its fourth annual poinsettia sale until Friday, Nov. 2, according to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns. Poinsettias are sold in the colors of red, white, pink and ice crystals in sizes of 6.5 inches and 8 inches. The delivery date is Nov. 30. Accent and senior Semanti N...

Accents bond as a team at weekend campout

Accents bond as a team at weekend campout

Alina Yu

September 4, 2018


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From the evening of Friday, Sept. 7 to the morning of Saturday, Sept. 8, the Accents choir will travel to White River Campground in Cicero for the third annual team-bonding camping event. According to choir director Kathrine Kouns, the Accents girls will bring tents and their own sleeping materials for a...

Coloring in the lines: Movie “Crazy Rich Asians” to star all-Asian cast, emphasizes importance of representing minorities

Coloring in the lines: Movie “Crazy Rich Asians” to star all-Asian cast, emphasizes importance of representing minorities

Alina Yu

August 14, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Recent Updates

As summer ends and school  begins, it is never too late to stop by the theater to catch a movie. But what to watch? Among film selections recently, I have noticed an increase of minority representation, whether that be nearly all African-American casts such as “Black Panther,” which grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide over its opening weekend according to T...

Sunshine of your days, it’s Sugar Ray’s!

Sunshine of your days, it’s Sugar Ray’s!

Christina Yang

May 18, 2018


Filed under 15 MINUTES OF FAME, Print, Recent Updates

Where does your passion for baking come from? Growing up, I always loved watching “The Cake Boss;” that’s really where it came from. I just thought it was so cool that you could make something that means so much to people. You can make anything that goes with (your) passions, and you get ...

The (Band) Purge: Band program should consider adding another band to accomodate for unfair placement

The (Band) Purge: Band program should consider adding  another band to accomodate for unfair placement

Amy Zhou, Entertainment Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Recent Updates

Having been in the Carmel High School band program for all four years, I’ve seen a lot of changes take place. Before high school, you can choose to audition to be placed into a higher group right out of the gate. However, one trend I’ve noticed is that the band program is becoming significantly larg...

Accents to end year with spring choir concert

Accents to end year with spring choir concert

Alina Yu

May 12, 2018


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On May 17 at 7 p.m., Accents will perform at the annual Spring Choral Concert in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, this concert will be the choir’s final performance of the year. Accent and sophomore Chendi Liu said, “I hope that at the last concert ever...

Accents will not compete at ISSMA choir competition

Accents will not compete at ISSMA choir competition

April 18, 2018


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This year, the Accents will not perform at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) state qualifications on April 28. Instead, according to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, the choir will find local opportunities, such as performing at the middle schools. Accent and junior Julia Schmitz ...