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Beauty pageants judge CHS students on factors other than just physical appearance

Beauty pageants judge CHS students on factors other than just physical appearance

Wendy Zhu

December 12, 2019

When a family friend told Abi Meyyappan, National American Miss Indiana (NAMI) finalist and senior, about an opportunity for a free photoshoot this past summer, Meyyappan said she had no idea it was actually an open call for a beauty pageant. After the photoshoot, she thought nothing of it, but a few...

Regifting leaves previous gifter, recipient unsatisfied; Regifting is beneficial when proper etiquette is used

Regifting leaves previous gifter, recipient unsatisfied; Regifting is beneficial when proper etiquette is used

Uma Kandallu and Calina He

December 12, 2019

As we approach the holiday season, many people frantically try to figure out what their friends and family would enjoy for gifts. Sometimes, the lack of money or time that we have catches up to us and we regift something we have already received. While this practice may prove to be an inexpensive and t...

As “cuffing season” arrives, students debate how high school relationships affect social development

As “cuffing season” arrives, students debate how high school relationships affect social development

Kiersten Riedford

November 15, 2019

Sophomore Elizabeth Katz has never dated in her life and she said during this cuffing season she would prefer to keep it that way. The term “cuffing season,” which originated in Urban Dictionary in 2011, refers to the desire to be in a relationship or “cuffed,” during the winter months. Katz...

Chipotle program offers to cover tuition for workers, sparking discussion on high school jobs

Chipotle program offers to cover tuition for workers, sparking discussion on high school jobs

Uma Kandallu and Sarah Zheng

November 15, 2019

Ben Ring, Chipotle worker and senior, is among the many students at this school who have an after-school job. While many high school students already work in order to gain benefits such as real-world experience, Chipotle has taken the extra step by covering the tuition cost for their employees to ea...

Students should consider utilizing various CHS tutoring resources before seeking paid expertise outside of school

Students should consider utilizing various CHS tutoring resources before seeking paid expertise outside of school

Angela Li

November 15, 2019

Like many CHS students, I’ve served as a tutor for a few different organizations. I tutor for the National Honor Society (NHS) tutoring program during SRT and outside of school as well as work twice a week at an official tutoring business. As a tutor, there’s no feeling more common to me than sitting in SRT, prepared to utilize this period of time to help other stu...

Respect the Drink, Karen: People should still appreciate cold drinks regardless of cold weather

Respect the Drink, Karen: People should still appreciate cold drinks regardless of cold weather

Livvie Hurley

November 15, 2019

With winter quickly approaching, many people look forward to drinking hot chocolate and other warm beverages every day in the morning, but I will not participate in this part of winter cheer. This is because I’m not willing to give up my favorite cold drinks just because the weather changes. As...

Removal of shadowing policy leaves potential students without crucial experience

HiLite Staff

November 15, 2019

In the first nine weeks of this school year, CHS administration changed the school’s policy to no longer allow eighth graders to shadow our students. This change may come as a surprise to most. Shadowing is an option at a number of high schools around the state. It provides students with an opportun...

Shadowing Editorial: Additional Q&A with Amy Skeens-Benton

Shadowing Editorial: Additional Q&A with Amy Skeens-Benton

Sophia Hawkins

November 15, 2019

Were you part of the decision to discontinue shadowing? I was the one that actually helped start the shadowing program, so it kind of goes full circle. I was one of the people that after many discussions with many people decided to end the shadowing (program). Why did you decide to end the shado...

After Indianapolis designated one of most wasteful American cities, Carmel community works to spread awareness, defy stereotype

After Indianapolis designated one of most wasteful American  cities, Carmel community works to spread awareness, defy stereotype

Sowmya Chundi

October 24, 2019

In his free time, sophomore Ethan Stoehr is an avid recycler and plastic collecter. In his room, Stoehr has bins full of plastic waste spanning from salad forks to shampoo bottles. He said that by creating a “plastic stockpile,” he’ll try and convince his mom to stop buying plastics once she ...

Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Grace Xu and Sophia Hawkins

September 20, 2019

In the psychology realm, there’s an intriguing phenomenon dubbed the “bystander effect,” in which the presence of more bystanders around an incident causes fewer people to actually help. Now, imagine this effect on a much greater scale—say, perhaps, the recent Amazon Rainforest fire—where, argua...

Mental Health Editorial: Additional Q&A With Stephanie Whiteside

Mental Health Editorial: Additional Q&A With Stephanie Whiteside

Leah Tan

September 20, 2019

  What’s your full name and title? Stephanie Whiteside, Mental Health Coordinator When did you start working for the CCS district? Beginning of June, 2019. What exactly is the role of the mental health coordinator? One thing is supporting and providing critical advice, specifically to soc...

Grasping at Straws: Reusable straws trend may raise awareness but won’t make lasting impact in the greater scheme of environmental issues

Grasping at Straws: Reusable straws trend may raise awareness but won’t make lasting impact in the greater scheme of environmental issues

Da-Hyun Hong

September 20, 2019

I don’t own a reusable straw; please don’t shun me. When the video of a plastic straw being pulled out of a turtle’s nose went viral on social media, using metal straws became a trend. More and more videos of YouTubers, Instagram Influencers and TikTok users sticking their collapsing reusable stra...