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New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

Leslie Huang

September 20, 2019

Known by some as the “Beverly Hills of the Midwest,” Carmel has been named time and time again as one of the safest places to live in America, most recently in August 2019. According to AreaVibes, Carmel’s crime rate is 72% lower than the national average. Despite numerous credentials proving ...

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...

Carmel hosts inaugural MLK Day event

Carmel hosts inaugural MLK Day event

Natalie Khamis

February 22, 2019

On Jan. 21, the City of Carmel hosted its inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration event at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre. Check out some photos of this event taken by HiLite staff member Natalie Khamis!    

TechHOUNDS begins fourth week of competitive build season, finalizes robot design plans

TechHOUNDS begins fourth week of competitive build season, finalizes robot design plans

James Yin

January 31, 2019

TechHOUNDS will have meetings every day after school from 3:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the engineering hallway classrooms. Derek Fronek, Robotics Design Lead and senior, said that not only has the team’s robot design nearly been finalized, but also the assembly of the robot will begin soon. “We had a desig...

Driving in Carmel: as Carmel becomes more urban, parking is an increasing problem

Driving in Carmel: as Carmel becomes more urban, parking is an increasing problem

Tara Kandallu

January 11, 2019

At the change of a light, a seemingly endless line of cars begin their prowl. They are on the prowl for the best parking spot. If, during this first rush, they are unable to find a spot, the cars will be relegated to a parking garage far away from their intended destination. Although this may seem like som...

Fundraising categories to change under new law; principals, teachers work on new anonymous alert app

Fundraising categories to change under new law; principals, teachers work on new anonymous alert app

Sam Shi

October 26, 2018

School board president Layla Spanenberg said the school board is in the process of approving a new state law, which consolidates school funding into two categories: “education” and “operation”. The school board president said the education fund will include anything classroom related, while the op...

ComedySportz trains to hone improv skills

ComedySportz trains to hone improv skills

Jessica Konrad

October 26, 2018

The ComedySportz team recently began training for its upcoming matches in the spring. The team trains with professional ComedySportz players in order to gain a better understanding of ComedySportz improv games and the fundamentals of improv in general. ComedySportz sponsor Jim Peterson said the team’...

Transportation Troubles: As Indy extends opportunities for public transportation, Carmel asesses possible implementation

Transportation Troubles: As Indy extends opportunities for public transportation, Carmel asesses possible implementation

Raiha Zainab, Carson Terbush, Laasya Mamidipalli

October 25, 2018

At CHS, many students are encouraged to get involved in their school and community. With hundreds of clubs and organizations offered at school and many more other extracurricular activities outside of school, Carmel offers a wide range of opportunities for students to involve themselves with. However,...

New anonymous alert mobile app to be implemented in coming months

New anonymous alert mobile app to be implemented in coming months

Sam Shi

October 24, 2018

To improve the security and safety of the school, School board president Layla Spanenberg said a new online app will be released in the coming months to send anonymous alerts. Similar to the anonymous alerts system on myCCS, these alerts will allow students to report any harmful behavior to CHS admin...

Howl-o-ween to include dog pageant, more on Oct. 6 at West Park

Howl-o-ween to include dog pageant, more on Oct. 6 at West Park

Emily Dexter

October 5, 2018

Last year, Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC) hosted a dog-themed event called Bow Wow Bash. This year, on Oct. 6 at West Park, the event is set to take on a new life as Howl-o-ween. According to Eshan Selvan, event chair and junior, Howl-o-ween will feature a dog pageant, canine trick-or-treating, costume cont...

ComedySportz develops team dynamic

ComedySportz develops team dynamic

Jessica Konrad

October 4, 2018

 The ComedySportz team will conduct its first rehearsal on Oct. 5. The team’s main focus in this rehearsal is to get to know one another while learning the basics of comedic improv.     In terms of developing a team dynamic, ComedySportz sponsor Jim Peterson said he is confident the team will...