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Banning TikTok isn’t a good idea

Banning TikTok isn’t a good idea

Chenyao Liu April 24, 2023

In our current era of hyper partisanship, the Democrats and Republicans have united over a simple objective: banning TikTok.  On March 7, senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and John Thune (R-SD) proposed...

Sophomore Jessica Ding practices her speech for the Wharton Global High School Investment Competition. She, along with five other students, competed at the Global Finale on April 22.

Q&A with JADES Co. leader, members on Wharton Global High School Investment Competition

Matthew Du and Ryan Zhang April 22, 2023

Melody Meng, JADES Co. leader and sophomore  What made you decide to enter this competition? I actually competed in the Washington competition last year before deciding to form my own team at...

A5 members play Asian American Women trivia at their last meeting. Liu said that in their upcoming meeting, A5 members will be decorating posters for AAPI month.

A5 to decorate posters for AAPI month for their next meeting on April 19

Jenny Li April 14, 2023

According to Chenyao Liu, A5 president and senior, A5 will be having their next meeting on April 19. Liu said, “We’ll be decorating posters to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)...

Junior Nada Dawood (right) teaches her friend, senior Claire Noggle (left), how to play salah, a hand-slapping game her mother taught her. Though the game is simple, according to Dawood, it provides a connection between her and her relatives.

Traditional games help students learn about, connect with culture

Chenyao Liu April 14, 2023

When senior Arthur Yeh was younger, he often visited his family in Taiwan.  “(My family) has a really nice temple, which my grandmother runs,” he said. “Whenever we went to Taiwan, we just stay...

Principal Tim Phares flips through a binder with information about graduation. Phares said graduation is scheduled on the last day of school this year. “(Seniors are) just doing something a little different (on the last day),” he said. “You’re being required to be at graduation practice. You have a senior celebration in the morning that kicks off the day...And then you also have graduation that you got to be at that nobody else has to go to.”

Administration releases ACE schedule, accounting for graduation in plans

Archit Kalra and Chenyao Liu March 7, 2023

According to Principal Tim Phares, seniors will have a different ACE schedule than other students. While freshmen, sophomore and juniors take their G3 and G4 ACE on May 25, seniors will be expected to...

Ashlyn Walker, co-executive director of Confront the Climate Crisis and junior,
speaks during a climate rally at the Indiana Statehouse. Walker said, “I think climate change is a bipartisan issue...It affects everyone in the world.”

New climate education requirements may draw more students to consider their environmental impact, engaging in advocacy

Chenyao Liu March 6, 2023

Last year, senior Elise Varhan had a choice to make. As an IB student, she needed to complete a science credit. Instead of going with the traditional branches of science, she decided to take an environmental...

Principal Tim Phares works on his laptop. Phares said school administration is preparing for the new polytechnic department, which will emphasize project-based and experiential learning and provide alternate graduation pathways for students starting in the 2023-24 school year.

Administration continues preparations for new Polytechnic Department

Archit Kalra and Chenyao Liu February 16, 2023

According to Principal Tim Phares, the administration is continuing to prepare for the new polytechnic department, with construction set to begin as soon as Oct. 2023. “There have been some more proposals...

Seniors Tanay Acharya (left) and William “Will” Kurlander (right) consider their past experiences being involved with student government. Acharya said he used to be a class officer and Kurlander said he used to be involved with student government.

Students feel unrepresented, encourage student government to advocate for student welfare

Chenyao Liu and Ayaan Nadeem February 12, 2023

Two years ago, senior Tanay Acharya ran for a class officer position. When he got elected, initially he said he was excited.  “I thought I would have more of a voice in things,” Acharya said. However,...

Junior Ana Mencias created these different paintings. When discussing the art of painting she said, It’s just very creative and allows you to (create) on a broad spectrum. (Submitted Photo: Ana Mencias)

Q&A with student painters in light of American Painter’s Day on Feb. 3

Chenyao Liu February 3, 2023

Junior Ana Mencias                                                                          Why do you enjoy painting? I enjoy painting because it's a really good...

Students, professor debate effects of seeing violence on social media, desensitization

Students, professor debate effects of seeing violence on social media, desensitization

Chenyao Liu January 26, 2023

Senior Eric Yang said he believes the massive amount and frequency of content on social media can be overwhelming.  “You’re scrolling, and you get so much content of all different sorts at the...

A volunteer at the Lunar New Year event on Monday’s paints a CHS student’s face. They wear red, which symbolizes the Lunar New Year in Chinese culture.

CCPL celebrates cultural events

Pahal Sehgal January 24, 2023

With two Lunar New Year celebrations just this week, CCPL has begun diversifying its activities offers.  Jamie Beckman, the young adult services manager at CCPL, said CCPL attempts to make these events...

Senior Eric Yang scrolls through tik tok during his SSRT. He said that social media can lead to less personal friendships.

Students recognize social media’s impact on communication, social aggression

Chenyao Liu January 24, 2023

Senior Eric Yang spends a lot of time on TikTok. However, though he said he enjoys being on social media, he also believes it can be harmful.  “I believe (social media is) a very inevitable thing...

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