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screen time: Sophomore Ren Olson works on creating a frame for his short film. He said he is in the digital storyboarding phase of the project and that he gained inspiration for his design from Disney XD’s popular show Gravity Falls.

Student animators discuss how popular animation impacts, guides design

Archit Kalra October 22, 2021

The hit Disney DX show “Gravity Falls”  played a major role in sophomore Ren Olson’s future career choice. Olson said the show and its artwork drew him toward animation when he was in middle school,...

A promotional image created for the 2015 miniseries Over the Garden Wall. Here you can see the light fall colors that dominate the show as well as some goofy fairy tale inspired character designs.

Review: Over the Garden Wall and Atmosphere [MUSE]

Christian Ledbetter October 7, 2021

Happy spooky season everyone! In recent years a whole lot of cartoons have been released redefining and stretching what North American animation is thought to be capable of. Shows like Steven Universe,...

Music Video Playlist: Staff Introductions  [MUSE]

Music Video Playlist: Staff Introductions [MUSE]

Hi everyone and welcome to Muse!  We’ve got a big crew this year that can’t wait to keep the ball rolling with MUSE. Instead of doing a simple introduction we thought it’d be best to switch things...

Family members discuss working out together, how it affects their relationships in honor of National Family Fitness Day on Sept. 26

Family members discuss working out together, how it affects their relationships in honor of National Family Fitness Day on Sept. 26

Cady Armstrong September 23, 2021

According to junior Jacqueline Roth, outside of cross-country practice, she likes to run with her mom, Laura Roth, or take walks with the rest of her family.  Jacqueline said, “Most often, I do my...

American sports can learn from European models, not the other way around

American sports can learn from European models, not the other way around

Christian Ledbetter May 13, 2021

People protesting in the streets, politicians threatening to take “whatever action necessary” in order to stop proposals, major institutional heads referring others to be “snakes” and “liars”,...

Cabinet, House of Representatives to host outdoor Dance Marathon May 15

Cabinet, House of Representatives to host outdoor Dance Marathon May 15

Christian Ledbetter March 20, 2021

Speaker of the House Drew Miller What does the job entail? “First of all I lead the meetings for House of Representatives and then I’m also in charge of and help lead our Cabinet, which is the...

Q&A with new school board secretary, president

Q&A with new school board secretary, president

Christian Ledbetter February 16, 2021

  Pam Knowles What does your secretary role entail? “I am responsible to read the minutes for each meeting and make sure that they’re accurate and I’m pretty good at proofreading so...

Junior Riley Dugan creates art on an iPad Pro. Dugan said that for her, art is a more of a lighthearted, casual way to pass time.

Students practice art to find structure, emotional outlet during tense time

Christian Ledbetter August 13, 2020

Students entering the summer of 2020 had limited offerings on ways to pass the time. The gradual chipping away of lockdown orders for Governor Eric Holcomb’s five-step plan certainly gave students flexibility...

Students struggle with Zoom classes but appreciate necessity

Christian Ledbetter May 21, 2020

As COVID-19 made its way across the country, students found themselves saying goodbye as schools closed doors to keep in line with social distancing procedures to flatten the curve. As students adapted...

A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE:
Sophomore Abigail Ko practices at the IU Jacobs School of Music as a part of the pre-college String Academy program. Ko said there is nothing like the program in Indiana and it’s the best she has experienced.

With in-person classes canceled, sophomores Abigail Ko, Natsume Wu continue to train as violin soloists at Indiana University (IU) pre-college String Academy program

Christian Ledbetter April 23, 2020

Abigail Ko When did you first play violin? “I think I was 5 or 6 and my friend's mom was a violin teacher and I was at that friend's house. I saw a girl come in and she was playing having her lesson...

Meal assistance program helps families but should have clearer information

Meal assistance program helps families but should have clearer information

HiLite Staff March 28, 2020

As schools and businesses close, many families are limited in ways to obtain food; however, the Carmel Clay School District was quick to assist via its meal assistance program. This program, which started...

CHTV supervisor Brandy Ostojic assists Katherine Sehgal, CHTV staff member and senior, with editing.

CHTV to focus on basketball in March

Christian Ledbetter March 11, 2020

CHTV plans to visit the schools that will participate in March Madness tis month to kick off a basketball competition, according to CHTV teacher Brandy Ostojic. “We’re still working out all the details...

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