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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 to distance learning since mid-March, teachers weren’t far behind, but according to band teacher...

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

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.

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 and I wanted to play. That's how I started." What are the classes that you take at IU like?  “It happens ev...

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 on March 18, is primarily for students with free or reduced lunch. Families were to fill out a G...

CHTV to focus on basketball in March

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

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 but we’re hoping to make it school-wide so every student will have a chance to enter and we...

CHTV to focus on basketball in March

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

Christian Ledbetter

March 11, 2020

CHTV plans to visit the schools that will participate in March Madness this month to kick off a basketball competition, according to CHTV teacher Brandy Ostojic. “We’re still working out all the details but we’re hoping to make it school-wide so every student will have a chance to enter and we...

Junior Ellie Barnett sings for YouTube group Dae3

YOUTUBE SENSATION:
Junior Ellie Barnett records a video of her singing a cover. Barnett, along with two others from Nashville (Tenn.) formed the  group Dae3 where they post videos on YouTube.

Christian Ledbetter

February 21, 2020

When do you find time to record with your group? (My group mates) live in Nashville (Tenn.)  I live here now, so it’s whenever I come. Every three months we film five videos. How do you choose video ideas or songs to cover? We usually film three videos whenever we’re together and we all choose what...

CHTV students to compete in IASB competition

Christian Ledbetter

January 28, 2020

CHTV students have recently been preparing for the Indiana Association of Student Broadcasters (IASB) competition, during which students in TV classes 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 will be submitting ideas and projects to IASB to be judged against submissions from other schools. Students have several options for what t...

American audiences should consider foreign movies when choosing what to watch

American audiences should consider foreign movies when choosing what to watch

Christian Ledbetter

January 23, 2020

The Oscars will air on Feb. 9, and with the awards program comes the arguments of which films should win and lose. Critics have often accused the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, which votes on the award of prioritizing Hollywood films over indie and foreign ones as the academy is mostl...

Musician Spotlight: SoundCloud artist, junior Jiwhan Kim creates, publishes unique music

GRIND NEVER STOPS:
Jiwhan Kim, SoundCloud artist and junior, creates music at home using a microphone and computer software. Kim said his love for music motivates him to create beats.

Christian Ledbetter

October 24, 2019

How would you describe the genre of your music and your style? “It would definitely be like rap, trap or hip hop. But I’m not always (doing) rap, trap, or hip hop. I love every genre of music; I respect every genre of music, and I feel like I have my own vibe in the music. If someone listens to ...

Christian Ledbetter

March 27, 2019

CHTV is creating a new project on the heroes of the Carmel community. “The idea is to break the typical stereotype of what is a hero, what makes somebody a hero," said CHTV teacher Eric Marty. The project is expected to release after spring break. The CHTV staff has received the nexus after months of waiting. M...

CHTV Will Cover Lacrosse

Christian Ledbetter

January 31, 2019

CHTV will offer coverage of lacrosse this spring. CHTV teacher Eric Marty said CHTV will cover the sport through the YouTube channel, with plans of covering it live on the website currently in development. Viewers can see the games around 20 minutes after they have ended. Additionally, the website i...

CHTV changes plans for web series

Christian Ledbetter

January 15, 2019

CHTV will now be formatting their webseries as a video magazine. This decision was made after focus testing that occurred during December 2018. CHTV adviser Eric Marty said the goal was to present a more cohesive theme through the videos. Chase Sauthard, CHTV staff member and senior, said the goal was...