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Refresh the Page: New school website, launched this semester, looks clean, still needs some tweaks

HiLite Staff

February 22, 2019

As of late, students, staff and administration here have been upgrading almost every technological aspect of the school to much success. Canvas has allowed access to files and documents for students on a computer or phone and has provided more technology-based options for teachers. PowerSchool gave the gradebook s...

One Year Safer: after the Parkland shooting, students, staff reflect on how school safety has changed within the district

Hannah Gretz

February 14, 2019

On Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, Fla., gunman Nikolas Cruz stormed the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSDH) opening fire with an AR-15 rifle. Cruz, a former student at MSDH, proceeded to go about the school shooting into classroom windows, with bullets hitting a total of 34 people. This...

Stop Copying Me: Students should follow their own passions instead of copying activities pursued by their older siblings, other family members

Amy Tian

January 24, 2019

As I was growing up, I always followed in the footsteps of my brother who was four years older than me. When we were younger, if my brother did well in an activity, sport or class, my parents would sign me up for it as well later on. While this was not harmful before high school, I began to realize...

Time to Move On: Traffic in hallways at this school necessitates change.

Time to Move On: Traffic in hallways at this school necessitates change.

Jessica Konrad

September 21, 2018

The air is thick and stuffy. We are paused, waiting, again. Sighs of frustration and complaints echo in the background. I wonder when we will finally start moving. After what feels like an eternity, we all begin to creep forward, moving at a speed that makes molasses’ pace seem enviable.  Sounds li...

Replace the Replacement: Although all-school convocations have been replaced, they prove to be better for athletes, participants

Replace the Replacement: Although all-school convocations have been replaced, they prove to be better for athletes, participants

Selena Liu

September 21, 2018

Last month, I was one of  several athletes who walked in the Walk of Champions, a replacement tradition for the previous all-school convocations. However, what I thought would be a fun, stress-free celebration turned into a shy person’s biggest nightmare as my group walked up to the third floor A-ro...

Comparison between private, public schools shows effects different schooling systems have on students

Comparison between private, public schools  shows effects different schooling systems have on students

Leslie Huang and Raiha Zainab

September 21, 2018

A mass of students travel from the A rooms to B rooms. Students shuffle through the never-ending line of traffic spilling over between the two main hallways. For freshman Abby Ko, this experience was something new. Ko went from traveling through one hallway with all her classes to the largest public ...

Surviving CHS

Surviving CHS

Daniel Lee

May 18, 2018

Hitting the Books: Students, staff comment on the pros and cons of self-studying for AP Exams

Hitting the Books: Students, staff comment on the pros and cons of self-studying for AP Exams

Kalea Miao

May 16, 2018

CHS is the environment for students to take advantage of AP Exams and their benefits. However, not all students chose to take AP courses, opting to go straight to the exam instead.

Senior Jackson Roberts dies Jan. 4, counseling services available

Manahil Nadeem

January 9, 2018

Senior Jackson Roberts died on Jan. 4. CHS counselors will be available the week of Jan. 9 for students to talk to. Principal Tom Harmas said, “It is always difficult to lose a student, but we always have to remember that it is more difficult to lose a child. We have to make sure we keep Jackson...

Senior Michael Bonney dies Oct. 26, counseling services available

Manahil Nadeem

October 27, 2017

Senior Michael Bonney died on Oct. 26. Principal Tom Harmas said, “My greatest hope is that everyone will keep the family and their thoughts and prayers in mind and that we, as a Greyhound community, can learn to love each other because there are times that life can be short." Director of Counselin...

Russifying Carmel. Russian should be offered as a language at CHS

Russifying Carmel. Russian should be offered as a language at CHS

Anna Klauz, Reporter

October 26, 2017

As a first-generation American in my family, it is seemingly inevitable that I would exist in a multicultural, bilingual household. With English as my second language, I spoke solely Russian until age five. However as I was introduced to an American way of living, my grip on my Russian heritage has slippe...

New Coach, Same Goals: Cross country coaches and athletes discuss the legacy of old head coach and plans with the new one.

New Coach, Same Goals: Cross country coaches and athletes discuss the legacy of old head coach and plans with the new one.

Ben Traylor, Sports Reporter

August 16, 2017

This seventh consecutive state championship, as well as a fourth-place finish in the 2016 Nike Cross Nationals, Mark Ellington of the women’s cross country team will not be returning this upcoming season as Head Coach, citing family reasons to retire after eight years. “Being a high school head coach could very...