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In-school summer courses, counseling workshops to move online

Students listen to a guest speaker's presentation at a college and career workshop hosted at CHS by the counseling center. Due to COVID-19, these workshops have been moved to be online.

Kassandra Darnell

May 21, 2020

Due to COVID-19, AP Macroeconomics and AP Government, in-school summer classes traditionally offered at CHS, have been transferred online. This school still plans to offer students the opportunity to receive credit and take part in the classes, but they will take them virtually through the Indiana Online...

Students navigate social isolation’s effect on mental health

Senior Stephanie Morton stands on her bike before going on a bike ride with her friends. She said riding her bike has been a good way to socially distance with her friends while remaining active.

Grace Xu

May 21, 2020

As America reaches over 1.5 million coronavirus cases, as of May 21, much of the country remains under lockdown, creating an unprecedented recession—one that takes the form of social isolation. Such isolation comes with significant health implications, particularly from a psychological standpoint. ...

Inclusive programs for special needs students continue to grow at CHS, across nation

Linh Nguyen, United Sound mentor and senior,  helps Maddy Paxton, United Sound member and senior, play an instrument at a United Sound meeting.

Sarah Kim and Natalie Khamis

March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and, d...

Humans of CHS

Senior Ty Bryant

Hannah Gretz and Jackie Hur

March 20, 2020

Senior Ty Bryant When I was in elementary school, I came home from school and my sister had a plate of Oreos for me. I ate the first one and when I went to have another I bit into it and it tasted like mint. It was so gross I spit it out right after, but my sister was laughing really hard so I knew it wa...

Hound Reasoning Additional Results, Sampling Description

Rhea Acharya

January 23, 2020

To read the cover story related to this poll, click here. We collected around 350 responses through social media and 120 responses from going around to various lunches and collecting survey results from the people eating, for a total of exactly 470 students in the sample. All responses were recorded using a Google Form. Almost all people who we requested to fill out the survey...

Removal of shadowing policy leaves potential students without crucial experience

HiLite Staff

November 15, 2019

In the first nine weeks of this school year, CHS administration changed the school’s policy to no longer allow eighth graders to shadow our students. This change may come as a surprise to most. Shadowing is an option at a number of high schools around the state. It provides students with an opportun...

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

Freshman Abby Ko works on her assignments in class. She said CHS provides a larger variety of classes in comparison to her previous private school. Despite the differences, both public and private schools offer rigorous courses.

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 ...