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Guest Column: My Experiences With COVID-19

Guest Column: My Experiences With COVID-19

June 24, 2020

By Trinity Bittermann Ever since December, I had very severe anxiety about the virus. As months went by, the anxiety got worse. Then the first or second week of March I started getting sick, signs of strep and flu. I had throat pain, non-stop coughing and headaches that made me sick to my stomach. I...

Q&A with Mock Trial, DECA and Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council members over social distanced summer activities

The Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC) poses for a photo after their annual Howl-o-ween fall event. Howl-o-ween, former Bow Wow Bash, is an event hosted by the council that features a doggie costume pageant as well as various activities for Carmel’s dogs and their owners to participate in.

Maddie Kosc

June 20, 2020

CMYC, Nimish Bhat, rising senior 1. What impact did the coronavirus pandemic have on your most recent term (19-20)? "It had a lot of different impacts on the council. One main thing is the fact that we can’t meet in person. Especially right now, since our new term is starting, it is really important ...

People should use journaling to process emotions, document personal growth

People should use journaling to process emotions, document personal growth

Wendy Zhu

June 18, 2020

In just a few months, I’ll officially be a high school senior. I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs over these past few years, but if there’s one thing I wish I did more throughout high school, it would have to be journaling. When I say journaling, however, I don’t necessarily mean bullet...

Q&A with Athletics Director Jim Inskeep on reopening of facilities

Athletics Director Jim Inskeep poses for a photo.

Leah Tan

June 14, 2020

Jim Inskeep - Athletics Director What are our plans for athletics following the reopening of our facilities on June 30th? We are starting with opening our highschool activities on July 6th. There have been some guidelines from the IHSAA and IDOE (Indiana Department of Education) that basically break...

COVID-19 testing needs to become more widespread

COVID-19 testing needs to become more widespread

Tessa Collinson

June 4, 2020

I know as much as I beg people to just stay home, it’s not going to happen. With all the unrest in our country, it’s even less likely people will want to stay inside. However, none of this means COVID-19 is no longer a threat. Until there is a cure or a vaccine, everyone remains susceptible to catching...

Rising Junior Claire Qu sells handmade necklaces to contribute to World Health Organization Covid-19 Response Fund

Rising junior Claire Qu assembles necklaces by hand. She started selling them about a month ago and has raised more than $120 so far.

Thea Bertolini

May 27, 2020

What are you making? I’m making seed bead necklaces! They are clasp necklaces with different glass seed beads strung onto them. The necklaces are simple but cute and they are great to wear during the summer. Why are you making them? I’m able to make the necklaces because I now have the free t...

Students, community should take advantage of free time, exercise over COVID-19 break

Students, community should take advantage of free time, exercise over COVID-19 break

Leah Tan

May 25, 2020

While there are countless inconveniences that have come with the COVID-19 outbreak, one benefit most overlooked is how much more time we have; who knew I could finish all of my school work in a matter of only four hours?  But, instead of constantly wasting the rest of your free time watching Netf...

Holcomb’s 5-step plan is too soon for our state

Holcomb’s 5-step plan is too soon for our state

Maddie Kosc

May 22, 2020

On Friday, May 1, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced his 5-stage plan to reopen businesses and public spaces throughout the state over the following 9 week period. This 5-stage “Back on Track” plan involves periodic adjustments to guidelines surrounding business capacities, in hopes that the p...

Advice & Printables for Bullet Journaling

Advice & Printables for Bullet Journaling

Grace Xu

May 21, 2020

Grace Xu serves as the writing coach of the HiLite, but in her spare time, she bullet journals extensively and even ran her own journaling Instagram account at one point. In conjunction with the cover story for this issue about the rise in bullet journaling due to the social isolation characteristic...

With e-learning in place, CHS students, teachers see rise of aesthetics in journaling, note-taking

With e-learning in place, CHS students, teachers see rise of aesthetics in journaling, note-taking

Karen Zhang

May 21, 2020

  During quarantine, junior Emily Chan has been bullet journaling. Her process is the same each time—she makes a cover page, a monthly layout with important dates, various trackers and finally creates weekly spreads that help her keep track of her assignments and other tasks. When she...