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As the holiday season passes, students, staff discuss cultural foods

As the holiday season passes, students, staff discuss cultural foods

Nora Mariano January 25, 2023

Winter is a time for family, fun and, of course, food. Religious celebrations, holidays, and the change of the season are all expressed through food. For many people at this school, preparing specific...

Around the World in 8 New Years Celebrations Interactive JAM

Around the World in 8 New Year’s Celebrations Interactive JAM

Addie Jacobsen and Lydia Teeter December 30, 2022

Graphics marked with the HiLite logo will redirect you to a HiLite story related to the topic, click on the graphic to learn more from HiLite News. Graphics marked with an “IN” button are interactive,...

Jessica Ding, Badminton Club member and sophomore, explores the A5 Instagram page on Aug. 10 at CHS. Ding said A5’s mission to raise awareness of the advancement of Asian Americans in art and athletics is important.

Counseling Center and Badminton Club to share thoughts on inclusivity

Helena Wang October 16, 2022

The Counseling Center strives to provide an inclusive environment for all students at this school. Counselor Casey Danubio said that they work hard to advocate for all students who come from a wide range...

Q&As with students, teachers on using world languages to connect with cultures

Lorna Ding, Student Section Reporter April 26, 2022

Why did you decide to take Chinese? “I decided to take Chinese because of my heritage. I consider myself an American, but I can’t ignore my heritage on my mother’s side. I can’t say that...

Sophomore Vaishu Majji explores various Christmas candies, decorations and apparel. Majji said she enjoys celebrating Christmas as a secular holiday with her friends and family. “A lot of it is time with family, eating good food, and a lot of lights and presents,” she said.

Non-Christian students, teacher describe experiences celebrating Christmas

Claire He December 3, 2021

For sophomore Vaishu Majji, Christmas can be a unique way to spend time with family. Christmas is a Christian holiday which commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. It is also statistically one of...

Sophomore Roohi Sanka sprinkles akshinthalu, a mix of tumeric and rice, onto figures of gods. “There was a Hindu god in human form who came back to his town after years of penance and another god defeated a demon-like figure who was terrorizing the area. Those (stories) are told on Diwali,” she said.

As Diwali festivities begin on Nov. 4, students share differences of celebrating traditions here at CHS compared to India

Royce Brown October 22, 2021

As Diwali approaches on Nov. 4, many Indians prepare for the holiday. On this day which originated in the Indian subcontinent, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Newar Buddhists celebrate the victory of good over...

Junior Aleen
Zhao practices
her lines. She
said while
she thinks
progress with
representation
has been made,
there is still a
long way to go.

With Chinese director Chloe Zhao becoming the first woman of color to win the Best Director Oscar, students in “Mamma Mia: The Musical” reflect on Asian representation in media

Pallevi Pillai April 30, 2021

The Oscars made headlines this year for its diverse nominations, particularly for those of Asian descent. Steven Yeun, nominated for his performance in “Minari,” is the first Asian American to be nominated...

Junior Remi Shirayanagi and her mother, Ikue Shirayanagi sit at their kitchen table discussing the different types of tea that they enjoy the most and the history behind each tea after brewing their own cups of green tea. Remi said that tea is a large portion of her family’s life, as it is included in most of her family’s meals, and, if a guest comes over, their family would present the guest with tea as a welcome gift.

Tea enthusiasts consider history, heritage, importance of tea in their lives

Kruti Subbannavar January 24, 2021

It is dinner time and as junior Remi Shirayanagi eats she takes sips of brown tea on the side. Remi said that all of her family drink tea together, mostly at mealtimes.  “I drink tea like I do water,”...

Senior Alex Oritz wears a typical Bomba and Plena outfit, typically used to do traditional dances tracing back to afroindigenous roots.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, students connect, honor their Hispanic background in different ways.

and Jasmine Zhang September 14, 2020

With Hispanic Heritage Month starting September 15, people all over the United States and countries such as Spain, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, will honor this month by recognizing and celebrating the history,...

 Junior Ben Lin helps set the table at his family restaurant, Wild Ginger on 116th. He said he sometimes works with his mom at the restaurant on the weekends for a couple hours.

Recent studies show decline of Chinese-owned restaurants, bring light to cultural changes between generations of immigrants

Sam Hawkins February 21, 2020

For almost 14 years, junior Emily Chan’s parents owned and operated a Chinese restaurant in Carmel. The restaurant was always like a second home to Emily; when she was in elementary school, she spent...

The Right Outfit: Halloween costumes should be cautious toward sensitive subjects but not restricted because of fear of cultural appropriation

The Right Outfit: Halloween costumes should be cautious toward sensitive subjects but not restricted because of fear of cultural appropriation

Sowmya Chundi October 24, 2019

Just last year, Auli’i Cravalho, the actress who played Moana, declared it “absolutely appropriate” for kids to dress up as the Polynesian princess as long as it was in the “spirit of love.”...

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