Resurgence of popular TV shows from 2000s prompts students feeling of nostalgia

Junior Madeline Blank smiles as she rewatches old episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place on Disney+. With the renewal of old shows, many teenagers are revisiting their childhood in nostalgic remembrance of their favorite shows.

Emily Carlisle

October 23, 2020

If you have been on TikTok recently you have likely seen trends surrounding 2000s TV shows such as “Clone High” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” These shows have been gaining popularity for a variety of reasons, one being the nostalgia they bring to people who watch them. Senior Madeline Blank ...

Student character designers, art teacher describe effects of new styles of animation

Note: This is a character design by junior Kenzie Howard; this was not created by the HiLite staff. Kenzie Howard, character designer and junior, draws different aspects of her original character, Felicity. She created the concept based off of the question of what animals would look like if they were humans.

Emily Carlisle

December 12, 2019

The phenomenon whereby a computer-generated figure or humanoid robot bearing a near-identical resemblance to a human being arouses a sense of unease or revulsion in the person viewing it. This is the Oxford Dictionary definition of the “uncanny valley”, a term that has become more prevalent in r...

Disney’s Live-Action Remakes: A Good Investment?

Daniel Kim

October 29, 2019

Recently, Disney has been investing its attention and money into live action remakes of their previously animated movies that were released in the 20th century. But these live-action remakes are nothing short of successful and entertaining for some students at CHS.  Danielle Johnson, Watch Disney club student ...

Homecoming ’19: Playhouse Building Day [MUSE]

Homecoming '19: Playhouse Building Day [MUSE]

Shruthi Ravichandran and Grace Xu

September 25, 2019

We're halfway through Homecoming week and today's spirit day is a bit more tailored to each class. Each class gets its own spirit day, all of which are based on the themes for the playhouse buildings for this year. Here are some of our top picks for each of the class spirit days.   Freshman (Halloween):...

Guide To CHS Clubs: Unsure of which clubs to join? Here’s a categorized list of all the clubs CHS has to offer.

Grace Xu

September 12, 2019

With all the clubs at our school, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to find communities for you. Don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of all the clubs without course requirements. They’re also sorted into categories (Community Service, Culture, Arts, Competition, Academic, Entertainment, and Athletics)...

A Whole New World: “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” play on Feb. 7-9 will connect classic tale with children’s theater

A Whole New World: “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” play on  Feb. 7-9 will connect classic tale with children’s theater

Grace Xu

January 24, 2019

On Feb. 7, 8 and 9, CHS students will perform “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.” However, unlike the many Disney renditions CHS has done in the past—including “The Little Mermaid” last  spring—this play is based off of its original tale One Thousand and One Arabian Nights.  While original fairy tales are infamous for being much gorier and darke...

Practically Perfect in Every Way: Mary Poppins Returns Review by Emily Carlisle

Practically Perfect in Every Way: Mary Poppins Returns Review by Emily Carlisle

Emily Carlisle

January 13, 2019

Director Rob Mar’s “Mary Poppins Returns” is the sequel to the 1964 Disney classic, “Mary Poppins.” In this movie, viewers revisit a grown up Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) as they struggle with “The Great Slump” or The Great Depression. Once again, Mary Poppins (Emily...

Forte in Florida: This year, CHS Orchestras travel to Florida for their triennial out-of-state school trip

Tom Chen, assistant director of orchestras, conducts the string section of Symphony orchestra during an after school rehearsal. With a little less than a month left to go, the orchestra has been practicing non-stop to prepare for performing in Florida.

Amy Zhou, Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2018

Unlike many in her class, Min Hua Li, senior and orchestra member, decided not to join the 130 orchestra students going on the Disney World trip this spring. The orchestra performing arts trips are optional, and Li said she came to the decision not to go due to several factors. “Even though it’...

Photo Essay: Wednesday Disney

Junior Austin Rushinky dressed up as Russel from UP.

Michelle Yin, Photographer

September 13, 2017

Students dress up for the third spirit day of homecoming week.

Accents and Ambassadors prepare for performance at Disney World celebration

Ambassadors run through their Holiday Spectacular show on stage during rehearsal. The Accents and Ambassadors prepared for Holiday Spectacular in conjunction with the Candlelight 

Amy Zhou, Entertainment Reporter

December 12, 2016

Each year, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, Disney puts on a weekly performance known as the Candlelight Processional in Epcot Center in Disney World in Orlando, Florida. This year, both the Accents and Ambassadors have the honor of performing in the show alongside the Disney choir and orchestra, ...

CHS students discuss minority representation in new Disney movie, “Moana”

Hawaiian and Junior Catherine “Kate” Adaniya holds a family blanket. The pattern on the blanket represents many beliefs and traditions in Hawaiian culture.

Lin-Lin Mo, Feature Reporter

November 17, 2016

Walt Disney Animation Studios will release a new princess movie next Wednesday titled “Moana,” which is about a Polynesian warrior princess who joins the demigod Maui to become a master-wayfinder to help save her people. Directed by the duo Ron Clements and John Musker, “Moana” has been praised by...