Students continue rehearsing despite event cancelations

Accents director Katie Kouns plays piano during evening rehearsal on February 6th. The Accents’ competition season was cut short due to COVID-19 cancellations.

Christian Ledbetter

March 31, 2020

For Hannah Leonard, choir student and senior, choir was the highlight of her school day. She said after four years of being in the program, she had grown close to her fellow members, enjoying the limited time they had before the school year ended. This was before COVID-19 became a pandemic and CCS close...

Entertainment Briefs 03.20

Entertainment Briefs 03.20

Tessa Collinson

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 Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result.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...

Funny Guy: Q&A with Zach Gish, stand-up comedian and senior

Funny Guy: Q&A with Zach Gish, stand-up comedian and senior

Isabella White

February 18, 2020

Where do you typically do stand-up comedy shows and how many have you done? I have performed at Crackers Comedy Club and Helium Comedy Club; they are both downtown. I have done three shows so far. One was in front of a lot of people and two of them were more low-key. My fourth comedy show is going to...

TV Playlist: Galentine’s Day [MUSE]

TV Playlist: Galentine's Day [MUSE]

Shruthi Ravichandran

February 13, 2020

Happy Galentine's Day! First commemorated in an episode of "Parks and Recreation" this day symbolizes celebrating your girl friends and friendship. So grab a couple of your gal pals close, tell them how much you love them, and look through this list of TV's best female dynamic duos to figure out which...

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...

Movie Playlist: Halloween [MUSE]

Movie Playlist: Halloween [MUSE]

Shruthi Ravichandran

October 31, 2019

  It's finally Halloween!  To celebrate the spoopiest of days, here's a list of the top ten best horror movies of all time. Insidious: This movie is maybe one of two movies on this list that actually did frighten me. I watched this movie when I was maybe ten and until I was about fift...

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):...

Music Playlist: We’re Bringing Summer Back [MUSE]

Music Playlist: We're Bringing Summer Back [MUSE]

Grace Xu and Shruthi Ravichandran

September 5, 2019

Bring back those lazy-summer-vacation moods during Labor Day Weekend with a student-curated playlist. From alternative to pop to lofi, there’s bound to be a song that kicks up your summer nostalgia! And if you’re going on a road trip, this playlist is just perfect for the car. Check it out on Spotify at...