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Respect The Gestures: With Japanese exchange students arriving March 20, students, teacher explain some barriers when interacting with foreign cultures

Respect The Gestures: With Japanese exchange students arriving March 20, students,  teacher explain some barriers when interacting with foreign cultures

Angela Qian

February 22, 2019

Last summer, junior Christian Peasley spent 21 days in Japan with a host family through the Japanese foreign exchange program. He was fully immersed in the culture, despite having known next to nothing about the country just a few years earlier. The over 30-year-old program is a partnership with our siste...

Students, teachers compare American education system to foreign counterparts

Students, teachers compare American education system to foreign counterparts

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January 21, 2016

As the school day progresses, senior Terry Zhou is reminded of the differences in education between China and the United States. These differences go unnoticed by most CHS students, who have never experienced an international education. However, according to Zhou, there is much  that CHS and other American schools can learn fro...

Despite ubiquity of certain holiday foods, many families still eat variety of distinct traditional dishes

Despite ubiquity of certain holiday foods, many families still eat variety of distinct traditional dishes

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December 14, 2015

During the holidays, many people have their own food traditions whether it results from their ethnicity, religion or just their family. Vivian Halloran, Food Studies Professor at Indiana University, observes that family holiday traditions give multiple generations a chance to share and perform their own...

Lost in the Melting Pot

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November 20, 2009

Second-plus generation immigrants are losing their heritage in modern American society, especially the ability to speak another language By Rebecca Xu <rxu@hilite.org> The music blares. People sing. It’s Indian dance class where junior Perky Bhargava has attended every Sunday for 13 years. Howeve...