Freshman transition to high school holds unique challenges with changes to school year caused by COVID-19

Freshman transition to high school holds unique challenges with changes to school year caused by COVID-19

HiLite Staff

August 13, 2020

The prevalence of COVID-19 and the dangers it posed to CHS caused the school district to transition to online learning in March. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb then decided to not allow schools in Indiana to return to school for the 2019-20 school year in order to best protect public health. Holcomb later ...

Managing Editor Karen Zhang gives advice to underclassmen about high school

Managing Editor Karen Zhang gives advice to underclassmen about high school

Karen Zhang

May 21, 2020

Dear underclassmen, I’m a senior, and as you probably all know, the last two months of my high school career have disappeared, just like that. There are a couple of things I regret not doing—going to prom, watching Holiday Spectacular, being in the pit for the spring musical—but really, I c...

GKOM Council to meet with freshmen Oct. 24

Connor Inskeep, GKOM Council member and senior, talks to junior Robert Pugh. Inskeep said he is excited to watch GKOMs develop their relationships with freshmen.

Anushka Dasgupta

October 15, 2019

Greyhound kick-off mentors (GKOM) will meet with their freshmen on Oct. 24, according to sponsor Mike Meyer. Meyer said the focus of this connection session will be the safety message “Ask, Listen, Tell.” Connor Inskeep, GKOM Council member and senior, said GKOM Council wants to continue its focus o...

Key Club to promote other service clubs, centralize volunteer opportunities with Serve Carmel

Members of Key Club’s board discuss plans for the future of the club at a meeting on the morning of Sept. 24. According to Key Club sponsor Diana Grimes, the Serve Carmel initiative will be a major focus this year.

Sam Hawkins

September 30, 2019

This school year, members of the Key Club board hope to make serving the community easier and more accessible to students through its new program, Serve Carmel. "So it's basically for freshmen because when you're a freshman, you're kind of overwhelmed with all the different clubs and such. And you t...

A New Face in the Freshman Health Center

Marissa Ryan

September 27, 2019

Registered nurse (RN) Meredith Haines continues settling into her new position as the freshman health center RN after working at Clay Middle School’s health center last year. Haines said she sees many familiar faces of those eighth-graders from Clay who graduated to freshmen this year. Haines said, “The...

Entertainment Briefs

Tessa Collinson

September 20, 2019

The HiLite apologizes for a mistake in the print issue: CHS Community Night begins at 5 P.M., not 6 P.M. ...

Shop Before You Drop: Students should have time at the beginning of the school year to see if they like scheduled electives

Riya Chinni

August 13, 2019

If you were to walk among the campuses of Brown or Harvard University during the first week of school, you would see students flitting in and out of a myriad of classes, sampling courses which are offered at the schools. While this may seem unconventional, this activity is known as a “shopping period”...

Freshman Daniel Tanner transcends typical gender stereotypes with fashion

Freshman Daniel Tanner tries on a glitzy choker to complement his outfit. Daniel said he likes to push societal boundaries when he dresses himself in women’s clothing.

Tessa Collinson

March 22, 2019

All heads turn to him as he walks down the hall. It could be how he holds himself with confidence. Then again, it could be because of the way he dresses. One day, he’s dressed in a turtleneck with heels and statement jewelry, and on the next, it’s a women’s T-shirt with a headband and leggings....

Freshman Kendall Frobig

Freshman Kendall Frobig

Alanna Wu

February 22, 2019

I like photography, so pairing fashion and photography together is cool. And sometimes, if I see a really out-there piece at Goodwill or something, I’ll pair that with a regular pair of jeans if it’s for a shoot. But I’ll never do that for regular purposes. I shoot people, so I do portraiture, and so...

Freshman Abhi Ankaraju

Freshman Abhi Ankaraju

January 24, 2019

“(My New Year’s Resolutions) for this year are to stop procrastinating and to get straight A’s this semester. I did really bad first semester, so I really want to try and do better this semester.”

Dear Freshman Me

Dear Freshman Me

Gillian Paxton, Section Editor

May 18, 2017

Greetings! If you’re reading this, that means you’re about to enter your very first year of high school. You don’t know me, but I promise, I know you very well. You went to freshman orientation and wondered how you were going to fit it all into your schedule —harder classes, this odd new thing ca...