With 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingales birth on May 12, ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, school nurse, students share thoughts on nursing, changes through time

CNA and senior Eve Szydlowski poses in her scrubs. Szydlowski got her CNA certification after taking a course at the J. Everett Light Career Center and currently works at an assisted care home.

Lillian He

May 12, 2020

On May 12 the world will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. In conjunction with this occasion, the World Health Organization has designated 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. According to womenshistory.org, Florence Nightingale was a nurse who helped treat me...

Q&A with Joseph Schaller, Assistant Principal of Operations, about changes to the construction around the school due to COVID-19

Construction workers carry out their jobs prior to CHS moving to online schooling. Despite COVID-19 construction continues to happen at CHS though there have been changes made to the timeline.

Lillian He

April 14, 2020

What would you say your involvement is with construction around the school?  I'm kind of the liaison between the school and the construction crews. If (the construction crews) working at the high school now have questions about when they can get the building, those sorts of things. We work togeth...

In light of World Health Day on April 7, changes in diet lead to improved mental, physical health amongst students

Junior Melissa Su divides her lunch into individual boxes to make it easier to bring in the morning. Su said she started focusing on having a more balanced diet last month.

Uma Kandallu

March 20, 2020

Junior Melissa Su typically starts off her day by eating a breakfast with eggs. She then prepares a lunch centered around vegetables and ends the day by eating a protein-focused dinner.  Su said she follows a diet in which she doesn’t eat processed foods Mondays through Fridays but eats how she wa...

New technologies, information help to combat burden of responsibility as diagnoses of Type 1, 2 diabetes rise

Sophomore Yashaswini “Yashu” Battina looks at yogurt before she eats. She said her Type 1 diabetes diagnosis has caused her to be more aware of her diet.

Leah Tan

January 23, 2020

Before fourth grade, sophomore Yashaswini “Yashu” Battina used to live much more at ease. She said that since her Type 1 diabetes diagnosis in fourth grade, her life has changed drastically. “I’ve had to grow up faster as I’m responsible for making sure my body functions properly,” Battina ...

Health center adopts a new policy

RN Amy Fletchall reviews student immunizations on her desktop. Fletchall said the new policy is mandatory for the center to follow.

Marissa Ryan

September 9, 2019

Through these first few months, the health center continues to work towards gathering student immunization information. According to RN Amy Fletchall, the health center Is arranging a “Little Clinic” on Sept. 11 to offer immunizations at the football stadium for any student still needing to meet i...

Balancing Lunch: With schools suing Trump Administration over cafeteria menu, students, staff re-evaluate health, taste of school lunch

Sophomore Megan Lee purchases school breakfast in the morning. Although she said she brings her food from home when she wants to eat healthy, Lee also believes school food can be a good option sometimes.

Calina He

May 23, 2019

While lunch is a part of day to relax and eat with friends, it is also a time to supply students’ bodies with the right nutrition. But what can and can’t be served has been the subject of controversy recently. In December, the Trump administration attempted to roll back the Obama-era Healthy and H...

Keep It Clean: Students should consider others’ health, maintain cleanliness of CHS restrooms

Keep It Clean: Students should consider others’ health, maintain cleanliness of CHS restrooms

HiLite Staff

April 19, 2019

For the most part at this school, students are granted the privilege of using the restroom whenever they feel the need to. With the exception of some teachers’ judgements and bathroom passes, students  will almost never come across strict administrative scrutiny for traveling to a bathroom. However, wit...

New club, Timmy Global Health, raises awareness for global medical issues

New club, Timmy Global Health, raises  awareness for global medical issues

Pranav Jothirajah

April 19, 2019

Can you give a brief description of what CHS Timmy is? CHS Timmy is a club that works to reduce global health inequity. Why was the club started? I am very passionate about helping others, and I learned about Timmy (Global Health Organization) through my older brother who is a part of the club at IU and I wa...

Accents perform at last competition this year this weekend

Accent and senior Semanti Naiken sings at afternoon rehearsal. Naiken was sick at the last competition at Jefferson High School so she said she will focus on maintaining her health for the final competition in Nashville, Tenn.

Alina Yu

March 21, 2019

On March 14, Accents will travel down to Nashville, Tenn. to perform in the last competition of this school year on March 15, the Heart of America Competition. Accent and senior Semanti Naiken said, “I am really excited. This is our big trip for the year, and I have definitely been looking forward ...

Health center starts the school year back up and welcomes students with health related needs

RN Kandyce Hardie looks through paperwork information on her computer. Hardie got early paperwork out of the way while no students were requesting her help.

Marissa Ryan

August 28, 2018

The health center continues to provide a healthy place for students as RN Kandyce Hardie already carries a full plate for the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Hardie said the health center is multitasking finishing the start of the school paperwork, as well as helping the large number of students ...

Sugar Struggles: CHS students, teachers discuss health effects of sugar in the American diet

CHS students, staff consider health implications of sugar in one's diet

Carson TerBush

August 14, 2018

A s a lacto-ovo vegetarian, senior Maecey Niksch said she works hard every day trying to find foods that fit her diet. According to Niksch, this specific type of vegetarianism means while she does not consume meats, she still incorporates eggs and dairy into her diet. However, Niksch also said she tries ...

Got Organic? Despite the rise in food-buying consciousness in the 21st century, some obstacles make that lifestyle difficult

Senior Kyra Krall (right) and her sister, sophomore Olivia Krall (left), carry a carton from Green Bean Delivery. Green Bean Delivery is an organic food delivery servcie that provides fresh fruits and vegetables. Krall said her family receives organic food from this delivery service each Wednesday.

Lin-Lin Mo, Feature Reporter

May 18, 2017

According to senior Kyra Krall, her family often orders plentiful organic produce, ranging from Indiana pasture-raised eggs to organic lacinato kale from Green Bean Delivery, a company that makes local, sustainably-grown groceries easily accessible to Midwestern families. Supporting small local farms f...