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From the Heart: In face of excessive consumerism, students should consider making handmade gifts during holiday season

From the Heart: In face of excessive consumerism, students should consider making handmade gifts during holiday season

December 13, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Print Columnists, Recent Updates

As a 16-year-old girl, one might assume I spend countless hours on end shopping and going to the mall, as many of my peers do. To be fair, I was once in a similar place to those people, sleeping overnight outside waiting for the best deal on Black Friday and spending countless hours and money on gi...

Popping Into Holiday Music: Upbeat nature of pop-style holiday music is superior to classic holiday music

Popping Into Holiday Music: Upbeat nature of pop-style holiday music is superior to classic holiday music

Hannah Gretz

December 13, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Print Columnists, Recent Updates

From November to January, holiday music is and will be heard everywhere you go. Department stores, car radios, grocery stores, you name it. But, while classic holiday songs are festive and enjoyable, I cannot help but feel pulled toward pop-style holiday music instead. Don’t get me wrong, I do of...

Do Something Club to plan annual holiday care packages event

Do Something Club to plan annual holiday care packages event

Angela Li

December 10, 2018


Filed under CLUBS, Online Only, Recent Updates

Do Something Club will meet after school Dec. 6 to plan their annual holiday care packages event for the children at the Dayspring Center in Indianapolis, according to Do Something Club sponsor James Ziegler. “At the meeting, we will begin to plan our holiday care packages for the kids at the Dayspring...

Senate to match SRTs with families for Care to Share

Senate to match SRTs with families for Care to Share

Heidi Peng

November 11, 2018


Filed under Carmel Community, Online Only, Recent Updates

Student body president Tim Metken said Senate is currently organizing Care to Share, an annual gift drive where SRTs sponsor families. “We have all the responses from teachers, so we’re putting them together. Soon we’ll know what families we’re sponsoring, so we’ll be able to match SRTs to fami...

Working during the Holiday Season: Instead of relaxing over the holidays, some CHS students, staff have chosen to work

Working during the Holiday Season: Instead of relaxing over the holidays, some CHS students, staff have chosen to work

Raphael Li

December 14, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Print, Recent Updates

For many people, the holidays are a time to relax with family, but for junior Kelly Xiang, she said she’ll be spending much of her winter break working at Cold Stone Creamery. Xiang said she will work extra hours over the break but said she doesn’t mind the extra work because it gives her somethin...

Giving Back. Donating to others is important all year round, not just during holiday season.

Giving Back. Donating to others is important all year round, not just during holiday season.

HiLite staff

December 14, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

Care to Share, the annual holiday fundraiser sponsored by the student senate, starts in November and ends right before finals week. Senate assigns the SRTs a goal value of money raised and collect funds throughout the entire month. SRTs then use money to buy gifts such as clothes and toys for peopl...

Get Scared: With Halloween approaching, CHS students discuss the science behind fear

Get Scared: With Halloween approaching, CHS  students discuss the science behind fear

Jessica Konrad

October 26, 2017


Filed under Cover Story, FEATURE, Top Story

As Halloween creeps around the corner, many students at CHS are beginning to celebrate this holiday by watching scary movies and visiting haunted houses. While some students anticipate this time of the year and look forward to participating in these frightening festivities, others become filled with a se...

Seasonal Secularism: Religious basis of the holidays should be celebrated, not hidden.

Seasonal Secularism: Religious basis of the holidays should be celebrated, not hidden.

Emily Dexter, Reporter

December 12, 2016


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Print Columnists

Like the ticking of a clock in a noisy room, secularism’s steady existence has blended into the background of my life—always there, just not always noticeable. As the winter holidays approach, the reality of secularism becomes all the more apparent; the clock’s ticking becomes more audible.  In ou...

With the holiday season coming around, CHS student grieves over the death of a family member

With the holiday season coming around, CHS student grieves over  the death of a family member

Alanna Wu, Feature Reporter

December 12, 2016


Filed under FEATURE

Sophomore Lilah Bricker knows what it’s like to deal with grief during the holidays. Each year, Christmas is a reminder for Bricker’s family of the anniversary of her aunt’s death. In addition, Bricker recently suffered the loss of a close family friend, making this holiday season particularly ...