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For Your Inspiration: Art students, art department chair advise artists how to take inspiration from others without stealing art

For Your Inspiration: Art students, art department chair advise artists how to take inspiration from others without stealing art

Isabella White

May 23, 2019

Imagination and creativity are two traits often found within an artist. As he or she finishes the final stroke of a masterpiece, everyone is left wondering where the idea came from. While pure artistic intuition often plays a large role, the long-held tradition of gathering inspiration from other works ha...

Q&A with GradFest organizer Kimberli Boston-Smith

Q&A with GradFest organizer Kimberli Boston-Smith

Riya Chinni

May 23, 2019

What is GradFest? “GradFest is a very fun, safe place for the seniors to come back to school to celebrate their graduation and we have close to 90 percent, sometimes more, of the seniors graduate and still want to come all the way back to their school because it’s the last time for them to be to...

Speech team to have period of inactivity as competition season ends

Speech team to have period of inactivity as competition season ends

Isabella White

May 13, 2019

Since the speech team’s season has come to a close, the members have nothing formal planned for the rest of the school year, according to speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner. The speech team members will begin planning for next year’s season at the beginning of next school year, starting with current...

Speech team to expand membership to those wanting to learn speaking skills, not wanting to compete

Speech team to expand membership to those wanting to learn speaking skills, not wanting to compete

Isabella White

April 16, 2019

With this year’s season coming to an end, Mackenzie Misterka, speech team member and sophomore, said she is now looking forward to next year and is excited to meet new speech team members. She said even those who do not want to compete can find a place on the team next season. “Current team mem...

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

Emily Carlisle, Isabella White

March 22, 2019

English, math, science and history courses—these are all classes which aim to both educate and broaden the minds of teenagers all across the country. Ever day at CHS students across all four grades find themselves slumped in desks, teachers lecturing on the fundamentals of radicals or the importance of t...

Speech team members to practice for upcoming District and State competitions

Speech team members to practice for upcoming District and State competitions

Isabella White

March 1, 2019

On Feb. 23, the speech team members competed in Sectionals at Westfield High School; now, they are working to perfect their pieces for District and State, according to speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner. District will take place this Saturday and State will be on March 9. In order to practice, the speech t...

That’s a (long) Wrap: “How To Train Your Dragons 3” shows how large time gaps between originals, sequels affect viewership

That’s a (long) Wrap: “How To Train Your Dragons 3” shows how large  time gaps between originals, sequels affect viewership

Isabella White

February 22, 2019

The "Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo,” “How To Train Your Dragon”—all were movies that wedged their way into the hearts of children and adults alike, despite having one other commonality that would appear to deter popularity: they all left a large gap of time in between the original movie an...

Speech team members to meet Thursday to modify pieces for competition on Feb. 23

Speech team members to meet Thursday to modify pieces for competition on Feb. 23

Isabella White

February 6, 2019

The speech team will meet this Thursday to prepare for their most upcoming competition on Feb. 23 at Westfield High School, according to speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner. Katelyn Wang, speech team member and sophomore, said she and her fellow teammates will use their time during meetings to perfe...

Half(Time) Notes: Ambassadors’ new Half Notes event to take place tomorrow evening

Half(Time) Notes: Ambassadors’ new Half Notes event to take place tomorrow evening

Isabella White

January 24, 2019

Tomorrow evening, one of the most prestigious choirs at CHS will host the first-ever Ambassadors’ Half Notes event, where students in grades four through six will come to CHS to learn a song and dance that they will perform during halftime at the Ben Davis basketball game that night.    Ambassad...

Speech team members to work on judges’ critiques for next competition on Feb. 16

Speech team members to work on judges’ critiques for next competition on Feb. 16

Isabella White

January 14, 2019

According to Katelyn Wang, speech team member and sophomore, the next competition for the speech team will be Feb. 16 at Columbus East High School. In order to prepare for this competition, team members are focusing on the critiques they have received from judges at their past meets, Wang said. The sp...

Rock Bottom?: CHS students, head of WHJE examine rap recently overtaking rock music for most popular music genre

Rock Bottom?: CHS students, head of WHJE examine rap recently overtaking rock music for most popular music genre

Jesse Cooper, Isabella White

December 13, 2018

Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Little Richard, Ray Charles, and The Rolling Stones—these are the names of the people and bands who contributed to the birth of the rock genre. The electric guitar, the bass, the drums and the lead vocals all create the sound that can make people so excited that they br...

Speech team to meet this Thursday

Speech team to meet this Thursday

Isabella White

November 27, 2018

Speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner said the next meeting for the speech team will be this Thursday. The team members will work on refining their skills for their next competition on Jan. 5 at Fishers High School. Katelyn Wang, speech team member and sophomore, said she and her fellow teammates are...