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Running the Show: Studio One Acts student directors elaborate on creative liberties while producing show

Running the Show: Studio One Acts student directors elaborate on creative liberties while producing show

Bianca Templeton

September 20, 2019

*Note: the HiLite apologizes for a mistake in the print issue: all of the one-act plays will be performed each night, not a different one each night. Students involved in Studio One Acts are in the process of rehearsing four separate one-act plays to perform on Oct. 5, 6 and 7. Students will perfor...

To All the Directors They’ve Snubbed Before: Lack of female Oscar nominees for best director highlights implications of discrimination for female students pursuing film careers

To All the Directors They’ve Snubbed Before: Lack of female Oscar nominees for best director highlights implications of discrimination for female students pursuing film careers

Jessica Konrad

April 19, 2019

"Wonder woman.” “Lady Bird.” “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Beyond the massive success of each of these films, there is another factor that unites them all. Each one features a female director. From the reception of each of these films, viewers can see that women have made tremendous ...

ComedySportz prepare for final home games

ComedySportz prepare for final home games

Aniket Biswal

April 18, 2019

The ComedySportz team is preparing for their final performances at home basketball games for the school year. The dates for these games are April 25 to 26 at 7 p.m. for each game and each ticket costs $5. ComedySportz is a pregame show in which students perform comedy acts to entertain the crowd. Previ...

I Don’t Get It!: In honor of National Humor Month in April, people express ideas regarding generational differences in humor

I Don’t Get It!: In honor of National Humor Month in April, people express ideas regarding generational differences in humor

Karen Zhang

March 22, 2019

As Kyle Fleckenstein, ComedySportz member and junior, stands on stage during a ComedySportz match, he draws inspiration for his jokes from popular and well-known events occurring in society. For example, Fleckenstein said he plans to reference “memes,” which are virally transmitted cultural symbols or s...

After winter performance, theater group moves on to ComedySportz

Aniket Biswal

March 1, 2019

On February 7 to 9, the theater group had conducted a winter performance called “Aladdin”. Jim Peterson, the director of the play, said that he felt proud of his team and group of what they did for that play, especially with some time lost from snow days. Now, the next items on the list is ComedySp...

A Whole New World: “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” play on Feb. 7-9 will connect classic tale with children’s theater

A Whole New World: “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” play on  Feb. 7-9 will connect classic tale with children’s theater

Grace Xu

January 24, 2019

On Feb. 7, 8 and 9, CHS students will perform “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.” However, unlike the many Disney renditions CHS has done in the past—including “The Little Mermaid” last  spring—this play is based off of its original tale One Thousand and One Arabian Nights.  While original fairy tales are infamous for being much gorier and darke...

Go With the Flow: With ComedySportz competition season beginning, members, sponsor reflect on lessons, benefits of comedy

Go With the Flow: With ComedySportz competition season beginning, members, sponsor reflect on lessons, benefits of comedy

Marvin Fan

January 24, 2019

Every week, Piper Dafforn, team captain of ComedySportz and senior, and other ComedySportz members can be found practicing improvisation in preparation for upcoming competitions. In these competitions, the team members compete with other high schools using audience suggestions and improvisation ...

Across the Screen: CHS students, IB film teacher share thoughts about spreading culture by remaking TV shows from foreign countries

Across the Screen: CHS students, IB film teacher share thoughts about spreading culture by remaking TV shows from foreign countries

Richa Louis

December 13, 2018

Premiering on Jan. 2, Fox will air a celebrity-singing-competition-guessing game called “The Masked Singer” based on Korea’s “King of Mask Singer,” which debuted in 2015. Many students at CHS, like junior Sarah Hao, have seen the Korean version of the upcoming show and the trailer for Fox’s and ...

The Dark Side: Fall play “The Sparrow” to incorporate darker themes, more serious aspects than past plays

The Dark Side: Fall play “The Sparrow” to incorporate  darker themes, more serious aspects than past plays

Livvie Hurley

November 16, 2018

Most people are familiar with the quirky, comedic plays that students put on seasonally, but according to actor and junior Luke Vreeman, this year’s fall play, “The Sparrow,” which opened yesterday in the Studio Theater and continues through Saturday, surrounds a darker storyline. Vreeman s...

Rising Stars to host banquet on May 3

Rising Stars to host banquet on May 3

Bryce Cheng

May 1, 2018

The Rising Stars Club plans to have its annual end of the year banquet on May 3 at the Market District at 6 p.m. According to sponsor Jim Peterson, the purpose of this banquet is to celebrate everyone being apart of the club and anything the club accomplished this year. “We typically give away vari...

Rising Stars to have club meeting Thursday, April 5 in Studio Theater, prepares for banquet on May 3

Rising Stars to have club meeting Thursday, April 5 in Studio Theater, prepares for banquet on May 3

Bryce Cheng

April 3, 2018

 The Rising Stars Club plans to host its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 5 right after school in the Studio Theater.  According to sponsor Jim Peterson, the purpose of this meeting is to prepare for the Rising Stars banquet on May 3 at the banquet hall in the Market District supermarket at 6 p.m. ...

Rising Stars to have club meeting Thursday, April 3 in Studio Theater, prepares for banquet on May 3

Rising Stars to have club meeting Thursday, April 3 in Studio Theater, prepares for banquet on May 3

Bryce Cheng

March 30, 2018

 The Rising Stars Club plans to host its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 3 right after school in the Studio Theater. According to sponsor Jim Peterson, the purpose of this meeting is to prepare for the Rising Stars banquet on May 3.             “We typically give away captain and techni...