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Fighting a Language Battle: Students, staff discuss Carmel’s foreign language learning opportunities throughout high school compared to internationally

Fighting a Language Battle: Students, staff discuss Carmel’s foreign language learning opportunities throughout high school compared to internationally

Tara Kandallu, Maddie Kosc, Robbie Ge, and Raphael Li

January 24, 2019

Junior Ava Hutchison walks down the hall with purpose, but stops when she sees someone who is familiar to her, her French II teacher, Kim Manlick. Although she was planning to go class early to study, she still stops to say “Bonjour.” For Hutchison, although France has always been a passion of he...

Students at CHS disagree with Trump’s former executive order

Students at CHS disagree with Trump’s former executive order

Allison Li, Beats Editor

February 21, 2017

Junior Alexis O’Brien   Did you agree with Trump’s decision? Can you see where he’s coming from? Not at all. I don't agree with Trump’s policies. I agree that vetting could be a little stronger but that was extreme and I know plenty of people from those countries who aren...

Finding how it works (Q&A): Parker Lawrence is a CHS student who is working on his own game engine, programming language, and computer.

Finding how it works (Q&A): Parker Lawrence is a CHS student who is working on his own game engine, programming language, and computer.

Michelle Yin, Reporter

October 20, 2016

What inspired you to pursue these projects in making your own game engine, and computer? PL: I’m really fascinated with how things work, so if I get an explanation of how something works, I don’t feel like it’s enough. So I like doing things myself, I like building things myself, with the eng...

Students, teachers reflect on the importance of continuing one’s desire to learn

Students, teachers reflect on the  importance of continuing one’s desire to learn

entertainment

May 19, 2016

The most notable observation when describing high school students is that the large majority of their time is usually spent in traditional classrooms acquiring knowledge and learning. However, several research studies today suggest that the learning process does not simply end after high school graduation....

Every Single They. We should accept and embrace the natural evolution of language.

perspectives

April 23, 2016

Language is ever-changing. there’s a reason why you don’t hear Shakespearean English while walking down the street. I’m not using “doth” or “thou” in my writing, and that’s because, over the years, words like these have fallen out of use. Language evolves as culture does. Regardless,...

Bilingualism offers students advantages in cognitive control

Bilingualism offers students advantages in cognitive control

feature

April 27, 2012

Fluent in both French and English, junior Eleanor Spolyar considers herself to be a bilingual. At home, Spolyar’s mom speaks to her in French while her dad speaks to her in English. Spolyar said, “When I come home from school, my mom might say, ‘Oh, how are you?’ in French, and then my dad...

Latin Club to have callout Sept. 7

Beats

September 5, 2011

Latin Club will have its first callout meeting of the year on Sept. 7 after school. Caren Rickett, club sponsor and Latin teacher, said, “Latin Club is getting together outside of the classroom, hanging out, and watching a video related to Latin, or having a speaker talk about something related...

The Universal Language

feature

March 25, 2011

Although English is widely taught and spoken around the world, students discover importance of learning other languages when traveling abroad. By Sarah Yun <syun@hilite.org> It was three years ago when sophomore Silvia Lee, knowing little about the Japanese language, went to Japan during summer break. Lee said because she was fluent in Engl...

Lost in the Melting Pot

feature

November 20, 2009

Second-plus generation immigrants are losing their heritage in modern American society, especially the ability to speak another language By Rebecca Xu <rxu@hilite.org> The music blares. People sing. It’s Indian dance class where junior Perky Bhargava has attended every Sunday for 13 years. Howeve...