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Hear Our Voice: HiLite, other Indiana publications not immune to censorship unless New Voices Bill passes this legislative season

Hear Our Voice: HiLite, other Indiana publications not immune to  censorship unless New Voices Bill passes this legislative season

November 16, 2018

In 2017, it failed. in 2018, it failed again. but in 2019, if we make a strong case to our representatives, House Bill 1130 may finally pass and finally restore freedom of the press to student journalism in Indiana’s schools. HB 1130, known as the “New Voices” bill, would provide scholastic journalists...

Working to #BeHeard: Former Acumen editor-in-chief reflects on involvement in New Voices legislation movement

Working to #BeHeard: Former Acumen editor-in-chief reflects on involvement in New Voices legislation movement

Selena Qian '17, former Acumen editor-in-chief

November 16, 2018

I was part of New Voices Indiana back in the 2016-2017 school year. It was exciting to help put together and advocate for a bill to protect student journalists and their advisers. We started by meeting with all of the stakeholders and reaching out to them. We spoke in support of the bill in a committee...

To Serve and Protect: CHS students, staff reflect on police shortage nationwide

To Serve and Protect: CHS students, staff reflect on police shortage nationwide

Richa Louis

May 18, 2018

Within the last year, the law enforcement community has faced a nationwide police shortage. In Indiana, instructors at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy said it’s likely law enforcement departments across the state will need more than 100 additional people combined. Some of that shortage may be a...

Recent local, national rises in car accidents prompt students to face dangers of driving

Recent local, national rises in car accidents prompt students to face dangers of driving

feature

September 16, 2015

One day in late July, senior Chloe Keller was driving alone in her car, unaware of any danger that lurked ahead. She approached the intersection of 111th and Cornell Street, proceeding through it at the signal of the green light. At the same time, a distracted delivery man came upon the intersection...

Take a stand. Students must recognize and combat legislation allowing guns at schools.

Take a stand. Students must recognize and combat legislation allowing guns at schools.

perspectives

April 24, 2014

On April 15, 2013, this school’s administration enacted a security system in which students must press a button and provide visual and verbal identification before they can be admitted into the school building. This is one of many new measures taken by schools across the nation to ensure student safety, ...

Here We Are Again. Americans should seek solutions for gun control.

Here We Are Again. Americans should seek solutions for gun control.

perspectives

January 24, 2013

Forty-one days ago, the loved ones of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, CT were plunged into a nightmare. But we all know that story. Tragically, deep down we probably all knew it was coming - the next mass shooting. After Tucson, AZ, after Aurora, CO, after Oak Creek, WI, we wept, held hands, sh...

A Beautiful Mind. Erase the stigma about mental health to stop shooting tragedies.

A Beautiful Mind. Erase the stigma about mental health to stop shooting tragedies.

perspectives

January 24, 2013

Only a couple of hours had passed after gunman Adam Lanza claimed 26 lives at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School and became national news when the topic of gun control became a central focus of the tragedy. As debates on gun control have reigned on since the Dec. 14 tragedy, another equally...

Officers: Texting ban presents enforcement challenges

Officers: Texting ban presents enforcement challenges

News

May 18, 2012

One year ago, Indiana passed a law prohibiting the use of any telecommunication device to type, transmit or read text messages or email while operating a moving motor vehicle. However, today – one year after the law was passed – school resource officer Phil Hobson said he finds challenges in enfo...

Mock Trial to begin competition season Jan. 18

Beats

January 17, 2012

According to sponsor Holly Hochstedler, Mock Trial will  have its first competition of the season  January 18 against Fishers High School. “Mock Trial is an interscholastic school competition similar to speech team or debate team," Hochstedler said. "We go up against other schools and each...