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Senior Class officers encourage senior participation

Senior Class officers encourage senior participation

Leah Tan

February 6, 2020

As we progress through the second semester, Senior Class officers encourage the Senior Class to participate in more school activities. According to Senior Class treasurer Meera Murthy, that has been their main focus as they remain inactive from planning new events.  “Any club throughout the school is...

Speakers audition Jan. 30 for next TEDx conference

Speakers audition Jan. 30 for next TEDx conference

Rhea Acharya

January 30, 2020

Sarah Konrad, TEDx president and junior, said the TEDx club will host speaker auditions on Jan. 30 for its next conference. She said the auditions will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room E235, and interested students should plan to stay for the whole time.   According to Konrad, the ce...

Senior Class officers brainstorm senior-specific events

Senior Class officers brainstorm senior-specific events

Leah Tan

January 16, 2020

The Senior Class officers are planning smaller, senior-specific events for the second semester following winter break. According to Senior Class vice president Lydia Yong, some ideas include a senior spirit week or a Senior Class game of assassin. “Our only wish is that you get involved by participa...

Senior Class plans for next semester

Senior Class plans for next semester

Leah Tan

December 1, 2019

The Senior Class officers are planning smaller events for next semester as we near the end of the semester. According to Senior Class president Parker Gatlin, they’ve been planning a fundraiser for their main charity the Carmel Youth Assistance program. “After finishing up our biggest activity, Home...

TEDx gains additional sponsor, reorganizes leadership team

TEDx gains additional sponsor, reorganizes leadership team

Rhea Acharya

November 23, 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the TEDx club now has a new leadership team. According to Sarah Konrad, new TEDx president and junior, many of the same people are on the club’s leadership team, but now they serve in different roles. Aside from Konrad as president, the leadership positions now include ...

Chipotle program offers to cover tuition for workers, sparking discussion on high school jobs

Chipotle program offers to cover tuition for workers, sparking discussion on high school jobs

Uma Kandallu and Sarah Zheng

November 15, 2019

Ben Ring, Chipotle worker and senior, is among the many students at this school who have an after-school job. While many high school students already work in order to gain benefits such as real-world experience, Chipotle has taken the extra step by covering the tuition cost for their employees to ea...

You’re Canceled: Cancel culture is toxic, fails to be effective or justified

You’re Canceled: Cancel culture is toxic, fails to be effective or justified

Leah Tan

October 24, 2019

Whenever I scroll through social media, I never fail to come across a snarky comment claiming some celebrity is now “canceled.” When beauty guru James Charles was under fire, it was tempting to take the often exaggerated words as fact and join in on the criticism; however, I quickly stopped myself k...

Brain Healthy: Administration hires first mental health coordinator to respond to crises in schools, benefit students

HiLite Staff

September 20, 2019

In June 2019, the Carmel Clay board of trustees hired the first mental health coordinator in our district, Stephanie Whiteside, to further its initiative of addressing mental health issues among Carmel Clay students. Whiteside will be responsible for providing critical advice about mental health, supporting counselors and social workers and overseeing the di...

Mental Health Editorial: Additional Q&A With Stephanie Whiteside

Mental Health Editorial: Additional Q&A With Stephanie Whiteside

Leah Tan

September 20, 2019

  What’s your full name and title? Stephanie Whiteside, Mental Health Coordinator When did you start working for the CCS district? Beginning of June, 2019. What exactly is the role of the mental health coordinator? One thing is supporting and providing critical advice, specifically to soc...

Senior Class officers start the year with new changes and plans

Senior Class officers start the year with new changes and plans

Leah Tan

September 9, 2019

The new Senior Class officers are preparing for the school year with a different mindset: trying to give back more to the school and community. In order to achieve this, Senior Class president, Parker Gatlin, said they have been working closely with the other groups at CHS, such as Senate and Cabin...

TEDx celebrates year at May 22 meeting

TEDx celebrates year at May 22 meeting

Rhea Acharya

May 20, 2019

According to Selin Oh, TEDx president and senior, the TEDx club will meet for the last time for this academic year on May 22 in Room E210 for its end-of-year celebration. Oh said she plans for there to be food and balloons at the meeting. “Attendance to some of the meetings has been a little bit sl...