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Following appointment of new committee leader Jeff Raatz, officials consider effect of government on schools, anticipate future changes

Lillian He

December 13, 2018

On Nov. 9, Sen. Dennis Kruse stepped down from his role as the leader of the education committee in the Indiana Senate, a position he held for 10 years. His successor Sen. Jeff Raatz plans to continue the majority of the policies that Kruse pushed for but also has goals of his own. Raatz said via e...

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...

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, ...

Strikes show controversy over current minimum wage, students differ in views on whether rate should increase

Strikes show controversy over current minimum wage, students differ in views on whether rate should increase

feature

October 11, 2013

In mid-July, Kristina Pitchkites, McAlister’s Deli employee and junior, began working a minimum wage job at a local McAlister’s store. She said she took the job to help pay for both her automobile necessities and her future education. “I’m trying to save up for college. It’s also about time...

Students should take a more active role in asking for changes in school policy, inform themselves

perspectives

April 26, 2013

As far as policy is concerned, the microcosm of our school functions as a trickle-down dictatorship. We, the students, have virtually no power in state and federal regulations, and we often don’t hear about them until they are affecting us. But are we really as powerless as we believe? When new...

Letter about a la carte menu changes

perspectives

April 25, 2013

Speak Up Carmel! On Sunday, Feb. 3, the Indianapolis Star reported a story about changes to school lunch. The story referenced the new proposed changes to the regulations that allow what schools may sell as extra or “ala carte” foods. These proposed changes would take effect in the 2014-2015 school...

All in-state universities to accept any AP scores of 3 or above after 2010

News

April 30, 2010

By Michelle Yun <myun@hilite.org> Starting in 2011, a new legislation states that any AP credit starting from 2011 must be transferred to in-state colleges or universities if the students earn a score of 3 or higher. Under this new law, an additional 10,000 AP exam scores of 3 are exp...