• Carmel High School dismissed on May 26. We will continue to periodically release information throughout the summer.

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Short Story Playlist: Long Story Short [MUSE]

Short Story Playlist: Long Story Short [MUSE]

Grace Xu May 18, 2021

Someone, somewhere, has designated May as "Get Caught Reading Month." This fact is mostly an excuse for me to once again indulge in my not-so-secret plan to turn MUSE into a reading blog, but since it's...

Staff Editorial: CHS has replaced English 11 with variety of new  English course options, providing students with opportunities

Staff Editorial: CHS has replaced English 11 with variety of new English course options, providing students with opportunities

HiLite Staff January 11, 2021

The English course options for upperclassmen have undergone several major changes, as English 11 has been removed, new core classes have been added, and several English classes that were previously electives...

Book Playlist: To Be Read [MUSE]

Book Playlist: To Be Read [MUSE]

Grace Xu September 25, 2020

I’ve never been a big fan of “To Be Read” lists, more commonly known as “TBR” lists, because I’m a firm believer in reading books for fun without feeling a sense of obligation. With that being...

Book Review: Things Fall Apart [MUSE]

Book Review: Things Fall Apart [MUSE]

Grace Xu August 3, 2020

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe primarily follows the story of Okonkwo, set in the Nigerian Ibo villages. The first half of the novel establishes the setting and characters thoroughly, delving into...

Students should appreciate beauty of reading and how it invites conscious consumption

Students should appreciate beauty of reading and how it invites conscious consumption

Grace Xu July 22, 2020

From the elementary school reading challenges to StudyTubers waxing poetic about their reading goals to Bill Gates’s reading lists that make news headlines to those “READ” posters plastered everywhere,...

Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God [MUSE]

Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God [MUSE]

Grace Xu July 20, 2020

I recently finished reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, and I just had to write a review. The book reads exactly like the type of literary classic you would read in school, except...

Book Playlist: Free resources for quarantine & Coronathon Part Two [MUSE]

Book Playlist: Free resources for quarantine & Coronathon Part Two [MUSE]

Grace Xu April 13, 2020

I have finally started to read books for fun again during this (much too long) corona-cation, so what better time to recommend some novels? Additionally, a lot of companies and organizations have been...

Junior Alli Johnson recites “Fire and Ice”, a poem by Robert Frost, during late start on March 4. Johnson said poetry is for everybody and isn’t something to be afraid of, as the subject of the poem can be whatever the poet would like it to be.

Student poets, English teacher strive to make poetry more accessible

Sam Hawkins March 20, 2020

For any student of Jason ElRite, ninth grade English teacher, poetry is a regular part of his routine. Every week, he gives his students a prompt, on which they must base a poem. At the beginning of the...

Next year’s English curriculum to incoporate more freedom of choice in literature

Kassandra Darnell February 21, 2020

Starting in the 2020-21 school year, the school board plans to implement a more diverse English curriculum throughout the district. This curriculum will expand the type of literature students...

The Third Tribute: ‘Hunger Games’ franchise  experiences success with its films

The Third Tribute: ‘Hunger Games’ franchise experiences success with its films

entertainment November 14, 2014

The third installment of the ‘Hunger Game’ franchise, “Mockingjay Part 1,” will make a fiery entrance on Nov. 21 in theaters across America. Like many recently released movies, “Mockingjay”...

Enjoying Reading. English classes should emphasize the fun of reading.

Enjoying Reading. English classes should emphasize the fun of reading.

perspectives August 13, 2014

Recently, I was reading a piece of literature when I came upon a surprising realization - I was actually enjoying what I was reading. That’s actually not a common occurrence for me. Well, perhaps...

“The Fault in Our Stars” film adaptation to come out on June 6

entertainment May 23, 2014

  Junior Abby Fields said she started reading John Green novels when she was in eighth grade, starting with Looking for Alaska. “I read a couple more after that, when I realized he was a...

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