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Better Late Than Never: College Board’s new registration date for AP tests restricts students’ flexibility for decisions

Better Late Than Never: College Board’s new registration date for AP tests restricts students’ flexibility for decisions

Riya Chinni

September 20, 2019

College Board recently announced the registration deadline for AP exams, which take place in May, will now be on Nov. 15. In previous years, College Board set the AP Test Registration deadline in the early spring, granting students significantly more time to decide whether they wish to take the test. By...

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...

Spreading the Love: Appreciation should be shown to parents every day, not just on Mother’s, Father’s Day

Spreading the Love: Appreciation should be shown to parents every day, not just on Mother’s, Father’s Day

Hannah Gretz

May 23, 2019

On May 12 and come June 16, stores across America were and will be flooded with customers waiting to purchase chocolates, cards, flowers, gift cards and other gifts for parents from their ever-so-loving children. While I do shower my mother and father with appreciation and am part of this line at the c...

It’s A Break: Summer vacation should primarily be used for relaxing, spending time with friends, family

It’s A Break: Summer vacation should primarily be used  for relaxing, spending time with friends, family

Marvin Fan

May 23, 2019

With all the tests and projects that I’ve been through this year, I can definitely say I’m looking forward to using the summer to just relax and spend time with family. Summer break is only a week away and students are making their vacation plans. We’ve just finished all the stressful finals an...

Don’t Get Too Lazy: With summer break coming up, students should prioritize their future

Don’t Get Too Lazy: With summer break coming up, students should prioritize their future

Pranav Jothirajah

May 23, 2019

As I was growing up, summer was described as a time to relax and enjoy time away from school. This would often come in the form of going on a carefree vacation or doing absolutely nothing at home. However, as one grows older and enters high school, time is scarce as students are often surrounded by dem...

Hear it Out: As the year comes to an end, it is important to listen to other people’s opinions, appreciate distinctive perspectives

Hear it Out: As the year comes to an end, it is important to listen to other people’s opinions, appreciate distinctive perspectives

Adhi Ramkumar

May 23, 2019

In today’s society, we are plagued with endless controversies, both big and small. From light-hearted debates about Chipotle versus Qdoba to polarizing conflicts over gun control and abortion, we are constantly surrounded by chatter on various topics. Conflict provides an avenue for us to transcen...

CRU Club to go on Colorado trip over summer

CRU Club to go on Colorado trip over summer

Marvin Fan

May 22, 2019

According to Mason Crum, student leader of CRU Club and junior, CRU Club does not have any major events for the rest of the school year. Crum said there will be a summer camp for CRU Club in Estes Park, Colorado over the summer on the second week of June. The purpose of this trip is to help kids and...

The New Face of Advertising: As companies turn to new platforms for advertising, students, staff reflect on impact of social media promotions

The New Face of Advertising: As companies turn to new platforms for advertising, students, staff reflect on impact of social media promotions

Sarah Kim

March 22, 2019

Sophomore Janvi Bhatia is a brand ambassador for the popular bracelet brand Pura Vida. “I promote (Pura Vida’s) products on social media to try to raise awareness about the brand,” she said. “In recent years, they have really gained popularity and I think some of that can be attributed to th...

CRU Club to participate in fundraising banquet

CRU Club to participate in fundraising banquet

February 28, 2019

According to Jen Bubp, sponsor of CRU Club, there will be a fundraising banquet at Bankers Life at the beginning of March. The exact date is undetermined. “It’s called their dessert vision night,” Bubp said, “If you go to this event you can sponsor a table and invite people, and then they p...

CRU Club to set themes for every month

CRU Club to set themes for every month

Marvin Fan

February 13, 2019

With the second semester of CRU Club starting, there have been themes assigned for each month that CRU Club will focus on in each meeting on Tuesday mornings. According to Thomas Gastineau, student leader of CRU Club, every student leader was assigned a month. “For instance in January, Mason talked about anxiet...

Go With the Flow: With ComedySportz competition season beginning, members, sponsor reflect on lessons, benefits of comedy

Go With the Flow: With ComedySportz competition season beginning, members, sponsor reflect on lessons, benefits of comedy

Marvin Fan

January 24, 2019

Every week, Piper Dafforn, team captain of ComedySportz and senior, and other ComedySportz members can be found practicing improvisation in preparation for upcoming competitions. In these competitions, the team members compete with other high schools using audience suggestions and improvisation ...