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Students, counselors reflect the Harvard Affirmative Action Case

Viyang Hao

November 6, 2019

Earlier this year, a group of Asian-Americans filed a lawsuit against Harvard University and its admissions office, claiming its admissions process was discriminated against Asian-Americans. The federal judge who oversaw this case recently announced that there was little discrimination towards Asian Am...

Counselors to begin scheduling Nov. 1

Counselors to begin scheduling Nov. 1

Viyang Hao

October 31, 2019

According to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, a video will be shown during SRT to aid freshmen and sophomores in scheduling for classes next school year on Nov. 1. In addition, students will use the counseling course in Canvas to schedule classes before meeting counselors individually. Juniors...

AP exam registration to begin Oct. 14

AP exam registration to begin Oct. 14

Viyang Hao

October 8, 2019

According to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, AP exam registration will begin Oct. 14 and end Oct. 27. Emails will be sent out to students and parents throughout the fall semester on how to register and be prepared for the AP exam in May. If students miss th...

Counseling center to continue helping students with AP exams

Counseling center to continue helping students with AP exams

Viyang Hao

May 13, 2019

The counseling center continues to help students prepare for upcoming AP exams that will end May 17 according to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator. Stephan also said that emails should continue to be checked for updates students should know along with “tiny deta...

Counselors preparing for ‘AP season’ after spring break

Viyang Hao

March 26, 2019

According to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, counselors are preparing for the “AP season” after spring break. “(Counselors) are in that mode right before spring break where everybody is ready for a break and (we’re) tying up some loose ends,” Stepha...

Does Legacy Rule?: Legacy is key factor in college decision process

Does Legacy Rule?: Legacy is key factor in college decision process

Anjali Natarajan, Calina He, Leslie Huang, and Raphael Li

March 22, 2019

For senior Tori Ledezma, the decision to apply early action to Purdue University was an easy one. After all, her parents went there, and Ledezma said that was a large factor for her. In mid-February, Ledezma officially committed to Purdue University. Ledezma said her final decision to commit to Purdue was ...

Freshman and Sophomore College and Career Planning Night scheduled for Thursday

Viyang Hao

March 5, 2019

The freshman and sophomore college and career planning night will be this Thursday from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m. with no ticket required. The event will start in the auditorium and later have three breakout sessions, each discussing a college-related topic in different areas of the school; those who attend...

Following new requirements for Scholastic Banquet eligibility, CHS community assesses academically competitive school culture

Following new requirements for Scholastic Banquet eligibility, CHS community assesses academically competitive school culture

Rhea Acharya

February 22, 2019

Recently, the PTO changed the requirements a student needs to meet to be invited to the Scholastic Banquet, which is scheduled for April 15. Until this year, the administration invited the top 3 percent of students based on their cumulative GPA, but this year, as they are introducing cut-off GPAs; a ...

Mental health awareness week successful, improvements for next year

Viyang Hao

February 13, 2019

According to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, the mental health awareness week that took place on Feb. 4 to Feb. 8, was “well received.” Stephan also said she was not fully involved in the event but she is “guaranteed that [the counselors] are taking...

Proposed bill to create paid-internship programs, impact new graduation pathways requirement

Proposed bill to create paid-internship programs, impact new graduation pathways requirement

Natalie Khamis

January 24, 2019

The Indiana General Assembly convened for its first session on Jan. 3 to discuss the enactment of new Senate and House of Representatives legislature for this year. During one of these sessions, Jeff Raatz, Senator and Senate education and career development committee chairperson, said he has propo...

Counseling center to improve second semester; no new changes

Viyang Hao

January 22, 2019

According to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, the counseling center plans on improving rather than changing its goals for the second semester. “We continue to work to support our students academically, socially, emotionally and, of course, in terms of colleg...

Semester one finals to start Dec. 18

Viyang Hao

December 3, 2018

Semester one finals will begin Dec. 18 with Blue 4 (B4) finals on that day, according to Melinda Stephan, college and career programming and resource coordinator. Stephan said finals, expect B4 finals, will begin at 11:40 a.m. Stephan also said Gold 3 (G3) and Gold 4 (G4) finals will be Dec. 19, ...