HiLite

Pay the Subsidy: Because AP, IB tests are expensive, Indiana should consider subsidizing all standardized tests

Pay the Subsidy: Because AP, IB tests are expensive, Indiana should consider subsidizing all standardized tests

Lin-Lin Mo

April 19, 2019

Every spring, our school’s gyms, theaters and classrooms are lined wall-to-wall with beige and gray desks. Students stand in queues holding their student IDs, pencil cases and water bottles in hand to spend their morning or afternoon inside those rooms taking standardized exams. I have been in those ...

A Work Of (Public) Art: Students, mayor discuss aesthetics vs. costs of recently added public art on Carmel roundabouts

A Work Of (Public) Art: Students, mayor discuss aesthetics vs. costs of recently added public art on Carmel roundabouts

Isabella White

September 21, 2018

After living in Carmel, a city well-known for frequent construction and dedication to improvement, the recent installment of new pieces of public art in the center of roundabouts came as no surprise to junior Vivian Werstler. From depictions of figures playing sports such as soccer and baseball to abstract...

A Unique Promposal: CHS administration should work with students to enhance the prom experience

A Unique Promposal: CHS administration should work with students to enhance the prom experience

HiLite Staff

April 20, 2018

Prom remains an integral part of the high school experience for the sake of aesthetic photos and adorable “promposals.” However, according to Cristen Cassler, prom coordinator and English teacher, there has been a recent downturn in prom attendance with 1,468 students attending in 2015 compared to...

More Money, More Problems. People should be more aware of the dangers posed by the consumerist culture of our society.

More Money, More Problems. People should be more aware of the dangers posed by the consumerist culture of our society.

perspectives

January 21, 2016

Imagine you have $2 million. What would you do with it? Would you save it? Donate it? Spend it? If you’re Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, then you’d spend $2 million on the Wu-Tang Clan CD, “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.” Shkreli bought the album in December, but said he...

Forget about the money: Why we should value raising awareness for causes that matter to us over extravagant donations

perspectives

November 14, 2014

On Oct. 14, Mark Zuckerberg announced on Facebook that he donated $25 million to help fight Ebola. The reactions that ensued were largely focused on the large sum of money and thus what an incredible man Zuckerberg must be. While the money undoubtedly helps and Zuckerberg is very respectable, we should...

Financial Necessity Pushes Some Students to Self-Sufficiency

Financial Necessity Pushes Some Students to Self-Sufficiency

feature

March 27, 2014

Ever since senior Tristan Schilling was 10 years old, he assumed he was broke. There were times when his parents could not pay the bills. There were nights they spent without electricity. There were days they spent without running water. “Since we never really had any money, I always thought of mysel...

How price tags can save you money

How price tags can save you money

entertainment

September 13, 2013

A store’s prices are not solely to reduce the weight of your wallet. In fact, stores use prices as a classification system, which can aid the smart consumer in even saving money. You’ve probably observed that prices end not only in .99, but also in seven or four. But why do stores use prices that...

As schools nationwide move to textbook-free curriculum, Carmel tries to keep pace, providing “interactive” learning

As schools nationwide move to textbook-free curriculum, Carmel tries to keep pace, providing “interactive” learning

News

November 18, 2011

Imagine walking into class each day and instead of your teacher saying, “Get out your textbooks,” he or she says, “Get out your laptops.” This has become reality for the students in grades 5 through 12 in the Munster school district. All math and science classes have replaced their textboo...

Let’s throw money at it. Some charities are less beneficial than others, leaving problems unsolved.

perspectives

November 17, 2011

Look around and you’ll find that there are opportunities everywhere to donate to good causes. October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and, lo and behold, this month is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month (December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month). With the variety of charities available wit...

Show me the money

News

November 19, 2010

Since the May 2010 referendum, many students wonder how the money has been spent By Shayan Ahmad <sahmad@hilite.org> On May 4, Kern Vohra’s parents both voted for a referendum for Carmel Clay Schools, which, through its passage, provided $12 million to the school district. Despite this, Vohra, for the most part, ...

More teens bargain shop outside of Black Friday

feature

November 19, 2010

By Olivia Walker <owalker@hilite.org> On Friday November 26, teenagers will flock to stores to take advantage of the most discounted day of shopping in America: Black Friday.  This day of deals marks the time where many adults begin their holiday shopping and many teenagers scavenge those same ...