LifeLines to plan Pre-Winter Break Awareness Week

With just a few weeks until Pre-Winter Break Awareness Week, LifeLines members work together at their Blue Day Wednesday meetings at 7:05 a.m. in the Community Room to brainstorm banner ideas and designs. This year they started early in November so they can get more accomplished than the previous years.  ANNI ZHANG / PHOTO


November 29, 2012

LifeLines is preparing for its annual Pre-Winter Break Awareness Week, an awareness campaign that will take place from Dec. 10 to Dec. 14. Members will make banners and brainstorm campaign ideas at the next few meetings, according to Nina Sun, LifeLines vice-president and senior. “So far the c...

Lifelines prepares for Red Ribbon Week

After finalizing plans for Red Ribbon Week events, Lifelines sponsor Rebekah Overbey points to the club shirt from last year and reminds members of the Lifelines mission. Overbey said she worked hard to make this week a fun and educational process in the past, and will continue working to make improvements for the future. ANNI ZHANG / PHOTO


October 18, 2012

Lifelines has scheduled work sessions for its next few Blue Wednesday meetings in the community room at 7:05 a.m. Members will prepare ribbons, finish posters and finalize events for the upcoming Red Ribbon Week, according to Nina Sun, vice president and senior. “This time around, I hope to...

Academic Decathlon members continue to study

The Academic Decathlon team discusses plans for a team T-shirt to wear while competing in the Regional competition in January. They also discussed making a study schedule to help everyone stay on track. MADISON ADZEMA / PHOTO


September 24, 2012

Members of the Academic Decathlon have already started studying for the Regional competition in January. At the first meeting of the year, the team discussed how much studying everyone has accomplished and whether or not he/she wanted to purchase T-shirts to compete in. "I think (the T-shirts) would...

Lifelines to have callout Sept. 5

After a discussion with Lifelines officers, sponsor Rebekeh Overbey said that incorporating a freshman and sophomore speaker for Pre-Winter Break Awareness Week and Pre-Spring Break Awareness Week will be on the list of things-to-do for the new year. Lifeline members decided last year that starting early will help better students’ decisions later on in life. ANNI ZHANG / PHOTO


September 4, 2012

Lifelines has scheduled a call-out meeting on Sept. 5 after school in the main cafeteria. The meetings thereafter will be on Blue Day Wednesdays at 7:05 a.m. in the Community Room. Lifelines will try to incorporate Pre-Awareness Week for sophomores and freshmen this year, according to sponsor Rebekah Overbey. ...

Officers: Texting ban presents enforcement challenges

buckle up: Nina Sun and Eric Cui, Lifelines members and juniors, perform a Lifelines-sponsored seatbelt check before school. Cui said distracted driving laws are important despite some difficulties in enforcement.


May 18, 2012

One year ago, Indiana passed a law prohibiting the use of any telecommunication device to type, transmit or read text messages or email while operating a moving motor vehicle. However, today – one year after the law was passed – school resource officer Phil Hobson said he finds challenges in enfo...

AP test registration to begin Feb. 14


February 9, 2012

Starting on Feb. 14, students will be able to register for AP tests that will take place later this year, according to counseling department chairperson Linda Skafish. Fees to take the AP test are $20 for subjects related to math and science and $87 for the others, according to Skafish. There are...

Academic Decathlon wins regional competition, moves on to State


February 6, 2012

The CHS Academic Decathlon team won first place at the regional competition on Jan. 21. They will compete at the State competition on Feb. 10 to Feb. 12. “We honestly didn’t expect to do as well as we did,” Nina Sun, honors member and junior, said. Club sponsor Wendy Gerardot said she couldn't...

Academic Decathlon members preparing for January competition, next meeting on Nov. 8


November 6, 2011

Academic Decathlon will have a meeting on Nov. 8. Club sponsor Wendy Gerardot said she hopes at this meeting, the members that have yet to pick up their study materials will do so. Ten out of 12 members have already picked up their study materials and have started studying for the competition in January. “So...

Juniors have an opportunity to win $30,000


October 6, 2011

This year, juniors will be given the opportunity to win $30,000. Will Ellery, who is in charge of the competition, and other social studies teachers will be giving out entry forms soon. Juniors who sign up for this competition will have to write an essay that will amount to three to five minutes wh...