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As alternative fashion rises, Carmel students find unique ways to dress, discuss if they feel accepted at Carmel

As alternative fashion rises, Carmel students find unique ways to dress, discuss if they feel accepted at Carmel

Riley Laferriere

September 26, 2020

Fashion styles change constantly as new trends emerge on social media, influencers display new fads and students try to impress others with their original clothing combinations. Euphoria makeup and alternative, or “alt,” styles are similar in this way. Made popular by influencers and TikTokers al...

Show choir competitions are beneficial for choir students

CHOREO-GRAPHY
CRAZE:
Yumi Colombo, Accents member and junior (left) along with other members of Accents practice the set choreography during a Wednesday night rehearsal.  Colombo said practicing long hours has motivated the choir to work towards improvement as well as create a close bond among the girls.

Kassandra Darnell

February 21, 2020

Yumi Colombo, Accents member and junior, spends her SRT in room P118 working with her choir director to perfect the dances the Accents are learning for their competition set. When Colombo isn’t in SRT for choir, she also attends required evening rehearsals, where she gets to sing and dance with he...

Rise in female protagonist roles in movies allows for stronger representation of women

POWERFUL PROTAGONIST:
Rachel Redman, cosplay club member and junior, dresses up as Hermione Granger. Redman said the increase in female heroines in media allow women to look up to prominent role models.

Valliei Chandrakumar

January 23, 2020

Princesses, witches, fairies… there were many personalities for Rachel Redman, cosplay club member and junior, to look up to, and later dress up as while growing up. Today, there are even more characters for girls to look to as powerful role models and more to come with upcoming movie characters like...

Running the Show: Studio One Acts student directors elaborate on creative liberties while producing show

DIRECTOR’S CUT:
(RIGHT) Delaney Kibler, Studio One Acts student director and senior, reads through a script during rehearsal after school. Kibler said her role as a director is to cast actors, create props and costumes and to design the set 
for each one-act show.

Bianca Templeton

September 20, 2019

*Note: the HiLite apologizes for a mistake in the print issue: all of the one-act plays will be performed each night, not a different one each night. Students involved in Studio One Acts are in the process of rehearsing four separate one-act plays to perform on Oct. 5, 6 and 7. Students will perfor...

Maintenance of Murray: Users, maintenance workers of Murray Stadium discuss importance of maintaining field

FIELD TIME:
The fields in Murray Stadium are used year-round my multiple different sports. Maintenance worker Fred Napier said  most people do not expect the time needed to maintain the field.

Satvik Kandru

May 23, 2019

As fans of both the  lacrosse and soccer teams line up in the bleachers, the glowing lights of the Murray Stadium reflect on the painted white lines that run across the field. For an average student, this might not mean much, but for maintenance worker Fred Napier these white lines are a part of a ted...

A New Step Up: With recent change in women’s lacrosse head coach, internal promotion trend continues

Kelly Truax

March 22, 2019

Joshua Miller, new women's lacrosse head coach, is the latest in a long trend of assistant coaches to take the head coach position when there is an opening. This trend also occurred in the past few years in tennis, volleyball, basketball and football. Despite the prevalence of this trend, Athletics Director Jim Inskeep said t...

Follow the signs: CHS students use ASL beyond classroom in sports

Senior Taylor Gallagher signed to the girls on the deaf cheer team that she coaches to smile. Gallagher said learning ASL at the school has helped her communicate with her team, although it is still not always easy.

Olivia Childress

February 22, 2019

Senior Taylor Gallagher saw herself in the cheerleaders as they flipped through the air. Having cheered for seven years, she knew what was required from an assistant coach. But as familiar as she was with the sport, there was one large difference between her past experiences with cheer and the one th...

Student athletes explain pressures involved with having parents featured on Wall of Fame

Emma Cappella, sophomore and cross-country runner stands next to a photo of her mother, Allison ‘Bailey’ Cappella (second on the right, front row). Capella won state runner up in 1990.

Sarah Kim

November 16, 2018

Cross-country running, like many other sports, is an activity that children often begin at a young age. With programs such as Pups Running, elementary school students who participate often feed into the high school teams. For many of those students, like Emma Cappella, cross-country runner and sophomore...

As popularity of rowing increases, athletes look to continue in college despite limited scholarships

Synchronized Rowing:
Charli Ulmer, rower and Zionsville High School junior, rows with her team. While practicing, rowers pay attention to their form and their place compared to other rowers in their boat.

Jess Canaley

October 25, 2018

Julia sweet, varsity rower and junior, is considering rowing in college; however, she said she is hesitant for a number of reasons. “Rowing in college is a tough decision, because although it is so rewarding, college rowing is very rigorous. Right now, I could probably see myself walking on freshman...