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Student, teacher discuss changes to AP exams, hopes for this year

Karolena Zhou March 14, 2021

Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The College Board changed the formats of AP exams by shortening them to 45 minutes and removing some of the tested content. However, this year, College Board's...

In honor of Relationship Wellness Month, remember to set healthy boundaries with friendships

In honor of Relationship Wellness Month, remember to set healthy boundaries with friendships

Wendy Zhu February 8, 2021

I can’t speak for everyone but I think for most of us the past 11 months or so have been emotionally draining. In the midst of isolation, virtual learning and a deadly disease, the COVID-19 pandemic...

A woman holds her phone, taking a photo of a protest on June 1. The protest was led by sophomore Klay Gabriel, she said it was the first event she ever organized.

Nurses, economists, student workers, activists, family members review 2020, pandemic effects

Cady Armstrong and Christian Ledbetter December 17, 2020

    Editor’s Note: This issue’s Cover Story is a compilation of follow-ups on previous stories related to the COVID-19 pandemic that were published by the HiLite staff in 2020. Scan the...

With holiday season approaching,  make sure to spend time relaxing, winding down

With holiday season approaching, make sure to spend time relaxing, winding down

Ally Horwitz December 11, 2020

By this time already, my family and I would know exactly what the holiday plans are and how the two-week break would be split up between my divorced parents. My room would be decorated, and I would have...

Junior Madeline Blank smiles as she rewatches old episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place on Disney+. With the renewal of old shows, many teenagers are revisiting their childhood in nostalgic remembrance of their favorite shows.

Resurgence of popular TV shows from 2000s prompts students feeling of nostalgia

Emily Carlisle October 23, 2020

If you have been on TikTok recently you have likely seen trends surrounding 2000s TV shows such as “Clone High” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” These shows have been gaining popularity for a...

Taking comfort in watching nostalgic TV shows is relaxing amidst the pandemic

Taking comfort in watching nostalgic TV shows is relaxing amidst the pandemic

Pallevi Pillai October 23, 2020

Nearly eight months into the pandemic and this isolationist way of living and thinking are becoming second-nature to me. During this time, people have been rekindling their favorite solitary activities;...

COVID-19 hit USA hardest due to poor government response, not healthcare

COVID-19 hit USA hardest due to poor government response, not healthcare

Daniel Tian October 19, 2020

I was born in Canada. When my mom delivered me, the most my parents paid was the $15 (Canadian) for parking. Here in the United States, an uninsured pregnancy can cost anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000...

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Ramkumar Ramakrishnan waters his newly planted vegetables. With the increase of free time during this quarantine, Ramakrishnan picked up the hobby of gardening, a laborious task requiring all members of the family to help out. “[By building a garden] we will be able to get fresh vegetables and get the whole family healthy without the use of fertilizers or pesticides. We can also avoid going grocery shopping and lessen the risk of contracting the [corona]virus.”

Raghav Sriram

May 18, 2020

 My brother, Luke Zhang, reads the book his teacher assigns him as a part of his E-learning work during his day off on May 8, 2020 at his house. Luke read many books during the E-learning period and finished around 8 books.

Jasmine Zhang

May 14, 2020

Attorney Kristina Wheeler runs her practice from the kitchen table while exercising with a stationary bicycle. For the past seven weeks, she has spent a minimum of five hours a day working from home. She bought the stationary bicycle because she figured it would be a “good way to exercise on a rainy day.”

Maggie Wheeler

May 14, 2020

Five-year-old Marissa Wan experiences her first time on a bicycle during our family's outdoor walks on May 6, 2020, in our neighborhood Overlook Hazel Dell. Marissa persevered and achieved her goal to ride a bicycle in a week.

Michelle Wan

May 14, 2020

Prachi Subbannavar chooses music to run to on her iPad. She has been running in the basement since quarantine started and has a preference for pop music. “She listens to pop music because mom music doesn’t exist,” Ramesh Subbannavar interjects when Prachi Subbannavar refused to comment.

Kruti Subbannavar

May 14, 2020

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