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Teachers Park Too: Students should think of teachers before parking illegally up the trail

Teachers Park Too: Students should think of teachers before parking illegally up the trail

Carson TerBush, Editor in Chief

April 26, 2019


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Each morning, the roads surrounding CHS erupt with traffic as students struggle to make it to school on time and find a parking spot. While the student parking struggle is a commonly debated one (see our September editorial about parking passes), a far less discussed issue is that of teacher parking. Adm...

Viola Lives Matter: Students lose passion for extracurricular activities, result of pressures of maintaining this school’s reputation

Viola Lives Matter: Students lose passion for extracurricular activities, result of pressures of maintaining this school’s reputation

Natalie Khamis

April 19, 2019


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After almost six years of playing the viola, performing in over 20 concerts, and countless hours of practicing, I can confidently say orchestra holds a special place in my heart. From receiving my very first piece of sheet music to performing a whole symphony, that place in my heart grew and my love for ...

STOPit Survey – How it Was Conducted

January 24, 2019


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The HiLite conducted a survey about the new anonymous alert system at CHS: STOPit. The overall goal of the survey was to determine CHS students' overall perception of STOPit and whether or not they have downloaded and/or used the app. Below are the summary statistics from the observational study, a...

Popping Into Holiday Music: Upbeat nature of pop-style holiday music is superior to classic holiday music

Popping Into Holiday Music: Upbeat nature of pop-style holiday music is superior to classic holiday music

Hannah Gretz

December 13, 2018


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From November to January, holiday music is and will be heard everywhere you go. Department stores, car radios, grocery stores, you name it. But, while classic holiday songs are festive and enjoyable, I cannot help but feel pulled toward pop-style holiday music instead. Don’t get me wrong, I do of...

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


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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...

Respect The Game: With the start of golf season, CHS students should acknowledge athletic ability, numerous skills required to play golf

Respect The Game: With the start of golf season, CHS students should  acknowledge athletic ability, numerous skills required to play golf

Satvik Kandru, Reporter

April 20, 2018


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I have played golf since i was seven years old and developed a passion for the sport over the years. However, I endured a wide amount of criticism. I have learned how society perceives golf not as a sport but a hobby. A good amount of people seem to think that golf isn’t a sport solely because of...

No Harm, No Foul: Students should amend harsh criticism of administration’s response to dramatic events at CHS

No Harm, No Foul: Students should amend harsh criticism of administration’s response to dramatic events at CHS

HiLite Staff

March 23, 2018


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A string of several troubling events during the week of Feb. 12 caused students at this school to question the administration’s response. For example, Principal Tom Harmas released several different announcements throughout the week, which were often met with harsh criticism, either verbally or online,...

Forgotten Vegetarians: With March being National Nutrition Month, CHS should consider offering more vegetarian food options for students

Forgotten Vegetarians: With March being National Nutrition Month, CHS  should consider offering more vegetarian food options for students

Adhi Ramkumar, Online Editor

March 23, 2018


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Lunch is an integral part of our school day — we need to eat properly to function well and perform at our best. However, with a student body of over 5,000 students, we each have specific dietary needs that must be met, ranging from lactose intolerance to nut allergies to soy allergies. While the cafeteria...

Take Note: CHS should consider benefits of offering AP Music Theory for students

Take Note: CHS should consider benefits of offering AP Music Theory for students

Jessica Konrad, Reporter

February 23, 2018


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While skimming the program of studies in the process of scheduling for next year, I noticed a glaring discrepancy within the performing arts section. Known for its history of excellence, the CHS performing arts department offers students an extensive array of advanced musical ensembles. However, when ...

Contradictory Convictions: The debate over DACA should open eyes for CHS students about discrimination, immigration issues in the U.S.

Contradictory Convictions: The debate over DACA should open eyes for CHS  students about discrimination, immigration issues in the U.S.

Bethlehem Daniel, Reporter

February 23, 2018


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As the child of immigrants and as someone who has experienced marginalization, I have witnessed firsthand how easy it is for people to categorize large groups into seemingly simple, homogeneous groups. We find this phenomenon everywhere in our daily lives. However, when we break these marginalizations...

Cancer Crackdown: People should consider donating to cancer research, awareness foundations regardless of personal affiliation

Cancer Crackdown: People should consider donating to cancer research, awareness foundations regardless of personal affiliation

Claire Abdellah, Reporter

January 25, 2018


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On Sunday, Feb. 4, World Cancer Day will take place. It is a day which has a special place in my heart. Cancer has touched my family and I, as it has all of us. My grandfather died of lung cancer when I was eight years old. My best friend’s father, a second father to me at times, passed away due to...