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During National Eye Exam Month, students should be more aware of how to protect eyesight

During National Eye Exam Month, students should be more aware of how to protect eyesight

Grace Xu

August 13, 2020

Growing up in a Chinese household, I was always told from a young age: “You’re too close to the screen,” “Don’t forget to do eye exercises (yes, they’re a thing),” “Make sure you have good lighting!” and the like. My parents even banned me from reading at one point, because apparen...

Students should appreciate beauty of reading and how it invites conscious consumption

Students should appreciate beauty of reading and how it invites conscious consumption

Grace Xu

July 22, 2020

From the elementary school reading challenges to StudyTubers waxing poetic about their reading goals to Bill Gates’s reading lists that make news headlines to those “READ” posters plastered everywhere, I’ve always heard about the importance of reading since just about forever.  But, I neve...

People should use journaling to process emotions, document personal growth

People should use journaling to process emotions, document personal growth

Wendy Zhu

June 18, 2020

In just a few months, I’ll officially be a high school senior. I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs over these past few years, but if there’s one thing I wish I did more throughout high school, it would have to be journaling. When I say journaling, however, I don’t necessarily mean bullet...

COVID-19 testing needs to become more widespread

COVID-19 testing needs to become more widespread

Tessa Collinson

June 4, 2020

I know as much as I beg people to just stay home, it’s not going to happen. With all the unrest in our country, it’s even less likely people will want to stay inside. However, none of this means COVID-19 is no longer a threat. Until there is a cure or a vaccine, everyone remains susceptible to catching...

Managing Editor Karen Zhang gives advice to underclassmen about high school

Managing Editor Karen Zhang gives advice to underclassmen about high school

Karen Zhang

May 21, 2020

Dear underclassmen, I’m a senior, and as you probably all know, the last two months of my high school career have disappeared, just like that. There are a couple of things I regret not doing—going to prom, watching Holiday Spectacular, being in the pit for the spring musical—but really, I c...

Consider supporting small businesses by purchasing gift cards during pandemic

Consider supporting small businesses by purchasing gift cards during pandemic

Wendy Zhu

May 21, 2020

I love shopping. Though I will admit that I spend most of my time browsing rather than actually making purchases, shopping has become a way to cope with stress or sadness. Although retail therapy may not be the most effective long-term solution to negative emotions, a study published in Psychology & ...

During times of uncertainty, health, essential workers can be counted on

During times of uncertainty, health, essential workers can be counted on

Kimmi Vasil

April 30, 2020

As someone who has gone to Carmel Clay Schools for my entire life, I’ve grown up with familiar faces and a daily routine. Since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, I’ve experienced a great change of pace in my own life. Instead of waking up while it’s still dark and being surrounded by fr...

Restrictive bathroom policies are inhumane, should be reconsidered for student benefit

Restrictive bathroom policies are inhumane, should be reconsidered for student benefit

Hannah Gretz

March 20, 2020

There are two words every student loves to hear: extra credit. Whether it be in the form of an activity, a worksheet or consistent attendance, I’ve never come across a classmate who does not appreciate it. However, I find myself confused and frustrated at one particular policy many teachers implement...

General public should treat celebrities as humans, should not subject them to bullying

General public should treat celebrities as humans, should not subject them to bullying

Wendy Zhu

March 20, 2020

Earlier this year, Taylor Swift released the documentary “Miss Americana,” a film detailing her life over the past few years. In the documentary, Swift opens up about the hate she received in 2016 following a feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. “#TaylorSwiftIsOverParty was the number one trend...

Family vacations create lasting memories, bring families closer together

Family vacations create lasting memories, bring families closer together

Kris Otten

March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and,...

CHS should broaden standards of Distinguished Grad to better represent everyone

HiLite Staff

February 21, 2020

Unlike most high schools, CHS uses the Distinguished Grad program to recognize its top seniors each year. The system, which started more than ten years ago, allows students to  accumulate points and recognizes multiple, well-rounded seniors, instead of appointing the singular title of valedictorian. In ad...