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Sharing is Caring: Current parking pass distribution suffices but allowing students to share parking spaces would increase efficiency

HiLite Staff

October 24, 2019

In late September, the student services office distributed the remaining available parking passes by the school to applicable Transition to College Program (TCP) students. Questions of how many  were available and how they were assigned arose among students. According to Rita Winters, secretary of student services, there are five categories for student parking passes at the top ...

Seen But Not Heard: Age should not define the credibility of activists

Seen But Not Heard: Age should not define the credibility of activists

Josie Cruzan

October 24, 2019

More and more often, young people are actively involved in the political conversation of the United States. While young people have been actively involved in politics since Joan of Arc, teenage leadership of discussions has become the norm. As one of those teenagers involved in the political workings of m...

Drop The Beat: Spotify should be unrestricted on school internet

Drop The Beat: Spotify should be unrestricted on school internet

Ray Mo

October 24, 2019

Iam an avid Spotify user. Each morning, I wake up to the sound of lo-fi hip hop. In the car, I jam out to my favorite Spotify beats. Even when I am studying, I listen to instrumental music. But for the seven hours of my day that I am in school, I can do none of these things. Spotify is banned on school...

You’re Canceled: Cancel culture is toxic, fails to be effective or justified

You’re Canceled: Cancel culture is toxic, fails to be effective or justified

Leah Tan

October 24, 2019

Whenever I scroll through social media, I never fail to come across a snarky comment claiming some celebrity is now “canceled.” When beauty guru James Charles was under fire, it was tempting to take the often exaggerated words as fact and join in on the criticism; however, I quickly stopped myself k...

Better Late Than Never: College Board’s new registration date for AP tests restricts students’ flexibility for decisions

Better Late Than Never: College Board’s new registration date for AP tests restricts students’ flexibility for decisions

Riya Chinni

September 20, 2019

College Board recently announced the registration deadline for AP exams, which take place in May, will now be on Nov. 15. In previous years, College Board set the AP Test Registration deadline in the early spring, granting students significantly more time to decide whether they wish to take the test. By...

Mental Health Editorial: Additional Q&A With Stephanie Whiteside

Mental Health Editorial: Additional Q&A With Stephanie Whiteside

Leah Tan

September 20, 2019

  What’s your full name and title? Stephanie Whiteside, Mental Health Coordinator When did you start working for the CCS district? Beginning of June, 2019. What exactly is the role of the mental health coordinator? One thing is supporting and providing critical advice, specifically to soc...

The Name Game: Students should make effort to learn classmates’ names to make them feel appreciated

The Name Game: Students should make effort to learn classmates’ names to make them feel appreciated

Emily Carlisle

September 20, 2019

Last year, I interacted with a person at least once every other day, but I knew his name long before he knew mine. In fact, it took him almost the whole year to learn my name, and he learned it eventually only because of a mutual friend. Now, he says since we are friends, he “has a reason to know it,...

Students should wear more comfortable clothes to school

Raphael Li

August 13, 2019

As someone who seems to wear sweatpants and a T-shirt almost every day, I can confidently say there’s nothing wrong with dressing comfortably every day to school. Formal—even semi-formal clothes—are often more restrictive than normal clothes. Khakis and dress shirts are just less comfortable than...