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September 13, 2019

HiLite Editorial Policy Carmel High School Newsmagazine  “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Governme...

Students at CHS disagree with Trump’s former executive order

On Jan. 29, junior Alexis O’Brien went to a Trump protest at the Indianapolis International Airport to protest against the president’s executive order to temporarily ban immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries. O’Brien made a sign saying “We Love You,” in Arabic, French and English. She said that she doesn’t support Trump’s order because not all immigrants are terrorists and because the issue blocked some Americans who were returning back to the US from one of those countries.

Allison Li, Beats Editor

February 21, 2017

Junior Alexis O’Brien   Did you agree with Trump’s decision? Can you see where he’s coming from? Not at all. I don't agree with Trump’s policies. I agree that vetting could be a little stronger but that was extreme and I know plenty of people from those countries who aren...

New cell phone policy. Administrators should reconsider severity of consequences.


December 12, 2014

THE RECENTLY UPDATED CELL PHONE POLICY AT this school outlines how students who show “inappropriate cell phone use” will be punished. The first offense calls for a detention, the second is a Saturday detention, the third is a parent/student conference with the dean and the fourth is Saturday school in ...

Administration should reconsider new restrictive lunch room policy for students


April 24, 2014

While CHS has always had stringent hallway policies, the administration has gone too far with the newest change. According to Principal Williams, the school has recently implemented a policy preventing students from leaving the cafeterias once the tardy bell has rung. Williams said that a number of ...

Bullying Happens. Students must do their part for the new bullying policy to be effective.

Bullying Happens. Students must do their part for the new bullying policy to be effective.


September 12, 2013

We’ve all seen bullying. Whether in the form of malicious rumors, exclusion from a group, or nasty texts, many of us have been subjected to it, perpetrated it or allowed it. Regardless of the role any of us have taken in bullying, we can all partake in the most important part: stopping it. Indiana ha...

The policy for punishment should accurately reflect the crime committed


August 15, 2012

Unfortunately it’s something that happens every year: students using a wide range of resources and tactics to give themselves unfair advantages on tests and assignments. Although it is safe to say that this will continue to occur, the method with which administration will punish this act has changed. As...

New policy changes lockdown procedures


November 18, 2011

For senior Jack Andrews, the old security policy of this school was ineffective. That old plan mandated a lockdown procedure that required teachers to simply close and lock their doors, in the event of an emergency. With the school’s administration implementing a new security policy regarding the violent-intruder...