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Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Grace Xu and Sophia Hawkins

September 20, 2019

In the psychology realm, there’s an intriguing phenomenon dubbed the “bystander effect,” in which the presence of more bystanders around an incident causes fewer people to actually help. Now, imagine this effect on a much greater scale—say, perhaps, the recent Amazon Rainforest fire—where, argua...

Take a Break: Students at this school should consider taking breaks while studying this academic year

Take a Break: Students at this school should consider taking breaks while studying this academic year

Sam Shi

August 15, 2018

Sometimes the best study strategies are not to study for hours on end but to have breaks in the middle of studying for that upcoming test or final. Anyone who has crammed the night before a test knows the feeling of being both mentally and physically drained. Whether the cram before test day leads...

The Rumor Mill: CHS students, staff discuss danger of rumors spreading over social media

The Rumor Mill: CHS students, staff discuss danger of rumors spreading over social media

Da-Hyun Hong and Karen Zhang

March 23, 2018

Last month was an active one for CHS. On Feb. 8, a young boy accosted a girl with a paring knife in a bathroom. On Feb. 13, there were two altercations during the school day.

Students, teachers evaluate relative importance of classroom size on achievement

Students, teachers evaluate relative importance of classroom size on achievement

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September 16, 2015

A fair amount of students. A class that utilizes visual learning.  Junior Olivia “Olive” Phillips said these aspects are what appeal to both her learning style and environment, although she spends one period every day with approximately 56 other students in her English 11/U.S. history block class,...

Head in the clouds: a bit of the science behind daydreams

Head in the clouds: a bit of the science behind daydreams

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May 19, 2014

[aesop_image img="https://hilite.org/core/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/default-net.jpg" caption="DELANCEYPLACE.COM / SOURCE" align="left" captionposition="left" lightbox="off"]Daydreaming – an activity in which virtually everyone engages at some point in their lives. For some, daydreaming is an activity...

Knitting can help students with anxiety and depression, relieve stress

Knitting can help students with anxiety and depression, relieve stress

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April 24, 2014

When she was 8 years old, senior Emma LaPlante learned how to knit at her aunt’s wedding shower. Since then, she said she has carried that skill with her and knits to make presents for others and primarily to ease stress.  “It’s a really good way to relax. Your mind isn’t really on (knitting) becau...

New study: Swearing may actually increase stress

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September 14, 2011

Despite the results, psychology teacher says the study may be far-fetched Think swearing makes you feel better? Think again. A recent study published this year by psychologists from Bristol University claims that swearing actually stresses out people more than if they did not. According to the study...

Survey shows people associate unhealthy food with better taste

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May 19, 2011

According to ‘unhealthy = tasty intuition,’ people enjoy food more if they believe it is unhealthy, find it difficult to control cravings By Rachel Boyd <rboyd@hilite.org> Senior Jared Hebert does not put much thought into  what comprises his diet. A self proclaimed lover of fast food, he pays little attention to what he chooses to e...