In light of growing popularity of self-care, students, counselor evaluate proposed benefits, shortcomings of trends

As part of her skincare routine, Senior Hannah Liu applies Blanc De La Mer cream, a facial hydrating mask used to moisturize and brighten the skin. Liu said skincare is an important part of her self care routine. Another thing that she chooses to incorporate in her life for self care is exercise, specifically dancing.

Michelle Lu

December 12, 2019

Glossy Twitter threads. Instagram accounts boasting skincare products. Podcasts sharing stress relievers. Vlogs recording daily routines. These are all facets of the “self-care” movement that has taken the country by storm in recent years. These actions lead to the same question: “How do you pr...

In Good Hands: In honor of International Day of Families on May 15, CHS students discuss additional responsibilities, resulting growth from unforeseen circumstances with parents

In Good Hands: In honor of International Day of Families on May 15, CHS students discuss additional responsibilities, resulting growth from unforeseen circumstances with parents

Angela Li

April 19, 2019

Senior Samuel Chen has a passion not uncommon for others his age: cooking. However, what separates him from those who similarly share his hobby is his necessity to cook for his family every day. Three years ago, Chen’s mom was diagnosed with breast cancer—for the second time. “She had to go to ch...

New civics test graduation requirement proposed in Indiana State House of Representatives

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Social studies teacher Joshua Miller lectures in his class on Feb. 13. The class was learning about the role of media, which Miller said plays a part in civic literacy today.

Lillian He

February 22, 2019

Senate Bill 132 was first read on Jan. 3 and referred to the Education and Career Development Committee. It requires the Indiana State Board of Education to provide a U.S. government exam with identical material to what is on the citizenship application test and would require high school students to pass th...

Alone in the crowd?

Alone in the crowd?

Raiha Zainab and Angela Qian

January 25, 2018

At 13, senior Kelsey Irwin said she lost her motivation to keep going. She started to quit everything she had loved doing: theater, dance, choir, hockey, volleyball, soccer and more—the list goes on. It was at this point in her life when she was close to giving up. She almost let her “inner demons”...

A Culture of Caring: CHS administration to implement program to spread mental health awareness

Sophomore Yasmine Pehlivan and Senior Katherine Long discuss plans for the upcoming mental health awareness week. Mental Health Awareness Club meets once a month to discuss on how to spread awareness about treatments and how to educate others about certain diseases.

Angela Li

January 25, 2018

Next month, from Feb. 26 to March 2, the administration, in collaboration with the counseling department, plans to host a mental health awareness week in hopes of fostering greater conversation on the topic. “We’ve got some pretty neat ideas on some random acts of kindness activities that we’r...

Senior Jackson Roberts dies Jan. 4, counseling services available

Manahil Nadeem

January 9, 2018

Senior Jackson Roberts died on Jan. 4. CHS counselors will be available the week of Jan. 9 for students to talk to. Principal Tom Harmas said, “It is always difficult to lose a student, but we always have to remember that it is more difficult to lose a child. We have to make sure we keep Jackson...

CHS students who experienced, witnessed cyberbullying encourage others to speak up

Sophomore Catherine Baker reads as a hobby. Baker said while the cyberbullying she experienced left mostly emotional memories,  she immerses herself in activities she enjoys to avoid dwelling on the incident.
SARAH LIU // Photo


February 19, 2016

Last year, sophomore Catherine Baker attended a private school. At that school, Baker’s closest friends made a hate account about her by posting pictures and following Baker’s followers on her real account. The fake account was made on Instagram, a site that gets around 75 million users a day. They...