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Advice & Printables for Bullet Journaling

Advice & Printables for Bullet Journaling

Grace Xu

May 21, 2020

Grace Xu serves as the writing coach of the HiLite, but in her spare time, she bullet journals extensively and even ran her own journaling Instagram account at one point. In conjunction with the cover story for this issue about the rise in bullet journaling due to the social isolation characteristic...

With e-learning in place, CHS students, teachers see rise of aesthetics in journaling, note-taking

With e-learning in place, CHS students, teachers see rise of aesthetics in journaling, note-taking

Karen Zhang

May 21, 2020

  During quarantine, junior Emily Chan has been bullet journaling. Her process is the same each time—she makes a cover page, a monthly layout with important dates, various trackers and finally creates weekly spreads that help her keep track of her assignments and other tasks. When she...

As e-learning resumes on April 13, continues through rest of school year due to COVID-19, students structure time differently without necessity of normal routine

Junior Maylee O'Brien takes notes as part of her e-learning study method. O'Brien said that as junior year is important and she is close to college where she will have to manage on her own, she is trying to use this more unstructured time to build productive habits and life skills.

Viyang Hao

April 13, 2020

For the majority of the school year, from Monday through Friday, sophomore Eliana Jin’s everyday routine involved her waking up at 6:20 a.m., going to school and arriving home at 3:53 p.m., occasionally staying after school for a club meeting. After coming back, she’ll go straight to her computer, pu...

New AP exams designed in light of COVID-19 too short to effectively test material

New AP exams designed in light of COVID-19 too short to effectively test material

Rhea Acharya

April 9, 2020

In the past month, so many aspects of my life have changed.  The latest change? A few days ago I got more information on how my 6 AP exams would look this year. Instead of seeing information about multiple short answer questions for each subject that would aim to test both depth and breadth of unde...

Sampling of College Major Decision Deadlines

Riley TerBush

April 1, 2020

As college decision deadlines approach, take a look at some of the college major declaration deadlines in place at schools frequently attended by CHS students. For more information on college major deadlines for a school not listed here, please check out that school's website. ...

Senior Hannah Liu uses extra free time to cook

As part of her daily cooking adventures, senior Hannah Liu made avocado toast.

Rhea Acharya

March 30, 2020

Since all extracurricular activities have been cancelled following the COVID-19 outbreak and stay-at-home guidelines, many CHS students have found themselves with extra time on their hands once they have finished their e-learning activities. Senior Hannah Liu is one of these students, but to pass the...

COVID-19 Cases by County Over Time

COVID-19 Cases in Indiana as of March 20

Rhea Acharya

March 20, 2020

Take a look at the specific Indiana counties affected by COVID-19.

Inclusive programs for special needs students continue to grow at CHS, across nation

Linh Nguyen, United Sound mentor and senior,  helps Maddy Paxton, United Sound member and senior, play an instrument at a United Sound meeting.

Sarah Kim and Natalie Khamis

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, d...

Statewide Inclusive Sports: Interactive Graphic

Maddy Paxton, Unified Track member and senior, stretches with her teammates before practice.

Rhea Acharya and Chloe Sun

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, d...

African-American students sport natural hair, celebrate Natural Hair Movement this Black History Month

African-American students sport natural hair,  celebrate Natural Hair Movement this Black History Month

Anushka Dasgupta and Riya Chinni

February 21, 2020

When people ask senior Kiara Garcia if they can touch her hair, she’s never offended. Instead, she said she uses these situations as an opportunity to educate others about her natural hair texture. As a Trinidadian-American, Garcia’s hair differs from the straighter or smoother texture of the maj...

CHS removes communication course graduation requirement beginning 2020-2021 school year

Rhea Acharya

February 21, 2020

CHS will drop the current speech and debate graduation requirement beginning next school year, according to Assistant Principal Valerie Piehl. Piehl said this requirement has always been CHS specific, not mandated by the state of Indiana. She said Indiana requires school districts to provide a good combination of instruction in literature, non-fict...

Continued presence of skinny mirrors in clothing stores is inconsistent with body positivity movement

Continued presence of skinny mirrors in clothing stores is inconsistent with body positivity movement

Rhea Acharya

February 21, 2020

As a teenage girl, I’ve experienced varying levels of comfort in my own skin. But for the most part, through the positive rhetoric circulating beauty standards in today’s world, I’ve grown to love how I look and be happy with who I am. Recently I was shopping for clothes at Clay Terrace, and I no...