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CHS Senate to host spring blood drive, increase student participation

Cady Armstrong

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 Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result.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,...

Senate shuts down all events due to COVID-19 outbreak

Student body president Madeline “Maddie” Heath addresses the Senate SRT. Senate has shut down alongside the rest of the school.

Uday Lomada

March 19, 2020

With COVID-19 in Indiana and CHS closing down, Senate has, until further notice, discontinued any future events. “Everything like March Madness and the blood drive is on hold since we are waiting for new information.” Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and Economics teacher, said. “We are playing it by...

Culture of Care week to direct school’s focus toward mental health and positivity

Principal Tom Harmas discusses Culture of Care week activities with Speak of the house Deion Ziwawo. Culture of Care week with take place during next week.

Da-Hyun Hong

February 6, 2020

According to Principal Tom Harmas, Culture of Care week will take place next week. This is the school’s third year of Culture of Care. “Our intention is that it brings the social, emotional learning component of school to the forefront and that that never leaves what we’re doing. It’s the idea of bein...

Senate to change Homecoming week, focus on more school-wide inclusion

Senate prepares for Homecoming this Friday, upcoming blood drive Oct 9.

Uday Lomada

September 25, 2019

With Homecoming week happening right now, Senate is working on preparations for Friday, focusing on more making the events more inclusive and exciting throughout the week. “There have been a lot of changes that we have been working on for a while now that we finally are implementing,” Nina Metaxa...

New homecoming activities designed to fuel student interest, participation

Principal Tom Harmas converses with students in the hallway during a passing period. He said he's excited to see all the homecoming changes in action and how the student body reacts to them.

Da-Hyun Hong

September 24, 2019

This year, student government has many new plans for homecoming week, according to Principal Tom Harmas. Changes such as having the senior football players dance at the pep rally, Kiss Queen changing to Hair Queen, and music playing during the walk to the stadium at the end of school on Friday were all...

Senate to change Homecoming week, focus on more school-wide inclusion

Maddie Heath, student body president and senior, addresses the Senate SRT. The homecoming game is Sept 27.

Uday Lomada

September 7, 2019

With Homecoming week and the parade a month away, Senate is starting their preparations for the events, focusing on more making the events more inclusive and exciting throughout the week. “Right now we are preparing for Homecoming week,” Madeline (Maddie) Heath, student body president and senio...

Q&A with student body president (SBP) Maddie Heath, speaker of the House (SOH) Deion Ziwawo

Student body president Maddie Heath and speaker of the House Deion Ziwawo sit back-to-back. Heath said Senate will take over Culture of Care this year.

Victoria Nopporn

August 13, 2019

Speaker of the House Deion Ziwawo What are your responsibilities? One of the main things that I will be doing is running the House of Representatives, so the 700 member student government group. I will also be leading the Cabinet. How has your role changed over the years? I have been in Cabinet si...

Senate to end year with Senate elections

Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, looks over the Senate elections rules and regulations. According to Foutz, these elections is the final event for current members of Senate.

Heidi Peng

May 5, 2019

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, Senate has moved back Senate elections for a week due to DECA absences. “The petitions are due on Friday (May 3), and the call-out meeting is Friday in Room E231. Their signs are due Monday (May 6) morning at 8 a.m. They can pi...

Senate to continue planning Brain Game, future events

Student body president Tim Metken checks a Brain Game email during his release period. Metken said everyone in Senate must submit questions to potentially use for the Brain Game competition.

Heidi Peng

February 26, 2019

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, the primary obstacle with Brain Game continues to be the addition of TCP students. Foutz said, via email, that a few new rules needed to be created in order to incorporate the TCP teams. Even so, she said Brain Game preparations ...

Senate to plan Brain Game, new changes

Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, checks her emails during SRT. According to Foutz, this year's biggest change with Brain Game is the addition of Transition to College Program (TCP) students into the competition.

Heidi Peng

January 31, 2019

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, Senate is currently planning for the annual Brain Game competition. Hari Patel, senate member, Brain Game coordinator and junior, said Brain Game is similar to Quizbowl, as teams of four students compete in a trivia competition. Fur...

Proposed bill to create paid-internship programs, impact new graduation pathways requirement

Proposed bill to create paid-internship programs, impact new graduation pathways requirement

Natalie Khamis

January 24, 2019

The Indiana General Assembly convened for its first session on Jan. 3 to discuss the enactment of new Senate and House of Representatives legislature for this year. During one of these sessions, Jeff Raatz, Senator and Senate education and career development committee chairperson, said he has propo...

Senate to organize Winter Dance, plan Brain Game

 Jayana Hammonds, senate member and junior, Page Garcia, senate member and senior, and Maddie Heath, senate member and junior, sort the Winter Dance tickets into small piles. According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, the money raised from the dance goes toward funding student government's activities.

Heidi Peng

January 17, 2019

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, Senate is currently working through all the logistics for the upcoming Winter Dance that will occur during the last weekend of January. Foutz said, “They’re working on making tickets right now and getting the DJ… Most of the...