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Later school start times next year will allow students to sleep longer, improve overall well-being

Later school start times next year will allow  students to sleep longer, improve overall well-being

HiLite Staff

May 21, 2020

On May 18, the Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) school board passed the resolution to move CHS and all CCS middle school start times from 7:50 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.. The school day will end at 3:45 p.m. instead of 3:05 p.m. As numerous studies have shown, later start times are associated with several benefits,...

New research reveals blue light may not be as harmful as previously portrayed

New research reveals blue light may not be as harmful as previously portrayed

Uma Kandallu

February 21, 2020

When sophomore Sophie Zhou arrives home from school each day, she takes a nap for a couple of hours before starting on her homework and then finally goes to bed around 1 a.m. Depending on how much homework she has, she may stay up even later. This routine means she has to look at blue light-emitting...

Establishment of CBD month acknowledges rise in popularity of CBD oil, various uses

Srinivasu Kesa, founder and owner of MD Medical Weight Loss, Medical Center and Med Spa schedules his next appointment. Kesa said there are several different benefits to using CBD oils.

Uma Kandallu

January 23, 2020

Sophomore Manasa Kesa said she first learned about cannabidiol (CBD) and its potential uses when her parents opened their weight loss store and began selling the product. Now, Manasa said she primarily uses CBD to enhance her concentration while studying. “I have problems with focusing and energy, and my pa...

Hit Snooze: Superintendent Michael Beresford explains proposed changes to daily schedule

Hit Snooze: Superintendent Michael Beresford explains proposed changes to daily schedule

Kassi Darnell

May 23, 2019

Why is the administration considering these changes now? It’s a big swing. The reason for the 6-12 study that we’re doing is that there’s a ton of research that says that adolescents benefit greatly from a later start time in school. They kind of set that at around 8:30 a.m. or later. A lot of t...

Burning Out: Academically competitive environment affects CHS students’ ability to keep up with workload

Falling Asleep: Senior Hannah Kosc zones out during SRT. She said she often finds herself extremely tired after long nights staying up in an attempt to complete her homework.

Jessica Konrad

February 22, 2019

As the minute hand of the clock approaches 3:05 p.m., the tension in the classroom grows with each passing second. Antsy students squirm in their chairs, while others start crowding around the door in eager anticipation of the final bell. For many students, the bell signals the end of a long day of ...

Health center starts the school year back up and welcomes students with health related needs

RN Kandyce Hardie looks through paperwork information on her computer. Hardie got early paperwork out of the way while no students were requesting her help.

Marissa Ryan

August 28, 2018

The health center continues to provide a healthy place for students as RN Kandyce Hardie already carries a full plate for the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Hardie said the health center is multitasking finishing the start of the school paperwork, as well as helping the large number of students ...

Studies indicate sleep deprivation directly correlates to athletic injuries in teenagers

Studies indicate sleep deprivation directly correlates to athletic injuries in teenagers

sports

March 22, 2013

Senior Maxwell Teal has been playing soccer all of his life and, as an athlete, takes pride and necessity in keeping his body healthy and functioning properly by getting enough sleep each night. However, last spring, when he tore an anterior ligament in his left ankle at one of his soccer practices,...

Though study shows naps boost learning capacity, doctors disagree

Though study shows naps boost learning capacity, doctors disagree

feature

November 18, 2011

As a busy high school student juggling academics and extracurricular activities, sophomore Esme Patterson said she has difficulty finding time to get a sufficient amount of sleep at night. As a result of her hectic lifestyle, she said she has acquired a habit of taking naps after school. “I take...