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Zero out of Ten: Ten minutes added onto school day helps district meet time requirement, creates issues for community

Zero out of Ten: Ten minutes added onto school day helps district meet time requirement, creates issues for community

March 22, 2019

To make up for two snow days, Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) added 10 minutes to every school day. State legislature requires Indiana schools to have 180 days of instructional time (defined as time in which students participate in an approved educationally-related activity under the direction of a teacher) ...

Navigating Naviance: Despite Naviance’s utility, improvements are needed for streamlined use

Navigating Naviance: Despite Naviance’s utility, improvements are needed for streamlined use

October 25, 2018

Every year, the counseling requires teachers to show a video on Naviance. Naviance is a website designed to help students with their long-term goals, whether that’s going to college, joining the military or going into the workforce. And according to the Naviance website, over 10 million students utilize...

Learning in Digital: CHS students should reconsider taking online courses during summer

Learning in Digital: CHS students should reconsider taking online courses during summer

HiLite Staff

May 18, 2018

In light of the addition of AP Government as an online course this summer, many students have been eagerly seizing the opportunity to add the class to their schedule. The combination of a flexible schedule, a full-weight credit and the ability to work from the comfort of one’s own home seems to make f...

A Unique Promposal: CHS administration should work with students to enhance the prom experience

A Unique Promposal: CHS administration should work with students to enhance the prom experience

HiLite Staff

April 20, 2018

Prom remains an integral part of the high school experience for the sake of aesthetic photos and adorable “promposals.” However, according to Cristen Cassler, prom coordinator and English teacher, there has been a recent downturn in prom attendance with 1,468 students attending in 2015 compared to...

No Harm, No Foul: Students should amend harsh criticism of administration’s response to dramatic events at CHS

No Harm, No Foul: Students should amend harsh criticism of administration’s response to dramatic events at CHS

HiLite Staff

March 23, 2018

A string of several troubling events during the week of Feb. 12 caused students at this school to question the administration’s response. For example, Principal Tom Harmas released several different announcements throughout the week, which were often met with harsh criticism, either verbally or online,...

Determining Delays: CHS Administration should be more consistent, clear regarding the explanations of delays, cancellations

Determining Delays: CHS Administration should be more consistent,  clear regarding the explanations of delays, cancellations

HiLite Staff

January 25, 2018

The doldrums of winter bring with them little satisfaction for students. The days are short, the weather is bleak and the third quarter of the school year has the fewest days off. However, retribution often comes in the form of precious delays and cancellations due to weather conditions. Students celebrate...

Giving Back. Donating to others is important all year round, not just during holiday season.

Giving Back. Donating to others is important all year round, not just during holiday season.

HiLite staff

December 14, 2017

Care to Share, the annual holiday fundraiser sponsored by the student senate, starts in November and ends right before finals week. Senate assigns the SRTs a goal value of money raised and collect funds throughout the entire month. SRTs then use money to buy gifts such as clothes and toys for peopl...

Controversy Caution. Think about gratitude instead of current controversies this Thanksgiving season.

Controversy Caution. Think about gratitude instead of current controversies this Thanksgiving season.

HiLite staff

November 17, 2017

Feeling tense on the Internet? it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the current political climate in our society, with controversies constantly bringing tension to people all across the country. While such internal conflicts are far from being resolved, everyone should pause and remember that differences in opinions can...

Care for Veterans. As Veterans Day approaches, recognition, honor of veterans is more important than ever.

Care for Veterans. As Veterans Day approaches, recognition, honor of veterans is more important than ever.

HiLite staff

October 26, 2017

In just a few hundred years, our nation has fought through conflicts from the Revolutionary War, which began the country itself, to both World Wars, to the Korean and Vietnam Wars and now to Afghanistan and Iraq. But while not all of those conflicts have been popular, no matter what one’s political ...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: CHS administrators should increase Earth-friendly habits around the school.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: CHS administrators should increase Earth-friendly habits around the school.

HiLite Staff, Staff

April 20, 2017

This Saturday will mark the 40th celebration of Earth Day, a worldwide holiday dedicated to environmental protection, and one of the key activities any citizen can do to protect the environment is to put emphasis on recycling. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recycling can re...

Don’t Boot Kahoot: CHS administrators should rethink their decision on Kahoot block; benefits outweigh drawbacks.

Don’t Boot Kahoot: CHS administrators should rethink their  decision on Kahoot block; benefits outweigh drawbacks.

HiLite Staff, Staff

February 23, 2017

Recently, CHS administration made the decision to block the website Kahoot on school wifi networks, making it impossible for teachers and students to use the site as a learning and review tool during class as they have in the past. Problems arose with the game as students chose inappropriate  names...

The Main Mess: Despite improvements in main cafeteria, changes affecting organization still needed.

The Main Mess: Despite improvements in main cafeteria, changes affecting organization still needed.

Hilite Staff

September 16, 2016

The cafeteria is an essential place where students eat and interact, and changes there affect almost everyone. An obvious change this year is the complete reinstallation of the main cafeteria, with the goal of being more modern and practical. Many of these changes have been positive. The layout of...