HiLite

A New Addition to New Edition: New student enters CHS choir program; choir students contemplate ways to reduce stress with school, extracurriculars

A New Addition to New Edition: New student enters CHS choir program; choir students contemplate ways to reduce stress with school, extracurriculars

February 22, 2019

As the third quarter rolls on, most students here only adapt to a new grading period, but some, like sophomore Ian Wang, must adjust to a new school as well. For Wang, who transferred from North Central, the adjustment has been particularly acute as he has also joined New Edition, a CHS show choir. ...

Your Classes, Your Choices: CHS students should choose courses based on interests rather than outside pressures.

Your Classes, Your Choices: CHS students should choose courses based on interests rather than outside pressures.

Raiha Zainab

April 20, 2018

It's now that time of year when everyone starts preparing for the year ahead, whether that means preparing for your final days at this school or just a well-needed summer break. It is also that time of year when everyone finalizes their class schedules, making sure that you’re happy with what you’re taking.

Dear Stressed Students

Dear Stressed Students

Mary Salzmann, Section Editor

May 18, 2017

The word stress comes up a lot, and for a lot of students here, it never seems to stop. Over the past four years, I think it’s safe to say we’ve all experienced a lot of stress. The most important thing I learned (and am still learning) is a person’s mindset about the stressful situations can m...

CHS student discusses the causes of depression and how to deal with them

CHS student discusses the causes of depression and how to deal with them

Cory Steele, 15 Minutes of Fame Editor

September 28, 2016

Junior Amelia Harrison has depression. She was diagnosed in the seventh grade, but she said the signs began to manifest themselves at the beginning of her fifth grade year. Since her diagnosis, she has found many misconceptions about the disease exist, and in general, the subject is somewhat taboo. ...

Knitting can help students with anxiety and depression, relieve stress

Knitting can help students with anxiety and depression, relieve stress

feature

April 24, 2014

When she was 8 years old, senior Emma LaPlante learned how to knit at her aunt’s wedding shower. Since then, she said she has carried that skill with her and knits to make presents for others and primarily to ease stress.  “It’s a really good way to relax. Your mind isn’t really on (knitting) becau...

CHS students share their experiences with the shock of stress at the state fair incident

CHS students share their experiences with the shock of stress at the state fair incident

feature

September 14, 2011

He remembers the flashing lights of the emergency vehicles. He remembers the chaos. But most of all, he remembers the faces of the injured–so helpless and desperate for someone to come. Junior Samuel “Sam” DiCarlo left his shift at the 4H Exhibit Hall on Aug. 13 in the hopes of attending the...

New study: Swearing may actually increase stress

feature

September 14, 2011

Despite the results, psychology teacher says the study may be far-fetched Think swearing makes you feel better? Think again. A recent study published this year by psychologists from Bristol University claims that swearing actually stresses out people more than if they did not. According to the study...

New film highlights students under pressure

New film highlights students under pressure

feature

September 14, 2011

To say that senior Sarah Bennett is busy is an understatement. She enrolls herself in the most challenging courses this school offers and crams her schedule with extracurricular activities, including GKOM, NHS, track and cross-country. On a typical day, Bennett stays at school past the 3:05 p.m. bell...

Personal health trumps academic stress

perspectives

February 6, 2009

By Maria LaMagna <mlamagna@hilite.org> This will not be shocking news, but if you haven’t heard, students here are stressed out.  Swimmers don’t see sunlight during the winter months because they’re at practice so early and stay so late.  During Holiday Spectacular week, students ca...