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Choir students to sing with alumni at Legacy Concert on April 13

SURF SURF CRAZY:
Tristan Davis, New Edition member and sophomore, practices choreography during a rehearsal. Tristan said she hopes to leave behind a legacy once she graduates from the choirs program.

Valliei Chandrakumar

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 Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result.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

CHS should broaden standards of Distinguished Grad to better represent everyone

HiLite Staff

February 21, 2020

Unlike most high schools, CHS uses the Distinguished Grad program to recognize its top seniors each year. The system, which started more than ten years ago, allows students to  accumulate points and recognizes multiple, well-rounded seniors, instead of appointing the singular title of valedictorian. In ad...

Comedy Sportz to meet on Feb. 7 to prepare for Intramural Match on Feb. 10 in Studio Theater at 9:30 a.m. 

COmedy Sportz sponsor James Peterson sits at his computer and prepares for his morning on Jan. 27. Comedy Sportz will have an intramural match on Feb. 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the Studio Theater.

Valliei Chandrakumar

February 5, 2020

Comedy Sportz members will hold a meeting on Feb. 7 in P123 after school to prepare for the intramural match on Feb. 10 in the Studio Theater at 9:30 a.m. After the first event of the semester, club members are expected to attend all Friday meetings throughout February to prepare for home matches on F...

Comedy Sportz to resume meetings on Feb. 7

Sarah Warf, Comedy Sportz member and sophomore, works on homework during her SRT period on Jan. 8. Warf said during school, she looks forward to club meetings because she is able to easily and freely laugh.

Valliei Chandrakumar

February 2, 2020

Comedy Sportz members will resume meetings on Fridays in P123 after school on Feb. 7. Members are expected to demonstrate all the techniques learned from the first semester’s rehearsals in home matches on Feb. 20 and 21 in the Studio Theater at 7 p.m. Comedy Sportz sponsor James Peterson said trainings...

Rise in female protagonist roles in movies allows for stronger representation of women

POWERFUL PROTAGONIST:
Rachel Redman, cosplay club member and junior, dresses up as Hermione Granger. Redman said the increase in female heroines in media allow women to look up to prominent role models.

Valliei Chandrakumar

January 23, 2020

Princesses, witches, fairies… there were many personalities for Rachel Redman, cosplay club member and junior, to look up to, and later dress up as while growing up. Today, there are even more characters for girls to look to as powerful role models and more to come with upcoming movie characters like...

Students, program director explain how they combine Christian faith, passion for music

HAND ON MY HEART:
Annie Rose, Christian Allegro member and senior, performs a gospel piece with the church band during a Sunday service. Rose said singing at church strengthens her faith by connecting with each song’s meaning.

Valliei Chandrakumar

December 12, 2019

With recent headlines such as “...Made Me Appreciate Christianity for the First Time” (DJBooth), “...Calls Himself ‘Greatest Artist God Ever Created’” (E! Online) and “...on a mission to ‘turn atheists into believers’” (The Irish News), Kanye West, American billionaire, rap megastar ...

TEDx gains additional sponsor, reorganizes leadership team

 Sarah Konrad, new TEDx president and junior, talks to a friend during math class in the class period before a TEDx meeting. Konrad said she is excited for her new position in the club.

Rhea Acharya

November 23, 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the TEDx club now has a new leadership team. According to Sarah Konrad, new TEDx president and junior, many of the same people are on the club’s leadership team, but now they serve in different roles. Aside from Konrad as president, the leadership positions now include ...

Comedy Sportz to discuss next meeting date

Students start a Comedy Sportz training session, open to all CHS students, by playing a skills game in the Studio Theater during the first session of their SRT period on Sept. 4. Comedy Sportz is yet to decide its next meeting.

Valliei Chandrakumar

November 21, 2019

Comedy Sportz members will arrange a meeting date after Thanksgiving break to discuss effective algorithms for continuous, positive audience reaction. James Peterson, Comedy Sportz sponsor and IB Film and theatre arts teacher, said the meetings are very relaxed, with the group coexisting as friends ra...

With upcoming fall production “Cheerleaders Vs. Aliens,” students and makeup artists describe artistry of special effects makeup

SCALY TRANSFORMATION:
Looking in a mirror, junior Lydia Schrader applies green makeup onto a special effects prosthetic to create a scale-like look. Schrader said these green lines create more depth and make the prosthetic look more realistic.

Valliei Chandrakumar

November 15, 2019

Aggressively rubbing paint onto a bald cap might be an uncomfortable, once-in-a-lifetime experience for most, but for senior Hannah Smith, it is just another part of her job as a special effects makeup artist for the CHS theater community. Smith works with prosthetic or special effects makeup to change...

Comedy Sportz to review elements of successful performances in Oct. 18 meeting to educate new members

Comedy Sportz members gather in a circle formation to prepare for the start of their training session in the Studio Theater during the first session of their SRT period on Sept. 4. Comedy Sportz will have its next meeting on Oct. 18 in P123.

Valliei Chandrakumar

October 15, 2019

Comedy Sportz will meet in P123 on Oct. 18 to reexamine techniques and strategies discussed in its Oct. 4 training session directed by a member of the Comedy Sportz team from downtown Indianapolis. During the meeting, the leaders plan to explain the usual content of performances to new members by rehashing...

Comedy Sportz leaders to discuss club expectations in Sept. 20 meeting

Comedy Sportz members participate in circle icebreakers at the beginning of their training session on Sept. 4. Comedy Sportz will have its next meeting on Sept. 20 in P123.

Valliei Chandrakumar

September 18, 2019

Comedy Sportz members will meet in P123 on Friday, Sept. 20, to discuss meeting dates and content regulations. Before beginning continuous training sessions, leaders will start the year off explaining the morals and expectations of the club. The main focus of these efforts is to emphasize the preparat...

Comedy Sportz members to prepare for Sept. 9 auditions in upcoming meeting

Comedy Sportz sponsor and IB Film teacher James Peterson starts his morning preparing for the day on Thursday, Aug. 29. Peterson will hold auditions for Comedy Sportz on Sept. 9  in P123.

Valliei Chandrakumar

September 3, 2019

Comedy Sportz members will meet in P123 on Tuesday, Sept. 3, to discuss plans and goals for the school year. The main focus of these efforts is to emphasize the true intentions behind each performance, letting audience members participate for their overall enjoyment and making sure everyone is havin...