• Carmel High School dismissed on May 26. We will continue to periodically release information throughout the summer.

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Accents members perform live for the first time this year at the Palladium on April 25. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on auditorium capacity, the Accents held this event outdoors.

Accents members perform at Palladium, reflect on importance of live performances

Pallevi Pillai May 20, 2021

On April 25, the Accents choir group performed at the Palladium, the group’s first live performance this school year. Accents, along with the rest of Carmel Choirs, has been recording their concert pieces...

Toxic stigma surrounds crying despite it being effective coping mechanism for stress, should be normalized

Toxic stigma surrounds crying despite it being effective coping mechanism for stress, should be normalized

Valliei Chandrakumar September 23, 2020

The United States is approaching 200,000 COVID-19 deaths; deadly shootings happen every week here in Indiana; racial tensions are rising nationwide over the shootings of African-American people at the...

With rise in social media use from quarantine, students participate in solo, casual photoshoots to express themselves

With rise in social media use from quarantine, students participate in solo, casual photoshoots to express themselves

Valliei Chandrakumar August 13, 2020

Like many teenagers in today’s generation, senior Chloe Eades frequently interacts with social media. Eades, however, has taken a step further: conducting photoshoots for her and her friends’ social...

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.

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

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

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.

Comedy Sportz to resume meetings on Feb. 7

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...

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.

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

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...

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.

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

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...

 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.

TEDx gains additional sponsor, reorganizes leadership team

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...

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.

Comedy Sportz to discuss next meeting date

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...

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.

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

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...

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