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4 NEWS BRIEFS 5 NO MORE CARTS 6 SUMMER ROCKIN’ Last Rock of Summer to be rebooted by WHJE


SPORTS 22 22 RUNNING START 24 DOUBLE TIME Identical twins and juniors Anna, Gretchen Moore share experience playing lacross

8 MAKING A DIFFERENCE With World Humanitarian Day on Aug. 19, students reflect on experiences helping communities in need


12 IT’S YOUR MOOVE As number of people who identify as vegan increases, students follow vegan diet, decide if it fits into lifestyles

ENTERTAINMENT 18 18 PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Performing arts students explain practice schedule, benefits of practicing over break



Google begins selling advertising through Google AdWords






Managing editor Hari Patel argues there are benefits to dressing formally for school

28 DRESSIN’ COMFY Managing editor Raphael Li contends that students should dress casually and comforatbly at school





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2016 Google X spins off of its selfdriving tech company to form Waymo which is a leader in self driving vehicles

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First day of school

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Carmel Farmer’s Market from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on the Center Green

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First GKOM connection session during first session of SRT

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Greekfest at Holy Trinity Church

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Freshman activities fair during SRT

AUG 29 LINE DANCE: Students at the Holy Trinity Church rehearse a dance on June 9 for the upcoming Greekfest. The students were part of the Church’s Hellenic Dance Troupe, which included students from elementary school to college.

Club Spotlight: Debate

PTO Open House from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. at CHS


Labor Day (No school)


Take a look at an average debate competition day

Take a look at Carmel’s national experience

5:30-6:30 a.m. Leave school for competition 8 a.m. Arrive at competition school and go through registration 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Go through four rounds of debate per person/ group 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Judges score debate by writing ballots stating who they think won the debate 6 p.m. Attend awards ceremony 7 p.m. Leave competition and return to the school

• The CHS debate team is ranked 64th in the world

DEBATE CHAMPS: Indiana’s national public forum qualifiers pose with their awards at Park Tudor high school on Jan. 19. Public Forum is a debate style with a 2v2 ratio of competitors. MARIE SATCHIVI SUBMITTED PHOTO

• Nationals is comprised of preliminaries and elimination rounds • Preliminaries have six rounds with two judges each. Qualifiers must win at least eight out of 12 rounds to advance • Elimination rounds are bracket-style debates to determine the winner



No More Carts?

School district to implement changes to laptop policies in middle, high schools RHEA ACHARYA GRAPHIC LILLIAN HE STORY


tarting this fall, CHS will be getting a multitude of new laptops. According to Lisa Carroll, technology coordinator for CHS, each classroom will be getting their own set of laptops; however, they will not be in a oneto-one ratio. Instead, there will only be 17 laptops in each cart, even though most classes at CHS have between 20 to 30 students. Regarding this disparity, David Helder, technology coordinator for the school, said via email, “First, teachers can team up with others that teach different classes so that they can borrow another cart and have enough devices for each student. Second, students will be allowed and encouraged to bring their own devices, if available, on a consistent basis to school.” Erin Osborne, IB English student and junior, said although she has her own device, she prefers to use the school ones. “I have found the (school) laptops and computers to be highly beneficial since it does not require the time-consuming process of typing from a phone or connecting the device to WiFi for the login process,” Osborne said. Osborne also said she believes the computer carts are more conve-

nient for students and staff, which would make the new laptops even more beneficial in other ways. “As opposed to transitioning an entire class to a computer lab, the carts simply require students to log into a computer and set it at their becomes easier for teachers to integrate technology into their lesson plans as they can still actively teach while the laptops are out,” Osborne said. According to Carroll, the primary motivation for the change was to improve technological skills. She said, “As educators, we know that developing 21st century skills and becoming good digital citizens will help our students with both their current and future education and career goals. By providing more access to technology in every classroom as well as professional development for teachers, students will have even more opportunities to hone these important skills.” According to Carroll, the change also has the unexpected benefit of not costing the school anything, because the additional devices the school will be getting are coming from within the district and will be added to the 4,030 devices that Carmel currently has. h


Read the staff editorial on the pros and cons of the new policy, as well as the official opinion of the Hilite staff regarding more laptops

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Take a look at the technology policies of schools in the surrounding area ZIONSVILLE 1:1 laptop requirement for grades 5 to 12, can either bring your own device (BYOD) or rent a laptop from the school *laptop rental fee for each student in the 2019 to 2020 school year, also includes case


FISHERS 1:1 laptop requirement for grades 9 to 12, can either BYOD or rent from the school grades K to 8 have a 1:1 iPad requirement


*laptop rental fee for each student in the 2019 to 2020 school year, also includes charging equipment

NORTH CENTRAL No laptop requirement, students can BYOD if they have approval from administration computer labs, computer carts, and computers in library used in classes


*no rental option available



All the laptops going into the 17-per-class laptop carts next year come from other schools in the district, so no additional costs will be incurred



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Summer Rockin’

WHJE members organize student music festival on Aug. 16 JOSIE CRUZAN STORY


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or Ella Carlson, Last Rock of Summer (LROS) president and sophomore, a typical SRT involves getting her SRT teacher to sign her pass, which has “ASAP” written on it in square, capitalized pencil, and signed by her SRT teacher, Sarah Gillum, and then heading to her home away from home: the radio hallway. It is compromised of the radio room, C145, the live booth where radio staff members broadcast on WHJE, the school’s radio station, and five recording booths that host many different people and activities during SRT. One such activity is planning meetings for the Last Rock of Summer, which is scheduled to occur at this Friday at Murray Stadium on from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Jessica “Jesse” Cooper, Last Rock of Summer co-vice president and sophomore said, “It’s kind of like a shrunken version of Lollapalooza. It’s school bands, hopefully a headliner that’s bigger than ourselves, and we’re gonna have some students play. It’s gonna be a lot of fun. It’s gonna bring the whole community together to have one last hurrah before the summer is over.” Carlson came up with the idea for LROS, drawing inspiration from the music festival her father put on for WHJE when he attended CHS. Carlson said that after hearing her father talk about his experiences planning the festival, she decided to pitch the idea. Cooper said, “Back in first quarter during my (radio) liveshow, Ella was

PLANNING AHEAD: Juniors Ella Carlson and Ethan Meneghini attend a Last Rock of Summer planning meeting on July 1. The meeting took place at CHS, and the group spent the time working out the logistics of the quickly approaching event which will take place on Aug. 16 at the Murray Stadium.

my news girl, and one day she goes, ‘When my dad was a student here he had a concert and I really want to bring that back, and I looked at her and I said, ‘Go talk to (WHJE Advisor Dominic) James before someone else takes your idea.’” The process of planning LROS began in January and has involved participation not only from the LROS committee but from the whole of WHJE staff. James said, “[The first time I heard about LROS was] when Ella came to me with a hairbrained idea that she wanted to do an outdoor music festival involving a whole load of musicians and the high school. It was a terrifying idea, clearly, but she did a very good job at convincing me that it would be a great event; it would be fun for the high school and the local community, and it would be a very good way of producing an event that WHJE could get its hands on.” A typical LROS planning meeting consists of the committee members sitting at one of the many long tables in C145, discussing everything that they have been doing thus far and what needs to be done, as well as how smoothly everything has played out so far. At the front of it all is Carlson, who leads these meetings. Committee members do the vast majority of the planning, each heading up a different aspect of the festival and helping with other committee members’ sections. Cooper, for example, is in charge of marketing and sponsorships, and manages the money going in and out of the festival. Carlson, in addition to managing the committee itself, picked which bands are playing at the festival.


“Bernie Szuhaj runs Shark Mouth Productions, which we are using to help us find reasonable bands that are in our range to play LROS, and he’s also helping us set up a ticketing account to do presales and make it very cool and very official. He also manages the auditorium here at Carmel High School,” Carlson said. Pertaining to his role as a teacher involved with LROS, James said, “I’m mostly serving as an adviser. People come to me with ideas and I say whether I think it’s a good idea or not, but basically I just leave it up to the students to decide which way to go. Occasionally they just need a bit of encouragement or a bit of help in taking shortcuts and making decisions. Back in the U.K. I was a theater teacher and I was department chair for the performing arts faculty in two large high schools, so I’m quite used to running big, creative things.”

Carlson spends most of her time thinking about LROS: the bumps she needs to smooth out in the process, who she is meeting with next, or just what she wants to get out of the event, which she hopes will become an annual event for WHJE, like the radiothon they put on every year. “I am really looking forward to seeing it all come together in the end on the actual performance day where we get those big bands performing and we get to see everyone super excited to be there and we just get to see the whole setup itself,” Carlson said. “We’re having the tech theater kids come help us set up the sound system and things for part of the day, which is a good thing because us radio kids don’t know what we’re doing with that and they do. They’ll be the ones setting up the stage, putting up the banners and just really making it look professional.”

MAKING MUSIC: Junior and prospective Last Rock of Summer performer, Ethan Meneghini, works on his music over the summer in preparation for the LROS. Meneghini has created his own home studio that he works out of to produce his own music.

20 Check out a couple of bands performing at LROS.


Despite the fact that WHJE mainly plays alternative and rock music, the festival plans to offer a wide variety of styles, from EDM (electronic dance music) to heavy metal to soul. The LROS committee said they hope to offer something for everyone in attendance. Cooper said, “You’re going to hear every instrument, you’re going to hear the voice of the singer, you’re maybe going to hear the microphone screech a couple of times. It’s going to be what a real concert would look like.” In addition to the concert itself, WHJE will also have a live show happening during the event, and there will be food truck vendors for attendees to purchase food, as well as a merchandise booth as well. “We’re trying to get the whole student body to attend, because everyone loves music, it’s just a matter of what music is offered and who that music applies to,” Carlson said. h

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Making A Difference With World Humanitarian Day on Aug. 19, students reflect on experiences helping communities in need NATALIE KHAMIS STORY


global goals Take a look at some of TASSEL’s goals Medical aid: Many do not have access to local doctors or transportation to clinics The path of medicine: TASSEL moves unopened and unused medical tools to donation facilities. Food aid: 60% of rural families face severe seasonal food shortages before the harvest season, so they must rely on donated food.

Donation centers look at needs of cities and distribute materials accordingly.

The most commonly donated items are canned fruits and vegetables, pastas and canned noodles and soups.

Education: In the 1970s Khmer Rouge incident, 90% of doctors and welleductaed citizens were killed, leaving a gap in education.W

Now, TASSEL has 600 volunteers who teach online classes to children in Cambodia.


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nce a week throughout his and do grammatical lessons,” Pugh sophomore year, senior said. “This year, I got the opportunity William “Will” Pugh would to do writing corrections. The stuset aside his homework for an hour or dents would send me their essays and two and log onto his computer. A I would correct them and help them few moments later, a group of excited improve on their writing abilities.” children from a rural village in CamPugh’s involvement in the TASSEL bodia would appear club was not limited to on the screen, ready a virtual conversation for their next Eng- did you know? with his students. In the lish lesson with Pugh, summer of 2018, Pugh, their teacher. along with other stuNearly half of the Pugh is a part of United States’s dents, spent one week in the TASSEL (TeachCambodia working sideing And Sharing foreign aid spending by-side with TASSEL Skills to Enrich Lives) goes toward helpvolunteers to fulfill the Club here at CHS. ing with long-term organization’s mission. Founded in 2012, development. This Through his trip, Pugh TASSEL’s mission is said he realized the true includes funding for to train volunteers influence of the efforts to provide free Eng- HIV/AIDS treatment of TASSEL, as well as his lish classes over video and support for own, on the poor comconferencing to the health care systems. munity of Cambodians. poor in Cambodia as “Poor kids are bikwell to provide medi- CFR SOURCE ing long distances to cal aid, food aid and school to learn English. other sustainability Whether it is storming services to those in need. Pugh and outside or the sun is out shining, many others involved with the club at they are always going to school to CHS contribute to the mission by proget an education,” Pugh said. “Engviding educational opportunities to the lish is essentially a huge gateway people in their assigned village. language. By learning English, these “We would start with the alphabet Cambodians have a global key that and from there, we would expand will allow them to do whatever they

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Look at some notable events and their connection to the modern problems the country faces TASSELCAMBODIA, BBC SOURCES

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Cambodia becomes a protectorate of France. They are under French colonial rule for 90 years.

World War 2 starts. From 1941 to 1945, Cambodia is occupied by the Japanese, who gave them their first taste of freedom.

Nov. 9, 1953

Cambodia declares independence from France and becomes the Kingdom of Cambodia.



HOLDING HANDS: Senior William “Will” Pugh plays a game of keep-up with a group of Cambodian students. The group consisted of students from his English classes as well as those from far away villages. The past two summers, Pugh has gone on TASSEL trips to Cambodia

want in the world since English has become a vital language.” The efforts of Pugh and of TASSEL are some of many that are commemorated and encouraged on a global level. According to the United Nations, to advocate for the safety and security of humanitarian aid works and for the well-being of people affected by crises, the General Assembly adopted a resolution designating Aug. 19 as World Humanitarian Day. The United Nations does not only commemorate aid workers who have risked their lives in humanitarian service on this day, but it also encourages people to mobilize for the humanitarian effort. Organizations such as the American Red Cross have created opportunities for people interested in humanitarian work through volunteering. According to Duchess Adjei, communications director for the Indiana Red Cross chapter,

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by the numbers

1.2% of the United States’s federal budget went toward foreign aid in 2016

1 BILLION children worldwide currently live in poverty CFR, DOSOMETHING SOURCES

a majority of the humanitarian efforts of the Red Cross come solely from volunteers, fulfilling the Red Cross’s mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering. “We have five service lines for our humanitarian agency,” Adjei said. “Disaster cycle services are probably what most people know the Red Cross for. We do a lot of disaster work— everything from the little home fires to the large scale disasters such as Hurricane Harvey and Katrina.”

The Khmer Rouge led by Pol Pot takes over and attempts to transform the country into a peasant-dominated society.

Jan. 7, 1979

OCT. 23, 1991

Vietnamese troops seize the Cambodian capital, ending the regime of the Khmer Rouge.

HUG IT OUT: Senior William “Will” Pugh (left) hugs two Cambodian students. Pugh said his involvement in the TASSEL club to help others has had a positive influence on him.

While the Red Cross brings relief through providing the necessary tools such as housing, clothing and food to those in need, Adjei said an important effort volunteers can do is to provide emotional support for the victims of crises.

The Paris Peace Agreements are signed, marking the end of the Cambodian-Vietnamese War.


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Where did you go for your mission trip and what did you do?

What did you learn from your mission trip?

We went to two cities in Taiwan, Taipei and Tianzhong, to teach the Bible to little kids and also to give them an English immersion experience.

I learned how to work with the children. I am more on the introverted side, so there were times when I had to step out of my shell and teach the kids small gvood lessons. I was initially worried that the kids would be really rowdy and loud and they wouldn’t be able to totally focus, but some of them are really endearing.

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“When people join our mission, they are getting to work with people who are experiencing difficult times, whether you lost your home in a home fire and you just need someone to express your feelings to and hug, we have people there,” Adjei said. “A lot of what we do is dealing with people and working with them as they go through very difficult situations. We get to work

Scan this to read about local student volunteers

a helping hand Take a look at ways to make a difference locally IndyHumane

What: Interact with animals and help out with the Humane Society’s facilities How: Be at least 16 years old, complete training and attend an information session. Must commit to a weekly or biweekly schedule

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana What: Scan and sort donated food items, assist clients shopping in the food pantry

How: Be at least 9 years old for most shifts, be accompanied by a parent or guardian if under 18 years old

Wheeler Mission Homeless Shelter What: Serve a meal, help out at

Recreation Night, serve at the Store + Donation Center or aid in housekeeping and work projects How: Attend volunteer orientation (not required), be accompanied by a parent or guardian if under 18 years old


with them to build some sort of reSEL, that should influence you semblance of normalcy.” to help make a difference in the In agreement with Adjei, senior world,” Pugh said. “We tend to forAmaya Kliegl said bringing comfort get that we are privileged for living to those in need is just as important in houses with air conditioning, for as providing tangible aid. In April, having unlimited access to food and Kliegl, along with water. Just know the other members that anything you of her church parish, can do in order to We tend to traveled to the Dochange the lives of minican Republic as anyone in need, forget that a part of a mission like TASSEL’s initrip. While the trip to tiative in Cambowe are privithe Dominican Redia, will make a leged. Just public was influenced very big difference by religious reasons, to them.” h know that Kliegl said she and anything her parish were there to spread hope and you can do give the people guidto change the ance throughout the daily hardships they lives of those may encounter. in need will “We went to different churches and make a big schools every day. We difference to were with different children and we put them. on different lessons or SENIOR WILLIAM PUGH skits for them to teach them about God— mainly lessons that will help them get through the hard times,” Kliegl said. “We were trying to plant a seed in their minds, to remind them they always have someone to lean on during the hard times.” While the efforts of Pugh and Kliegl were influenced by different initiatives, both Pugh and Kliegl said they encourage others to take the opportunity to provide aid to communities in need, whether it may be locally or internationally. “It doesn’t have to be a specific reason, such as my efforts in TAS-


Are you considering going back? I decided not to this year because I thought that one time would be enough, but I thought about doing it next year with some friends. If I did another mission trip I wouldn’t want to do it by myself. TEACH AWAY: (RIGHT) Senior Amaya Kliegl poses with girls during a mission trip in the Dominican Republic. Kliegl said during her mission trip, many of the local residents would gather in the churches with the translators. (BELOW) Senior William “Will” Pugh teaches English to a class of Cambodian students. This is Pugh’s second trip to Cambodia with the organization TASSEL, a nonprofit organization focused on changing the lives of rural Cambodians through English education, the creation of teaching jobs, food and medicine aid and financial sponsorships.



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It’s Your Moove In light of recent Fair Oaks incident, students, dietician explain experience with, reasoning behind vegan lifestyles GRACE XU STORY















he day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the winter of 2018, junior Carmen Broadnax suddenly decided to never eat meat again. And not just meat, either. She’d chosen to cut out all animal-related foods from her diet, including dairy, seafood and egg. In other words, she’d simply decided to become a vegan. However, was her decision really that sudden? Broadnax said that while she did become a vegan cold-turkey, she had actually contemplated going vegan for quite a while. In fact, the rise of veganism within America led to many people, including Broadnax, gaining greater exposure and understanding of the diet. So, it’s no surprise that eating more plant-based is a trend that’s been growing exponentially within recent years. In fact, according to, while only 1% of American consumers identified as vegan in 2014, that number grew by 600% within the span of only three years.

PATH TO PLANTS The rise of veganism has likely been complemented with the rise of animal rights as well, and the recent incident at the Fair Oaks Farm in Northwest Indiana has caused no lack of controversy. According to Chicago Tribune and CBS News, Animal Recovery Mission released a video filmed by undercover investigators at the farm, which showed cows being abused by employees. Broadnax said when she saw the Fair Oaks video, she was not surprised. She added that she had not only known about the ways meat and dairy industries treat animals for quite a while now, but also that her love for animals was one of the main reasons behind her going vegan.


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“I went to a farm camp, and I saw how they treated their cows,” Broadnax said. “Farmers would tell us that it was normal and that the cows don’t feel anything. They would inject the cows with steroids so that the cows make more milk and say that they needed to be milked every day, that they enjoy being milked every day. But I’d never really believed it… I guess you (might) need to detach yourself from that because you don’t really have to care. Like, it’s not truly affecting you. But I can’t go throughout my life just benefiting off of other animals.”

PAINTED NAILS: Vegan and junior Carmen Broadnax explores vegan nail polish at Whole Foods. She said she does not normally use nondietary vegan products, but she sometimes does if it is convenient for her. CALINA HE PHOTO

In fact, many become vegan due to ethical concerns, and vegan and senior Kian Robinson, with an aunt who had worked for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), among other family involvement in animal rights, is largely in the same boat. Robinson, who has been raised vegetarian from birth, said a major part of his and his family’s support of eating such a diet was their ethical values. “If six million dogs were killed every year for our consumption, I think people would be horrified,” Robinson said. “Scientifically, farm animals can feel pain, stress and fear. Pigs are

smarter than dogs are, fun fact. So when somebody goes to a festival and they eat dog and people freak out about it, and I see no one freaking out about how pigs are treated, it’s just kind of—I wonder if they knew about how smart pigs are, if they care, or if it’s simply our interaction, and I think it’s the latter.” Robinson added the agricultural industry’s effects go beyond simply animals, but have a significant impact on the environment too. “The number-one cause of deforestation of the Amazon Forest is to make more land for cattle,” Robinson said. “Cattle also produce more methane into the atmosphere than the transportation industry, including all cars.” In fact, his comments are supported by NASA’s Earth Observatory, which says clearing trees for agricultural needs is the top cause of tropical deforestation, and by a United Nations report, which says states’ cattle are among the biggest threats toward climate change.

UNCERTAIN VEGAN However, eating vegan or vegetarian does come with its drawbacks as well, particularly on an individual level. Katie Hake, registered dietitian and fitness professional, said that while eating fruits and vegetables have significant benefits, cutting out other food groups completely or eating diets that aren’t completely balanced can often result in a lack of nutrients. “When we do cut out any sort of food group—in this case, meat—a lot of people can become deficient in certain nutrients because they’re missing out,” Hake said. “In particular, vegetarians can be at risk for Vitamin B deficiencies. So it’s important that they understand, ‘If I’m not getting nutrients from this food group, am I supplementing it, either with another food group, or with an actual vitamin or mineral oral supplement?’” Robinson agreed with Hake’s comments, saying Vitamin B-12 is a nutrient he can’t obtain easily as he doesn’t eat any type of meat or fish; however, he does supplement


backstory Learn the most common reasons people go vegan*

#1 animal rights 43 percent includes: not using products that kill, test on, or take from animals

health benefits #2 39 percent


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#3 environment 10 percent 2 includes: lessening water waste and green house gas emissions from animal products

includes: lower blood sugar levels, lower risk of heart disease/ certain cancers other #4 8 percent includes: influence of social media, celebrity endorsement, desire for more control over diet

*all percentages based on reasons RHEA ACHARYA GRAPHIC participants joined a campaign to try out veganism for a month ABC NEWS, HEALTHLINE, PETA SOURCES

it artificially. He also added that it is a nutrient that can be found in fish, meaning pescetarians would still be able to consume Vitamin B-12 naturally. Robinson added that vegetarianism and veganism can have lifestyle implications beyond just diet—in particular, pet food. “I don’t have a cat or a dog,” Robinson said. “For when I’m older, I’m not sure yet whether I’m ready to make that decision. As far as feeding them, vegan food is not good for cats at all. They cannot survive well

living the life

without meat. And for dogs, you have a little more leeway, but it’s not healthy for them to have a meatless diet. So as far as, would I be willing to buy that? I don’t know; I haven’t decided. So it has some other lifestyle implications that people might not consider before going vegan or vegetarian.”

MYTHBUSTERS For vegan-turned-vegetarian and senior Edie Wetzel, she said while there may be reasons dissuading people from going vegan or vegetarian, health should generally not be a roadblock.

In 2015, there was another major food industry incident: cases of contamination in certain Chipotle stores. Scan this to read a story about how it caused students to think about their food sources.


“Protein is not as important as Americans make it out to be. The reason most Americans eat so much meat is because we have a huge meat industry. It’s a luxury item,” Wetzel said. “If you travel to other countries, meat is a privilege, especially in third-world countries. It tastes good, everyone likes it, so everyone (eats) it, but our bodies don’t really need it.” In fact, Wetzel’s comments on how meats are often pricier than vegetables overturn a common stereotype surrounding vegetarianism, which is that it’s a more expensive lifestyle than a regular diet. While certain vegan or vegetarian products such as plant-based meats may be pricier due to the currently small size of the industry, according to both Wetzel as well as Robinson, eating more plant-based is generally cheaper in actuality. “You can get a lot of foods in bulk, like nuts or beans, that will provide the protein you need fairly cheaply,” Robinson said. “A lot of people in developing countries have to eat plant-based diets. The foods aren’t necessarily more expensive, and if you aren’t a fan of the taste itself, if you look into ethnic cooking, especially Indian cooking, there’s a lot of really good options.”

Learn where to find vegan alternatives to common animal-based household products , outside of food soap vegan products Lush, The Body Shop Why? make soaps using fruits and vegetables not animal fat, milk and honey

clothes vegan products ModCloth, The Compassion Closet Why? don’t use the animalbased products (silk, leather, fur, wool) used in clothes such as leather jackets or fur coats

lipstick vegan products Urban Decay, Axiology Why? other lipsticks contain beeswax or carmine (red pigment from crushed insects)

bedding vegan products Polartec, Primaloft Why? use synthetic alternatives to down bedding

sticky notes vegan products Zazzle, Absolute Vegan Why? do not test their products on animals unlike 3M, the company that makes Post-it notes shampoo & conditioner vegan products Nature’s Gate, Kiss My Face Why? other brands include ingredients like lecithin, which can be taken from eggs or animals



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Broadnax agreed with Robinyou feel great. Your body feels great,” son’s comment on vegan cookWetzel said. “A lot of people do ing, saying she had doubted whether (go vegan) to be healthier, to lose a vegan diet would taste good before weight, and it is easy to lose weight. actually attempting the lifestyle— I’m thin myself, just naturally, and and found that when I was vegan, I there were plenty of was kind of scary options that tasted thin, which is why I’m My biggest great to her. (now) vegetarian.” “I think there’s a Hake added that tip for going misconception with just with any diet, or vegan is vegan food that it’s even any decision, renot going to be good, to do your search is vital. She said like ‘What do you whether it’s visiting research, eat? Just nuts and a a registered dietitian salad every day?’ But to consult about your know what no,” Broadnax said. diet or going on the you’re “(People who want web to give you backto become vegan) ground context, it is getting can learn to eat new important to have yourself into. knowledge and make foods, find ways to prepare foods that your own conclusions; SENIOR EDIE WETZEL they never thought Hake also said the Fair of. I learned many Oaks incident might foods can be turned into something have possibly provoked others to sudI would never think of.” denly go vegan. “I think people, before they deYOUR OWN ADVENTURE cide to make a drastic decision— “I feel great (eating a plant-based like ‘I’m no longer supporting this,’ diet). Like Oreos are vegan, so you or ‘I’m no longer eating this’— could munch on Oreos all day and based on one incident, should do feel like crap, but if you do your vegsome research,” Hake said. “What anism the right way and eat correctly, are your other companies doing

S P EA K U P ! Would you consider being vegan? “I would never consider being vegan because my favorite food is sushi and I could never give that up. (Being vegan wouldn’t fit into my lifestyle) because I literally eat sushi every day for lunch.”

Junior Olivia White “I would not convert to veganism because I need protein for skating, and if I became a vegan, it would be harder to get the protein I needed.”

Sophomore Claire Qu


HOLD YOUR HORSES: Vegan-turned-vegetarian and senior Edie Wetzel competes in a horse show. Wetzel said she thinks protein is a luxury item, not a necessity as even without eating meat or eggs, she is still able to maintain an active lifestyle. EDIE WETZEL SUBMITTED PHOTO

that you frequent? And really dive deep into the ‘why.’ I think those that are already eating a vegetarian lifestyle may already be aware of things like this that happen in the food industry. I think there are also people who have gone vegetarian just because their friend did; they may be surprised which opens the door to research and they may have looked into the food industry.” Wetzel heavily supported this mindset. For instance, she said despite being vegetarian, she didn’t find Fair Oaks to be completely in the wrong after doing her own research, as she said there was evidence that showed employees were coerced into abusing animals by those making the documentary, and she said the fact Fair Oaks immediately fired employees investigators reported showed they didn’t condone such behavior. Wetzel said. “Everyone thinks this Fair Oaks situation is so horrible, and yes, the dairy industry

by the numbers

3% of Americans are vegan

51% of American chefs served vegan-friendly options in 2018

5% decline in sale of cow’s milk from 2017 to 2018 in the United States THE INDEPENDENT, FORBES SOURCES


sucks, but that’s how all dairy industries are. It was blown out of proportion. My biggest tip (for going vegan) is to do your research, know what you’re getting yourself into. Understand your protein needs, what your body needs; if you’re an athlete, know how many calories you burn a day, just things like that.” Broadnax said on top of thoroughly understanding the facts surrounding veganism, it’s important to understand that in the end, any type of diet is simply a lifestyle choice that you make for yourself. Following this principle, Broadnax said it’s important to make sure that, if you do decide to go vegan, the diet is working to your advantage and truly making you feel better about yourself—adding on that while she’s never had meat since her decision to go vegan in January 2018, every once in a while, she still does allow herself the occasional dessert with dairy. “If you want to go vegan, just do it. Don’t get mad at yourself if you slip up because everybody slips up,” Broadnax said. “I think putting these expectations on myself to be this perfect vegan is really unnecessary. I don’t regret it, and I do get criticisms for not always eating vegan desserts, but it’s not their life and it’s not really affecting them.” Hake agreed with Broadnax’s comments, saying that veganism and vegetarianism are simply personal lifestyle choices. She added that experimenting with several alternative diets, doing research about them or even consulting with a trained professional such as a registered dietitian could greatly benefit one’s lifestyle choices—whether that be to follow a plant-based diet or not—as long as you find what works for you. “I don’t necessarily believe in labeling the way we eat,” Hake said. “Just do the research. Experiment. And at the end of the day, it’s not about what we eat from day-to-day, but it’s more of the snapshot of what we’re eating as a whole.” h

trying alternatives Take a look at common nutrients vegan diets can lack and what foods provide those supplements

NONRESTRICTED DIET vitamin b-12 function protein metabolism, formation of red blood cells RDA* 2.4 mcg found in chicken, liver, beef

iron function makes DNA, carries oxygen in the blood RDA 16.3 mg found in beef, tuna, eggs

calcium function bone, teeth, muscle function RDA 1000 mg found in yogurt, cheese

omega-3 function brain & eye development RDA 250-500 mg found in mackerel, salmon, oysters

VEGAN DIET iron VEGAN OPTIONS beans, peas, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, enriched bread, plant milks

omega-3 VEGAN OPTIONS seaweed, algae, chia seeds, oils

iodine function thyroid function, controls metabolism RDA 150 mcg found in dairy products

iodine VEGAN OPTIONS potatos, prunes, bananas, corn

vitamin b-12 VEGAN OPTIONS B-12-fortified plant milks, cereals, yeast

calcium VEGAN OPTIONS tofu, spinach, kale, bok choy, chickpeas, broccoli




AUG 13, 2019

Practice Makes Perfect Band, orchestra students give advice for practicing over break, adapting to higher level performing arts

Q&A noah sim, marching band member and senior ISABELLA WHITE Q&A

Is there a specific practice schedule for marching band over the summer? We practice on weekends and a couple of weeks in the middle of the summer. We get a month off, but then in August we have these two weeks where we practice for 11 hours a day for four days of the week, and essentially, those are the hardest weeks of the summer. After those are done, we go into school and we go back to our after-school rehearsal schedule. After going through those two weeks, though, you know you can get through anything.

What benefits come from practicing so much over the summer?

As we practice over the summer, we get ahead of the other schools... (creating) our fundamental baseline of skills (over summer) is what makes us so successful.

TAKE A BREATH: Noah Sim, marching band member and senior, rehearses on his euphonium during summer marching band rehearsals. Sim began to play the euphonium for marching a year ago. Sim said the summer rehearsals allow for the marching band to get a head start, as well as integrate freshmen with upperclassmen. SHRUTHI RAVICHANDRAN PHOTO

What does marching band focus on over the summer for the upcoming season?

For the upperclassmen, we’ve been doing this for two or three years, but the freshmen are just starting, so we have to go back to the fundamentals... We have to learn how to take just one step forward, because marching band is such a team activity that if some members aren’t as strong as others, everything can fall apart. It’s really important for us in the summer to establish those fundamentals.

Does the marching band do any bonding activities over the summer? It’s less of the whole band, because it’s so big... so it’s more of section bonding. For example, I am a part of the baritone section, and so our section does our own bonding activities. We go paintballing once a year, we do a sleepover and we have a chant we have been doing for more than 20 years. Each section has its own activities, so that’s how we bond.


beneficial rehearsal

Take a look at some benefits of consistent music practice

Time Management Practicing music develops consistency and routine

Fine Tuning Practicing helps isolate sounds, which refines hearing skills



Reading Skills Music strengthens the ability to process information

Coordination Being rhythmic and conscious of notes refines motor skills

Math Reading music requires pattern recognition, which improves math skills


Q&A marching band director michael pote BOWEN ZHOU Q&A

How does the marching band practice over the summer?

The quality of practice is way more important than the quantity of practice, so what we have done is we have limited the practice time based on groups who are competing at the same level, so we don’t rehearse as much but we try to rehearse more efficiently, which obviously creates better performances.

Why is it important for students to practice during the summer?

It gives us a head start on the year. There’s so much complexity involved with putting together a show of this magnitude that having a few extra rehearsals over the summer helps us get a head start.

NEVER STOP: (RIGHT) Marching band director Michael Pote conducts students during summer rehearsals. Pote said the summer rehearsals makes the school year run smoother. (BELOW) Despite school coming to an end, Camerata member and junior Owen Eckart practices viola for his private lessons. SHRUTHI RAVICHANDRAN PHOTOS

Q&A owen eckart, camerata member and junior GRACE XU Q&A

What are your plans for practicing over the summer? I’ll be continuing my lessons as normal, and I’m probably going to be learning some sort of viola in place of the school music that we typically do. I’ll also be going to a string camp in Butler. The practice time will probably remain the same (as during the school year), or maybe be even more since I’ll have a lot more time since I’ll have no homework. My practice varies a lot since I’m not always consistent.

How important is it for musicians to practice year-round? I think it’s critical that people practice over the summer because a lot of it is muscle memory. If you don’t practice, then it’s going to feel weird getting back into it. Even sometimes after not practicing for a week, like during spring break, it was rough trying to get back.

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Rocking With The Bands

Q&A with student bands performing at this Friday’s Last Rock of Summer concert VERONICA TEETER Q & AS, PHOTOS


Read a story on the planning process behind Last Rock of Summer

Scan this to read the full Q&A senior alex turner

As a band, how have you grown musically?

What artists influence your band?

DIBELLA: “We’ve definitely grown towards developing our own sound. We’ve begun to love the combination of beachy guitar tones, open drum sounds, slide guitars (when recording), among other instrument choices.”

TURNER: “Bands that influence us would be the Beach Boys, Kenny Sasaki and the Tiki Boys: ‘60s pop, to put it simply.”

junior keloe sefo

What is your favorite thing about performing for people?

DIBELLA: “My favorite part about performing would have to be the satisfaction of letting my hard work pay off. In my opinion, the whole point of making music is to share it with others. I feel like performing is the most direct way of achieving that. SEFO: “I love performing because I just love having fun and sharing good music with people.” senior max dibella

brooks morales

caleb russell nick karn chs senior ben kusel

What genre of music do you perform?

Where do you find inspiration for your music?

KUSEL: “Each of our songs are little different. We have one song called ‘Nothing is Easy,’ which is probably the best song and at it’s very core seems slow and a little bit jazzy. (Our songs go) around rock or alternative.

RUSSELL: “We’re all just really big music nerds. We can go off on tangents talking about albums and classics. For us, it’s really about making the final product. When I’m done with the album, it’s just like something new in the world.”




Entertainment Briefs MOVIE RELEASES


FRIDAY DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD In this live action rendition, Dora leads a group of high school teenagers in an effort to save her parents and solve a mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

Buy tickets for WHJE’s Last Rock of Summer concert by scanning this QR Code


SEPT. 6 FRIDAY SEPT. 6IT: CHAPTER TWO After twenty-seven years, Pennywise returns to Derry to torment the members of the Losers’ Club. CREATIVE COMMONS PHOTO





6 to 10 p.m. Murry Stadium






7 p.m. Ruoff Mortgage Music Center



SEPT. 13

7:30 p.m. Bankers Life Fieldhouse

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CHS West Parking Lot Tickets: $10



9 p.m. to midnight Carmel Arts & Design District Tickets: Free


AUG 13, 2019

Running Start

Cross-country runners, coaches explain importance of pre-season training, bonding done during weeklong summer team camp SARAH KIM STORY


“We have probably been going n the last Monday of (to team camp) for at least 20 years July, 100 runners from now. Years ago, boys and girls went the women’s crossto the same location for country team piled team camp. But that, into school buses we found out, got to with their duffel bags. (Team be a little distracting They headed toward camp) was for both while we were Lincoln State Park for at camp,” Dalton said. their annual summer just kind of “Then it kind of changed team camp. Half an hour later, the men’s a way to get over the years and for a while we would only team load its buses everybody take probably 30 or 40 headed toward Rose of the top runners each Hulman University. focused. summer to team camp According to Andy ANDY DALTON, right before school startDalton, women’s crossWOMEN’S CROSS ed. It was just kind of a country head coach, COUNTRY HEAD way to get everybody this team camp has COACH focused. But the last been held for years.

SIDE BY SIDE: Amit Manchella, cross-country runner and sophomore, and Daniel “Dan” Musapatika, cross-country runner and junior, run together at summer practice. Manchella said summer helps prepare the team for the season when the school year starts. SARAH KIM PHOTO

couple of years we have been taking the whole team.” For the women’s team camp, the seniors each year take charge and plan most of the activities. Abigail “Abby” Kaufman, crosscountry runner and senior, explained what goes into this process. “We take what the seniors did last year and we decide different roles for each of the seniors to do. We try to make sure that everyone is working together but that each person has a specific job to make sure that we get everything done properly,” Kaufman said. “One of the things is a dance that (the seniors) do every year, so we need to choreograph that and make sure that everyone learns it and performs


it. We also decorate cabins and have to come up with an overall theme for the whole, entire week. We also plan the team camp T-shirts.” Overall, Dalton said the main purpose of camp is to bond as a team. “The biggest benefit is that it really builds the community and the culture of the entire team before school starts. It allows girls to get to know each other, especially the freshmen because it allows them to walk into school on the first day and already know 100 girls really well,” Dalton said. Dalton added that training together as a team, both mentally and physically, was an added benefit. “From a coaching perspective, the benefits are that we get to educate the girls on how we do training, why we do training, and not just our physical training but our mental training and what our vision and goals for the year are. We have team meetings every night where we are able to discuss all of these things and that really helps us grow stronger as a team and help the girls grow stronger as runners.” Kaufman agreed that team camp served its major purposes. “Team camp not only helps me with getting prepared for the season running- wise, it also helps me get closer to all of the other seniors and other athletes that are doing cross-country. It is a good bonding experience and an overall fun time,” Kaufman said. Amit Manchella, men’s crosscountry runner and sophomore, also agreed with the major benefits of team camp. Manchella said, “We have a lot of competitions, like ‘Mario Kart’ competitions and ping-pong competitions, that really bring us together as a team. We also do workouts throughout the day; one in the morning and one in the evening. One of the days we go to the Terre Haute course which is the State Championship course and we do a workout on that which is a really cool experience.” h

S P EA K U P ! How does summer training impact you and your team’s performance when the actual season begins? “Summer training prepares us for tryouts and the rest of the season. Every week we have weights on Mondays and Wednesdays and open- field scrimmages on Tuesdays.”

Emma Domke, soccer player and junior “Summer practice helps us get an idea of the skill level we are playing at. We do have weights every Monday and Thursday. We will go to the fields with each other and start pick-up games which help us train with each other and get that team chemistry.”

Theodore Piha, soccer player and senior SARAH KIM SPEAK-UPS, PHOTOS


RUNNING AHEAD: Abigail “Abby” Kaufman and Paige Fulkerson, Cross country runners and seniors lead warm-up during morning summer practices. Kaufman said that seniors usually take charge during summer practices by leading runs and planning activities during team camp. SARAH KIM PHOTO


AUG 13, 2019

Double Time

Juniors Anna and Gretchen Moore share their experience playing on CHS lacrosse team as identical twins SARAH KIM STORY



uniors Anna and Gretchen Moore are identical twins. When the two walk together in the hallway, most people would not be able to tell them apart. The same goes for them when they play sports together. Anna and Gretchen both play lacrosse and have been playing and watching the sport since they were young. “They went to a lot of lacrosse games when they were younger. Their older sister and older cousins played at Guerin Catholic,” said Jennifer Moore, parent of Anna and Gretchen. “When the program was offered at St. Maria Goretti in fifth grade, they both jumped at the chance to play.” By freshman year, the twins made the decision to play for the high school team. Anna and Gretchen explained that their main reasoning behind their decision had to do with not only the team here at CHS, but the sport itself as well.


Take a look at some benefits, drawbacks of having twins in sports, notable pairs

Henrik and Daniel Sedin

The Sedin twins both played for the Vancouver Canucks. It was often said they had a sixth sense and always knew where the other was. However, they were mistaken for each other and confused referees often

Devin and Jason McCourty

The McCourtys play in the NFL. Jason said being twins meant they could confuse opponents and teammates alike, but it also meant being compared to each other when playing on different teams

“I decided to play lacrosse in high school because I love the sport. It is so different from other sports, and anyone that works hard can be good at it,” Anna said. “Also, I love

SEEING DOUBLE: Juniors Gretchen and Anna Moore are identical twins. They’re distinguished during Lacrosse games by Anna’s braid and Gretchen’s straight ponytail.


the team, and the program at Carmel is so amazing.” Gretchen agreed. She said, “I decided to continue to play lacrosse in high school because I really enjoy how fun and competitive the games are, and (Carmel) is just a really good team.” Although they are in the same sport, the twins play dif-


ferent positions and have different skill sets. Anna plays defense, while Gretchen plays attack. Besides Lacrosse, Gretchen also runs cross -country in the fall. “Because I run cross-country, I can run longer distances than (Anna) does. She is better at sprints than me—I can’t really sprint,” Gretchen said. According to Head Coach Joshua Miller, it is difficult to tell them apart sometimes. “It does not affect the coaching style other than just you have to try to figure out which one’s which, and I am really bad at that. We figured out, they told us, that Anna always wears a braid. But if she does not have the braid, I have to ask her who she is. So that is one of the main struggles,” Miller said. The twins also explained the impact of having a set of identical twins on the team. “It is hard because our coaches cannot really tell us apart sometimes; (Anna) has to wear a braid in her ponytail,” Gretchen said. Anna chimed in, “And sometimes they compare us, but that is basically it.” Miller explained that there is a possibility there is a heightened sibling rivalry since Anna and Gretchen are twins. He said, “They play different positions so I think that probably helps in that way. But I would assume that there has to be some sort of sibling rivalry, and it probably becomes even more intense than you would feel with maybe just an older sister.” PARTNER IN CRIME: (LEFT) Juniors Gretchen and Anna Moore practice Lacrosse together over the summer. Anna said there are moments when they wish they weren’t, but they also couldn’t imagine living without each other. Anna also said her favorite part of being a twin is always having someone to talk to and never having to go to social events alone.

When asked about any mental impact that playing with their twin could have on her daughters, Mrs. Moore said it is most often a source of positive motivation. “I definitely think they feed off each other. When they first started playing, whenever one of them got a goal, you could count on the other one to score shortly after,” She said. “Also, when one of them was injured last year, the other one

IN THE GAME: Junior Gretchen Moore plays lacrosse with her twin sister Anna. Gretchen said she thinks having a twin is like having a built-in-best friend. She said she can always depend on Anna.


kind of lost her momentum and just did not play well.” Miller said the overall experience is a positive one. “If we were to have twins on the team, or if there were two of one person, (the Moores) are probably the best ones to have. They are really easy to coach because they are good players and they work hard,” Miller said. “And they are very different when you talk to them.” h


AUG 13, 2019

Thoughtful Tech

Administration should make sure curriculum makes full use of new available technology HILITE STAFF EDITORIAL


ith adding various trict should not add technology for technologies like Cantechnology’s sake. Focusing on eduvas, CHS is continucating both students and teachers ing to increase its technological about the benefits of technology will presence. This year, with the addibe as important as adding devices. tion of more technology carts, CHS Bringing in devices at a one-towill introduce a two-to-one ratio of one ratio also ignores how many students to laptops. Next year, the devices are already present in a district plans to have a one-to-one classroom in the form of phones ratio. This transition is similar in and laptops students bring. Many methodology to what of these devices are many other schools, already fully capable our stance such as Noblesville of everything a class High School, have The new policy of two-towould need and adopted. Schools one students to devices may even be better like Noblesville ratio could work well but suited for use than have been designing will require teachers and devices provided or redesigning cur- students to seek out by the school. This ricula around the new ways of integrating may end up causing near-constant access in-school devices to technology into current to a device and inbe overlooked. As it curriculums. ternet. Many of the stands, the HiLite benefits of the onestaff believes the best to-one trend, such as digital access way to avoid situations where proto homework and lessons and revided technology is ignored is to placing physical textbooks, are only make sure the devices are of highpossible because every student has quality. Higher quality devices are a device. While CHS’s plan appears an expensive investment but oftento be to follow a similar path, cautimes last much longer and perform tion must be exercised to make sure much better. They would also allow such a system is implemented corfor more capability and fewer frusrectly and effectively. trated teachers and students and The HiLite staff applauds the help even the playing field, though district for taking its time and makthat won’t be necessary should the ing sure each step of the integration, curriculum be flexible to the varisuch as technology for teachers, ous devices. works effectively and is taught so Due to the nature of this change, they may use it if they choose. the transition will not be easy. By However, not all classes need letting every student have a device, devices, and many class that do CHS is transitioning to a technolouse devices regularly either have gy-based system allowing for more computers in their rooms or have freedom for students and teachers an arrangement for devices already. alike. However, teachers and stuWhile there certainly are classes dents should focus on integrating that will appreciate the shift to a this into the classroom or this indevice-centered curriculum, the disvestment will fall to the wayside. h

laptops galore Take a look at the old CHS laptop policy compared to the new CHS laptop policy 5000

CHS Devices

Chromebooks 4000

HP 360s 3000

HP 430s 2000

iPads 1000




Old CHS Laptop Policy (2018-2019) Uneven spread of devices across different departments of CHS Departments share several laptop carts and teachers check out carts from their department’s carts

New CHS Laptop Policy (2019-2020) Almost every room next year will receive its own cart of 17 devices This influx of devices into CHS resulted only from excess devices due to changes at the middle and elementary schools ANGELA LI, CALINA HE GRAPHIC DAVID HELDER, LISA CARROLL SOURCES



Shop Before You Drop Students should have time at the beginning of the school year to see if they like scheduled electives RIYA CHINNI COLUMN


f you were to walk among the shopping period is certainly an excampuses of Brown or Harvard cellent way to browse classes withUniversity during the first week out having to fully commit to them of school, you would see students flitjust yet, while keeping my options ting in and out of a myriad of classes, open for new courses I never even sampling courses which are offered at thought to consider,” Wingard said. the schools. While this may seem unDue to schedule or calendar conconventional, this activity is known as flicts as well as the amount of time this a “shopping period” and is a common period may cut into teaching time, our phenomenon among Ivy League instischool could follow the model that tutions as well as few other universities universities who participate in this across the country. practice set in place: offering the “shopA “shopping period” is a time ping period” for first-year students only. period—usually between one and Since students dropping lanthree weeks—where students can guages or other elective classes is a try out or “shop” for various ofcommon occurrence at our school, fered courses prior to making a especially for freshmen, this commitment to take the class for “shopping period” could offer stua semester or two. dents a chance to assess if they Brown University student would like to take a course Yvonne Wingard wrote in an before signing up for it, as opinion piece regarding her well as reduce the number experience with Brown’s of students who drop out of “shopping period”, an excourses they do not end up perience that she said she wanting to complete for the found helpful to her overall whole semester or year. education at Brown. Personally, I’ve chosen “With so many amazelectives that I ended up reYAY SHOPPING! ing courses to choose from, ally enjoying and have stuck

uncommon names first day of school JOE SMITH?



with them throughout my years at CHS, but not all students share the same positive experience as I do. In fact, several people I know were surprised during their freshman year because of the difficulty of a course or how much they disliked a certain elective class they chose. However, counselors create most schedules over the summer prior to the start of school. In order for our counselors to continue making schedules over the summer, incoming freshmen would still need to choose classes to prior to entering CHS. By creating a “shopping period” for elective classes for these students, perhaps during SRT periods, they could try other classes and request modifications to their schedules based on their experience. Though it is little unconventional, this practice would ensure more freshmen are cognizant of the classes they choose to take and are less likely to drop courses midquarter or mid-year. h The views in this column do not necessarily reflect the views of the HiLite staff. Reach Riya Chinni at

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*based off real experiences






AUG 13, 2019

Dress For Success

Students should recognize benefits of dressing nicely to school

Dressin’ Comfy Students should wear more comfortable clothes to school



ve been told this at least 300 times while in high school, “Whoa, you’re really dressed up Hari.” Usually, when people say this, I am wearing khaki pants with a quarter-zip or khaki shorts with a decentlooking shirt. As far back as I can recall, I don’t think I’ve been someone who can wear sweatpants outside of the house unless it was to a park or a gym. Clothes that are soft, loose and unstructured, are what I associate with wearing clothes at home to sleep or relax in. With school starting up again, I would just feel super odd if I wore what I did at home over the summer to school, and I strongly believe that a few minutes of extra effort in the morning can go a long way in improving your productivity and self-confidence. This boost in productivity and confidence might not seem very tangible, but for me, it’s what makes dressing a little bit nicer to school significantly better than just coming to school in athletic sweatpants. Dressing nicely to school can have a plethora of positive impacts on you. Interestingly, according to research published on, dressing nicely has shown to increase productivity and give people a broader perspective. Furthermore, purposely choosing to wear khaki shorts instead of basketball shorts, for instance, influences decision-making in important ways such as making you feel more confident. Making intentional clothing decisions and waking up at 6:40 a.m. instead of 6:45 a.m. in order to make yourself more presentable goes a long way; you will be able to express yourself more cohesively, giving you that additional kick of confidence. Overall, the clothes that you put on depict who you are, so why not depict yourself as a h person of confidence and self-worth? The views in this column do not necessarily reflect the views of the HiLite staff. Reach Hari Patel at



s someone who seems to wear sweatpants and a T-shirt almost every day, I can confidently say there’s nothing wrong with dressing comfortably every day to school. Formal—even semi-formal clothes—are often more restrictive than normal clothes. Khakis and dress shirts are just less comfortable than what people wear at home. Most people I know who do wear nicer clothes at school like to change out of them at home because they aren’t as comfortable, so I wonder why not just always be comfortable? To be fair, formal clothes do have many benefits. Besides the subjective fashion statement they bring, formal clothes allow people to feel more powerful and confident, according to a study conducted by Mike Slepian, an assistant professor at Columbia Business School. However, wearing comfortable clothes also has many discernible benefits. According to a study by Austin Community College, the higher people rated how comfortable their attire was on the day of the exam, the higher scores they received. People do better during exams when they are dressed in what they feel is the most comfortable. Not only does it boost test scores, but dressing comfortably has also been shown to increase productivity at school, work and home. It also helps people think more concretely compared to more formal clothes, according to the New York Post. No matter what I say though, the comfort of clothes is subjective to each person. Some people find khakis comfortable and sweatpants uncomfortable and some the other way around, but in the end, don’t be scared to wear what you feel most comfortable with. h The views in this column do not necessarily reflect the views of the HiLite staff. Reach Raphael Li at



Having Adversity To Your Advantage?

College Board’s Environmental Context Dashboardtime discounts students of wealthier communities invest to reach success KAREN ZHANG GRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE



s being privileged a disadvantage? The obvious grandfather attended a small government-run school and answer may seem to be ‘No.’ However, with the often studied his classwoek under the streetlight outside College Board’s recent creation of the ‘adversity of his house. He relentlessly pursued his education and score,’ this may no longer be true. Last May, the adverearned an occupation as an aerospace engineer. Despite sity score, or (as it is officially known) the Environmennot having the same advantages several of his colleagues tal Context Dashboard, became the newest addition to had had early on, my grandfather earned comparable the college admissions process. According to the Colachievements. For him, it was his dedication that was a lege Board, the Dashboard allows colleges to use data to deciding factor in his life and success. contextualize college applications. The Dashboard disAs CHS students, we have many opportunities at our plays several pieces of data including AP opportunity at fingertips; but that’s no reason to discount our accomplisha student’s high school and neighborhood crime rates. ments. The awards our Science Olympiad and Science Bowl The College Board uses such information as part of a teams earn, the countless championships our sports teams score that reflects the level of adversity a student faces. win and the laurels that the performing arts department While this sounds justified at the outset, how these receives—these are all a result of hours of rehearsal and scores are calculated is not clear. This adds more practice. I’m not denying that our teachers and coachambiguity to an already opaque process. es are a part of our success, only highlighting the While the College Board’s intentions are adsacrifices we make to reach our goals. The adversity mirable, the adversity score’s implementation has score is not the answer—instead the College Board many implications for students of wealthier backshould better the chances of students from less privgrounds. Just the fact that one lives in a better, ileged communities by improving the standards of safer neighborhood does not necessarily translate schools in those areas. To millions of high school stuto more privilege over another locality. At CHS, dents, the adversity score only suggests that where #COLLEGEREADY I appreciate the multitude of resources I have acyou live is more important than what you do. h cess to and recognize that many students make The views in this column do not necessarily reflect do with much less. But resources mean little the views of the HiLite staff. Reach Aditi Kumar without taking initiative to work hard and succeed. My at


Freshman Year

- HIGH SCHOOL - A-???? I’m ruined for my entire high school career




- Freshmen of the upper class!! - B+? Ummmm no - College...?




Senior Year

Junior Year

- CollegeBoard is a monopoly - C+? okay fine - College...!!!

Sophomore Year




- Maybe I’ll just lie here forever - Homework? Who? NHI? What? - COLLEGE


15 minutes of fame

AUG 13, 2019

Back in Business Q&A with student body president (SBP) Maddie Heath, speaker of the House (SOH) Deion Ziwawo VICTORIA NOPPORN Q & A, PHOTO

MADDIE HEATH How did you feel about not having an election? Honestly, I am not sure how to feel. A part of me feels as though not having an election took away the opportunity for the student body to choose. But at the same time, I feel as though these past three years, I have (gained) the experience to do a great job, so if running unopposed gives me the platform to work for the school, then I am fine with that.

What is a piece of advice you would give to those thinking about running for SBP? If you feel as though you can make a difference, and you have a vision for what you want to do with the position, then you should run. The worst thing that could happen is that you lose the election. And if that’s the case, you have several opportunities to run for offices like Senate, and elections are fun.

What are your specific initiatives for this year? In terms of things that are already happening, it’s really just getting organized. I like efficiency, and so I’m just getting things prepped for next year, making sure everything will run smoothly when the time comes for that particular event. In terms of new events, there’s going to be a Mario Kart tournament. The winter dance will become the Sadie Hawkins slash Galentine’s Day dance, so girls ask guys, and then finally the club carnival, which is for smaller clubs to have the opportunity to get grants to get plans off of the ground because there are so many clubs at this school, and a lot of the time smaller clubs are overshadowed by bigger clubs like DECA and House, and there’s a lot of different opportunities that people miss out on because clubs don’t have the funds to get things off the ground or get the word out about themselves.


For the first time in years, candidates for SBP and SOH ran unopposed, so they were chosen for the roles by default.

DEION ZIWAWO How did you feel about not having an election? Not having an election mainly took away the fun that happens during that week. I was ready to have that thrill of not knowing whether there was going to be a run-off or not, and I also lost that feeling of competition that is embodied in a normal election. So, I think it took away a bit of excitement, but at the end of the day, I am still glad I got the position. You guys had no choice, you’re stuck with me regardless, but I will make sure you guys realize that I was the right choice.

Scan this to read the full Q&A online What is one piece of advice you would give to those thinking about running for SOH? If you have that gut feeling that you want to run, do it. Don’t doubt it, because it’s going to come back, even if you don’t think it is. You’ll regret it if you don’t try, so try.

How does it make you feel to be SOH? It definitely feels amazing. I have given so much to (student government), and it has given so much back to me, so being able to have the chance to run and have the position for the speaker of the House has changed my high school career.


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Carmel High School presents the August 13, 2019 issue of the HiLite newspaper.

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Carmel High School presents the August 13, 2019 issue of the HiLite newspaper.

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