MEDIA WRITING

During my time on the HiLite, I've written stories and opinionated columns as an Entertainment and Cover reporter. Here is some of my best work. Click the articles to be taken to the online content. 

The Future Is Female: With International Women’s Day on March 8, CHS feminists reflect on a turbulent year for women’s rights, discuss how to improve gender equality

Bryn Walker, vice president of CHS Democrats Club and senior, said she strongly believes in equality for all; however, although she said she thinks society has made progress in addressing discrimination, she said there is still a lot more to be resolved in terms of tangible results. “I think (recent events) have been really efficient catalysts to energy that’s been brewing for a while. These aren’t new problems, obviously; I just think we have a generation of women who are done with the inequal

The Rumor Mill: CHS students, staff discuss danger of rumors spreading over social media

Last month was an active one for CHS. On Feb. 8, a young boy accosted a girl with a paring knife in a bathroom. On Feb. 13, there were two altercations during the school day. On Feb. 14, the administration was made aware, by students, of a rumor about a possible school shooting. On Feb. 15, there was an incident in the lunchroom in which a student with special needs had a behavioral struggle. All of these incidents culminated on Feb. 16 when around 1,500 students were absent from school. Many o

Skinny Runway: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show misrepresents women, shows lack of diversity

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close The Victoria’s Secret (VS) Fashion Show will return to screens globally on Nov. 28 and is considered an opportunity to show off the next hottest undergarments of the season for women. All the lights, rhinestones and hairspray can be mesmerizing, but students should keep in mind the closed-minded message of beauty this company displays. The VS producers say they are always searching for something new each year,

“This is not just a hashtag, this is real life:” pro-choice protest takes place at Indiana Statehouse

RaeVen Ridgell, public policy intern for Planned Parenthood of Indiana, leads a protest at the Indiana Statehouse. RaeVen Ridgell, public policy intern for Planned Parenthood of Indiana, leads a protest at the Indiana Statehouse. RaeVen Ridgell, public policy intern for Planned Parenthood of Indiana, leads a protest at the Indiana Statehouse. “This is not just a hashtag, this is real life:” pro-choice protest takes place at Indiana Statehouse Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some

Grasping at Straws: Reusable straws trend may raise awareness but won’t make lasting impact in the greater scheme of environmental issues

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close I don’t own a reusable straw; please don’t shun me. When the video of a plastic straw being pulled out of a turtle’s nose went viral on social media, using metal straws became a trend. More and more videos of YouTubers, Instagram Influencers and TikTok users sticking their collapsing reusable straws into a cup, usually accompanied by the caption “save the turtles,” would appear on my feed. I understand the impor

TWEET IT OUT: CHS students discuss the importance of public figures using social media platforms to bring awareness to social issues

TWEET IT OUT: CHS students discuss the importance of public figures using social media platforms to bring awareness to social issues Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Email This Story Send email to this address Enter Your Name Add a comment here Verification Send Email Cancel BTS, one of the most representative korean pop (K-pop) boy bands, launched their “LOVE MYSELF” campaign to support UNICEF’s prevention of violence against children and te

Makeup Your Confidence: Makeup can be used to build self-confidence and love

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close RAVE ministries, a community of teenage girls “striving to live a more purposeful life,” established “No Makeup November” in 2012 to encourage women to not wear makeup all month and embrace their natural features. They made it clear that wearing makeup isn’t wrong, but having a healthy relationship with it and being confident without it is important as well. Although it’s a positive message, as a current makeup-

Bringing Pride to Screens: With "Andi Mack" being first Disney show with prominent gay character, students, film teacher reflect on LGBTQ+ representation

“You’re no different,” are the words said to Cyrus, Disney Channel’s newest gay character on the children’s tv show, “Andi Mack.” According to the Washington Post, the show is making history with the network’s first story line about a gay character coming out. The outburst on social media caused by this show’s announcement raises the question of whether lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) representation is abundant enough in the media. Kiley Gardner, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) presid
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