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Carmel High School presents the Dec. 14, 2012 issue of the HiLite newsmagazine.

  • CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL I 520 E. MAIN ST. I CARMEL, IN I WWW.HILITE.ORG

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    DEC. 14 , 2012 I VOL. 77 I ISSUE 5

    In a high-pressure educational environment, using supplements to improve focus and grades seems

    attractive, but is it effective?

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    Inside this issue:

    PERSPECTIVES

    STUDENT SECTION

    Reporter Pablo Paliza-Carre evaluates the effectiveness of drug education in schools 29

    Managing editor Natalie Maier critiques the Common CORE and RISE programs 31

    Senior Race Johnson celebrates the holiday season through his favorite traditions 14

    NEWS FEATURE COVER STORY

    SPORTS 15 MINUTES

    ENTERTAINMENT

    Junior Austin Thompson participates in bicycle

    motocross, or BMX racing.

    Nifty fifty... one states? Puerto Rico is on the fast track to statehood. Whats the likelihood that our flag will have a new star?

    More students are planning to graduate early to learn outside the classroom setting

    As study supplements rise in prevalence, debate arises over the effectiveness and ethical

    considerations of their usage

    32

    16Good reviews for Bazbeaux

    Pizza promote business

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    8 Study Buddies

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    When other students are on winter break, athletes practice and participate in games

    26The mens basketball team hopes to follow up last years win with a second State Title

    OMEED MALEK / COVER PHOTO ILLUSTRATION

    Offbeat

    ANTHONY KO / INFOGRAPHICTANUTECH.COM, OPENJOURNEY.COM,

    TOPTENZ.NET / SOURCE

    As the new year approaches, many people partake in family traditions and exchange gifts. But outside the United States, there are some unusual, fun or even scary customs that de ne a foreigners holiday season. Lets take a look at a few...

    Japan

    Christmas is not a national holiday

    in most Asian countries, but

    many people still like to

    engage in its festivities. On

    Christmas Eve, Japanese familes

    gather together to eat Christmas Cakes, as well as

    Christmas Chicken dinners from American company Kentucky Fried

    Chicken.

    Iceland

    Children in Iceland have not one, but 13 giftgivers to expect during the holidays. In the days leading up to Christmas, gnome-like creatures called Yulemen leave gifts in the shoes of well-behaved children, and potatoes in those of the naughty.

    AustriaIn Austria and other alpine countries, Santa Claus has a helper in a monster named Krampus. He deals beatings and other punishments to children that behave badly that year. People often dress up as the beast on Dec. 5 for Krampus Day and jokingly scare friends and family. Towns even hold festivals in honor of the monster.

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  • space ageApocalyptists claim that humanity is facing doom next week on Dec. 21, 2012. But for those skeptical of black holes, solar

    maximums and planets called Nibiru, consider these predictions made by the mainstream scholarship on what will happen to the Earth far beyond 2013.

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    DEC. 14, 2012 | HILITE.ORG | HILITE | JUST A MINUTE | PAGE 3

  • PAGE 4 | NEWS | HILITE | HILITE.ORG | DEC. 14, 2012

    Public library installs new return box for easier access to patrons on west side of Carmel

    MondayFinal Exams for the first semester begin. See the bottom of this page for a full schedule that you can cut out and take with you throughout the week.

    Saturday, Dec. 22First day of break. The HiLite staff wishes you a happy holiday season and wonderful new year. Have a safe vacation.

    Monday, Jan. 7Students will not come to school this day. Monday will be a teacher work day and students will start the second semester on a Tuesday.

    WednesdayLifelines, a club dedicated to promoting awareness of the dangers of drugs and alcohol, will meet in the Community Room at 7 a.m.

    Library opens west side dropbox

    BY ANNI [email protected]

    TomorrowHouse will host Smoothie Smashdown in the freshman cafeteria. Students can sample smoothies and build gingerbread houses at the annual event.

    TuesdayThe National Honor Society will sell Final Exam Survival Kits for $4 during all lunches. Kits include pencils and erasers, and all money will go to charity.

    Final Exam Schedule

    Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday

    Scan this QR code to visit hilite.org, where youll find even more updates on clubs, activities and events at CHS. Stay tuned this season for updates on weather delay schedules and more winter-time news.

    B1: Regular classB2: Regular classB3: Regular classB4: Regular class

    G1: Regular classG2: Regular SRTG3: Regular classG3: Final

    B1: Regular classB1: Final B3: Regular classB3: Final

    B2: Regular classB2: FinalB4: Regular classB4: Final

    G2: Regular SRTG1: FinalG4: Regular classG4: Final

    Wednesday

    On Oct. 29, The Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) installed a new library drop box at the CVS Pharmacy near the Village of West Clay.According to Beth Smietana, communications

    manager at the CCPL, the drop box was installed for the convenience of CCPL patrons who live on the west side of Carmel. CCPL librarians will pick up materials every day the library is opened, with the exceptions of the federal holidays, and return them to the library that same day.

    It really was a matter of what was available, convenient for patrons and who would agree to let us put a box on their property, Smietana said. With West Clay close by and other neighborhoods still to be constructed in the area, it ended up making a lot of