Coexist CHS


Collinsville High School has a reputation for having a diversified student body coexisting together. CHS is filled with numerous groups, activities, and sports of which anyone can take part in. Students have the opportunity to engage themselves in their activity of interest, and build lasting relationships with their peers.

CHS is set up for students to gain an education, discover themselves in electives, and achieve success. In theory, high school elective courses are meant to coexist peacefully together without any discrepancy.

In light of recent social media posts, an old fire seems to be fueled which could cause separation between CHS groups and their students. Many people are starting to hear stereotypes, and in turn, fill their social media status with their own opinions. Most of the community view the entire high school as “One Family” and it has been mentioned as #Family on Twitter. On the other hand, it has became noticeable that some groups don’t feel recognized or validated as much as others.  As these arguments build up over the semesters, one can see a definite crack between the relationships among students. Is this truly a dilemma here at CHS? Can the student body do more to be accepting of each other?

In light of this, Cardinal Connection began investigating this dilemma. We interviewed several students and faculty members to gain and understand their opinions and views on coexisting at CHS.

The interviews were taken at random from a variety of students. The same questions were given to all participants. The video attached shows the views and opinions on the topic of “Coexist CHS.”

Feel free to share and comment your thoughts and opinions! We look forward to receiving your feedback on the topic!


Devyn Lyon

Collinsville High School Senior, Class of 2018, Cross Country Captain and Cardinal Connection Staff Editor

3 thoughts on “Coexist CHS

  • January 7, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Since when is Collinsville diverse and inclusive? Correct me if I’m wrong. Didn’t an foreign exchange student this year get bullied enough that she had to change schools?

    • January 10, 2018 at 11:36 am

      Thank you for your feedback! I believe you are correct sir. Sadly, there has been problem recently. So, the point of the video was to merely, and respectfully, draw attention to it in hopes that it would resolve for a better future at CHS! Thank you for your views and feedback Mr. Fox!

  • November 30, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Thanks for posting this Devon! It was great seeing some of my favorite kids on the video saying nice things. PS I remember talking about social groups with you guys in 7th grade SS. When it comes down to it People like to hang out with other people that have the similar interests in common. That is how it has been in the past and that is how it will be in your adult life as well. There is really nothing wrong with that as long as everyone gets along. I feel like Collinsville kids are very good at that!


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