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Fashion-forward feminism

Fashion-forward feminism
April 9, 2015

Senior Jourdan Gilbert wore a skirt that hovered a couple inches above her knees and a sweater that stopped just where the skirt began high on her hips. The buttoned shirt under the sweater cinched snugly...

The hardships of hijabs: when style and stereotypes collide

The hardships of hijabs: when style and stereotypes collide
February 25, 2015

One of the first things many notice about senior Nargis Rajai is what she wears on her head. Rajai, like many other Algonquin students, wears a headscarf--often brightly colored or patterned--for religious...

Avoid prom dress faux pax online

Avoid prom dress faux pax online
February 17, 2015

Months in advance of the big night, both juniors and seniors are wondering who will be wearing what dress to Junior Banquet and the Senior Prom. To give everyone the chance to enjoy others’ dresses...

FAQ: What’s really under my head scarf?

FAQ: What's really under my head scarf?
Common misconceptions about hijab-wearing individuals.
February 5, 2015

I was born and raised in the U.S. (more specifically here in Las Vegas). For the most part, I had a very ordinary upbringing. However, since I decided to start wearing the hijab at the age of thirteen,...

Tortilla Babies: Alumna Katharine Harlan makes your kid cute enough to eat

Tortilla Babies: Alumna Katharine Harlan makes your kid cute enough to eat
October 23, 2014

Katharine Harlan, ’99, single-handedly turned blankets into gold. No, she didn’t conjure up King Midas or Rumpelstiltskin — instead, Harlan conjured up cute. Yes, cute. She cooked up Bon...

The future of fashion starts with Yellow House

Senior Lizzy Grove and her business partner Megan Jenkins advertise their swim wear line, Yellow House Bikinis. They began making bikinis in fashion class and have gone as far as to sell their merchandise at the U.S. Open this summer.
September 29, 2014

Aspiring fashion designers, Lizzy Grove and Megan Jenkins, have their own Carlsbad home-based bathing suit line: Yellow House Bikinis. The girls started making their bikinis in fashion class here at CHS...

Student struggles with social media fame

Student struggles with social media fame
September 16, 2014

The issue of Insta-fame is one that goes highly unnoticed. Just imagine for a moment having the population of a small town following you on social media. Sergio Lopez, a sophomore at Santaluces, undergoes...

Students splurge on tennis shoes

Junior Giovanni Donio shows off just a few of his prized Jordans. He has been collecting shoes since his freshman year.
June 9, 2014

Sneaker boxes pile up to the ceiling with shoes that have never been used. Trading, selling and buying goes on at shoe conventions, which contributes highly to the sneaker head culture. Prices for the...

Student designer combines ingenuity and fashion

Nancy Ai of Diamond Bar High School in California displays some of her design projects.
April 28, 2014

Whether making a dress from empty cans or constructing an animal with only wire, Nancy Ai epitomizes ingenuity. What started as a hobby blossomed into something bigger, something that distinguished...

Getting the hem of it: Student debuts hand-sewn skirts

Getting the hem of it: Student debuts hand-sewn skirts
April 15, 2014

Seasonal trends fall out of place and then spring into action. As much of a struggle it is to get up in the morning and wear a new trendy outfit every day, it's even more of a struggle to be on top trend...

The unfair criticism of Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham on covers

Mindy Kaling on Elle and Lena Dunham on Vogue.
March 5, 2014

I’ll be honest: I don’t really follow the high fashion world. But even I was anticipating this month’s issues of Elle and Vogue, which are showcasing Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham on their covers. In...

Passion for fashion: Junior girl makes own Homecoming dress

Courtney Carpenter is shown wearing the dress she designed for Homecoming 2013. Also pictured are some of her designs she plans to create in the future.
February 25, 2014

It’s not unusual for a teen girl to spend hundreds of dollars on a special dress for a big dance like Homecoming or Prom. And even then, she runs the risk of seeing other girls in the same dress...

Fashion scholarship brings students to the runway

Fashion student Natalie Forbess goes to work on her sewing machine. These fashion students work hard in the chance of gaining a scholarship to college.
January 24, 2014

Haute couture demands brilliant designers with wild imaginations, but with thousands of teenagers fantasizing about becoming the next Vera Wang, their chances are slim. However, the Fashion Institute...

Picky about ‘pinup’ style

Picky about 'pinup' style
January 15, 2014

Pin-up is a style of dressing I stumbled upon years ago, back before my awkward “animal-hats-and-baggy-gamer-shirts” days. Pin-up takes the fashions from the '5os and, more or less, modifies it. I...

Student creates a backpack out of soda can pop tops

Samantha Hardy shows off her soda tap backpack
October 1, 2013

A creative junior, Samantha Hardy, has stepped outside of the box and made a backpack entirely out of soda cans and yarn. “The idea kinda just came to me because I make bracelets out of soda taps...

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