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Recent reports about fashion industry causing environmental damage provoke student interest in sustainability

Recent reports about fashion industry causing environmental damage provoke student interest in sustainability

Beats

April 18, 2014

If you happen to pick up a current fashion magazine, you may notice that the top runway trends for Spring 2014 fashion include pastel colors, iridescent fabrics, art-inspired prints, full skirts — as well as environmentally friendly fashion. While fashion is typically quick to pick up on societal trend...

Q & A with Fashion Guru Christel Richards

Q & A with Fashion Guru Christel Richards

acumen

April 18, 2014

What peaked your interest in fashion?  When I was in grade school, I decided that I didn't necessarily want to dress and look like everyone else, so that really inspired me to look at fashion in a more creative way. Who is your favorite fashion designer and why? Vera Wang. All of her clot...

Graphic: Trends Back on the Block

Graphic: Trends Back on the Block

Beats

April 18, 2014

With the arrival of spring comes the arrival of various fashion trends. Take, for instance, light pastels, brightly colored patterns and glowing accessories. Spring trends are generally bright and simple; combining colorful solid shades can create a look that is appropriate for this vibrant season. Compiled by ...

Why fashion shouldn’t be as significant to us as it is right now

acumen

April 18, 2014

CHS is relatively fashion-forward. Because everyone has his or her own sense of style, we see a spectrum of clothing that epitomizes the diversity of our school. However, I recently witnessed a darker side emanating from this spectrum when I overheard an open conversation between my classmates. “Did...

Fashion is an art and form of outward expression

acumen

April 18, 2014

No matter how much we try to convince ourselves that we are above our animal instincts, the undeniable reality is that we are not. From an evolutionary standpoint, animals are innately programmed to judge our peers based on physical appearance factors. This “superficial” and “judgmental” tend...

Students here find a disparity between how relationships are portrayed in media and in reality

Students here find a disparity between  how relationships are portrayed in media and in reality

acumen

February 14, 2014

Every week this year, senior Jessie Meltzer developed a habit of turning on the TV to her two favorite shows: “How I Met Your Mother” and “Breaking Bad”. Despite the clear differences between the two shows, there are significant elements of romance in both of them. Compared to Meltzer’s over...

Sarah Liu: Platonic friendships can exist between opposite genders; in fact, we should value them more

Sarah Liu: Platonic friendships can exist between opposite genders; in fact, we should value them more

Beats

February 14, 2014

Let’s face it. We commonly see girls and boys together talking in hallways, classrooms and other places. Most students here, including myself, have close friends of the opposite gender they don’t consider a “boyfriend” or “girlfriend.” It’s a very common sight, but some believe these kind...

Staff members Acton and Pasanen, who have been dating for nine months, give advice on relationships

Staff members Acton and Pasanen, who have been dating for nine months, give advice on relationships

acumen

February 14, 2014

SHOULD A COUPLE BREAK UP BECAUSE OF COLLEGE? Taylor: It kind of depends on the relationship. College relationships are different from high school relationships. However, just because a couple isn’t going to the same school doesn’t mean it can’t work. It just takes a lot of commitment on both ends....

Difference Maker: Taylor Farmer

Senior Taylor Farmer. KARTHIK THADASINA / PHOTO

acumen

December 5, 2013

Taylor Farmer, vice president of Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and senior, has used the clubs he participates in as platforms for making a difference. He is a member of Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) and has been the vice president of FCCLA for two years. FCCLA adviser Nan...

Difference Maker: Samantha Eastes

Difference Maker: Samantha Eastes

acumen

December 5, 2013

The members of this school’s football team are some of the strongest, most athletic guys in the whole school- except for one player. Sophomore Samantha Eastes is the only girl on the football team and the first girl at Carmel to ever kick an extra point during a varsity football game. According to Eastes, she hopes she can make a di...

Difference Maker: Jacob Swiezy

Junior Jacob Swiezy. JAYMEE STOUT / PHOTO

acumen

December 5, 2013

Junior Jacob Swiezy fixed a sign board that had not worked for over 10 years. Acumen sat down with him to talk about the process it took to build it, as well as its effect.  So, what exactly is it? (TechHOUNDS adviser George) Giltner had a sign board that had somewhere around 2500 LEDs, an ...

Difference Maker: Principal’s advisory committee

KARTHIK THADASINA / PHOTO

acumen

December 5, 2013

Student Body President and senior  George Gemelas Q: What’s the purpose of the Principal’s Advisory Committee? A: Basically, it’s a way for Mr. Williams to find out what changes could be made or are going to be made and if they are going to resound well with the students. Q: Ho...