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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...

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...

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;...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Senior Taylor Farmer. KARTHIK THADASINA / PHOTO

Difference Maker: Taylor Farmer

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...

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...

Junior Jacob Swiezy. JAYMEE STOUT / PHOTO

Difference Maker: Jacob Swiezy

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...

KARTHIK THADASINA / PHOTO

Difference Maker: Principal’s advisory committee

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...

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