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Beauty pageants judge CHS students on factors other than just physical appearance

Abi Meyyappan, National American Miss Indiana (NAMI) finalist and senior, adjusts her tiara in a mirror. Meyyappan said she enjoyed her first beauty pageant experience.

Wendy Zhu

December 12, 2019

When a family friend told Abi Meyyappan, National American Miss Indiana (NAMI) finalist and senior, about an opportunity for a free photoshoot this past summer, Meyyappan said she had no idea it was actually an open call for a beauty pageant. After the photoshoot, she thought nothing of it, but a few...

Making the Cut: As students schedule for next year, classes at J. Everett Light prepare them for professional careers

Making the Cut: As students schedule for next year, classes at  J. Everett Light prepare them for professional careers

Kalea Miao and Jessica Mo

January 25, 2018

On the campus of North Central High School in Indianapolis lies the J. Everett Light Career Center. In the cosmetology department, music plays as student cut, color and style hair. Senior Windle Fray chats with her client as she cuts, blow dries and straightens the light-blonde locks of her client. The two l...

Makeup Your Confidence: Makeup can be used to build self-confidence and love

Makeup Your Confidence: Makeup can be used to build self-confidence and love

Da-Hyun Hong

November 28, 2017

RAVE ministries, a community of teenage girls “striving to live a more purposeful life,” established “No Makeup November” in 2012 to encourage women to not wear makeup all month and embrace their natural features. They made it clear that wearing makeup isn’t wrong, but having a healthy relationship...

Reporter Gabby Perelmuter discusses rising eyebrow beauty trends at CHS

Reporter Gabby Perelmuter discusses rising eyebrow beauty trends at CHS

entertainment

August 16, 2016

As a female who tries to stay on trend with fashion and beauty-related topics, I have noticed eyebrows have recently taken an exponential amount of attention. But why eyebrows? Eyebrows have recently not just defined themselves as the strips of hair that grow above the eyes, but rather as a fashion ...

The media is the main culprit behind the purchase of cosmetics by younger consumers

The media is the main culprit behind the purchase of cosmetics by younger consumers

feature

November 18, 2011

"Look this way, Camera 3 is this way,” Megan Knauer, National American Miss Indiana Teen 2011 and senior, says as she narrates a beauty pageant catwalk. “Turn around this way, don’t fall. Suck in.” She takes a deep breath, imitating what contestants might do if they want to appear thinner. Although...