Junior Marissa Cheslock repurposes old clothes, posts her creations on her sewing Instagram

Junior Marissa Cheslock threads her sewing machine. When determining when do repurpose clothes or start from scratch, she said,

Grace Xu

April 2, 2020

How did you become interested in sewing? My grandma taught me how to sew, and I did sewing lessons with her for a while. I kind of did it because I thought I had to. Then I started taking sewing lessons when I moved here. I think just being in the fashion classes in school really showed me how much I en...

Students should wear more comfortable clothes to school

Raphael Li

August 13, 2019

As someone who seems to wear sweatpants and a T-shirt almost every day, I can confidently say there’s nothing wrong with dressing comfortably every day to school. Formal—even semi-formal clothes—are often more restrictive than normal clothes. Khakis and dress shirts are just less comfortable than...

Dress For Success: Students should recognize benefits of dressing nicely to school

Hari Patel

August 13, 2019

I've been told this at least 300 times while in high school, “Whoa, you’re really dressed up Hari.” Usually, when people say this, I am wearing khaki pants with a quarter-zip or khaki shorts with a decent- looking shirt. As far back as I can recall, I don’t think I’ve been someone who can wea...

Back in Business: As Abercrombie & Fitch recently reopened in Indiana, students, staff consider how companies recover from past mistakes

Balloons float in the entrance to the new Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) store at the Fashion Mall. Sophomore Zoe Edwards said stores such as A&F can successfully rebound if they address their mistakes.

November 16, 2018

Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) recently reopened at the Fashion Mall at Keystone on Nov. 9. While A&F closed down at the Circle Center, Castleton and Fashion Malls in 2016 due to sales decreases, the company is now making a rebound in Indiana. According to Robert “Bob” Browning, IB Business...

Making a Fashion Statement: With Paris Fashion Week earlier this month, fashion, textiles students tackle idea of using fashion to make political statements

Senior Katherine Springston makes her own graduation dress.  She said this is currently her eighth garment and has been working on it since the end of August.

Grace Xu

October 25, 2018

"When you walk up to a person—when you first see them­­—the first thing you notice is what they’re wearing.” Those words came from Katherine Springston, a senior taking Fashion and Textiles III. Her own sense of fashion seemed to model that sentiment. The day of her interview, she wore a ye...

Fitting In: For some students, clothing sizes are a struggle to find, understand

Fitting In: For some students, clothing sizes are a struggle to find, understand

Gillian Paxton

February 23, 2017

For senior Sarah Biette, shopping for clothing is a difficult experience. But unlike some of her fellow students, her problem is not the rapidly changing trends but rather something far more difficult to overcome: most stores do not carry her size. “I can count on one hand the number of stores...

Timberland’s transformation

Timberland's transformation


September 26, 2014

For ages, Timberland has been associated with rugged, well-worn workwear. It’s iconic steel toed boots have saved many a hapless foot in their time. That’s not to say they’ve departed from that aesthetic now, however, but as its preview for its fall and winter 2014 season shows, they’ve also...

Hallstyle: Main Hall, CHS

Hallstyle: Main Hall, CHS


February 3, 2014

Seen in the Main Hall, CHS...

District Exchange offers clothing options

FASHION HAUL: According to the District Exchange website, the store donates to a different charity every week. They also provide customers with a variety of brands to shop from.


August 15, 2012

Some students in CHS might be upset at the fact that other students wear the same clothes they do, but have no fear, The District Exchange is here. The District Exchange, just a block from CHS on Main Street, is a second-hand clothing store for teenagers. All of the clothes are trendy, unique and pr...

Fashion show to highlight design talent

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May 22, 2008

By: Tim Chai <[email protected]> Sweeping her hair back, sophomore Su Cho kept her eyes focused on the sewing machine and maintained a steady hand, careful to stitch every seam carefully. “This is my first year in the fashion (and textile foundations) class. I went to the fashion show las...