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Survey of 50 CHS students from Feb. 18, 2022 to Feb. 25, 2022.

Thrifting presents an ethical dilemma: The solution to fast fashion or stealing from the poor

Yaritza Reyes Contrera and Isabella Ji April 14, 2022

Thrift stores have long been the go-to stop for affordable, trendy items. However, the thrift industry has come under scrutiny for reselling and gentrification. The main appeal of thrift stores for...

Capsule wardrobes are on the rise to combat fast fashion.

Timeless clothing collections open doors for sustainability

Stella Feinstein April 14, 2022

To combat the rampant rise of fast fashion, niche influencers are turning to capsule wardrobes to revive timeless clothing. Capsule wardrobes are minimalist closets made of staple items curated to carry...

Low prices of clothing on sites such as SHEIN promote overconsumption and microtrends.

Accelerating trend cycles create major overconsumption

Madison Demaree and Ava Rubinstein April 14, 2022

The ever-growing presence of social media in society undoubtedly has downsides, with one of the most significant being the influence microtrends have on clothing waste. As the rate at which clothing flows...

Survey of 50 CHS students from Feb. 18, 2022 to Feb. 25,2022.

Online fashion retailer SHEIN sparks moral debate

The global clothing retailer SHEIN has found a way to produce fashion cheaper and faster, taking social media by storm. The Chinese company has grown not only in popularity but in numbers, raking in nearly...

Playing a sport at a young age can negatively affect the mental health of a child.

Running from potential negative effects of youth sports

Cayla Carlson and Emma Makin January 28, 2022

It’s common for children to start playing sports at young ages, seeing as sports have many benefits, but some argue that they can leave a more negative impact on a child’s mental health. According...

Although playing a sport in high school is time consuming and difficult, CHS students feel that the beneficial effects it has on mental health makes it all worth it.

Why play: fulfillment powers sport participation

Zaina Saif January 28, 2022

Despite the lack of organized sports teams at CHS, many students continue to participate in the sports they’re passionate about outside of school. In fact, several CHS students have been involved...

Professional athletes are speaking out on the importance of mental health.

Sports icons spark the conversation surrounding mental health

Isabela Delgado January 28, 2022

When asking a parent or a grandparent their opinion on athletes speaking out about their mental health, they’ll most likely respond with that such a thing never existed. However, when speaking to a professional...

Diets and workouts seen on social media can have a negative affect on body standards.

Gym bro culture adds weight to body standards

Isabella Ji January 28, 2022

Physical exercise is an undeniable part of the foundation of a fit, healthy and positive life. But, there are factors to take into consideration before leaping into this lifestyle: living and breathing...

The Texas Heartbeat Act has sparked controversy throughout the nation.
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Texas passes strictest abortion ban in US history

Adina Saks and Cindy Lin November 24, 2021

The Texas Heartbeat Act, also known as the Texas abortion ban, came into effect on Sept. 1, 2021, making it the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. It places a ban on abortions as soon...

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The COVID-19 booster shot: effectiveness and eligibility

Ori Rosmarin November 24, 2021

In the age of COVID-19 regulations and safety precautions, most people know the importance of being as safe as possible. However, even if fully vaccinated, the chance of COVID-19 infection still lurks....

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School mask mandates prove effective in curbing COVID-19 outbreaks

Marina Berger and Grace Wartmann November 24, 2021

Just as putting on socks each day is something done without thought, grabbing a mask before leaving the house has become an intrinsic part of many people’s daily routine. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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COVID-19 hospitalization costs higher than ever

Antonio Bonoan November 24, 2021

With the reality of a global health crisis threatening thousands of lives a day, it’s no surprise that many hospitals have adapted their policies and procedures in order to keep up with the surging outbreaks. According...

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