The dress defining do

Margaret Borgmeyer

May 4, 2012

If you are a girl that is going to prom, I’m sure you already started your countdown to Saturday months ago. Hair appointments have — well, hopefully have — been made, the nail salon has been scouted out, and you are just ready to finally get to wear the dress you searched so hard to find. Even with almo...

Tanning beds cause stir

Margaret Borgmeyer

April 10, 2012

I will never understand the draw to tanning beds. Not only are they expensive, but they are known to have damaging effects on people’s health. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer actually gave UV tanning beds the title of “carcinogenic to humans.” Th...

Spring cleaning

Margaret Borgmeyer

March 30, 2012

Spring cleaning has finally occurred in my closet! I’ve begun clearing out the clothing that I don’t wear anymore to make more room for newly thrifted clothes. This year magazines, such as Harpers Baazar and Elle, are showing that fashion this summer will be bright, bold and patterned. This is a...

The prom prediction

Margaret Borgmeyer

March 9, 2012

Even though prom is technically months away, my news feed is already full of, “THIS IS MY DRESS. DON’T TAKE, OKAY?!” “can’t wait for senior prommmm <3” and “prom 2012, let’s make it one to remember!” Girls are posting pictures of their dresses, hoping that another girl won’t b...

Winter break puts a halt to step team performance

February 22, 2012

At the winter pep assembly, the step team had its first performance in front of the entire school. The step team’s routine left mixed feelings from the performers and audience. According to senior Morgan Otey, the audience got more than they had hoped for. “I think people were pleasantly surp...

The glitter effect

Margaret Borgmeyer

February 17, 2012

I am a fingernail polish hoarder; I have too many colors and paint my nails far too often. One of my favorite things to do is glitter — not the glitter where you paint a base coat, then put on one thin coat of glitter to add a little sparkle. I mean making glitter the only thing you see, kind of...

The Bumpitless bump

Margaret Borgmeyer

February 10, 2012

Want to know a secret? Dirty hair is easier to style than clean hair. I, like most girls, wash my hair every other day, but sometimes I struggle to find ways to style my hair the second day because parts of it have started to look greasy. So here are some tips for wearing second day hair: First, baby powd...

The leggings as pants trend

Margaret Borgmeyer

February 6, 2012

I’ve said before that I understand people wanting to be comfortable, and I understand that not everyone wants to take the time to get all spiffed up in the morning, but wearing leggings as pants is one thing I will never understand. It’s not the fact that leggings are ugly — there is defini...

The flannel shirt

Margaret Borgmeyer

January 25, 2012

Let me start with this, I love flannel shirts. Whether they be real flannels, fancy flannels, rugged flannels, whatever. I love them all. With so much love for one type of clothing though, I hate when they are worn wrong. There are only a few things you can do to make a flannel look awful (unless t...

The fake glasses

Margaret Borgmeyer

January 20, 2012

Our generation has become entirely fake. Fake tans, fake hair — but the worst of all might be fake glasses. Being someone who actually needs glasses, I am completely turned off by people wearing fake glasses. I understand that it’s totally “hipster” to wear glasses that you don’t need — or...

The messy bun

Margaret Borgmeyer

January 13, 2012

Every girl has worn one at some point in time, whether it be when you’re home alone or on a daily basis. Messy buns are probably one of the biggest unnamed fashion trends of our generation. With such a large following, there are some wrong ways to attempt a messy bun. I think the term “messy” gets some...

Switzer completes two year journey

Margaret Borgmeyer

December 16, 2011

“The final step in this journey was to self-reflect and become a better teacher,” said art teacher Mrs. Judy Switzer. After two years, Switzer has received her National Board certification. Having applied and been denied her board the first time, Switzer pushed even harder to become certified the secon...

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