Category Archives: Lifestyle

Social Issues Dominate This Year’s Fall Fashion

Gabriella Perez ’19
EE Contributor

Designer Jeremy Scott protests the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The 2018 autumn fashion week was during the midst of various social justice campaigns such as Time’s Up, #Me Too, and Everytown for Gun Safety. Designers are currently using their creative platforms to speak up on these important issues.

Popular fashion houses like Prada and Alexander McQueen are releasing designs centered around these issues. This year’s autumn fashion line has an odd twist of hyper elegance and a slap of inspirational messages. Designers are pushing their message of wanting to make women feel good, protected, and unstoppable so they can go out and conquer the world.

Head designer of Moschino, Jeremy Scott showed his support against Brett Kavanaugh during his New York City fashion week show. Scott wore a white tank top with the phrase “Tell Your Senator NO on Kavanaugh 202-902-7129.”

In an interview with Vogue UK, Scott said, “These are aggressive times. We need to ensure that we keep LGBT rights, women’s rights, women’s reproductive rights, and affirmative action – there’s a lot at stake right now.”

Homestretch for Seniors

Manya Kidambi ‘18
EE Co-Editor-in-Chief

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

It’s that time of year again. Staying up until 2 AM binge-watching your favorite show. Not doing any homework or studying. Once you’ve finished all of your college applications, school just seems pointless. This serious condition can be commonly referred to as Senioritis.

From a complete lack of motivation to utter laziness, senioritis is every teacher’s worst nightmare. It means more absences, work to catch up on, and making up tests. So how can seniors avoid falling into this endless abyss of procrastination?

1. Know that grades still matter. Even after you get accepted into college and know where you want to go, remember that your college will still receive your second semester grades. If your GPA lowers drastically then some colleges may reduce financial aid and scholarships or rescind their offer so just keep trying!

Surviving School Stress

Mishka Kapoor ‘21
EE Staff Writer

The sound of your alarm clock pierces your ears and you open your eyes. It feels like you were sleeping for 5 minutes, and you groggily roll out of bed. After changing and getting ready for school, you realize you don’t have enough time to eat breakfast. So, you grab a granola bar and run out the door to catch the bus.

Finally, after a long 7 hours, the last bell rings. You want to celebrate, until you realize you have to go to sports practice. The thought makes you annoyed and even more exhausted. The practice is long and hard, and all you can think about is going home and sleeping. Once you get home, however, you can’t relax or because there is a big pile of homework sitting in your backpack. You groan and slowly begin the process.

All this? A normal high schooler’s routine. Sounds pretty rough, right? In fact, this is reality for most of the students in high school. There is a point when you can feel really frustrated and overwhelmed, and stress emanates from your feelings. You have absolutely no idea how to handle your situation. You’re stuck.

Treatsgiving for Thanksgiving

Jonathon Moreno ‘21
EE Staff Writer

When it comes to early winter or late fall, people start to think of things like snow falling from the sky or the trees rustling in the cool air. The holidays are on their way, so here are two desserts you can make for your favorite holiday.

Pumpkin Pie
This would be the perfect dessert to bring to your family thanksgiving party or maybe just for the sake of baking it for fun!

1 15 ounce (oz) can of pumpkin
1 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon of ground ginger
½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon of salt
1 unbaked pie crust (9 inches)

Directions: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Put all ingredients except for pie crust, into a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until smooth. Pour into pie crust and bake in oven for 15 minutes.

Reduce the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees F and continue to bake 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted into pie comes out cleanly. Take pie out of oven and let cool. Once cool, you may serve the dessert!

Treasure Hunting & Bargain Busting

Victoria Vidal ’18
EE Contributor

Senior Maddie Touri, ditches the usual rhinestone strapless gown and exchanges it for a beautiful unique warm toned dress. This dress completely wraps in what Maddie’s style is about, warm colors, vintage patterns, and a whole lot of thrifting.

Tweed oversized sweaters, plaid straight legged pants, and a polaroid camera. What some may call pointless items, some think they are only the beginning to finding their own style. GoodWill, Buffalo Exchange, and Savers are many of the secondhand clothing stores that allow one to show self expression.

Thrift shopping, 2017s’ most raved about form of fashion. When you think of fashion, what do you think of? Urban Outfitters? High prices? Trends? For some people fashion is about finding an article of clothing and rendering it to make it their own. It is about someone’s secondhand clothes and turning them into a bold but comfortable fashion piece.

“The best part is probably finding the small treasures every once and awhile, like the things you know you can’t find if you try to look for them,” Maddie Touri said.

Spice up Autumn with Pumpkin Flavors

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

The first things that come to mind when people think of Autumn are pumpkins and changing leaves. Fall is filled with pumpkin spice treats and decadent cinnamon sweets. Here are some recipes to satisfy your pumpkin spice craving.
Recipes adapted from

Recipe 1: Pumpkin Spice Latte
Instead of going to Starbucks, you can make your own pumpkin spice latte at home!

1 cup of milk
1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon white sugar (can add more)
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
¼ cup brewed espresso
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Top 10 Activities for Summer

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

  1. Spend a day at the pool and read a book.
  2. Visit a local beach and collect some seashells or have a picnic.
  3. Roast marshmallows over a fire and make some s’mores.
  4. Stargaze in your backyard with some friends.
  5. Take a road trip.
  6. Go to Six Flags or a local amusement or water park.
  7. Spend a few hours on a hot air balloon for a fun evening with your friends.
  8. Visit a local lake and take a swim.
  9. Go on a hike at a local state park or trail.
  10. Have a water balloon fight in your backyard with friends or family.

Summer Recipes

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

School is almost over and summer is right around the corner! Here are some delicious recipes to make your summer a little sweeter.

Fresh Frozen Yogurt Ice Pops


Small paper/plastic cups (or a popsicle mold)
Popsicle sticks
2 cups fresh fruit (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and bananas)
2 cups plain or vanilla yogurt
¼ cup white sugar

Strawberry Treats for a Sweet Spring

Anjeli Sambasivam ’18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

Spring is finally here! This flowerful season makes me think of fresh fruit and vibrant flowers. Spring is the perfect time to eat some delicious strawberries! These quick and easy recipes are perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth.

strawberry ice creamRecipe #1: Strawberry Shortcake
3 pints fresh strawberries
½ cup white sugar
1 egg
4 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup shortening
⅔ cup milk
2 tablespoons white sugar
½ cup white sugar
2 cups whipped heavy cream

“Spring” Into Fun Activities!

Anjeli Sambasivam ’18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

spring background

Spring into spring with a myriad of fun activities, ranging from eating ice cream to zip-lining!

When people think of spring, the first saying that comes to mind is, “April showers bring May flowers.”

Instead of sitting inside on a windy spring day, grab some of your friends and have some fun! Here are some activities for those sunny spring days.

1. Go on a hike. Walk down a flower-filled path as you breathe in the crisp spring air. Take some friends and just explore!

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