By Sophie Stephens A recent rise in minority authors has kickstarted a literary movement that tackles issues like racism and police brutality through young adult fiction. Books like “Dear Martin” provide a way to bring students together through understanding each other’s backgrounds. The 2017-18 climate survey revealed that minority students at West felt unsafe, unwelcome or targeted … Continue reading Novel conversations
The fashion industry is reversing model inclusion by cutting corners and creating “digital models,” models completely computerized, in an attempt to lower the necessity and cost of real women.
Excerpt from Nanowrimo novel By Sophie Stephens Page 36-37 I go to look for my keys, keeping the phone pressed firmly against my ear. I grip onto my phone as if it were really Rosie I am holding on to. She finally speaks. “What have you heard so far, about Cooper?” “Nothing, his parents just … Continue reading Excerpt: Just Before the Dawn (Sicut Ante Lucem)
By Sophie Stephens Page 61-62 “What do you write, when you come to the park?” Cooper asked me. “Anything. Anything that comes to mind. Sometimes I just write about what I hear or see or smell. Other times I add to my ongoing story.” “Write something for me.” “What?” “I know you keep your leather … Continue reading Excerpt: Just Before the Dawn (Sicut Ante Lucem)
By Sophie Stephens Page 4 . . . A seemingly inconspicuous Friday night with the family, in my mind. There wasn’t much to do in my small town of Stronghurst, but with the holiday season coming around within the month and the newfound chill in the air--smelling of the anticipation of the first snow we … Continue reading Excerpt: Just Before the Dawn (Sicut Ante Lucem)
Excerpt from NaNoWriMo 2017 Page 11 By Sophie Stephens Looking back now, I realize how much I enjoyed those days. Rosie and Elliot by my side, floating through the halls, unnoticed enough to be in our own little world, planning out our futures together. I even miss the jocks, always a constant source of entertainment … Continue reading Excerpt: Just Before the Dawn (Sicut Ante Lucem)
Your one-stop shop for the best dressed celebrities from the 2018 Met Gala on Monday, May 7. Featuring extravagant dresses and headpieces from the best “Fashion Patrons,” celebrities went all out with this year’s theme: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”
By Sophie Stephens Feminist icons have been a part of culture for centuries. Susan B. Anthony and the suffragettes made history in the 19th and 20th century, and just recently women in the #MeToo movement have created a new norm for powerful women in society. Feminist icons in literature like Mary Wollstonecraft and her “A … Continue reading A Queen in a Play of Kings
Eating disorders are a newly prevailing form of self-harm that is used by a growing number of teenagers to lose weight or change their body shape, and can be influenced by a number of societal and psychological pressures. Although believed to be harmless, eating disorders can lead to a number of health problems.
Through participating in mission trips, volunteering for WHSDM and expressing herself in art, Catherine Collins ‘18 has found her passions and hobbies.