I owe you nothing

Online Managing Editor Sophie Stephens ‘19 addresses the issue of owing people an explanation during the college process. Article originally published on wsspaper.com on February 5, 2019. Read the original article here. Everything you do in high school has the chance of being noticed, questioned and even judged. No, West High isn’t an institution that breeds “mean … Continue reading I owe you nothing


Must-have fall 2018 top that’s already in your closet

By Sophie Stephens Fast fashion has made it economically impossible for fashionistas like myself to keep up with the ever-changing styles that are on trend just during the span of one season. Thrift shopping has had a huge increase in pop culture because of the cheap, reusable finds. But here's one outfit you can put … Continue reading Must-have fall 2018 top that’s already in your closet

“Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays”

When out shopping for the holiday seasons, I often hear “Have a Merry Christmas” or other comments regarding Christmas presents and celebrations from retail workers and customers alike. Coming from a family that celebrates Christmas every year, I never really questioned the fact that most people just assumed that I celebrate Christmas. But after meeting … Continue reading “Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays”

Plus-sized problems

Although lifestyle affecting the average American women’s size has been changing for a long time, stereotypes and acceptance have been slow to adapt. With the growing popularity of plus size models and body activists, the fashion world is on its way to accepting things that have been considered taboo in the fashion world. But are plus size women actually receiving the acceptance they deserve?