Basic tips: Leggings

By: Izzy Rojas

“Basic Tips” is a new lifestyle column that focuses around what’s popular with the average high school girl. Written with expert consultation from the girls themselves, “Basic Tips” centers around fashion, events, and everyday high school life. This month’s topic: leggings.

A major debate these days seems to be focused around what type of leggings are the best. Girls are wearing leggings much more regularly than jeans for comfort sake. Leggings are the go-to clothing choice for almost any occasion. You may be asking yourself: there’s more than one type of black legging? Aren’t they all the same? Think again. Below is a comparison chart of the pros, cons, and prices of the five major players in the game. Take a look and decide for yourself!



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Highland Wellness Committee event: Work experience showcase

Co-Written By: Izzy Rojas

Today in the community garden, the Highland Park Wellness Committee conducted an event showcasing the work experience program coordinated by Mr. McCann. Several booths were set up as part of the display, including: fresh vegetable stand, produce trivia, work experience program information, and a soccer/physical activity circle. There were also tours of the garden by Ms. Rise. Many classes came down to participate in the event and to support the hard work that the students have done over the last year.

One class in particular that came to the event was Ms. Ketterling’s Horticulture class. The Horticulture class is connected with the agriculture department here at Highland, and is a new class offering this year. “The Horticulture class is all about learning about plants and the environmental factors that effect the proper growth of the plants. We go from learning about soils, to different non-soil media, propagating plants sexually and a-sexually, light requirements, things like that”, said Ms. Ketterling. Horticulture students also do AP-Bio level labs, measuring things like porosity and textures of soils.

It was a great event, ending with tours and fellowship in the garden. Below are some pictures of the morning: