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Fast Fashion in a Nutshell

Fast Fashion in a Nutshell

Elliott Weix August 25, 2022

The phrase "fast fashion" refers to an industry based on quick turnaround on new and/or popular clothing. Usually basing their manufacturing in nations with less protective labor laws, fast fashion producers...

We Need More Whimsical Color Combinations

We Need More Whimsical Color Combinations

Elliott Weix August 25, 2022

My favorite colors are olive green and lilac. You're probably frowning in confusion right now. Maybe even gasping in disgust. I stand by my choices. Stop shaming me and my favorite colors. Yes,...

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Breadth or Depth in Education?

Elliott Weix and Olivia Zhu August 25, 2022

Your “Focus” Should be on a Liberal Arts Education by Olivia Zhu Here’s a question: What do you want to do after high school? If you don’t know, that’s not uncommon--the future for many high...

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Swedish Fish: The Best Snack for Athletes‽

Elliott Weix August 25, 2022

Yes, I know that there are all sorts of dedicated sports foods touting clinical studies and high electrolyte content and all-day energy. And oftentimes, these foods do actually help with exercise and stuff....

The Best Weather for Running: Hot or Cold?

The Best Weather for Running: Hot or Cold?

Elliott Weix and Jonathan Buscher August 25, 2022

Hot Weather is the Best! By Elliott Weix Running in hot weather is better than running in cold weather. It may not be obvious at first, but these conditions offer two very different kinds of discomfort....

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Who Can You Ask for Help?

Elliott Weix August 25, 2022

The school year is beginning. Dread it. Run from it. The first day always arrives, and I, for one, never feel quite ready. And that's okay. If there's one valuable lesson I've learned in all my years at...

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