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(Above) Step into the new year with boots, a definite “In” for this list. From ankle huggers to knee highs, they are redefining footwear fashion. This trend is suitable for every season, with styles perfect for both summer and winter, which proves to be a wardrobe must-have. They’re a bold piece to add to any going-out outfit. Everyone’s strutting in boots. Visit your local mall and hop on this timeless trend!

Calling the Shots on This Year’s Fashion

Alyssa Wiboon, Director of Media February 9, 2024

Out with the old and in with the new! As the 2023 chapter closes, social media platforms, especially TikTok, were overrun with predictions of fashion trends for the new year ahead. Instead of making traditional...

(Above) Stanleys currently retail at a price of $40 to $50, but because of the limited range of water bottles partnered with Starbucks, people are reselling the water bottles at a massive rate. People are integrating more and more accessories to add to a Stanley. Accessories include straw toppers, stickers, and even snack trays.

“Stanley” Takes Over the Market

Emily Cypher, Copy Editor February 7, 2024

The Stanley cup has been a strong force for nearly 100 years. However, with its recent rise in popularity, especially among young women across the U.S., many wonder where the company has been and why they...

By Any Other Name Wins Superior From NCTE

By Any Other Name Wins Superior From NCTE

January 25, 2024

By Any Other Name, Student Magazine at Lake Highland Preparatory School, Wins SUPERIOR for Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Contest January, 16 (Orlando, Florida)—By...

(Above) JB’s Fish Camp is named after Captain John A. Bollman III, who sadly passed away from cancer in 2015. It is popular among many visitors as it is located on the canal, showcasing various forms of wildlife. Manatees, dolphins, and turtles frequent the areas surrounding JB’s dock. Along with the great views, JB’s is the perfect place to get a refreshing drink and a delicious meal after a long beach day.

Discovering Hidden Gems in New Smyrna

Eva Cooper and Taylor Hannigan October 31, 2023

As any school break approaches each year, people often find themselves wanting to go to the beach for warm weather and the cool ocean. Most go to New Smyrna Beach for the famous white sand and blue water,...

(Above) The writers strike sent warning bells throughout the entertainment community as writers wanted to delete A.I. and instead saying Yes to writers and literature.

Fast Forward or Rewind Through Time

Emily Cypher, Historian October 30, 2023

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) was established in 1933 and has helped guide all forms of media through new obstacles and questions that have arisen. As of recent, roughly 9,000 writers went on strike...

(Above) Lineage is a very popular local coffee shop, located in Downtown Orlando. With room to study, sip on a delicious seasonal drink, and nibble on a warm pastry that melts in the mouth; studying can be something to look forward to rather than dread.

Duplicating Rory Gilmore’s Mindset

Emily Cypher, Historian October 19, 2023

Rory Gilmore is an iconic character in pop culture, featured on the TV show Gilmore Girls,  played by Alexis Bledel. Rory has transcended both the TV show and the actress as a role model to many young...

(Above) Sometimes it’s fun to stand out with a solo costume. High school students from Lake Highland Preparatory School were asked what their opinion was on dressing up as a musical artist. Liam Szubinski, grade 10, said, “I think dressing up as their vibe is better. Also you need accessories...,” he continues to say how he might choose to dress. Although some people don’t like the idea of dressing up as a music artist at all. Gates Valines, grade 10, said, “No I don’t like the idea of dressing up as your favorite music artist for Halloween because that’s odd.”

Costumes Raise the Night

Emily Cypher, Historian October 17, 2023

Every year young adults scavenge the internet and stores to find the perfect costume for Halloween’s spooky season. With hundreds of options, every teen wants to find a costume the unique yet also something...

(Above) Serena Mahta and other students of Mr. Joseph Kostura’s Digital Storytelling class at Lake Highland edit videos in their classroom on September 6, 2023. They are working on creating the LHP Morning News, which the Digital Storytelling class does every week. This year, however, the use of AI services such as Chat GPT has the potential to influence screenwriting both in and outside of the classroom.

AI Rewrites the Script

Sofia Tenghoff, Staff October 10, 2023

On May 2, 2023, 11,000 American screenwriters went on strike. These writers belong to The Writers Guild of America, and they have been on strike since then, according to CNN. However, although this strike...

Since the introduction of women in the F.B.I. in 1972, the agency has worked hard to ensure equal representation among men and women. As of May 2023, 58.4% of the professional careers in the F.B.I. are occupied by women, and 23.5% of special agents are women according to fbijobs.com. The increase in diversity is also reflected by the trainees on the Lake Highland track.

F.B.I Opens Up

Delaney Bolstein, Editor-in-Chief October 2, 2023

If you’ve ever stumbled into Lake Highland at 6:30 A.M. on a random weekday, occurring once per month, you may have seen the local potential F.B.I. recruits pounding the pavement before sunrise, undergoing...

(Above) H&M has become a place to find fashionable pieces at a reasonable price, and this season’s no different. This year Cherry Red has become a prominent color in Fall fashion, and H&M received the message. Along with the normal Fall muted colors red has popped up again, and again. The store is offering a wide variety of Fall fashions and offers Cherry Red while also sticking to the classics. The classic of Fall include jeans, sweaters, so more sweaters, and a whole lot of...did it mention sweaters? H&M is offering sweaters in all colors from muted browns to the favorite deep cherry red of the season. The store has taken the 2023 Fall season trends and has used them well. With so many options though to choose from, there is the question of “What should I and shouldn’t I buy?” That’s a very reasonable question and one with a very quick and easy answer. The skill needed people need to know is what they like, and take the Fall trends and mold them with their own style. Thats the best way to wear Fall fashion. H&M has an extensive selection of clothes but there are other places to look for more Fall fashion.

Cherry Red Takes Over Fall Fashion

Emily Cypher, Copy Editor September 25, 2023

Fall fashion is always a prevalent topic when it comes to the popular season. People look forward to finding the newest trends and getting their hands on all the new seasonal items. This year is no different....

(Above) Coming home to a room smelling exactly like pumpkin spice is all a day needs to be absolutely perfect. Bath and Body Works offers countless seasonal scents of candles, shower gels, and lotions. One way to fully be embraced by Fall is to capture every experience through all five senses including smell. Candles not only fill the room with delicious seasonal scents but always set a cozy ambiance perfect for reading, doing homework, or simply a cozy night in. Fall is the season to romanticize life and to capitalize on looking at things differently. It makes mundane tasks all the more enjoyable, and Fall is no different. That’s why simply having the smell of freshly baked
cinnamon rolls, pumpkin spice, or coffee is such a game-changer to the average day. With candles, it’s possible to experience places through smell, and while traveling or going out for coffee is something everyone loves to enjoy, there’s not always time in the day or money to spend. Candles transport people to places and just make everything better, they are so aesthetically Fall that it’s impossible not to be effected by their smell!

Getting a Sense of Fall

Emily Cypher, Copy Editor September 13, 2023

Preparing for Fall is a highlight on so many individuals’ calendars. Picturing aburn-red leaves outside the window, picking up a pumpkin spice latte, and taking a bite of a favorite seasonal treat are...

(Above) April 10, 2023: During the first month of Daylight Savings Time, the construction progress advanced to another stage. One-third of the walls were covered with protective
shields, waiting for glass window installation. People on campus were surprised by how fast the construction
progressed in less than a year and were
excited to visit the new building. Faculty
in Johnston and Hale Halls started to plan their move and packed the classrooms for next year, little did they know they would have to move in just one day before the beginning of school.

The Push into Porter

Zane Rimes, Director of Advertisement September 8, 2023

At the end of the final couple of weeks during the school yearin 2022, Lake Highland Preparatory School had begun construction of the new Porter Family Center for Innovation and Academics. The construction...

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