Twice-Told Tale

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Twice-Told Tale

Twice-Told Tale

(Above) Kiera Moore and Delaney Bolstein, both age ten, bake cookies during the summer before sixth grade. Kiera sports a neon green tank while Delaney wears a shirt with a hipster cat. They represent the uniqueness of tween fashion while doing what most tweens today would not imagine staying off their phones.

Tweens Are The New Teens

Delaney Bolstein, Staff April 1, 2022

Marked by newfound interests and celebrity crushes, the tween years are the transition period from childhood to teenhood. Tweens navigate through various levels of independence as they start drifting...

(Above) Since its establishment in 2020, Aster Lit has focused on ways to expand and connect their international community of young writers. In the future, the non-profit is planning to host poetry and prose workshops to give back to their audiences that have impacted the team immensely.

A Galaxy of Writers Shine through Aster Lit

Amanda Wiboon, Co-editor and Director of Media March 22, 2022

Derived from the Greek word, “Aster,” meaning star, an aster flower symbolizes love and wisdom with its star-shaped blooms. Like the aster, Aster Lit is devoted to blossoming the international...

(Above) Mr. Derek Daly, Director of the Upper School, and Mr. Jonathan Hiett, Associate Director and Upper School Dean of Students, were two of many faculty and administrators that accompanied students in viewing the Hate Ends Now event. Mr. Hiett shared his thoughts, “The Hate Ends Now Tour was such a powerful and immersive experience. Being in the cattle car, hearing from Holocaust survivors, and getting a small taste for the horrific events they dealt with was indescribable.”

Cattle Cars Make Train Stop at Lake Highland

Staff of Twice-Told Tale March 16, 2022

Hate Ends Now, The Cattle Car Experience, was brought to Lake Highland to give students an opportunity to experience and learn about the Holocaust. While students learned...

(Above, from left to right) Kate Ward, grade 9, Grace Wright, grade 9, Tynan Tracy, grade 9, Wali Hasan, grade 9, and Sophia Carraway, grade 10, perform and enjoy the Chinese dragon dance. The dragon dance was performed by LHP’s Chinese I and II classes in front of the Calkins Library, requiring students to build teamwork in order to learn how to walk together gracefully. The dragon dance is both a showcase of unification and power.

Chinese New Year Begins a Year of Celebration

Serena Young, Freelance Writer March 14, 2022

The last time I wore this QiPao was at my cousin’s wedding. I wore it again at Lake Highland Preparatory School for another important occasion: Chinese New Year celebration — the Year of the Tiger....

(Above) While passing by Lake Highland’s Middle School campus, we noticed Atlantic Strings across the street. Walking in, we were mesmerized by the
beautiful instruments
lined up against the
wall. The worker told
us how much she loved
working with everyone,
from young children to
adults, to help them find
their perfect strings fit.

Amplifying the Stories of Women Workers

Arely Rubio and Arya Sant, Staff March 10, 2022

While roaming around The Mills 50 District we decided to shine a spotlight on our local businesses. Suited-up workers admire a toy microphone, never thinking their shift...

(Above) Colleges are left with an important decision: require standardized testing or allow slight decreases in GPA performance in exchange for greater diversity and socioeconomic access. Increasing diversity is crucial to opening students to different intellectual and cultural perspectives.

Why Testing is Not the Golden Standard

Santiago Calderon, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2022

If you aren’t currently a Senior, how’s that SAT and ACT prep going? If that just caused a brief sense of anxiety, that’s indicative of a genuine problem in America’s system in applying...

Janmashtami is a festival annually celebrated in August or September to respect the birth of Lord Krishna, the eight avatar of Vishnu. To celebrate, followers fast the entire day, partake in devotional rituals such as kirtans, or songs of devotion, create flower garlands, read religious scriptures, and clothe and bathe a Krishna idol. At midnight, the fast is broken and a food is offered to the idol before consumption. Throughout the celebration, embroidered clothing is worn, especially the dressed-up youth.

Exploring Unknown Facets of Hindu Temples

Santiago Calderon and Zeal Patel, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Editor February 24, 2022

As the world has become more culturally diverse and interconnected, it can be easy to overlook the independent importance religion has for people other than oneself. In particular, there are a lot of aspects...

By Zane Rimes

The Four Year Struggle

Zane Rimes, Staff February 22, 2022

Although this is only Mr. Jonathan Heitts second year of being the Upper Schools dean of students and Associate director, he has plenty of experience working at LHP. He tutored for eight years while completing graduate school at UCF. After that, Mr. Heitt, Started working full time at LHP in 20124 as a school counselor.

The Homecoming That Never Ends

Kailey Calvo, Staff February 9, 2022

Lake Highland has been regarded as one of the best private schools not just in Central Florida, but the entire state. Yet, one of Lake Highland’s most esteemed accomplishments is its 21 alumni that have...

 One of the reasons why Converse have had a surge in popularity is because of their
extensive list of collaborations. Their collab with luxury brand, Comme Des Garcons, combines
playfulness with a retro feel. After Travis Scott was seen wearing them in 2021, the Comme Des
Garcons Converse saw a massive wave of demand.

Chucks Relive Their Golden Age

Delaney Bolstein, Staff February 8, 2022

From basketball players to the runways of New York Fashion Week, Converse sneakers are a cult classic among generations. Founded in 1908 by Marquis Mills Converse in Malden, Massachusetts, Converse sought...

Arias prepares himself before hopping in the Formula Regional
Tatuss cockpit for his qualifying session in Sardinia, ultimately proving
to be sucessful.

Behind the Wheel with Arias Deukmedjian

Zeal Patel, Co-editor February 7, 2022

Growing up, most children desire to become a part of the next generation of athletes. Whether aspiring to become the next Michael Jordan or revolutionizing the industry like Serena Williams, traditional...

(Above) There was a large number of protests mainly across Europe in the lead up to the COP26 summit. But, there were at least some positive outcomes after years of demanding action. For example, the former governor of the Bank of England has unified 450 organizations to shift their activity to zero-carbon investments.

Don’t Look Up Gives Us Reason To

Santiago Calderon, Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2022

You’re at the ballot box. Picture it. A sea of black text on a sheet of white paper recording your major decision—your vote. When you think of what candidate to vote for, I’m sure there’s...

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