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Delaney Bolstein

Delaney Bolstein, Editor-in-Chief

Delaney Bolstein is the Editor-in-Chief of Lake Highland Preparatory School's Upper School newspaper Twice-Told Tale. She is a Senior at Lake Highland and has been at the school since Pre-K. Delaney has also been a member of the cross-country and track team since Sophomore year. Additionally, Delaney volunteers at the Winter Park Public Library. In her free time, Delaney can be found watching Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous and translating French novels.

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(Above) Contrastingly, students also have the opportunity to take new semester long classes. Set on making 2024 a relaxing and introspective year, students of Ms. Angie Wohltman’s Yoga and Mindfulness class begin their meditation session. Walker Black, grade 9, notes that this year he hopes to start his SoundCloud career. Additionally, he referenced his favorite quote, “Money is the key to happiness” as his 2024 mantra.

[Photo] Starting a New Semester

Minaal Arain, Co-Editor
February 28, 2024
(Above) The cosmetic industry plays a significant role in fueling ageism by perpetuating unrealistic beauty standards and promoting products that promise to reverse or prevent the signs of aging. Many companies within this industry capitalize on societys obsession with youth, often employing marketing tactics that reinforce ageist stereotypes. For instance, beauty brands like LOréal have come under scrutiny for campaigns that seemingly celebrate older women but still emphasize their products anti-aging properties. Similarly, companies like Estée Lauder market their products with phrases like turn back the clock and age-defying, further contributing to the notion that aging is something to be feared and avoided at all costs. Like plastic surgery, topical remedies for aging won’t transform you. Billion-dollar companies aren’t dedicated to making the world look younger. They’re preying on easy insecurities, and we fall for it every time. In 2021, the global anti-aging market was estimated to be worth about 62.6 billion U.S. dollars according to Statistica, and this number is expected to increase significantly in the next few years.

Discrimination Comes of Age

Delaney Bolstein, Editor-in-Chief
October 4, 2023
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
(Above) One of the biggest themes featured in Taylor Swift’s songs is the patriarchy.
Seen through lyrics like, “He wanted a bride; I was making my own name” from the
song “Midnight Rain” and most notably, “Wondering if I’d get there quicker If I was a
man” from the song “The Man” pictured here. The Eras’ Tour is a testament to how much
Swift has broken barriers as a woman. At Raymond James Stadium alone, Swift became
the first act in history to sell out two shows on a single tour, let alone three. Even
before the tour, Swift was the first female solo artist to win Album of the Year twice
(later on she would win a third with Folklore). In the Eras’ Tour, during the song, “The
Man” Swift literally climbs up the corporate ladder, finishing the song by manspreading

on the top desk.

“Sparks Fly” at the Eras Tour

Delaney Bolstein, Editor-in-Chief
September 11, 2023
(Left) Prints in French fashion are fickle. One of the hallmarks of the style is its

lack of color and patterns aside from a few exceptions, including, “toile.” Translat-
ing to “canvas,” the toile pattern features almost storybook scenes amidst a beige

background. It initially gained popularity back in the 18th century during the age

of realism when people desired art to reflect everyday life but has remained popu-
lar throughout the years. To pay homage to the print, Dior Homme’s 2022/2023 Paris

Fashion Week show included a collection based upon the toile print and offered a
modern alternative. This runway show, especially because behind it sat replicas of
Paris’s iconic monuments, proves the longevity of French fashion that makes it so

alluring. The same Breton shirt Audrey Hepburn once wore is as trendy as the gar-
ments on the Paris Fashion Week runways. Model photo courtesy of Reuters.

Say Oui to French Fashion

Delaney Bolstein, Co-Editor/Director of Media
April 12, 2023
(Above) The 2023 Paris Fashion Week began with a viral
collection from the fashion house, Schiaparelli, inspired
by the animals from the epic poem, “Dante’s Inferno.”
Though the designer used only faux fur, the feedback
has been polarizing, to say the least. Some critics,
such as model, Christie Brinkley, called the collection a,
“Huge faux-paw,” a play on the word, faux-pas, claiming
to glorify poaching. Others, including myself, believe
Schiaparelli’s work is a testament to how useless the
fur industry is. By creating hyper-realistic busts of
animals, the designer further justifies faux fur’s place
in the fashion industry. Photo courtesy of Filippo Flor.

Fake Fur Solves the Real Issue

Delaney Bolstein, Co-Editor/Director of Media
March 10, 2023
(Above) Following a year of development, the Filipino ice
cream parlor, Sampaguita, finally opened its doors on

Colonial Drive at the beginning of the new year. Sam-
paguita, translating to Arabian Jasmine, is the national

flower of the Philippines, and is used in herbal teas
and remedies. The restaurant is the sister store of The
Greenery Creamery, and with 12 Filipino-inspired flavors,
Sampaguita almost serves as a sweet gateway to Filipino
cuisine. I visited during its soft opening. Even though I
arrived fifteen minutes early, the line already stretched
past two of its neighboring stores and, by the time
Sampaguita opened, past the block. Selflishly, I hope
the demand stays (I could do without the line though).
Sampaguita, in all of its trendiness and retro interior,
provides much needed representation in an area teeming

with other Asian restaurants.

A Land of Flavor Fills Every Bite

Delaney Bolstein, Co-Editor/Director of Media
March 3, 2023
When you walk into Buc-ee’s, the brisket hits you first. The smell, at times nauseating, lingers with you
even after leaving. As for the taste, the overall consensus of my family was that it left something to
be desired. The meat was dry, overly seasoned, and not worth the hype. Buc-ee’s also sells, “Beaver
chips” which are kettle cooked potato chips. They have a similar thick texture to Chipotle’s tortilla chips

except smokier, and made up for the brisket.

All Hail the Texan Beaver

Delaney Bolstein, Co-Editor/Director of Media
November 1, 2022
(Above) Most pep band practices consist of two
groups: the brass section (trumpets, saxaphones, and
trombones) and the rythym section (guitars, pianos,

and drums). Mr. Fray Peralta, along with his two as-
sistants, jump between the two sections to make sure

everything sounds cohesive. Photo by Delaney Bolstein.

Sounding the Trumpets for a New Season

Delaney Bolstein, Co-Editor/Director of Media
October 14, 2022
(Left) Situated just outside Atlanta, the Coca Cola Roxy, holding just 3,600 people became a
place filled with teenage girls screaming about exes and heartbreak. The five minute walk to the
theatre from my hotel went past the Atlanta Braves’ Stadium, and the game-day chants greatly
contrasted the giggles from concert goers. And honestly, I felt a little bit judged by the macho
ment with their loaded hot dogs and foaming beer. Photo by Delaney Bolstein.

A Little Bit Sour

Delaney Bolstein, Co-Editor
October 3, 2022
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