Are Crocs Fashionable?

by Cylee Drake

Crocs. Not short for crocodiles. These plastic clogs were “popular” among many of highschool growing up. Nearly everyone had a pair. We decorated them with little pins, trading them on the playground. Crocs WERE as popular as the Chacos of today. Shockingly, they have made a comeback. Does this mean they are fashionable again? The students at MCHS voted and the results are in. So, are Crocs Fashionable?

They even have fluffy interiors now.

The answer is not really.

Roughly, 63% of students believe they are not fashionable. They do not appreciated the hole filled plastic footwear. Some say, “They are like tires for your feet: bumpy and needing a change.”

They come in different colors too.

The others 37% argue, “Crocs are the new UGGs.” Rapper Post Malone is even following the new trend of Crocs, creating his own type in the process.

Posty’s new shoes.

This collaboration has cause an uprising within the Croc fan club with more and more young adults wearing their once shameful shoes in public.

Ooooo, how sleek!

What are the limits? What will be next? Ariana Grande coming out with a new line of cowboy boot sneakers? Beyonce showing up with Gucci toe-sock-shoes? There is no telling what the future for our feet will look like.

For those cowboys who ball.

Prom Tips

By Faith Curtis

1. Do Eye Shadow Before Foundation

Applying your eye look before foundation is just a precaution in case you mess up, or don’t like the eye shadow. You can always take a makeup wipe and remove the eye look as many times as you want till you get it right.

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2. Wear A Button-Up

When getting your hair and makeup done for prom, you should wear a button-up or zip-up shirt. This way when it’s time to change into your dress, your shirt will be easily removed without messing up your look.

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3. Practice

If you are planning on doing your own hair/makeup, don’t just wing it the day of prom, practice it a few times before prom day. Practice makes perfect!

4. Eat Light

I recommend not eating anything on the day of prom, that you know makes you bloated. Drink lots of water, and eat lightly throughout the day to ensure your dress fits perfectly for the big day.

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5. Clear Deodorant

You know the white marks you get on your clothes from your deodorant? To prevent that on prom day use either a light spray on deodorant, or a clear roll on deodorant.  

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Ugly Sweater Winner

By Maya Dally

After much deliberating and several very ugly sweaters, Amber Kailbourn has finally chosen this year’s Cheermeister.

The sacred award goes to Kasie Skaggs and Connor Todd with their tinsel-infested matching sweaters.

Connor Todd and Kasie Skaggs

Many teachers dressed up, hoping to win their own competition. For Mr. Shaddox, that dream finally came true. According to his closest friends, this is actually the first award Mr. Shaddox has ever won in his life.

Mr. Shaddox, finally a winner!

Thank you all for participating, and congrats to our winners!

(Old) School Pictures

By Allie Jackson

You might have noticed the posters in the hall for the picture day on October 2. I have learned to take extra precaution on these days because too many times I have seen, heard of, or have experienced first hand how traumatic picture day can be. Even if you remember and come to school in what you think is your best, 20 years from now you will look back and cringe at your 15-year-old self’s choice of, well, everything. The truth of the matter is that times change, and hopefully you do to.

 

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Jimmy Fallon not at his finest.

I thought it best if I showed you just how much time can change by doing a little before and after of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. These pictures are able to give us a snap shot of some these stars least forgiving times and for that we should be grateful.

John Legend

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John Legend is looking great for being 39. His younger self clearly mirrors his present day self.

Taylor Swift

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According to my brother, the first picture of Swift is disappointing, in the second one though, she’s fine. 

Chris Pratt

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Wowzers. I guess it just goes to show that you should be nice to all boys because you never know when a serious glow-up may hit.

Selena Gomez

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So here we have Selena in like what, junior high and then we have her in like um… junior high? She seriously has not aged a bit.

Zac Efron

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I’ve seen worse. Oh, who am I kidding. This Is The Worst. Does this change my love for him? Not in the least bit.

Sandra Bullock

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Ok, I swore this was a dude.

Adele

Hello from the paaaaaaaaaasstt!

Donald Trump

Bonus Pictures!

Mrs. Grab

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Mrs . Grab sent me this picture of her and her husband. They graduated six years apart and she said they somehow ended up wearing the same shirt!

Mrs. Pullen

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Mrs. Pullen is the one on the left. This was her cheer leading picture when she was a sophomore in high school.

Thanks for reading! Let me know which old, school picture is your favorite in the comments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is Jojo Siwa Ok?

By Sophia Jaquez

Jojo Siwa has recently become very popular in meme culture for a multitude of reasons, but mostly for her receding hairline. Like many of you, I laughed at the memes, but deep in my heart, I was concerned for her. I wanted to know what was causing this poor girl to be losing her hairline that fast, so I took to the internet in search of the real truth behind Jojo Siwa’s hair.

Before I combed through all of the internet to find the cause of the her hair disaster, I felt I should know a little bit more basic background information on her. Her full name is Joelle Joanie Siwa and she was born on May 19, 2003. She is 15 years old, and is attending 10th grade in a public school. She got her start when she competed on the second series of Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition and later when she appeared on the show Dance Moms. Jojo is a triple threat when it comes to talent with her dancing, singing, and acting, which led to her making her own merchandise line and signing a contract with Nickelodeon. The biggest boost to her career is her Youtube channel where she posts everything from music videos to daily vlogs, so I started my search for the truth there.

One of the most iconic things about Jojo is her hair bows which she wears on a tight side ponytail. Personally, I have never really had hair long enough to put up in a side ponytail so I googled how to, and one of the first videos that popped up was a Jojo Siwa tutorial on how she does her side ponytail. This video had all the answers as to why her hairline is receding. Each step of the tutorial contains something that is seriously damaging her hair. Let me break it down for you:

The first part of Jojo’s side ponytail process is aggressively brushing her hair in the direction of the ponytail.

Next she sprays her hair with an excessive amount of hairspray and uses 4 extra thick neon hair bands to hold her hair. The stress and tension she is putting on her hair from the hair bands combined with the aggressive brushing could be the reason why one side of her hairline is higher than the other.

After that comes more hairspray and a hair straightener. Obviously straightening your hair is a pretty safe thing now because of advancements in beauty and technology, but the thing that is harmful here is the lack of hair protection Jojo uses. Her hair is covered in hair spray and she uses a heated straightener without putting any sort of heat protectant spray on her hair to make sure it stays healthy and doesn’t get fried.

The last step, of course, is more hairspray and a signature Jojo Siwa hair bow.

I was satisfied when I discovered her video that showed us exactly what was causing her hairline to recede so quickly, but there was one more thing that irked me. When I was looking up pictures for this article I saw pictures of Jojo as a baby, and her hair was brown. If you’ve gotten this far into this article then you know for a fact that her hair is very bright blonde. There are about two reasons why this could be, either her hair changed colors as she grew out of the toddler stage or her hair is bleached. After much investigation I learned that her mother has been bleaching her hair since she was a child. There are so many layers that could be unfolded to tell us why her mother is bleaching her hair, but I will just leave that alone because who knows what kind of conspiracy theories I would fall into if I researched that.

Now you are probably thinking “Ok, I read this article but what do I do with this information?”, and I’ll tell you what I hope you should do. First of all, I hope you soak this information in and it leads you to take better care of your own hair. Also I hope that you have a different reaction when you see Jojo Siwa memes on the internet. The last thing I hope is that if Jojo reads this or if you meet Jojo, that she knows that she is killing her hair and she should always put her health before her career because people, like me, care about her being safe.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

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By Kedisha Jack

We all want that one look where you look all natural. Well now for those who struggle you finally can, and you can also get that “Rihanna Glow”. Many are so hyped for this product, and now you can go and try it.  Rihanna released her new makeup line Fenty Launch on September 8. After two years of development and months of teasing, it’s finally here for everyone to try.

Pro Filt’r: Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($34 ; Sephora) 

Coming in 40 different types of shades, The Pro Filt’r keeps your skin pore diffused, and gives skin an instant smoothness, and it gives you a medium to full coverage. The Oil-free helps with sweat and climate and adaptive technology, Which helps with sweat not causing it to clog pores. It’s “light as air” texture is undetectable on skin.  

I wanted to make sure that all women of all skin tones were covered, so they could be included on what I have created.” -Rihanna

 

Pro Filt’r: Instant Retouch Primer ($32 ; Sephora)

This Oil Free Primer smooths away the look of pores. It absorbs shine without making you feel dry and chalky, which makes your foundation smooth when you apply and it makes it last longer. The texture of the primer gives you the “touch me now” texture that gives skin with the lightest possible feel. The Pro Filt’r Primer is made to fit all skin tones.

I wanted this primer to feel soft and moisturizing at the same time, as well as do the job of keeping makeup on.” -Rihnanna

 

 

Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters ($34) And Match Stick Shimmer SkinStick ($25)

Killawhatt Freestyle Highlighters comes in 6 shades. Killawatt is not like any other highlighter because it keeps skin lit beyond sundown. It’s loaded with superfine shimmer for an ultra-smooth, creamy texture. For killer radiance, you can literally put it anywhere you “crave a touch of light”.  With the magnetic match shimmer sticks that give you that glow coming in 10 universal shades that catch light in ways you never dreamed of.

“You can use it on any part of your face… you look at it and think “is it gonna deliver?” – is it gonna deliver? – then BAM, it delivers.” -Rihanna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look For What is Hidden

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By Ky Newport

So many workplaces have made it where tattoos and bright hair are almost unheard of. It’s “unprofessional,” or scary to children. So why not find a way to get around this without losing your job?

The issue here is that the colors and ink are seen; but in the modern day that we live in, there are ways to hide this. One of the rising ways to do this is dying the bottom layer of your hair.

Now this seems a little weird. Who would want a full layer of their hair something bright and colorful while the underneath is dull and natural? But think about it! It’s like a hidden accent that now one will notice unless you want them to! It’s subtle enough that it’s not in your face, and still pretty enough to satisfy the need for hair color.

Now, I haven’t tried this yet (my hair is too short to do it with), but i think it’s a great idea to try. Its a rising trend that i completely agree with. And the hair won’t be “too distracting” to your peers or your customers.” Why you’re at it, why not try to do a rainbow???

Tattoos are another big issue with this. Because tattoos may scare the elderly or small children. This I can understand. If you still want them, there are ways to cover them up! There is makeup specifically formulated to cover them up!

Kat Von D’s Lock it Tattoo Concealer is a great example of this. This long-wear concealer is the embodiment of expert tattoo artist Kat Von D who knows a thing or two about ink, so you can rest easy that your body art will go unnoticed. After applying the concealer with a concealer brush, let it dry completely before building more layers.
So don’t miss out on these opportunities while you have the chance!