The Environmental Cost of Fast Fashion

By: Georgie M. (’18)
When I walk into a clothing store I notice the colors, the textures, the materials, and styles. Until recently, however, I never gave a second thought about where my clothes came from. As someone who has always loved runway fashion, it’s nice to see similar trends on racks for less than a fraction of the designer price. However, fast fashion retailers such as Zara and H&M have been in hot water in recent years due to their working conditions and environmental cost.

5 Truths about College-Touring

By: Gabrielle L. (’18)
College tours may be a lot of fun and a great experience, but they can also involve a lot of effort and work. From my own experience recently, this effort entailed catching 5 planes in a span of 4 days and attending countless info-sessions with the obligatory corny jokes and undeniably similar advice on applications; touring institutes of higher education is definitely both a noteworthy and stressful experience. Keep reading to find out 5 things that all students who have gone on college tours know to be true!

A Recap of the Track & Field Season

By: Ella R. (’19)
As the high school track and field season comes to a close, Crystal athletes are working harder than ever to improve their times and have a great finish to the year. On May 6th, athletes competed at the WBAL trials, and this Friday they will compete at the WBAL Finals where they will have the opportunity to qualify for CCS.

Gryphon Robotics Advances to Championships

By: Amy Z. (’19)
This spring, our Gryphon Robotics team made it to the FIRST Robotics national championships for the first time in Crystal history! Team captain Annabelle Tao ‘17 says that “We’ve always been a small team, but that scrappy mentality–‘we can do it although we might fail on the way’–has really helped us this year. That’s one of the best parts of our team. We’re student driven. This year especially, everyone had a hand in the process. Everyone was more engaged and had a greater say in the team.” To learn more about this momentous victory, we conducted an interview with team members Anika Kamath ‘18 and Jesus Picos ‘18.