Author Archives: Anna Solcher

Individuals need originality for happiness


When thinking of originality, I thought back to a specific poster in elementary with a school of blue fish going one way with one bright red fish going the other way that said “be unique.” Elementary schools seem to encourage individuality, but recently I have felt that everyone around me seems to be on a fast-paced track to the same place. Do well in high school, go to college, get married, have kids and die. That is what is expected, at least for me, to be considered “successful” in my life. With no room for originality, we are expected to […]

February 18, 2015


The Art of Henna


The intricate patterns curl up the arm in an array of designs. It stains the skin a dark reddish brown color, but also does more than that. Henna is a form of beauty and confidence. “Henna is graffiti for the Middle Eastern people; it’s a way of art and expression,” sophomore Anjali Dhanani said. Henna, also known as mehndi, is a type of paste made from crushing the leaves of a henna tree. Dating back over 5,000 years, it originated in the Middle East. First used as a cooling method, it became a form of art after people saw the […]