By: Caitlynn K.
By: Katy B.
The crisp fall breeze of 2017 has swept yet another handful of clothing trends into the fashion world. This year´s fall collection is boldly defined by its colors, designs, and of course, layers! The US has evolved dramatically over the years ranging from 2012’s wardrobe of leather outfits and statement pieces with eye-catching prints to the patch denim jeans and cozy sweaters with cutout designs of 2017. Closets across America will be completely refreshed with a new interpretation of fall styles
While basic maroons, navy blues, and grays are vital for the seasonal feeling of fall, vibrant shades such as pale pinks and blues can bring life to any standard outfit. For example, Victoria Beckham shows how to pair a traditional gray with a bold navy blue on the Runway at New York fashion week. Grays can also be easily paired with pale pinks and maroons using statement pieces such as blazers, skinny jeans and/or skirts. However, the fall vibes of 2017 bring forth a more comfy/casual style. Deep red sweaters can provide a gorgeous tone for the whole outfit while remaining along the lines of comfy/casual. A pop of color can change an outfit from dull to lively, especially in the autumnal season.
Although other seasons adorn in standout patterns and designs, autumn is unique in the sense of its subtleness. Sweaters and jackets of fall are simple yet brilliant. The cut of some sweaters can often times provide a base for the entire outfit. An extended back of a sweater is usually the attraction of the entire outfit complimented by a delicate pair of flats or knee-high boots. As far as patterns are concerned, 2017 has been a year of simplicity, lacking the bright and flashy patterns of past decades. Overall, the cut and shape of a garment provides a major baseline for an ensemble.
Of course the most important factor in fall fashion is layers. Some must-have staple pieces for fall this year are a denim jacket, a one colored blazer, jacket, a pair of gold flats, bold colored skinny jeans, etc. Denim jackets always come in handy for outfits that have leggings, and a boldly colored top. Blazers and jackets can be utilized as a simple statement piece for your entire outfit while a pair of gold flats can delicately compliment and entire look. Skinny jeans with loud colors are a great sidekick to neutral colored sweaters. When layering, it is important to recognize too much and too little. For example, with a flannel under a sweater, adding a scarf would cross the boundary of too much, and just a flannel would be much too little. It is also important to recognize colors when layering. Neutrals are always a simple and easy way to layer on top, but to add a pop of color, you can always add some vibrant skinny jeans. Layering is an important and effective way to direct autumnal vibes into your style.
Fall is a unique season with distinctive styles. Interpreting these styles is divided between three major factors; colors, designs, and layers. These aspects are interpreted differently each year, making it important to recognize them them each year. America has been swept over with these new styles and apparel across the country has been replaced with the current translations of fall trends of 2017.
By: Caitlynn K.
School ends its 2:57, you now have sports. Sports end at 5:00, now you begin to walk home. Now it’s 5:03, and you realize you have homework. You start to calculate how long it's going to take you. You say “well this will take about 30 minutes overall.” Little do you know it's been three hours and you have only finished one thing. Does this scenario sound familiar? Read on to see how to tackle this problem!
Doing your homework does not have to take three hours, it can take one hour. One factor that may make your homework last longer is procrastination. Procrastinating is a big problem when it comes to doing homework, so set breaks for yourself. There are actually apps you can download that ration time for you and help to tell you when you should take a break. A good one of these apps is “focus keeper.” This is a free app that could help you pace your homework time. If you are able to pace your homework time, you may be able to complete all your work in a reasonable time.
Another thing you should try to do is find a good spot to do your homework. Do not do your homework in a really comfortable spot because you will have a better chance of falling asleep, especially after a long school day. You should be consistent with your homework spot. Whether it be in the school library or at your dining room table, make sure it's the same spot every day. When you find a spot to do your homework, you should bring a snack with you. When doing homework do not have candy, it makes it hard to concentrate. Instead, try fruit and a glass of water.
We all usually have a lot of homework, so a good technique would be to do a hard assignment first and then an easier task. You want to keep this pattern going until you finish everything.
Personally, when doing school work silence drives me absolutely crazy. I prefer to listen to music instead of watching some video online. People all have different preferences for study music. Some people like music with words and lyrics, or you can listen to music without lyrics like classical music. Whatever helps you is what you should go with. If you get too tempted with music to sing along or hum, you can try a podcast of some sort.
Lastly, I recommend having a system of organization for completed homework. You should make places in your binders or folders of where you are going to put your unfinished and finished work. Make sure to formulate your system around your work space. Homework doesn't have to take hours just stay organized and you will do great!
Interview and article by: Lyra L.
I walk into the hallway where I see a student standing by the wall waiting for her sister, Natalia. I approach the student and ask her if she would like to participate in an interview for The Path newpaper. She agrees and so it begins...
Even though Rebecca is a new student at Carle Place Middle School, many of her answers may be similar to the way all middle school students are feeling. Do you agree?
By: Alexa M.
When I went into room 143, at lunch extra help, to interview Mrs. Menuzzo, I saw to the left, tables of desks, a long white board,and, a smart board. Straight in front of me was a row of whiteboards along the back wall, another teacher's desk with a computer, and a row of windows. To my right was Mrs. Menuzzo, sitting at her desk. The room was fairly quiet, with about five students in it, including me. Her room is very colorful and full of bright posters and pictures. There is also a row of cubbies with a lot of books in them, separated by different categories, in front of the whiteboard to my left.
Mrs. Menuzzo is one of Carle Place’s many “new” teachers for the 2016-2017 school year, having taught at Great Neck North Middle School for six years. However prior to teaching at Great Neck, Mrs. Menuzzo, taught at Carle Place Middle and High School. Among others, such as Ms. Vasilakopoulos (Ms. V), she is a teacher in the eighth grade. Mrs. Menuzzo teaches eighth grade English, but after speaking with her, I learned that her favorite subject other than English is Art. She attended Kellenberg High School, and then went to Nassau Community College for two years before moving on to C.W. Post, on a Scholarship, for two years. She also completed a two year Queens College online educational leadership course. One of her favorite things about Carle Place Middle School, is that there is more of an opportunity to get to know students outside of regular classes, hence extra help. If Mrs. Menuzzo could change one thing about Carle Place, she said would make everyone read more! Some distinct differences between Great Neck Middle School and Carle Place Middle School, for Mrs. Menuzzo, are that Carle Place is a little better at sports (Go Frogs!), and that since it is a smaller school and everyone grows up together usually, everyone within their grade knows each other well. She said that Carle Place is similar to Great Neck because all of the students are kind and nice.
I was excited to hear what kinds of books Mrs. Menuzzo would recommend, being that she is an English teacher. Mrs. Menuzzo recommends the book “Touching Spirit Bear,” for anyone who loves a good fiction book, and her favorite poems, are anything by Maya Angelou. In particular two poems she likes are “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou and “The Love Song” by J. Alfred Profrock.
Mrs. Menuzzo would describe herself as very hardworking, creative, and resourceful. Mrs. Menuzzo currently lives with her husband and her two children, Ari and Amelia. Mrs. Menuzzo told me that she became an English teacher because she has always loved reading and writing and she has always loved helping others by “taking the role of a teacher.” She loves teaching because it doesn't feel like work to her at all, it feels like fun.
Click here to read Mrs. Menuzzo's favorite poems: "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" and "The Love Song"