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Where Are Their Parents…?

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Makeup is an important part of women growing up and showing who they are, expressing themselves with makeup, and figuring out what suits their skin has always been fun. Sephora everywhere has become extremely popular and open to the public, just a certain type of public which the media now calls “Sephora Kids”. In January people on “TikTok” have started sharing their experiences with these disrespectful kids, and it has come down to the kids being unsupervised while in this store ruining customers’ experiences.

In this new year, there has been a large amount of adults uploading videos on the social media platform “TikTok”, these reviews are not what people expected. Sephora has always offered makeup, skincare, and hair products, which can benefit some people or damage some people’s skin or hair depending on their age. This led to detailed videos on how younger kids enter the store unsupervised and head to the most famous brand, “Drunk Elephant”. According to Glamour Magazines, the founder Tiffany Masterson said she “designed Drunk Elephant for all skin, including that of my children,” and it is backed by date. Although that may be true she has also concurred that her products (retinol & acids) shouldn’t be applied to faces under 13. Retinol happens to be the most famous drunk elephant product that kids 10 and under have gotten a hold of along with D-bronzi drops, B-Goldi drops, or O-Bloos drops. Some describe these interactions as crazy, but sometimes what stands out to me is “But what’s crazier is the parents that aren’t parenting.” This is true because would we even have this problem if the parents stood up and disciplined the kids? Disciplining isn’t meant to be physical, especially for these kids, yes they are doing something wrong but are the parents not? A simple “no” or “that’s not okay” with an explanation could change the perspective these kids have on how they treat people.

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The sooner we choose to educate our children and our new group of kids, the sooner we can fix these problems. Yes, it is normal for children to WANT to start using makeup at a certain age, but a WANT is not a NEED. Parents need to see that even if they throw a fit, they should be able to know how to properly ask for items that are as delicate and expensive as makeup (especially from higher brands). A solution is to offer your kids what is called “little kid makeup sets”, these are sets that are usually in the design of “Barbies” or “Disney princesses” that contain makeup that is not as pigmented and doesn’t have big damage to kid’s (13 and under) skin barriers. Maybe parents disagree with this because they respect their kid’s freedom, which is true and is agreeable on many levels, but respecting kids also comes with protecting them. Journalism Lifestyle editor Aaliyah Villela has given her point of view on this topic and says that there should be an age-limited to go to an Ulta or Sephora by themselves.” This situation has gotten worse and worse over time many people could say these are “the first generation iPad kids”, and this is our first gist on how they will act in the future. “You do not need to be wearing makeup that young your skin is still growing you haven’t even hit puberty yet”, Aaliyah is right, but what can we do at the end of the day? Even with all the solutions given, we can hope that parents take over and realize that they need to be more authoritative than permissive.

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Zoe Perez, Opinion Editor
If there's a person who you want to talk to about colleges and academics, then Zoe Perez is the right person for you! Interviewing and writing about Zoe Perez was an honor because of how straightforward and educated her answers were.  Zoe is a 15-year-old sophomore and she will be the Opinion Editor, Media Editor, Opinion Columnist, and Treasurer for this second year of her journalism journey. Last year, she was only an opinion writer. June 22, 2008, is her birthday meaning she has the zodiac sign of cancer.  She is the type of person who is going to be honest with you even if it means telling you what you may be doing wrong, despite that she describes herself as a very social person, she says “I am the type of person who is social and would come up to you to ask for your Instagram if I see you from afar and decide that if you seem friendly.”  She mentioned that she enjoys talking and giving advice about colleges, medical schools, or how to write an article while also wanting to help those students who need help with any classes in between Honors to AP. Zoe spoke about wanting to live in Washington D.C. after high school because Washington has the best medical school that she could think of. She says “ What motivates me to work hard is myself because I believe that even though taking Honors and AP classes may be hard, It will all be worth it when I become a radiologist, technician, or an Anesthesiologist”. Zoe Perez has an understanding of what she wants to be doing with her life. Zoe is very passionate about writing which brought her to be in journalism. She stated that she loved to inform people about what was going on, seeing different opinions, while giving people a fast and easy answer. Her love for journalism has brought her to meet new people and to be more active in the community when writing stories. She touched upon her interests like reading, writing, and psychology. Her favorite series book to read is called “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder” where she describes the story as a girl who opens a close case and along the way finds something captivating. She remarked about why she enjoys the book saying.”It takes all the characters' points of view and I am amused by a good murder mystery book.”  Zoe introduced her love for psychology and said that she was from Trevor Browne High School and found out that Agua Fria had psychology as a class and so on went to this school now. She said, “I am obsessed with psychology and basically wrote most of my articles based on psychology, so I am technically an opinion editor with a psychology theme.” All of these circumstances in her life have brought her to be the person she is. So if you ever need a person to talk about academics, psychology, or even books then Zoe Perez is the person you’re going to be looking for!!!

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