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Netflix’s “The Social Dilhemma” details the unseen dangers of social media

Carla Vreeland

October 9, 2020

“There are only two industries that call their customers ‘users’: illegal drugs and software.” Writer and professor Edward Tufte demonstrated in just one sentence not only the detrimental impact but the intentionally addictive nature of social networking platforms. Originally released in Jan....

COVID-19 brings in new era of showbiz

A marquee in Minneapolis, Minn. assures visitors that the theater is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ella Lukowiak

October 9, 2020

Entertainment has always been present throughout time. From the productions put on by past civilizations to movie theater viewings, humans have always had ways to entertain themselves. In recent months though, much of the entertainment that has dated back centuries has been put on hold.  Due to t...

Technology introduces new ways to assist artists with disabilities

As technology advances, people with disabilities are given the opportunity to create art.

Isabella Ji

October 9, 2020

People with disabilities are oftentimes at a disadvantage when it comes to creating art. However, with the additional help that technology provides, artists with disabilities get to widen their range of creative outputs. According to Cascade A&E, the constant evolution of art through technology s...

Social isolation affects the creativity of CHS students

Senior Charlotte Frick of Wall painted rocks and shells to put in her neighborhood for the Kindness Rock Project.

Carla Vreeland

October 9, 2020

In an unprecedented time of crisis, it is generally common knowledge that everyone reacts in different ways. When life becomes limited, and just going outside and seeing family is a risk, these reactions heighten.  During the reign and aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person outlets f...

Photography plays an important role in politics

Florence Owens Thompson’s children cling to her in iconic
photograph “Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California.“

Liam Umbs

October 9, 2020

It’s a picture nearly everyone has seen: a mother, with dirt on her arms and exhaustion on her face. Her two daughters, both dressed in rags, lean on their mother’s shoulders, heads turned away from the camera. Covered in blankets and mud, her baby rests on her lap. She looks out into the world wi...

The Artist’s Block: Julia Kusmenko

The Artist's Block: Julia Kusmenko

Julia Kusmenko

June 12, 2020

Name of piece: “Inner Rainbow” Artist: Julia Kusmenko This piece is interesting to me because it happened by accident. We were assigned to draw a self-portrait for Illustration and Design, and I planned on creating a colorful background for a printout of my face. So I used pencil and paper to t...

New Neflix docu-series “Trial by the Media” sheds light on media coverage in court cases

Carla Vreeland

June 12, 2020

“[For] high profile cases there are two trials: outside the courthouse and inside.” Donald Watkins, the defense attorney for the former CEO of HealthSouth, Richard Scrushy, had perfectly encapsulated the significance of the media in many of today’s major court cases.  “Trial by the Med...

Bands connect with fans during the pandemic

Many musicians are holding virtual concerts due to COVID-19.

Katherine Manatos

June 12, 2020

Stay-at-home orders all over the world have shut down concerts and museums for the foreseeable future. Musicians and artists have begun adapting to the challenge and have turned to the internet for help.  Virtual concerts are being held on platforms such as Instagram, Twitch, Minecraft and Club ...

Drive-in movie theaters make a comeback in New Jersey because of social distancing

As summer approaches drive-in theaters may become a popular way to enjoy a film while social distancing.

Sam Skolnick

June 12, 2020

Due to social distancing guidelines, movie theaters all across New Jersey are closed. Despite the low number of drive-in theatres left, they may be the perfect answer to being able to enjoy films while still practicing social distancing. The first drive-in movie theater was opened in 1933 in Camden, N...

Banned books don’t stop teachers or students

A survey of 58 students from May 19 to May 29.

Nicola DeGregorio

June 12, 2020

“Lord of the Flies,” “Of Mice and Men” and “The Great Gatsby” are all important books in the CHS English curriculum, but another thing these titles have in common is that they are all on the American Library Association (ALA)’s banned books list.  The violence, crude humor and even racial is...

Film industry faces new issues amid COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing many financial and scheduling problems, as well as halting production, for the film industry.

Jacynth Apora

June 12, 2020

If life was a movie, the scene of resolution would be on a storyboard — but the crisis that the film industry is facing will undeniably be challenging to overcome, as there are no definitive solutions. The global loss in box office revenue was about $7 billion by mid-March, and by the end of Ma...

Museums in Europe reopen with new rules and regulations

According to director Gordon Freiherr von Godin of DDR, their
daily visitors dropped from 2,000 to fewer than 50 because of
social distancing guidelines and interactive concept.

Maddie Lee

June 12, 2020

When Eli Gericke, one of the first visitors of the Berlinische Galerie museum in Berlin, Germany, stepped through their doors on the 11th of May, she felt restricted by the museum’s new rules and regulations.  “You can’t relax when you look at the images, you can’t breathe,” Gericke sai...

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