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The Artists Block: Charlotte Davie

The Artist’s Block: Charlotte Davie

Charlotte Davie April 14, 2022

Name of Piece: “Jade” Artist: Charlotte Davie “It was created through some experimentation with realism and trying to discover different styles and originally was supposed to be a more realistic-looking...

Joe Rogan apologized for his controversial actions
on his podcast, leading to backlash on many social platforms. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Joe Rogan’s podcast is under fire for repeated use of racial slurs

Stella Feinstein and Francesco Thorik-Saboia April 14, 2022

For many Americans last year, opening their phones meant being greeted by the name Joe Rogan and the controversies following the comedian’s podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.” Most recently,...

The recent release of Sing 2 has been controversial with memes of Meena the Elephant circulating on social media. https://unsplash.com/license

Social media hate comments bolster new movie popularity

Nolan O'Keefe and Siofra King April 14, 2022

Meena the Elephant: the latest victim of TikTok’s cancel culture. With the recent release of “Sing 2,” there has been controversy surrounding one particular character: Meena the Elephant. With...

Many TikTok users find editing to be a popular source of content
that involves different types of fan media.

Video edits sparkle as a new potential art form on TikTok

Lily Howard and Cindy Lin April 14, 2022

Flashing images, photos dancing across the screen and footage rhythmically changing speed to music — it’s taken TikTok by storm through a new trend: fan-made edits. Edits are videos that combine...

Many students struggle to manage their time when Tiktok’s endless
scrolling feature makes for an easy way to spend hours on social media.

Endless scrolling on TikTok tanks CHS students’ productivity

Alex Batzar April 14, 2022

TikTok has recently been shown to have adverse effects on students’ work ethics and, more importantly, their mental health. Students can find themselves on their phones for hours, procrastinating...

The Artists Block: Quinn Hoagland

The Artist’s Block: Quinn Hoagland

Quinn Hoagland January 29, 2022

Name of Piece: "Untitled" Artist: Quinn Hoagland “I did this piece about three weeks ago and I sort of just wanted to experiment with a visual representation of organized chaos. I think we all...

After students returned to in-person school, personal Adobe accounts were suspended.

Creating with the Creative Cloud gives CHS an edge

Aaron Diament and Tim Wilburn January 28, 2022

Consisting of over 15 multimedia programs, the Adobe Creative Suite is the industry standard when it comes to graphic design, photo and video editing. When subscribed to the Adobe Creative Cloud, users...

Many are disappointed with Spotifys annual release of the personalized playlists curated with user’s 100 most listened-to songs of the year. https://unsplash.com/license

That’s a wrap on 2021: Spotify disappoints its users with playlist drop

Alexandra Kinsey and Ruth Crawford January 28, 2022

On Dec. 1, Spotify released its annual personalized playlists curated with user’s 100 most listened-to songs of the year, and though the wrap-up was designed to be shared on social media many feel as...

The display “Can’t Help Myself” by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu attracts many visitors. Photo licensed under CC BY 2.0. https://creativecommons.org/
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Mechanical museum exhibit touches “bleeding arts”

Mackenzie Prince January 28, 2022

TikTok: an app of exploration, discovery and extreme creativity that breaks the boundaries of art as we know them. With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and creative quarantine hobbies, two activities...

NFTs offer a huge possibility to make money. https://unsplash.com/license

NFTs: No mystery for artists and musicians making bank

Stella Feinstein and Bailey McBride January 28, 2022

It seems as though the day in which we will be passing down assets to our children through the Cloud has come. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are unique digital assets ranging from digital art to music,...

Anderson .Paak performs in Oslo, Norway in 2016. Photo licensed
under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

R&B duo Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak start on a high note

Charlie Raynor January 28, 2022

After conquering almost every sector of modern pop and R&B music, Bruno Mars enlisted longtime friend and tourmate Anderson .Paak for their newest project — ”An Evening with Silk Sonic.” The...

CHS students commonly make homemade Halloween costumes. https://unsplash.com/license

Homemade Halloween costumes

Mackenzie Prince and Alex Batzar November 24, 2021

Since the 14th century, Halloween has been known as the one day where everybody can fully express themselves and be whoever they want without any fear. In today’s world, Halloween costumes best achieve...

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