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“I was scrolling through a bunch of reference pictures and just really loved how fun and detailed the one I chose was.
This was one of my first ever oil pastel pieces but I love the way it turned out and I had so much fun making it!”

- Junior Bridget Ruane of Middletown


August 20, 2023

Untitled Artist: Bridget Ruane Media Used: Oil Pastel Time to Complete: 2 Hours Interesting Fact:“The reference picture was randomly selected on Pinterest.”  

New film announced for popular video game, Five Nights at Freddys.

Upcoming “Five Night’s at Freddy’s” film excites fans

Alice Ye and Angela Ruiz June 16, 2023

Over eight years ago, video game series, “Five Nights at Freddy’s” was released by Scott Cawthon, intended to be a quick cash grab. A movie inspired by the game is now expected to be released on...

The science behind blockbusters, such as Jaws releasing during the Summer.

Film season heats up

Isabel Santamaria June 16, 2023

Summertime. It’s a time to head to AMC theaters while Nicole Kidman presents the latest blockbusters on the big screen and spend an entire paycheck on buttered popcorn. While summer is memorable for...

The media invests in the royal lifestyle after new shows like Bridgerton peak interest.

Crown craze sweeps media

Alice Ye and Angela Ruiz June 16, 2023

Americans are shifting towards monarchies yet again; only this time, it’s for the drama. When Netflix released the show “Bridgerton” in 2020, the public went into a frenzy. After the first month...

Taylor Swift announces album, Speak Now, will be her third rerecorded album.

Swift’s new release to make sparks fly

Molly McCarthy June 16, 2023

Taylor Swift, the renowned singer-songwriter, has made headlines once again with her announcement of the release of her third re-recorded album, “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).” Swift has embarked...

Artists like Tyler the Creator use alter-egos when making music to express themselves without having to worry about as much backlash from the media.

Alternate identities give artists creative freedom

June 16, 2023

Throughout music history, countless artists have adopted “alter egos.” Crafting a new identity enables artists to experiment with different genres and styles, dive deeper into their creativity and...

Lana Del Rey, pictured above at the Grammy Museum, is a topic of study for students at NYU.“Lana Del Rey @ Grammy
Museum 10/13/2019” by jus10h is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Celebrities find new fame in college courses

Jenna Lynch and Kylie Aprilante June 16, 2023

In recent years, universities like New York University and University of South Carolina have started to offer different college level courses surrounding celebrities. Superstars such as Miley Cyrus, Lana...

Since 3000 BC the transformation of makeup has been constantly evolving.

The transformation of makeup styles over the years

Emma Makin May 25, 2023

Makeup is an art form that has evolved greatly since its origination in 3000 BC, allowing individuals to express themselves through originality. For centuries, makeup has been used to enhance features,...

CHS Students share opinions on the newest addition to the Scream franchise.

Fifth “Scream” installment leaves viewers screaming

Angela Ruiz and Spencer Nunez May 25, 2023

Behind every beloved horror movie today is the influence of Wes Craven’s “Scream,” which was originally released in 1996. It forever changed the horror, slasher and thriller genres, redefining the...

CHS discusses their thoughts on the color change of the red carpet.

Controversy stains the Oscars’ not-so-red carpet

Kylie Aprilante and Kelly Matthews May 25, 2023

While the 95th Academy Awards show was free of face slaps, a new controversy brewed: the “red” carpet. This year’s Oscars ceremony took place on March 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood....

While boy bands are thinning out in numbers,
BTS found large success in the late 2010s.

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Boy bands are getting moved to the backstreets

Alice Ye and Stacy Lin May 25, 2023

The ‘90s to early 2000s was a time of bedazzled denim, emerging technology and most notably, boy bands playing nonstop on the radio. This era marked the rise of iconic boy bands: NSYNC, Backstreet...

They hype of music videos has went down since the excitement of them in the 2000s with pop stars like Britney Spears.

The evolution of music videos has artists in treble

Ava Rubinstein May 25, 2023

When music videos came into existence, storytelling was suddenly as important as a song’s musical elements. Music became a visual experience, a production of performers and entertainers, rather than...

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