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THE ARTIST’S BLOCK: “A Wizards’ Cove” by Adah Shimanovich

THE ARTIST’S BLOCK: “A Wizards’ Cove” by Adah Shimanovich

March 9, 2020

"This is my still life from Illustration and Design. We had to pick objects to put in the composition, and when I saw these in Mrs. Fallon's cabinets, I knew I had to try to make a kind of "wizards’ cove.” I am especially proud of the top of the lantern, because I think I did that part rather re...

Eminem impresses, but perplexes, in new album

Eminem impresses, but perplexes, in new album

Luke Latorre and Will McHale

March 9, 2020

On Jan. 17, one of the best selling artists of the century surprised listeners with a new, 20-song album. The release of “Music to be Murdered By,” the 11th studio album by Eminem, left many conflicted, asking: who wants a new Eminem album in 2020? While “Music to be Murdered By” is easil...

Oscars bring politics to Hollywood

Oscars bring politics to Hollywood

Vivianna Varlack

March 9, 2020

The Oscars have always been a night where many gather to watch the best filmmakers and actors receive awards and recognition for their work. But in recent years, controversy has surrounded the ceremony, causing some to become disinterested in the show’s rising prominence of politics. From Meryl Stre...

“Parasite” movie leaves viewers laughing and at the edge of their seats

“Parasite” movie leaves viewers laughing and at the edge of their seats

Vaughn Battista

March 9, 2020

Director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” has embarked on a long journey; it started as a little-known Korean film that garnered accolades at the Cannes Film Festival and grew into an international success, winning Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards. This is deservedly so, as “Parasite” is a bril...

Social media influences the fashion industry and inspires consumers

Social media influences the fashion industry and inspires consumers

Madeline Holobinko

March 9, 2020

Around 162 years ago, the modern fashion industry got its start when designer Charles Frederick Worth decided to sew labels into the garments he created. Worth depended on simple yet distinctive branding to promote his work to consumers. Though he found much success with this method, marketing for the ...

Arts teachers share world-class experience with students

Arts teachers share world-class experience with students

Carla Vreeland and Ella Lukowiak

March 9, 2020

Photography and Graphic Arts teacher Amanda FitzPatrick takes the techniques and knowledge she has learned in the field and applies it to her teaching at CHS.  “In 2016 I started an LLC of my own — Amanda FitzPatrick LLC. I am always learning new techniques depending on lighting and location...

The Artist’s Block: Aidan Rosenberg

The Artist’s Block: Aidan Rosenberg

January 17, 2020

Name of piece: The Geometry of Man Artist: Aidan Rosenberg In the beginning of the year (2019), I took a weekly three-hour drawing and painting pre-college class at Pratt Institute’s Manhattan campus. One of the things that we did in the class was paint a still life using oil paint. This is ...

Disney+ ends Netflix’s reign in streaming debate

Disney+ ends Netflix’s reign in streaming debate

Lakshya Vegiraju and Samantha Skolnick

January 17, 2020

Disney released its highly anticipated streaming service, Disney+ on Nov. 12, 2019. In a world where money is not an issue, you could subscribe to both Disney+ and the world’s leading streaming service, Netflix, without hesitation. In reality, many feel the need to choose one over the other out of monet...

Art restorers work to salvage damaged works of art

Art restorers work to salvage damaged works of art

Nawaal Mudassir

January 17, 2020

Art restoration is the process of repairing damage to artwork such as paintings, textiles, sculptures and other artifacts. Art restorers take it upon themselves to maintain the piece’s authenticity, even centuries after its original embellishment. To do so, they use a variety of different techniqu...

Older musicians regain popularity through new music, collaborations

Older musicians regain popularity through new music, collaborations

Carla Vreeland

January 17, 2020

“Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of action over a long period of time,” Bruce Springsteen once said. Springsteen is one of the few musicians who has maintained popularity throughout his entire career. Along with...

Museums leave female artists out of the picture

Museums leave female artists out of the picture

Maddie Lee

January 17, 2020

As junior Francesca DiMiceli of Middletown walked through the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the National Art Honor Society trip on Dec. 22, 2019, she couldn't help but notice that most of the art displayed was created by men. “When I looked around, there was not as strong of a presence in women’s ar...

Like it or not, Instagram removes its like count

Like it or not, Instagram removes its like count

Hannah Arbeitel

January 17, 2020

Instagram, a platform associated with its ability to generate high stress, recently decided to change its negative image. In April, the company announced that they will be implementing new changes, making the number of likes on a post only visible to the account owner. As of now, the feature is only ...

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