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Veronica Yaron’s Ultimate Halloween Movie BINGE

Veronica Yaron’s Ultimate Halloween Movie BINGE

Veronica Yaron

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

The first thing many people learn about me is that I love Halloween; all of October is dedicated to making a homemade costume, decorating, and watching horror films. The latter is actually more of a year-round hobby, but during October nothing beats curling up with a good slasher and some warm apple cid...

Comedians get political

Comedians get political

Kaitlyn Hammond

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Since President Donald Trump’s election, many late-night TV shows, such as “The Late Night Show With Stephen Colbert” have seen an increase in ratings.  Studies show it’s the use of political commentary by the hosts of these shows. Business Insider magazine and website compared the average viewe...

Lana Del Rey’s new album showcases different sound

Lana Del Rey’s new album showcases different sound

Kaitlyn Hammond

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Anyone I know could tell you that I am a die-hard fan of Lana Del Rey. So, when I heard that she was releasing a new album, titled “Lust For Life,” I knew I had to listen to it the moment it came out.  I thought that Del Rey could never disappoint, but “Lust For Life” was a step in a complet...

Students voice opinions, express views through art

Students voice opinions, express views through art

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts

From duct tape to collage, the prevalence of the arts at CHS drives many students to express their opinions creatively. Seniors Delia Noone of Middletown, Shannon Damiano of Spring Lake Heights  and Julianne Sackett of Rumson all took Illustration and Design last year. Their assignment: use tape...

Asbury’s murals bring culture, art to the Jersey Shore

Asbury’s murals bring culture, art to the Jersey Shore

Emily Toro

May 15, 2017


Filed under Arts

Asbury Park is notable for its murals along the boardwalk and their impact on locals and ‘Bennys’ alike, according to Asbury Park Boardwalk, a publication highlighting the best and brightest of Asbury. Whether these murals are viewed by the oceanfront, Casino or Grand Arcade, visitors often stop by ...

Yoga and barre prove beneficial to health

Yoga and barre prove beneficial to health

Avery Lima and Greer Shanley

May 14, 2017


Filed under Arts

Roll out your yoga mats because the hot new exercise trends are yoga and barre classes. Yoga, while not exactly new, has always had some of the best benefits a workout can produce according to draxe.com. Several CHS students say that it has also recently gained more popularity across the board but...

“Exhibitionism” showcases Rolling Stones’ legacy

“Exhibitionism” showcases Rolling Stones’ legacy

Courtney Kushnir

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts

I would like to preface this piece by saying that I am a huge Rolling Stones fan. If I seem biased, it’s because I am. I am the proud owner of seven band t-shirts and a set of pins showcasing their iconic logo: the stuck-out tongue. So when my dad got us tickets to see “Exhibitionism,” the travel...

Cottrell confirms Design Academy is an enriching creative experience

Cottrell confirms Design Academy is an enriching creative experience

Isabella Cavazzoni

May 9, 2017


Filed under Arts

The transition from middle school to high school is one brimming with change and potential. Each year, approximately 80 freshmen enter CHS with new stories, ideas and experiences to share with their peers and add to the school community. Yet in their junior year, a handful of students join the Design Aca...

Lorde reveals sophomore album after four-year interlude

Lorde reveals sophomore album after four-year interlude

Madeline Holobinko

May 6, 2017


Filed under Arts

Lorde has finally returned after a four-year hiatus. The singer-songwriter recently confirmed details on her second album, “Melodrama” via Instagram and Twitter early this March. While the release date is still unknown for her sophomore album, the star has taken to Instagram to share its cover...

Brunch proves to be a cultural phenomenon for millennials

Brunch proves to be a cultural phenomenon for millennials

Caroline Collins

April 22, 2017


Filed under Arts

To brunch, or not to brunch, that is the question. According to millennials, the answer is always yes. Piper Jaffray’s 27th semi-annual study of teen behavior reports young people now spend more money on food than they do on events or clothing. Farha Ternikar, an associate professor of sociolog...

Phillipa Soo is the saving grace of ‘Amelie’

Phillipa Soo is the saving grace of ‘Amelie’

April 19, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Dreamers. Goldfish. Garden gnomes. Elton John. Paris, France. The unifying factor that links all of these seemingly unrelated aspects into a single Broadway musical is one woman: Phillipa Soo. Broadway’s newest musical “Amélie” stars Soo in a decidedly different role, playing the quirky titula...

“Newsies” establishes a new precedent for movie musicals

“Newsies” establishes a new precedent for movie musicals

Alexandra Weitzman

April 19, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Playing for a limited time only, Disney’s “Newsies: The Broadway Musical” premiered on the big screen for four days. Although the show was initially set to show only on Feb. 16, 18 and 22, an extra day was added on Mar. 4, totaling box office sales to $3.47 million, according to Playbill.com. Unlik...

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