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The Artists Block: Isaac Van Benthuysen

The Artist’s Block: Isaac Van Benthuysen

Isaac Van Benthuysen May 20, 2022

Name of Piece: “Pride” Artist: Isaac Van Benthuysen “[It’s of a] man sitting beside a woman laying on the ground. It took me a year to make from October 2020 to October 2021.”- Senior Isaac...

A new form of animation  has become more popular known as three dimensional animation which has overtaken the two dimensional animation industry.

Traditional animation’s journey from industry standard to second-rate

Justin Longo May 20, 2022

Though two-dimensional drawing dominated the art of animation for decades, in the last 20 years three-dimensional animation has risen to prominence, and 2D animation has all but disappeared on the silver...

Fans can express their appreciation for their favorite
content through art, writing, and other media. Photo
licensed under “35 - Get Ready, Get Set, Write” by
MellieRene4 is marked with CC BY-NC 2.0.

Fans stir controversy as they try to appreciate different content

Alex Batzar May 20, 2022

Writing fan fiction allows fans to express their creativity while also exploring characters and content outside of their origin media. Collectively, fan fiction and other types of fan-made content,...

Designer fashion pieces are popular, but
can lead to purchases worth thousands of
dollars and beg the question of how much
they’re really worth.

The real cost of high- end designer fashion

Nolan O'Keefe May 20, 2022

With $36,000, one could choose to buy a two-ton BMW or a two-pound Gucci bag. Designer pieces can go for thousands of dollars, a price that seems reasonable to some and entirely ridiculous to others....

The New Netflix show Inventing Anna shares the story of the famous con artist, Anna Sorokin and the product of this series reveals that modern society is the true criminal.

Netflix shines a light on deceit in short series Inventing Anna

Ella Lukowiak May 20, 2022

A $100 bill slid over the counter. An accent no one can place. A charming smile and confident attitude. Anna Delvey charmed her way through New York’s elite and nearly convinced the world that she was...

With the ease and accessibility of social media, more users are turning
to platforms such as Twitter and Instagram for current events rather
than established news outlets.

Social media replaces newspapers in current events

Madison Demaree and Ava Rubinstein May 20, 2022

For teenagers and adults alike, using networks like Instagram and Twitter as news sources has become second nature. Considering how accessible and mindless it is to post and consume content on these platforms,...

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.

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.

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...

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