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Fashion world pushes for realistic beauty standards with models of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds

Fashion world pushes for realistic beauty standards with models of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds

Madeline Holobinko

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts

Thanks to a recent rise in inclusivity, unrealistic expectations in the fashion industry may be a thing of the past. Today, identical models do not fill runways as they have before. Now more than ever, there has been a push for diversity that the fashion world lacked for years. Robin Givhan, a ...

“Queer Eye” sheds light on social issues while entertaining

“Queer Eye” sheds light on social issues while entertaining

Lauren DeFelice

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Reviews

I’ll be honest, I don’t remember the 2000s. But when I told my mom I was watching “Queer Eye,” her eyebrows rose. “Oh, you mean ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’?” she asked. I didn’t know the Netflix show was a reboot. So, I researched and learned how Netflix improved the formula. ...

Pros and cons of art on social media

Pros and cons of art on social media

Madeline Holobinko

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts

From sketches to photography to paintings, art is just a click away, thanks to social media. According to Mashable, over 3 billion people take to social networking apps like Instagram and Snapchat to stay connected with the world. With such a large audience at their fingertips, artists have started t...

Digital art brings new perspective to art world

Digital art brings new perspective to art world

Liam Umbs

June 15, 2018


Filed under Arts

From the earliest of cave drawings to the intricate paintings of the Renaissance, art remains an integral part of society no matter what media characterizes the time period. Coinciding with the development of new technologies, more and more artists experiment with digital art. Programs such as Ph...

Graphic novels qualify as literature

Graphic novels qualify as literature

Isabella Antoon

June 15, 2018


Filed under Arts

Whether telling one continuous story from the first page to the last, or a series of shorter plots through a series of strips, the variability and eccentricities of graphic novels continue to raise controversy since their creation in the early 1920s. Often in a comic strip format, many critics today pose the quest...

Effects of photography

Effects of photography

Emily Toro

June 15, 2018


Filed under Arts

Photography acts as our eyes to the world. Photos allow artists to capture ideas they would not be able to write on a piece of paper. They translate the beauty of life into a story. Photographer Stacy Kranitz captured images in the Central Appalachian region to convey its poverty-stricken state. ...

Cannes affected by controversy

Cannes affected by controversy

Meredith Prud'homme

June 15, 2018


Filed under Arts

Every year, 30,000 people flock to the Cannes Film Festival, also known as the International Film Festival, according to Forbes. Audiences full of fashion moguls and actors preview new films and documentaries and flood the small town of Cannes, France. On the 71st birthday of the festival, attend...

Students discouraged from pursuing arts in favor of STEM

Students discouraged from pursuing arts in favor of STEM

Khushi Kadakia

June 15, 2018


Filed under Arts

As high school students explore potential college majors and careers, they face a difficult choice: whether to enter the world of STEM or the humanities. According to the University of California, STEM promotes education in science, technology, engineering and math. In contrast, Stanford University def...

Indie filmmakers trade recognition and money to follow their passions

Indie filmmakers trade recognition and money to follow their passions

Jacynth Apora and Rebecca Heath

June 15, 2018


Filed under Arts

In 2016, the nominations for Best Picture at The Academy Awards included only three independent films. But in 2017, the outcome completely reversed when the nominations included only three films produced by major studios for the Oscars under the same category. Usually, films produced by major studios rec...

Underground art allows for emerging artists to blossom

Underground art allows for emerging artists to blossom

Madeline Holobinko

May 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

It may be called underground art, but with its growing popularity, it's far from secret. Art is considered “underground” when it is “outside or on the fringes of popular culture,” according to Tate, a British art institution. Any art can be considered underground, from music to sculptures to...

Radio stays relevant, keeps up with evolving technology

Radio stays relevant, keeps up with evolving technology

Jacynth Apora and Rebecca Heath

May 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

The use of traditional radio seems to be decreasing as alternatives such as Spotify, iTunes, podcasts and more grow. But, studies show that traditional radio remains popular, with 42,940,000 Americans still listening to radio stations of Cumulus Media Holdings Inc, a radio broadcasting stations company, ...

Young cinematographers, artists find real work

Young cinematographers, artists find real work

Khushi Kadakia

May 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

High school is a time for students to explore their passions, but as the young photographers and cinematographers of CHS hone their artistic skills, their age presents numerous challenges. Junior Ally Weitzman of Marlboro enjoys creating movies, but believes her age makes it more difficult for her ...

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