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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


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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


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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


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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...

“Dear Evan Hansen” conquers tough topics

“Dear Evan Hansen” conquers tough topics

Jack Hester

April 16, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

One of the worst and most unthinkable thoughts is to imagine a life without your existence. Would people notice if you just vanished? Is it even worth continuing to go on? Many have tried conveying these thoughts into PSA’s, short films or other types of media, but rarely in a musical. “Dear Evan ...

“Get Out” does not disappoint

“Get Out” does not disappoint

Veronica Yaron

April 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Driving to the theater with the only friend who would see a film with me at 5:45 on a Tuesday night, I wondered if the 99 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes was worth me failing a test. Spoiler: it was. Jordan Peele, one half of Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele,” made his first directorial deb...

Thundercat releases solid new album

Thundercat releases solid new album

March 30, 2017


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On his latest record “Drunk,” Thundercat shows us all that he still knows how to have fun and entertain listeners while doing it. The bassist isn’t just coming off his first charting album, “Apocalypse;” he’s also gained a wider audience after collaborating with Kendrick Lamar on the rapp...

French minimalist stands out for his line technique

French minimalist stands out for his line technique

Andrew Wang

March 27, 2017


Filed under Arts

The secret to the success of minimalist French artist Christophe Louis Quibe is all in the most basic element of art: the line. Whether it is a portrait of Barack Obama or a tattoo of an orchid, the unifying philosophy behind the works of Quibe can best be described by a quote plastered on the f...

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