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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...

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 ...

‘Every Day’ book vs. movie

‘Every Day’ book vs. movie

Jacynth Apora

May 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

If you changed bodies every day, how would you make each day count? The novel and movie “Every Day” focuses on main character A, who wakes up in a different body each day. A makes sure that they never change the course of someone’s life – they try not to alter anything or make decisions th...

Graffiti: art or crime?

Graffiti: art or crime?

Michelle Moroses

May 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

Despite being illegal, graffiti is a part of any metropolitan area, from elaborate works of street art to “tags” commonly spray-painted by gang members.. According to the Philly Voice, graffiti in the modern sense first became a common sight in Philadelphia in the 1960s. Gangs used graffiti as a ...

“Love, Simon” a love letter to closeted teens

“Love, Simon” a love letter to closeted teens

Andrew Wang

May 4, 2018


Filed under Arts, Reviews

One of the best things about Love, Simon for me was the feeling that lingered after the 110 minute run time. Directed by Greg Berlanti and written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, Love, Simon feels fresh and exciting, especially in the creative ways that it subverts the classic -and sometimes ti...

Project Write Now inspires creativity and confidence among aspiring writers

Project Write Now inspires creativity and confidence among aspiring writers

Emily Toro

May 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

Some people write because it is what they know. Others because it is their escape and their story. Whatever the case, Project Write Now gives people the opportunity to explore, let go and create something new. Project Write Now is a non-profit organization in Red Bank that offers programs for peop...

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