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The Artist’s Block: Ravenna Gemignani

The Artist’s Block: Ravenna Gemignani
November 25, 2020

Name of piece: “The After Party” Artist: Ravenna Gemignani This was the first piece that I made in AP Art this year. I used polymer clay and sculpted it to create a guy with a fishbowl head....

“The Haunting of Hill House” is the eerie sister series fans hoped for

The new series
November 25, 2020

If you devoured “The Haunting of Hill House” when it was released in 2018, you’ll love “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” the newly released sister series that is just as terrifying.  The show...

In a growing virtual world, the future of bookstores becomes uncertain

Bookstores try to adapt to the new digital age to combat competitors such as Amazon.
November 25, 2020

Literature is an art that has been adapting alongside humanity forever. It has been scrawled onto walls and written in ancient languages. Throughout time, how it is displayed has evolved, and with the...

Nobel Prize winner becomes trailblazer for women in literature

American poet, Louise Gluck, receives the Nobel Prize for literature and is an inspiration to women.
November 25, 2020

Louise Gluck, the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize award for literature in over 25 years, rose above her competition with her simplistic, family-orientated technique of executing poetry. Within...

Online and hybrid festivals provide a space for artists to learn and to share their work

Jimmy Fallon talks with Ariel Levy about his journey from “Saturday Night Live” to “The Tonight Show” during the 2018 New Yorker
Festival. The New Yorker held similar panels virtually for the 2020 festival.
November 25, 2020

As online arts festivals are becoming the “new normal” for artists everywhere, showcases, festivals and arts contests have all taken virtual form, in order to spread participants' work to all.  One...

CHS artists are among those trying to adapt to a virtual audience

A survey of 70 students from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2.
November 25, 2020

Jimmy Fallon is getting himself ready to do his show. However, he's not in his regular dressing room. Fallon is sitting in his basement, showing his wife how to hold the camera. Fallon, like many performers,...

Businesses of all sizes look to social media for marketing

A survey of 70 CHS students from Oct. 26 to Nov.2.
November 25, 2020

Aspiring artists and fashion entrepreneurs have begun using social media as their main source of publicity, and it is undoubtedly working out in their favor.  While the pandemic carries on, small businesses...

Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma” details the unseen dangers of social media

October 9, 2020

“There are only two industries that call their customers ‘users’: illegal drugs and software.” Writer and professor Edward Tufte demonstrated in just one sentence not only the detrimental impact...

COVID-19 brings in new era of showbiz

A marquee in Minneapolis, Minn. assures visitors that the theater is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 9, 2020

Entertainment has always been present throughout time. From the productions put on by past civilizations to movie theater viewings, humans have always had ways to entertain themselves. In recent months...

Technology introduces new ways to assist artists with disabilities

As technology advances, people with disabilities are given the opportunity to create art.
October 9, 2020

People with disabilities could be at a disadvantage when it comes to creating art. However, with the additional help that technology provides, artists with disabilities can widen their range of creative...

Social isolation affects the creativity of CHS students

Senior Charlotte Frick of Wall painted rocks and shells to put in her neighborhood for the Kindness Rock Project.
October 9, 2020

In an unprecedented time of crisis, it is generally common knowledge that everyone reacts in different ways. When life becomes limited, and just going outside and seeing family is a risk, these reactions...

Photography plays an important role in politics

Florence Owens Thompson’s children cling to her in iconic
photograph “Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California.“
October 9, 2020

It’s a picture nearly everyone has seen: a mother, with dirt on her arms and exhaustion on her face. Her two daughters, both dressed in rags, lean on their mother’s shoulders, heads turned away from...

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