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Anastasia better on screen

Anastasia better on screen

Courtney Kushnir and Isabella Cavazzoni

November 13, 2017


Filed under Arts

Before seeing “Anastasia” on Broadway, we didn’t think it possible to take a coup in communist Russia and make it into a musical. Though, our first mistake was doubting the theatre community and their ability to turn any idea into a full-scale production (i.e. “Hamilton,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” th...

Blade Runner: sequel satisfies visually

Blade Runner: sequel satisfies visually

Veronica Yaron

November 13, 2017


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Sequels and revamps have always generated a collective amount of enthusiasm from fans - those who are eager to get a bit more from their beloved original. The 75-year-old action star, Harrison Ford, has been returning with a slew of sequels to his biggest and best old classics in recent years, with ...

Open mics give students a voice

Open mics give students a voice

Emily Toro

November 13, 2017


Filed under Arts

A wooden stool sits in the foreground of a deep stage. Performers hear the sound of ice clicking against glasses and whispers in the back row. Their abdominals hurt from laughing at the witty comedian while in store for them a girl awaits to sing Whitney Houston. The lights go dim and she steps onto the c...

Students overwhelmed with work, left without time to read

Students overwhelmed with work, left without time to read

Michelle Moroses

November 13, 2017


Filed under Arts

It’s no surprise that many CHS students love reading. After all, if you want to write, you have to read first. As a whole, many teenagers drop reading independently as they grow older. A study done by Scholastic in 2013 reported a 34 percent decline from ages 9 to 17 in children who regularly read ...

Bruce: a Jersey legend moves from Stone Pony to Broadway

Bruce: a Jersey legend moves from Stone Pony to Broadway

Madeline Holobinko

November 13, 2017


Filed under Arts

From playing sold-out arenas to winning Grammys, American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen has influenced rock music since the ‘70s. Today, he still remains a prominent figure in the music industry. Before Springsteen reached such popularity, he was just another guy from New Jersey. Growing up, ...

Tom Petty: music loses one of it’s biggest influences

Tom Petty: music loses one of it’s biggest influences

Kaitlyn Hammond

November 13, 2017


Filed under Arts

Tom Petty combined his southern roots with rock music to create a new, authentic style that changed both rock and country music forever.  The day after Petty’s death, Rolling Stone published an article titled “Why Tom Petty Is Contemporary Country Music’s Biggest Rock Influence”, describing P...

NYFW diversifies both their collections and models

NYFW diversifies both their collections and models

Julia Dwight

November 13, 2017


Filed under Arts

New York turns into a different city altogether during fashion week. The streets hum with a vibrant energy as the fabulously dressed hop from venue to venue for the biggest runway shows of the season. This year, with new focuses in creative freedom and diversity, fashion week is evolving with the times...

Veronica Yaron’s Ultimate Halloween Movie BINGE

Veronica Yaron’s Ultimate Halloween Movie BINGE

Veronica Yaron

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

The first thing many people learn about me is that I love Halloween; all of October is dedicated to making a homemade costume, decorating, and watching horror films. The latter is actually more of a year-round hobby, but during October nothing beats curling up with a good slasher and some warm apple cid...

Comedians get political

Comedians get political

Kaitlyn Hammond

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Since President Donald Trump’s election, many late-night TV shows, such as “The Late Night Show With Stephen Colbert” have seen an increase in ratings.  Studies show it’s the use of political commentary by the hosts of these shows. Business Insider magazine and website compared the average viewe...

Lana Del Rey’s new album showcases different sound

Lana Del Rey’s new album showcases different sound

Kaitlyn Hammond

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Anyone I know could tell you that I am a die-hard fan of Lana Del Rey. So, when I heard that she was releasing a new album, titled “Lust For Life,” I knew I had to listen to it the moment it came out.  I thought that Del Rey could never disappoint, but “Lust For Life” was a step in a complet...

Students voice opinions, express views through art

Students voice opinions, express views through art

September 15, 2017


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From duct tape to collage, the prevalence of the arts at CHS drives many students to express their opinions creatively. Seniors Delia Noone of Middletown, Shannon Damiano of Spring Lake Heights  and Julianne Sackett of Rumson all took Illustration and Design last year. Their assignment: use tape...

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


Filed under Arts

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 ...

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