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Pen names allow writers and artists to share their work while still maintaining privacy

Pen names allow writers and artists to share their work while still maintaining privacy

Carla Vreeland

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts

Known to avid Harry Potter readers as J.K. Rowling, author Joanne Kathleen Murray published her notable wizarding novels disguised by a pen name. According to the Sun, her publisher thought the book would appeal to a wider audience if they masked her gender. The publisher believed readers would be less ...

CHS photographers say their craft can be a form of art, just without the paintbrush

CHS photographers say their craft can be a form of art, just without the paintbrush

Liam Umbs

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts

CHS is one of the most artistic high schools in Monmouth County. But even though artists of all types make up a large percentage of its student population, most don't immediately think of photography as an art form. In a survey of 115 CHS students, 47 percent said painting was the first form of art that ...

New charge for Met admission starts talk about the price of art

New charge for Met admission starts talk about the price of art

Samantha Skolnick

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts

Family photos. A grandfather’s camera. A mother’s ring. Society deems these items priceless, along with notable works of art, not because of their worth, but because of their meaning. But what happens when the priceless becomes priced? The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, known for its...

Music therapy helps patients to cope with their mental illnesses

Music therapy helps patients to cope with their mental illnesses

Rebecca Heath

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts

When it comes to mental illness, most think of medication and talk therapy as typical forms of treatment. But, a new and vastly different approach has recently gained notoriety, supplementing what is known as standard regimen. This practice is known as music therapy. Music therapy is the use of music in a thera...

Eco-friendly brands reduce, reuse and recycle to put an emphasis on sustainability in the fashion industry

Eco-friendly brands reduce, reuse and recycle to put an emphasis on sustainability in the fashion industry

Jordan Durkin

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts

Day in and day out, garment workers show up to work for very little pay. Major clothing corporations not only fail to provide their employees with proper compensation, but also harm the environment. With these factors in mind, millennials have started to question whether their #ootd is really worth the...

Inspiration and imitation blur as platforms for exposure increase

Emily Toro

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts

Artists struggle to find different combinations of notes, original storylines and unique artforms in a world with so much exposure and content. This vast amount of content makes it difficult for aspiring artists to voice and create their own, original work. Junior Tess Rempel of Manasquan enjoys writi...

Students, teachers react differently to “starving artist” stereotype

Students, teachers react differently to “starving artist” stereotype

Isabel Lindsay

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts

Whether a painter, photographer or writer, the art world connects creative icons and provides common ground. Vincent Van Gogh, Matthew Brady and Edgar Allen Poe, all notable art prodigies, have something else in common. Despite being wildly famous today, these artists all died in poverty. These ...

“The Favorite” brings different perspective, gains mixed reviews

“The Favorite” brings different perspective, gains mixed reviews

Vaughn Battista

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film, “The Favourite”, is a step in a bold new direction for the prolific director. After creating two indie hits, this is a change of pace for him, containing a star-studded cast and a newfound focus on the true story of Queen Anne. The risk ultimately paid off, as th...

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” tells same story of romance, gains mixed reviews

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” tells same story of romance, gains mixed reviews

Jordan Durkin

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Recently, Netflix movies have been taking the internet by storm. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is no exception. The popular streaming site released the movie, based on a novel by Jenny Han, on Aug. 17 and viewers immediately began buzzing about its characters and storyline. Han released the ...

Cyber piracy sets sail among CHS students

Cyber piracy sets sail among CHS students

Liam Umbs

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts

Being a pirate has never been easier. And you don’t need a big ship, crew members and a treasure map, either. Anyone can be a pirate, and chances are, you are one! According to Merriam-Webster, modern-day piracy is “the unauthorized use of another's production, invention, or conception especially in in...

Dancers define the role of art and beauty in sports

Dancers define the role of art and beauty in sports

Allie Beekman

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts

There is one question dancers always dread, the one question where the answer is not “plié”: Is dance an art form or a sport? There are various arguments supporting both sides, and often dancers’ opinions seem to stick in the middle. Sophomore Fran McCaffrey of West Long Branch said she spends abo...

Men’s fashion trades in conventional style for confidence and individuality

Men’s fashion trades in conventional style for confidence and individuality

Emily Toro

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts

Men have helped shape the face of fashion by neglecting society’s standards. The Somerset House, an arts center in London, created an exhibition in 2016 entitled “2026” to display its vision of men’s fashion over the next ten years, according to The New York Times. Stylist Ibrahim Kamara and...

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