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Coachella is a festival, and a fashion show

Michelle Etienne

June 6, 2016

Coachella. Everyone knows the name and almost everyone wants to be there. Making itself one of the most sought-after music festivals in the world, Coachella began its reign in 1999. Located in Indio, Calif., thousands of dollars are dropped on everything from tickets to fancy food trucks and luxury...

Fashion history repeats itself

Kate Ridoux

June 6, 2016

Bellbottoms, chokers, oversized band tees, jelly sandals. The list goes on and on. Look back at any old photo of your parents and they’re sure to say, “Oh god, what was I wearing? What was I thinking?” Despite these cringe-worthy reactions, history tends to repeat itself, especially in the world...

Students search for the perfect prom dress

Grace Treshock

June 6, 2016

The hunt for a prom dress can be unbearable, tiring and most of all, stressful. Not all girls find themselves as lucky as sophomore Kate Ridoux of Wall. Ridoux fell in love with the first dress she tried on: a Tiffany blue two-piece gown from Castle Couture. “I just felt like myself in it, which is...

Throne of Glass Review

Kylie Lamb

January 10, 2016

Due to the recent release of its fourth installment, the series “Throne of Glass” by Sarah J. Mass has been everywhere lately, and so I thought, why not take a shot at it myself? And, wow. Definitely the best book choice I've made recently. This fantasy novel takes place in Adarlan, a region in...

Age of Ultron Review

June 17, 2015

By EBENEZER SHIM - The coming of the long-awaited movie, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” brought thrilling, yet uneasy feelings to comic book enthusiasts and movie-lovers alike. After “Avengers Assembled,” I have been anticipating “Age of Ultron” since 2012 in hopes that it would be as awesome...

“The Breakfast Club” Costumes

Maura DeRose

June 17, 2015

Of course people use clothes to express themselves, but I wondered how much what we wear affects how we are perceived. And more importantly, do our clothes change how we see ourselves? As an experiment, I spent a week wearing outfits inspired by the five main characters of The Breakfast Club, the...

Taylor Swift’s transition to pop

Taylor Swift's transition to pop

January 13, 2015

BY COURNEY KUSHNIR - By now I’m sure you’ve heard that singer/songwriter Taylor Swift has completely broken up with country music and has started a new and full time relationship with pop. For better or for worse, loyal Swift fans like myself have committed to sticking with Taylor through all of...

Oceanfest makes a great 4th of July

July 5, 2013

By ANDREW GOUDSWARD News Editor Long Branch held its 23rd annual Oceanfest festival yesterday to commemorate America’s Independence Day. The celebration featured jewelry and clothing vendors in tents, boardwalk food and live music and concluded with a fireworks display over the ocean. Every year, the event draws 200,000 people to a stretch of real estate...

The good Gatsby

May 31, 2013

By DYLAN ABLAN Staff Writer A visual extravaganza is one of the many ways to describe “The Great Gatsby”. Director Baz Luhrmann went all-out to bring us one of his signature films. It's loud, vibrant and fun. However, when we look past the razzle dazzle, we find a film that chooses style over su...

Froyo craze just a phase

December 5, 2012

By OLIVIA IANNONE Staff Writer Picture yourself in a colorfully tiled store. The wall across from you is lined with a few dozen metal levers and signs saying “red velvet,” “mango” and “tart”. Nearby is a dispenser of way-too-big logo-adorned cups. A flat, shiny digital scale takes up the s...

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