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March Madness goes on, but the future of DV club is up in the air

DV Club president and senior Vaughn Batista of
Tinton Falls conducts a meeting. The club has been decreasing in size, causing concerns over its future.

Isabel Lindsay

May 8, 2020

March Madness has been an iconic time of year ever since the 1930s. But at CHS, students are talking about more than just basketball. The Digital Video Club is now hosting their annual March Madness competition.  March Madness is an event where an individual or a team of students create films bas...

Film-related mentorships help seniors gain experience working as professionals in the industry

The DV Club Council poses for their yearbook photo. Some members of council completed film-related mentorships.

Kaitlyn Delaney

May 8, 2020

Though CHS’ various elective courses provide students with hands-on experience, some courses are limited in opportunities for real-world experience. Mentorship, a required course for seniors at CHS, fills this gap, providing students with the opportunity to work for a local company and gain experi...

CHS alumni find success in film industry

CHS Alumni Abi Karl works as second assistant camera on the set for the BFA film Bert Nondorf, Skunk Detective.

Carla Vreeland

May 8, 2020

After creating a video that encapsulated the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in seventh grade, CHS Class of 2018 alumni Abi Karl realized how much she could influence others through film and immediately fell in love with the art. Karl remarks that attending CHS was what convinced her to build a career in...

Student filmmakers seek inspiration for their work

Freshman Aaron Diament of Manalapan, senior Tess Rempel of Spring Lake and junior Steve Ostrom of Lincroft worktogether to set up a 48 hour film challenge for the DV club.

Ella Lukowiak

May 8, 2020

From music and art to the people at CHS, student filmmakers are able to find inspiration everywhere.  Junior Meagan Ellis of Freehold said that her inspiration has come from all of the new people that CHS brought into her life. Ellis has found that the experience of coming has helped her to become...

The Weeknd’s “After Hours” album explores dark topics and messages

“After Hours” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and is already breaking records. The album received 1.02 million pre-adds on Apple Music prior to its release, setting a new record for pre-saves on the platform.
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Will McHale and Luke Latorre

May 8, 2020

Fourteen tracks, production from some of the best in the industry, and no features for the first time on one of Abel Tesfaye’s projects. Also known as The Weeknd, his new album “After Hours” is one of the biggest releases of the year so far. The new project was created alongside producers Metro Boomin, Da...

Cancelled gigs financially affect CHS and local bands

Sophomore Giulia DeFabritus of Freehold performs with her
all-girl band The Bellas at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park.

Ella Lukowiak

May 8, 2020

While for some, being forced to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak may seem like a dream come true, others are restricted from being able to go out and make a living. According to the LA Times, within those that are hit the hardest are musicians who rely on the ability to perform gigs to m...

THE ARTIST’S BLOCK: “A Wizards’ Cove” by Adah Shimanovich

THE ARTIST’S BLOCK: “A Wizards’ Cove” by Adah Shimanovich

March 9, 2020

"This is my still life from Illustration and Design. We had to pick objects to put in the composition, and when I saw these in Mrs. Fallon's cabinets, I knew I had to try to make a kind of "wizards’ cove.” I am especially proud of the top of the lantern, because I think I did that part rather re...

Eminem impresses, but perplexes, in new album

On Jan. 17, one of the best selling artists of the century surprised listeners with a new, 20-song album. The release of “Music to be Murdered By,” the 11th studio album by Eminem, left many conflicted, asking: who wants a new Eminem album in 2020?
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Luke Latorre and Will McHale

March 9, 2020

On Jan. 17, one of the best selling artists of the century surprised listeners with a new, 20-song album. The release of “Music to be Murdered By,” the 11th studio album by Eminem, left many conflicted, asking: who wants a new Eminem album in 2020? While “Music to be Murdered By” is easil...

Oscars bring politics to Hollywood

Many regard the Oscars as a show that is solely meant as entertainment and think that Hollywood should veer away from anything politically charged. In a survey of 2,201 U.S. conducted by the Hollywood Reporter, 39% of adults did not want to watch an award show that advertises political views that are against their own beliefs.
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Vivianna Varlack

March 9, 2020

The Oscars have always been a night where many gather to watch the best filmmakers and actors receive awards and recognition for their work. But in recent years, controversy has surrounded the ceremony, causing some to become disinterested in the show’s rising prominence of politics. From Meryl Stre...

“Parasite” movie leaves viewers laughing and at the edge of their seats

Director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” started as a little-known Korean film and has garnered accolades at the Cannes Film Festival and grew into an international success, winning Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Vaughn Battista

March 9, 2020

Director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” has embarked on a long journey; it started as a little-known Korean film that garnered accolades at the Cannes Film Festival and grew into an international success, winning Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards. This is deservedly so, as “Parasite” is a bril...

Social media influences the fashion industry and inspires consumers

A survey of 57 students from Feb. 10 to Feb. 24.

Madeline Holobinko

March 9, 2020

Around 162 years ago, the modern fashion industry got its start when designer Charles Frederick Worth decided to sew labels into the garments he created. Worth depended on simple yet distinctive branding to promote his work to consumers. Though he found much success with this method, marketing for the ...

Arts teachers share world-class experience with students

Photography teacher Amanda FitzPatrick gives feedback on a photo by junior Sara Burgi of Matawan in Photography I class.

Carla Vreeland and Ella Lukowiak

March 9, 2020

Photography and Graphic Arts teacher Amanda FitzPatrick takes the techniques and knowledge she has learned in the field and applies it to her teaching at CHS.  “In 2016 I started an LLC of my own — Amanda FitzPatrick LLC. I am always learning new techniques depending on lighting and location...

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