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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...

‘A Star is Born’ stays true to original despite updates

‘A Star is Born’ stays true to original despite updates

Samantha Skolnick

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Reviews

A drunken rockstar meets a small town girl with big dreams and music brings them together. You could summarize “A Star is Born” in this one sentence, but it is so much more than that. Sometimes, a remake does not meet the standard of the original. The characters are different, the setting ha...

Small artists take the risk to share their art with help of crowdfunding

Small artists take the risk to share their art with help of crowdfunding

Isabel Lindsay

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts

Crowdfunding is an easy online way to fund projects by taking in small investments from a large number of people. Recently, lesser-known artists have been using crowdfunding to raise money and disseminate their work.   Through popular crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe, supporter...

Modern art has more depth than meets the eye

Modern art has more depth than meets the eye

Rebecca Heath and Jacynth Apora

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts

“Cold Steam” by Cy Twombly looks like chalk scribbles on a blackboard, no art techniques applied. At its core, society characterizes modern art as experimenting and abandoning tradition. In fact, the contemporary art of today is so wide-ranging and abstract that critics often debate its credibility. ...

Little correlation found between mental illness and creativity

Little correlation found between mental illness and creativity

Carla Vreeland

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts

People often say that pain leads to great beauty, but does the same apply to art? Throughout history, scientists have researched the link between mental illness and creativity extensively, and people often generalize artists as having forms of emotional disorders. While this may be true for co...

Fashion world pushes for realistic beauty standards with models of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds

Fashion world pushes for realistic beauty standards with models of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds

Madeline Holobinko

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts

Thanks to a recent rise in inclusivity, unrealistic expectations in the fashion industry may be a thing of the past. Today, identical models do not fill runways as they have before. Now more than ever, there has been a push for diversity that the fashion world lacked for years. Robin Givhan, a ...

“Queer Eye” sheds light on social issues while entertaining

“Queer Eye” sheds light on social issues while entertaining

Lauren DeFelice

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Reviews

I’ll be honest, I don’t remember the 2000s. But when I told my mom I was watching “Queer Eye,” her eyebrows rose. “Oh, you mean ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’?” she asked. I didn’t know the Netflix show was a reboot. So, I researched and learned how Netflix improved the formula. ...

Kendrick Lamar steals the show and stirs controversy with music Pulitzer Prize win

Kendrick Lamar steals the show and stirs controversy with music Pulitzer Prize win

Kaitlyn Hammond

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts

The prestigious Pulitzer Prize is often associated with extraordinary works of journalism and literature, awarded to the most influential pieces of the year. When the Pulitzer Prize Board announced the music category winner to be Kendrick Lamar earlier this year, controversy stirred among classical compose...

Pros and cons of art on social media

Pros and cons of art on social media

Madeline Holobinko

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts

From sketches to photography to paintings, art is just a click away, thanks to social media. According to Mashable, over 3 billion people take to social networking apps like Instagram and Snapchat to stay connected with the world. With such a large audience at their fingertips, artists have started t...

Digital art brings new perspective to art world

Digital art brings new perspective to art world

Liam Umbs

June 15, 2018


Filed under Arts

From the earliest of cave drawings to the intricate paintings of the Renaissance, art remains an integral part of society no matter what media characterizes the time period. Coinciding with the development of new technologies, more and more artists experiment with digital art. Programs such as Ph...

Graphic novels qualify as literature

Graphic novels qualify as literature

Isabella Antoon

June 15, 2018


Filed under Arts

Whether telling one continuous story from the first page to the last, or a series of shorter plots through a series of strips, the variability and eccentricities of graphic novels continue to raise controversy since their creation in the early 1920s. Often in a comic strip format, many critics today pose the quest...

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