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Project Write Now inspires creativity and confidence among aspiring writers

Project Write Now inspires creativity and confidence among aspiring writers

Emily Toro

May 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

Some people write because it is what they know. Others because it is their escape and their story. Whatever the case, Project Write Now gives people the opportunity to explore, let go and create something new. Project Write Now is a non-profit organization in Red Bank that offers programs for peop...

Dubai debuts Arab Fashion Week, aiming to unite people of different cultures

Dubai debuts Arab Fashion Week, aiming to unite people of different cultures

Julia Dwight

May 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

The international vision of a modern Middle East is often largely political, inciting images of a war-torn desert and a culture set in its ways. President Donald Trump stated in the 2017 National Security Strategy that “for years, the interconnected problems of Iranian expansion, state collapse, jiha...

Group eliminates art depictions of slave owners

Group eliminates art depictions of slave owners

Emily Toro

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts

Movement group Take ‘Em Down NOLA (New Orleans, LA)  continues to eliminate iconic statues and monuments of accomplished figures who owned slaves, according to The Advocate. Like any other movement, they are a  group of people trying to obtain a political goal. Last summer, the group and local governments...

New series has more than meets the eye

New series has more than meets the eye

Veronica Yaron

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Netflix underwent a series of changes since its founding in 1997, evolving from an online Blockbuster to an on-demand streaming service. Yet, its biggest revolution was the introduction of its  Netflix Originals in 2013, and since then the site has distributed over 500 self-commissioned hits – and ...

Writer’s Club turns ‘Book Nook’ into ‘Dead Poets Library’

Writer’s Club turns ‘Book Nook’ into ‘Dead Poets Library’

Khushi Kadakia

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts

This spring semester brings students new classes, new teachers and a new library. Writers’ Club, advised by English teacher Kathryn Diver, will transform the CHS library, known as the “Book Nook,” into “The Dead Poets’ Library.” The library and its existing books and shelves will move f...

Celebrities ‘sell out’ with advertisements, students understand

Celebrities ‘sell out’ with advertisements, students understand

Madeline Holobinko

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts

From Amy Schumer's Budweiser commercials to Drake’s T-Mobile ads, celebrities partner with big name companies all the time. Whether those collaborations are considered “selling out” is something that people disagree on. “Selling out” is when celebrities exchange “their credibility for large pay...

Students find confidence in fashion

Students find confidence in fashion

Julia Dwight

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts

The 19th century had the corset. The 1940s had nylons. The present day has skinny jeans and oversized sweaters. Fashion has always been an integral part of culture, dictating how people present themselves through their clothing. Despite its status as a cultural hallmark, much of society portrays an int...

Oscars still struggle to represent diversity

Oscars still struggle to represent diversity

Rebecca Heath and Jacynth Apora

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts

The announcement of the Oscar nominations on Jan. 23 once again brings up conversation about award ceremonies. The Oscars highlight the controversy of fairness in competition, if it is right to vote for one film over the other, and what the significance is in the awards.   More than 7,000 people vote on the Acade...

#MeToo movement empowers women

#MeToo movement empowers women

Emily Toro

January 12, 2018


Filed under Arts

Oppressed by numerous condescending figures in the art world, #MeToo started conversation. Internationally used, #MeToo is as a way for women to receive justice for sexual harassment over the use of social media. 2,000 women from Swedish Music Industry created an open letter concluding this online c...

MoMA puts first fashion exhibit in 70 years on display with Paola Antonelli, asking question “Is Fashion Modern”

MoMA puts first fashion exhibit in 70 years on display with Paola Antonelli, asking question “Is Fashion Modern”

Julia Dwight

January 12, 2018


Filed under Arts

After 70 years, the Museum of Modern Art is re-entering the fashion world with its exhibition  “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” designed by senior curator Paola Antonelli. The installation, which the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) visited on Nov. 21, is the second of its kind in the museum’s hist...

Students give back to community by creating art

Students give back to community by creating art

Sarah McNey

January 12, 2018


Filed under Arts

On a hot July afternoon, Sebrina Gao painted the final brushstrokes on a wall. The project, a floor-to-ceiling mural of colorful zoo animals for the Lakewood Head Start branch, is the culmination of 164 hours of work. Art serves many purposes, from communicating an idea to evoking an emotion. It ca...

Artists create in face of tragedy

Artists create in face of tragedy

Michael Landolfi

January 12, 2018


Filed under Arts

Whether they be bombings, earthquakes, mass shootings or hurricanes, large-scale tragedies are inescapable in the present day. This awareness can cause intense stress in people, whether they’re personally affected or they simply hear about these events on the news. Every time a tragedy is reported, it ...

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