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Young cinematographers, artists find real work

Young cinematographers, artists find real work

Khushi Kadakia

May 4, 2018

High school is a time for students to explore their passions, but as the young photographers and cinematographers of CHS hone their artistic skills, their age presents numerous challenges. Junior Ally Weitzman of Marlboro enjoys creating movies, but believes her age makes it more difficult for her ...

‘Every Day’ book vs. movie

‘Every Day’ book vs. movie

Jacynth Apora

May 4, 2018

If you changed bodies every day, how would you make each day count? The novel and movie “Every Day” focuses on main character A, who wakes up in a different body each day. A makes sure that they never change the course of someone’s life – they try not to alter anything or make decisions th...

Graffiti: art or crime?

Graffiti: art or crime?

Michelle Moroses

May 4, 2018

Despite being illegal, graffiti is a part of any metropolitan area, from elaborate works of street art to “tags” commonly spray-painted by gang members.. According to the Philly Voice, graffiti in the modern sense first became a common sight in Philadelphia in the 1960s. Gangs used graffiti as a ...

“Love, Simon” a love letter to closeted teens

“Love, Simon” a love letter to closeted teens

Andrew Wang

May 4, 2018

One of the best things about Love, Simon for me was the feeling that lingered after the 110 minute run time. Directed by Greg Berlanti and written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, Love, Simon feels fresh and exciting, especially in the creative ways that it subverts the classic -and sometimes ti...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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