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New charge for Met admission starts talk about the price of art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is now charging out-of-state visitors for admission.

Sam Skolnick

January 25, 2019

Family photos. A grandfather’s camera. A mother’s ring. Society deems these items priceless, along with notable works of art, not because of their worth, but because of their meaning. But what happens when the priceless becomes priced? The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, known for its...

Music therapy helps patients to cope with their mental illnesses

Senior Sydney Karlin of Matawan performs a medley on the piano at the annual CHS Coffeehouse in November.

Rebecca Heath

January 25, 2019

When it comes to mental illness, most think of medication and talk therapy as typical forms of treatment. But, a new and vastly different approach has recently gained notoriety, supplementing what is known as standard regimen. This practice is known as music therapy. Music therapy is the use of music in a thera...

Eco-friendly brands reduce, reuse and recycle to put an emphasis on sustainability in the fashion industry

A model at the 2014 Copenhagen Fashion Summit walks in the Sustainable Runway Show.

Jordan Durkin

January 25, 2019

Day in and day out, garment workers show up to work for very little pay. Major clothing corporations not only fail to provide their employees with proper compensation, but also harm the environment. With these factors in mind, millennials have started to question whether their #ootd is really worth the...

Inspiration and imitation blur as platforms for exposure increase

Emily Toro

January 25, 2019

Artists struggle to find different combinations of notes, original storylines and unique artforms in a world with so much exposure and content. This vast amount of content makes it difficult for aspiring artists to voice and create their own, original work. Junior Tess Rempel of Manasquan enjoys writi...

Students, teachers react differently to “starving artist” stereotype

Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most famous examples of a starving artist by today's definition. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Isabel Lindsay

January 25, 2019

Whether a painter, photographer or writer, the art world connects creative icons and provides common ground. Vincent Van Gogh, Matthew Brady and Edgar Allen Poe, all notable art prodigies, have something else in common. Despite being wildly famous today, these artists all died in poverty. These ...

“The Favorite” brings different perspective, gains mixed reviews

Actress Olivia Colman plays Queen Anne in

Vaughn Battista

January 25, 2019

Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film, “The Favourite”, is a step in a bold new direction for the prolific director. After creating two indie hits, this is a change of pace for him, containing a star-studded cast and a newfound focus on the true story of Queen Anne. The risk ultimately paid off, as th...

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” tells same story of romance, gains mixed reviews

Lana Condor stars as Lara Jean Covey in Netflix's

Jordan Durkin

November 21, 2018

Recently, Netflix movies have been taking the internet by storm. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is no exception. The popular streaming site released the movie, based on a novel by Jenny Han, on Aug. 17 and viewers immediately began buzzing about its characters and storyline. Han released the ...

Cyber piracy sets sail among CHS students

Downloading music from YouTube as MP3's for free is one of the most common forms of cyber piracy.

Liam Umbs

November 21, 2018

Being a pirate has never been easier. And you don’t need a big ship, crew members and a treasure map, either. Anyone can be a pirate, and chances are, you are one! According to Merriam-Webster, modern-day piracy is “the unauthorized use of another's production, invention, or conception especially in in...

Dancers define the role of art and beauty in sports

Senior Allie Beekman of Neptune dances to

Allie Beekman

November 21, 2018

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

Seniors Luca Montana of Holmdel and Connor Martin of Spring Lake Heights show off their style at a photo club workshop. Montana is one student who strays from men's fashion standards.

Emily Toro

November 21, 2018

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

Lady Gaga attends the movie premiere of

Sam Skolnick

November 21, 2018

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

Crowdfunding allows audiences to support lesser-known artists by donating the funds needed for their projects.

Isabel Lindsay

November 21, 2018

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...

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