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French minimalist stands out for his line technique

French minimalist stands out for his line technique

Andrew Wang

March 27, 2017


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The secret to the success of minimalist French artist Christophe Louis Quibe is all in the most basic element of art: the line. Whether it is a portrait of Barack Obama or a tattoo of an orchid, the unifying philosophy behind the works of Quibe can best be described by a quote plastered on the f...

Drake’s new playlist disappoints

Drake’s new playlist disappoints

Julia Pardee

March 24, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

The humble “6 God” promised his 22-song playlist would become “the soundtrack of your life.” He promised it would be released in December – actually, in February. But the underwhelming album “More Life” ruined the Toronto native’s credibility as it was released three months late and ...

Instagram popularizes Monmouth County gems

Instagram popularizes Monmouth County gems

Emme Leong

March 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

From an aerial shot of an acai bowl to a pose in front of a music stage, photos like these prove that Monmouth County owns its fair share of locales that are deemed “Instagram-worthy.” The term can be summed up as anything that evokes emotion, including but not limited to: laughter, appreciat...

CHS follows 90s trends

CHS follows 90s trends

Maura DeRose and Julia Pardee

March 13, 2017


Filed under Arts

With Fuller House on Netflix, My So-Called Life streaming on Hulu and Donald Trump in the White House, 90s-inspired pop culture is here to stay, especially in the fashion world. Throughout 2016, slip dresses, Calvin Klein and velvet seemed ubiquitous, and many CHS students and celebrities alike are takin...

Rook Coffee is a staple in Monmouth County

Rook Coffee is a staple in Monmouth County

Allie Kuo

March 9, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Chances are, you may be familiar with a little black bird and its namesake coffee stores that have been popping up all over Monmouth County in the past couple of years. Rook Coffee, established in 2010, is a specialty coffee company that has become a staple for locals in need of a caffeine kick. ...

Sheeran ends hiatus with new music

Sheeran ends hiatus with new music

Sam DeCuicies

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

After his hiatus from the music scene, the famous ginger from Britain has finally returned. Ed Sheeran’s newest album "÷" is set to drop on March 3. To promote the album, Sheeran released two singles on Jan. 6. Prior to these songs, Sheeran’s latest release dated back to 2014 with his album “X” (pronoun...

‘Silence’ explore loyalty, perseverance in Christian missionaries’ journey

‘Silence’ explore loyalty, perseverance in Christian missionaries’ journey

Sawyer Barth

February 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

The recent release of historical drama film “Silence” marks the end of a nearly 30-year-long journey. Since 1989, Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese, known for films such as “Goodfellas” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” had been in the process of developing and financing his piece, but...

“Lion” draws attention to global ignored issues

“Lion” draws attention to global ignored issues

Michael Landolfi

February 18, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

“Lion” is a poignant film from first-time director Garth Davis. Starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and the eight-year-old Sunny Pawar, the movie takes place in India and Australia, telling the true story of a young boy who was separated from his family, until an Australian couple adopts...

59th annual Grammy Awards set to take place tomorrow

59th annual Grammy Awards set to take place tomorrow

Michael Landolfi

February 11, 2017


Filed under Arts

The Recording Academy will host its 59th annual Grammy Awards tonight. The show honors musical achievements during the eligibility year, which was from Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016. R&B singer Beyoncé is this year’s nominee to beat, with nine nominations total. Although there are over 80 ...

“The Crown” sheds light on the life of Queen Elizabeth

“The Crown” sheds light on the life of Queen Elizabeth

Veronica Yaron

February 7, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

For as much as Americans fought to get away from the British monarchy’s control, we sure love to soak in all their royal drama. Screenwriter Peter Morgan doesn’t hold back in Netflix’s newest show, “The Crown.” Its 10-episode run follows a young Elizabeth as she maneuvers from Princess to new...

“Jersey Boys” ends after 12 years on Broadway

“Jersey Boys” ends after 12 years on Broadway

Izzy Cavazzoni

February 5, 2017


Filed under Arts

After passing through lines of people and a glowing marquee into the lobby of the August Wilson Theatre, viewers of “Jersey Boys” on Broadway are greeted with a sign warning of “flashing strobe lights, loud gunfire, and authentic, profane, Jersey vocabulary.” Since 2005, the musical has delivered everyt...

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ leaves viewers wanting more

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ leaves viewers wanting more

Vaughn Battista

January 17, 2017


Filed under Arts

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” was a bold leap in a new direction for the Star Wars franchise, one that paid off, but still left me wanting more. The story begins with Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones, on a quest to find her father, who had been captured to build the Death Star. She encount...

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