the Inkblot

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...

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...

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...

Underground art allows for emerging artists to blossom

Underground art allows for emerging artists to blossom

Madeline Holobinko

May 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

It may be called underground art, but with its growing popularity, it's far from secret. Art is considered “underground” when it is “outside or on the fringes of popular culture,” according to Tate, a British art institution. Any art can be considered underground, from music to sculptures to...

Madeira illustrates her talents through artistic endeavors, class council

Madeira illustrates her talents through artistic endeavors, class council

Evan Kuo

May 4, 2018


Filed under 1 in 300, Features

As both an artist and a diplomat at CHS, Emily Madeira got her start by following her sister’s footsteps. But, now she is forging her own path to success. A sophomore from Howell, Madeira began her artistic career when she was in the third grade. She saw that her older sister Jessica was good at ...

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 ...

NAHS travels to the MoMA

NAHS travels to the MoMA

Sarah McNey and Cailey Ruderman

November 27, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Members of the National Art Honors Society (NAHS) took a trip to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Nov. 21. A group of 40 students and four chaperones arrived at 10:30 a.m. as the exhibits opened and they explored the museum until 2 p.m. This was the NAHS’ first trip to the MoMA since...

Comedians get political

Comedians get political

Kaitlyn Hammond

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Since President Donald Trump’s election, many late-night TV shows, such as “The Late Night Show With Stephen Colbert” have seen an increase in ratings.  Studies show it’s the use of political commentary by the hosts of these shows. Business Insider magazine and website compared the average viewe...

The News of Communications High School
art