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Asbury’s murals bring culture, art to the Jersey Shore

Asbury’s murals bring culture, art to the Jersey Shore

Emily Toro
May 15, 2017
Filed under Arts

Asbury Park is notable for its murals along the boardwalk and their impact on locals and ‘Bennys’ alike, according to Asbury Park Boardwalk, a publication highlighting the best and brightest of Asbury. Whether these murals are viewed by the oceanfront, Casino or Grand Arcade, visitors often stop by ...

“Exhibitionism” showcases Rolling Stones’ legacy

“Exhibitionism” showcases Rolling Stones’ legacy

Courtney Kushnir
May 10, 2017
Filed under Arts

I would like to preface this piece by saying that I am a huge Rolling Stones fan. If I seem biased, it’s because I am. I am the proud owner of seven band t-shirts and a set of pins showcasing their iconic logo: the stuck-out tongue. So when my dad got us tickets to see “Exhibitionism,” the travel...

Cottrell confirms Design Academy is an enriching creative experience

Cottrell confirms Design Academy is an enriching creative experience

Isabella Cavazzoni
May 9, 2017
Filed under Arts

The transition from middle school to high school is one brimming with change and potential. Each year, approximately 80 freshmen enter CHS with new stories, ideas and experiences to share with their peers and add to the school community. Yet in their junior year, a handful of students join the Design Aca...

NAHS holds annual art show and induction ceremony

NAHS holds annual art show and induction ceremony

Phoebe Drummond
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The CHS cafeteria transformed into an art gallery with student and staff art that lined the walls and illuminated the room. Attendees admired the creations, at the annual CHS art show and National Art Honor Society (NAHS) induction held on March 23. Amongst the artwork, stood 40 new NAHS members. T...

French minimalist stands out for his line technique

French minimalist stands out for his line technique

Andrew Wang
March 27, 2017
Filed under Arts

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...

CHS students compete at annual Teen Arts Festival

CHS students compete at annual Teen Arts Festival

Isabella Antoon
March 20, 2017
Filed under News

The Teen Arts Festival took place at Brookdale Community College on March 16 and March 17. The annual convention provides teens from across New Jersey to receive professional critiques of their work. Acceptable art forms included photography, creative writing and dance. A variety of professionally tau...

NAHS puts finishing touches on new mural

NAHS puts finishing touches on new mural

Caroline Savage
February 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The National Art Honors Society (NAHS) is finishing up its new mural in the cafeteria, which is expected to be completed by mid-to-late February, NAHS adviser and art teacher Shelley Ortner said. The project replaced the old mural, which was painted in 2004, that formerly occupied the same wall space. ...

The girl behind the Northern Lights: Gao uses color in her artistry

Jack Mannion
February 7, 2017
Filed under 1 in 300, Showcase

Sophomore Sabrina Gao of Freehold Township discusses her love of painting and her popular posters for this years Winter Ball.

NAHS puts Communications on Snapchat map

NAHS puts Communications on Snapchat map

Kylie Lamb
April 7, 2016
Filed under News

The National Art Honor Society has found another creative outlet for students: the Snapchat geotag filters. After hearing of similar competitions, NAHS Vice President Mike Hom of Manalapan said he thought having students design filters would be a fun way to get more people involved in the club. Members...

Design Academy offers students opportunities, challenges

Design Academy offers students opportunities, challenges

Victor Riveros
March 20, 2016
Filed under Features

Though most CHS students enter the school in ninth grade for a four- year journey, that’s not the only way to get a diploma from the MCVSD academy. The Design Academy program provides an opportunity for art-minded students to join CHS during their junior year, but some face adjustments as they make...

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